SUNVIEW LUNCHEONETTE July 14, 2016
The Sunview Luncheonette is located in the Greenpoint neighborhood of north Brooklyn. It is know as a platform for artists, thinkers, community organizers to give talks or workshops. The audience this evening was a very engaged group. Everyone seemed to have comments or questions about the prospect of bringing wetlands to English Kills and Newtown Creek. This was the first time I unveiled the plans for floating wetlands and the prospect of collaborating with Newtown Creek Alliance. We are to fabricate it next year in late spring or early summer. Our design is based on the NCA’s Living Dock. Though the project will be smaller in scale, it portions a greater percentage (40%) of its footprint to habitats. This would be a bio-experiment on different substrates to understand what works best for a salt-marsh and mussel habitat hydroponic system. New underwater videos of killifish in English Kills was featured. I was assisted very ably by one of my former students Sarah Von Putkammer. We also got a special visit from the “Alba Homoniño”!