Hunter Studio Meets the Neighborhood Explorers

This week two of our studio students visited The East Harlem School at the Exodus House on 103rd Street and met with the Museum of the City of New York’s Neighborhood Explorers. The Neighborhood Explorers is an after school program run by the museum for students that are interested in learning more about city planning. The students at the East Harlem School have been working on a project to re-imagine the East Harlem Waterfront, quite similar to the CIVITAS design competition that was exhibited at the museum and to our own project. The students had invited CIVITAS Executive Director Hunter Armstrong in for an interview to learn more about the project. The students had great questions for Hunter regarding his background, inspiration, the design competition, and what he thought of the existing esplanade conditions. The students, with help from their teachers, recorded the interview and will be putting together a video of it.  We also had an opportunity to briefly present to the group what our studio was doing and got to ask them about their ideas for the esplanade and ways to engage the community.  We look forward to seeing the Neighborhood Explorers again, and collaborating with them and the school as we move forward with our own project.


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