We’re about to wrap up our third full day in Brooklyn. Here is a brief summary of what we’ve been up to and a bunch of photos:
We kicked things off on Day 1 with a keynote address from Pete Dominick, radio host, CNN commentator, and standup comedian.
Morning of Day 2 took us up to the Brooklyn Grange rooftop farm for some excellent Manhattan views and a window into urban food production. We enjoyed a leisurely lunch at the Food Hall at Industry City followed by an afternoon tour of the SIMS recycling facility, the largest municipal recycling facility in the country. Pratt professor Carter Craft concluded our day with a talk on urban planning.
Day 3 was largely spent in the waterfront community of Red Hook, beginning with a walking tour of the neighborhood led by Gita Nanden, a local resident, architect, and Pratt Professor that shared a lot of insights on climate resiliency. After a decadent lunch at either Brooklyn Crab or Hometown BBQ, students burned off some calories at the Red Hook Community Farm. Sara Lupson, of the NYC DEP, concluded the day with a talk on the city’s water infrastructure.