The New York Public Library has launched a beta site where users can “rectify” historical maps against current maps. Great resource for anyone interested in New York history or mapping in general. -Nick Anderson, Program Associate
Jeff Maki explains Manhattan’s District Steam Service as a case study in how citizens can engage in the maintenance of infrastructure.
For five years this collaborative has worked to address the challenge of increasing immigrant involvement in city parks. Check out their work and hear from two participants.
Photos from the League’s tour of Pioneers of Change on Governors Island.
As the League says goodbye to the Urban Center, Madison Avenue reminds us that innovative infrastructure often lies just outside your doorstep.
Interactive design student Sara Bremen investigates the NYC Info Center, designed by WXY and Local Projects, and some of its implications for information design, geographic awareness, and the shifting distinction between tourist and local.
Communication designer Sidney Blank shares the story behind STACKD, a new social networking site that helps people in Manhattan office buildings get in touch – for business or beers.
June 11, 2009 | Stephen Yablon Architect | Presentation of the Betances Community Center and Boxing Gym, South Bronx from New York Designs 2009.
June 4, 2009 | Jonathan Kirschenfeld Associates | Presentation of the Floating Pool, New York City, located on multiple sites, from New York Designs 2009.
Vishaan Chakrabarti walks through one of the city’s favorite spaces. His reflections range from design details to regional economics to the relationship between infrastructure and density.
June 11, 2009 | Presentation of the GreenBranches Learning Gardens, Horticultural Society of New York, Queens Library, Whitestone Branch and Brooklyn Public Library, Stone Avenue Branch from New York Designs 2009
Brooklyn Digital Foundry, a full-service digital media firm, will host a presentation of recently released work and a few projects that are in development at their DUMBO studio. Informal discussion and drinks at a local bar will follow the presentation and studio visit.
June 4, 2009 | Presentation of the NYC Information Center, Times Square from New York Designs 2009
June 4, 2009 | Presentation of the TKTS Booth, Times Square from New York Designs 2009
The election of officers and directors, and remarks by Calvin Tsao, president of the League, will follow a series of tours of the exhibition Frank Lloyd Wright: From Within Outward.