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Themes, Topics, Groups & site visit on Wednesday, February 22

If you did not post Site Report #1 to our OpenLab site, you have a short extension because of the snow day and various technical issues. Please post by 6 pm on Thursday, February 16 for full credit.

Questions & hypotheses emerged from our discussion

Today we investigated questions and hypotheses from your site reports and discussed themes and topics that emerged from your first site visit. Topics and groups are below:



  1. Navy Yard & Vinegar Hill – relationship
    1. Armend, Mohammad, Jarryd, Mark
  2. Preservation vs. Development (including land use and zoning)
    1. Stacey, Aya, Pedro, Caitlin, Javier
  3. Art & gentrification
    1. Deandra, Jovani, Aissa
  4. DUMBO & Vinegar Hill
    1. waterfront
    2. Cesar, Jeferson, Inkary, Jim
  5. Farragut Houses & DUMBO/VH
    1. walls & barriers
    2. Lana, Moe, Stephan, Colin

On Wednesday, February 22, we return to Vinegar Hill/DUMBO for our second site visit. We meet at 1pm SHARP at the corner of Jay Street and John Street. Please come prepared with sketchbooks & pencils/pens and a charged phone or camera. If you don’t see our group on the sidewalk, check the Brooklyn Roasting Company at 25 Jay Street.

Preparing for our first site visit on Monday, February 6

In class today we reviewed the NYCHA Wikipedia article, learned about representations of buildings such as plans and elevations, learned about one-point perspective, and drew our footwear. On Monday, February 6 we will visit the site we’re studying and surrounding neighborhoods. Please meet promptly at 1 pm at the corner of Hudson Avenue and Plymouth Street. Bring an unlined notebook and pencils for sketching as well as your phone or a camera.

To reach the meeting place from campus, exit the college at 300 Jay Street and turn left. Walk down Jay Street, under the Manhattan Bridge overpass, and take a right onto Plymouth Street. It is just under one mile from campus; about a 15-20 minute walk. You can also take the F train to York Street and walk down Jay St. to Plymouth St., The B57 bus to Navy Street and Nassau Street or the B67 bus to Bridge Street & Front Street will also get you partway there.

On Wednesday, we meet in A543 as usual.  Please read the following pages in Visual Notes for Architects and Designers: Appendix: tools and techniques, pp.188-225. You’ll find a copy of the book on reserve in the City Tech library: NA2750 .C76 2012.