Friday, September 23, 2011


crown heigts discussion and tour - manual avila

bam project tour - jo haberl

brooklyn planning office - justin moore

studio X presentation - ward verbakel

NYIT gowanus presentation - angele soong young kim

red hook site visit - giovanni santamaria

good design event

pin-up 1

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Background info

atlantic yards
speaking about Brussels/NYC/space/measurement/experiment: we are not alone

East NYC site visit

Everyone should meet the latest at:
Time: 1:30 
Activity: Discussion with stakeholders
Location:  East New York Farm Community Center, 613 New Lots Avenue

September 24, 2011

Time: 9:30 - 12:00 (Optional)
Activity: DOT/DOH Bike Tour - stat and finish
Location: Brownsville Recreation Center, 1555 Linden Boulevard

Time: 12:30 - 1:30
Activity: Lunch
Location: East New York Farms, 613 New Lots Ave
3 Vendors supplying hot food, Fruit & Veg Vendors, Baked Goods, Local food retail caters for vegetarian - Jo's 577 New Lots Avenue, (New Lots at Hendrix)

Time: 1:30 - 3:00
Activity: Discussion with stakeholders
Location:  East New York Farm Community Center, 613 New Lots Avenue
Confirmed attendees:
Betty Cooney, UCC/East NY Farms, Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation, Arts East NY - Catherine Green - ED, Nehemiah Housing - Patricia Worthy, Board of Directors, 2 community residents

Time: 3:00 - 6:00
Activity: Bus Tour of ENY
Location: Depart from ENY Farm Community Center, end at Broadway Junction, bus back to Columbia 116th Street. (See attached map.)

Map link:

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

NYC schedule

Hi all,

just to inform you about the schedule for the next days:

mon 9/19 10am Pin-up Herkimer st.
6pm Good Design: By the city, For the city, at museum on Eldridge st.
tue 9/20 2.45pm NYIT Gowanus presentations (Angela Soong, Yong Kim)
 6.30pm StudioX
wed 9/21 10 am BKLYN planning office, Justin moore, 16th Court st. (montague st), downtown Brooklyn. 7th floor
2pm Jo Haberl, Leeser Arch., meet at BAM main building (Ashland and St. Felix, unde glass canopy)
thu 9/22 10 am discussion and walking tour of Crown Heights, w. Manuel Avila, meet at Herkimer st.
fri 9/23
sat 9/24 9.30am bike tour optional
12pm start site visit ENY w. GSAPP, meet at Brownsville Recreational Center. 1555 Linden BLVD
tue 9/27 9.30am internal pin up Herkimer st.
2pm NYIT student work presentation on Redhook
wed 9/28 6pm Wood auditorium Avery hall GSAPP: "Let's talk Brooklyn"
fri 9/30 sit in review GSAPP UD: 2pm at Avery (room to be announced)

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Trip extra program and info

For those interested:
GSAPP Columbia Lecture Series can be downloaded here, I would recommend the debate on 9/12 about architecture after 9/11
a great exhibit by our dutch friends on the future of New and Old Amsterdam and is on view at the center for architecture till Sept 10th
- on 9/16 SLUM lab Magazine is launching their Fall issue "Last Round ecology" at Van Alan Books (30 W 22nd street) at 7pm, talkin about sustainable living urban models
- do walk by the temporary lab by the BMW-gugenheim  at the Lower East Side or check out your urban qualities here
- a great website on urban living concepts is urbanlifehousing, a research project by the architectural association in 2003
- also in March an interesting symposium is taking place as part of the human Cities festival, save the date!
- the urban design week is taking place in New York from 9/15-20 with loads of interesting hapenings, we'll go see this one "Good Design", but you might enjoy also this one: pavement politics, the 72 hour wokshop and of course the afterparty.