The (Almost) 5th Annual Hoboken Pizza Derby was held October 5, raising $1,000 for two local charities. As founding sponsor, Outside New York is grateful for the best turnout (and maybe weather?!?) ever! Read more about it over at the Pizza Derby Blog.
Outside New York thanks the Consulate General of the Netherlands in New York for their collaborative spirit in supporting the rebuilding and resiliency for Greater New York and New Jersey following Superstorm Sandy.
In 1953 a storm swelled out of the North Sea and over more than 60% of the Netherlands. In the decades since they have made tremendous investments, including a complex water management and flood control system. It hasn’t happened again. In 2013, their government signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development to help establish a framework for sharing their experience with communities in New York and New Jersey, building on the goodwill established in their effort to assist post-Katrina New Orleans.
Services provided by Outside New York to help advance this collaborative project:
- Produce a set of communications tools including a report, fact sheets, SWOT analysis, maps and Powerpoint presentation;
- Analyze federal funding authorizations and appropriations;
- Develop a framework for potential collaborations between governments, businesses, academic and community partners in the Netherlands and the U.S.
- Establish and strengthen connections between academic, business, community, and government stakeholders.
Services provided by Outside New York to help develop this project:
• Grantwriting and fundraising efforts yielding over $4M in capital and operating funds
• Long range planning to secure the Lease of the space and potential future phases of growth
• Organize and oversee initial phase of on-water student programs at Governors Island
• Project Management to bridge program needs of the school with physical requirements of a NYC Department of Education Lab space
• Bring together school staff and project designers to ensure the building can function as a center for the Harbor School’s Aquaculture, SCUBA, Vessel Operations and Boat Maintenance programs
“A new computer. Summer clothes. A better desk chair. Your cup of coffee. Tonight’s dinner. How all that stuff gets from factory to front door is largely a mystery to most people – unless you happen to be stuck behind a truck on your way home.”…
Check out the full article at the Architectural League of New York’s blog Urban Omnibus.
"Think about any new waterfront development you’ve seen recently. There was probably a lot of glass, carefully selected to accentuate the reflections off the water or catch the color of the sky. An interesting light fixture, reminding you that modern aesthetics almost always change – or at least our tastes do. Nearest the water’s edge there was a railing, finished in brushed metal and likely topped by a dense hardwood not native to North America. It may even have won some award, but its relationship to the water is probably nothing more than a visual connection. That’s not just unfortunate, it’s wrong." ...
Read more from this article in Pratt Institute’s Spring Newsletter MultipliCITY.
The creative upwelling that you will soon be able to see at MoMA is one of those unique points of public focus that come along only every decade or so. With a name like “Rising Currents” it’s easy to ask if anything will actually float up to the top. Or will all the ideas take in water and lie in suspension until its just too late? Already the blogosphere and comment boards such as the one over at New York Magazine‘s website are filling up with decriers: “Don’t people know that global warming has been debunked?” That our “methane is worse than our CO2?” ….
Read more at the Architectural League of New York’s blog Urban Omnibus.