WIND ISLANDS | Final Cut

This video is our response to the impact of new energy harnessing models for industry-scale transformative impact upon local communities and beyond through the lens of one politically aligned wind energy infrastructure project in Fresh Kills, Staten Island.

In January of 2010, Borough President Molinaro praised Mayor Bloomberg’s stance on wind energy and challenged New York State to be more supportive of the proposed wind energy farm at Fresh Kills.

Speaking in Copenhagen at the United Nations Climate Change Conference, Mayor Bloomberg called for creating renewable energy sources in New York.

Molinaro said, “Mayor Bloomberg has shown tremendous leadership on the need for clean energy. Staten Island has a ‘shovel ready’ renewable energy project – a wind farm at Fresh Kills, which a study has proven to be feasible.

That study determined that seven wind turbines would generate enough energy to power as many as 5,000 homes. Thanks to its unobstructed exposure to the strong prevailing winds, Fresh Kills is the only location in New York City that could support a wind energy facility.

And it’s important to remember that not only will a wind farm cost the City nothing, but it will be profitable for the City as well. All we need is the cooperation of various agencies to make this a reality.”

[source: Vimeo channel for Borough President's Office]

Ultimately, the capacity for a clean wind energy facility to create sustainable jobs, clean industry, and revitalized investment in community-building is a generational leap in the prospective vibrancy of the Staten Island waterfront communities that develop to attract new residents around new investment and builds new reintegration with the rest of the city.

A new network of energy supply will raise interest in the Staten Island way of life, in particular as waterfront communities like South Beach, open up to new development as hubs for new communities.

Fernando Arias & Paul Nelson
GSAPP | MSAUD’12

No comments

SCI-Arc Thesis Week 2011

Great camera work and editing. Original music score by Aaron Spectrc.

SCI-Arc Thesis Week 2011 from Ryan Tyler Martinez on Vimeo.

No comments

A Fordham Uprising_Will & Joel

A Fordham Uprising_Joel&Will from Joel John on Vimeo.

No comments

MMarquez+ZCraun_Final

swiss family red hook from Marina Marquez on Vimeo.

Red Hook is an island, both physically and socially. This island identity was created by a variety of factors. Today, Red Hook’s character is changing. Does this island identity enhance or mitigate these changes?

No comments

Campos_Day_Final_Video

Untitled from Lowell Da on Vimeo.

 

Urban Insider explores East Harlem by coupling different perspectives with different modes of representation.  In doing so, the film challenges perceptions about the neighborhood by offering a more total understanding through the combination of vantage points.

 

No comments

Narayan_Lee_final video

Untitled from Revati Narayan on Vimeo.

Rockaway is a diverse community that is fragmented by a number of barriers. Barriers in the form of fences, obsolete open space, under used streets and the elevated subway prevent the Rockaways from being a cohesive community.
What if these barriers( represented in the form of a mesh in the video) are eliminated?
After identifying the various barriers, In our video we wish to depict the “potential” of the community once these barriers are taken away. More activity, improved interaction, better community spaces are some of the many potentials depicted.

No comments

Transfusion – Govindan+Batungbakal

Transfusion from elangovan govindan on Vimeo.

Fresh Kills,Staten Island has been the kidney of New York for more than 60 years. In this video we show how fresh kills landfill transform into a fresh kills park. The movie emphasis on the fact that how various gases are let off from the landfill and what is in store for the future of Staten Island. The ending questions the fact is only Methane released from the landfills or are there any other gases too?

3 comments

RNYU Assignment D_ Harshavardhini B _ Claudia Ray Centeno

Our Video Illustrates the present condition of Red Hook neighborhood.
Red Hook the industrial neighborhood is fragmented due to the construction of the BQE. The grid was laid in Red Hook to connect to the Brooklyn , but apparently it was isolated due to the BQE. Red Hook faces socio-economic issues. Because of high rate of population of cars on BQE, Red Hook faces health issues due to pollution. Children are facing high rate of Asthma. The community needs fresh air to breath. People need better environment to live and play. Our message is to consider alternative mode of transport for healthy environment. Connecting Red Hook to Brooklyn and to benefit Red Hook neighborhood and its community with better environment and to provide better future.

No comments

DBZ_final video_Heejin+Maggie

DBZ(Dehumanized Blue Zone) from heejin lee on Vimeo.

Our project is the proposal of DBZ (Dehumanized Blue Zone), which is the Army-Corps of Engineering enforced wetland buffer for Red Hook. Its metaphor is derived from DMZ, Demilitarized Zone in Korea, which has the strong boundary, making the zone ecologically rich.
The waterfront of Red Hook, which is the part of the New York water-edge was geographically wetland, but now exists as the hurricane evacuation zone. Many things have changed over the last two hundred years. Extraordinary cultural diversity has replaced extraordinary biodiversity on New York City. The sewer system has replaced the natural water system including wetland and local streams. We find the opportunity to bring the soft edge which can contain water along with the concreted waterfront area by keeping it as DBZ in Red Hook.

1 comment

HighCostOfHighways_Claudia Ray Centeno_Harshavardhini Baladevakrishna

HighCostOfHighways_Claudia_Harsha from Harshavardhini B on Vimeo.

Our Video Illustrates the present condition of Red Hook neighborhood.
Red Hook the industrial neighborhood is fragmented due to the construction of the BQE. The grid was laid in Red Hook to connect to the Brooklyn , but apparently it was isolated due to the BQE. Red Hook faces socio-economic issues. Because of high rate of population of cars on BQE, Red Hook faces health issues due to pollution. Children are facing high rate of Asthma. The community needs fresh air to breath. People need better environment to live and play. Our message is to consider alternative mode of transport for healthy environment. Connecting Red Hook to Brooklyn and to benefit Red Hook neighborhood and its community with better environment and to provide better future.

No comments