Operation Resilient Long Island

We are a grassroots committee founded to explore and develop methods to aide communities by finding long term resilient building and design solutions.

Black Forest Brooklyn from Ayana de Vos on Vimeo.

Fort Greene residents Ayana and Tobias Holler grew up in small towns in the rural Black Forest region of southwestern Germany, but their path never crossed there. It was much later, when they had both moved to Brooklyn, that they met, and fell in love. As a tribute to their love, to their Black Forest roots and their Brooklyn home, they now bring you Black Forest Brooklyn – an authentic German Indoor Biergarten and Kaffeehaus at 733 Fulton Street, in the heart of Fort Greene. Black Forest Brooklyn will be “soft” opening its doors around November 7th, and host a Grand opening party on November 14th, 2013 at 7pm.

blackforestbrooklyn.com
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Future Now… Publication 
The summit that took place at the end of last year was summarized in a report that is now FREE TO THE PUBLIC. It is a great and quick read about the future of the architecture profession. Many of our team members were present at the summit, and Co-Chair, Alex Alaimo, played a huge roll throughout the ENYA (Emerging New York Architects) event.
To download go here :: http://www.lulu.com/shop/emerging-ny-architects-aia-new-york-chapter/the-future-now/ebook/product-21020420.html 

Future Now… Publication 

The summit that took place at the end of last year was summarized in a report that is now FREE TO THE PUBLIC. It is a great and quick read about the future of the architecture profession. Many of our team members were present at the summit, and Co-Chair, Alex Alaimo, played a huge roll throughout the ENYA (Emerging New York Architects) event.

To download go here :: http://www.lulu.com/shop/emerging-ny-architects-aia-new-york-chapter/the-future-now/ebook/product-21020420.html 

Post-Sandy Boat Tour of the Passaic River - Newark, NJ from Operation Resilient Long Island on Vimeo.

Operation Resilient Long Island and members of the AIA Post-Sandy Working Coalition committee embarked on a boat tour of the Passaic River in Newark, NJ. The banks along the Passaic River still largely consist of industrial parcels that exist as brownfield sites and continue to contribute to its contamination and pollution. During Hurricane Sandy, storm surge flooding topped 11’ 9” at the mouth of the river where it meets Newark harbor proper. New Jersey transit lines fall right along the water at about 5-6 feet above sea level and were completely inundated during the storm. Many more industrial sites along the water were washed out as a result of the storm surge.

Post-Sandy Passaic River Boat Tour

Operation Resilient Long Island and members of the AIA Post-Sandy Working Coalition committee embarked on a boat tour of the Passaic River in Newark, NJ. The banks along the Passaic River still largely consist of industrial parcels that exist as brownfield sites and continue to contribute to its contamination and pollution. During Hurricane Sandy, storm surge flooding topped 11’ 9” at the mouth of the river where it meets Newark harbor proper. New Jersey transit lines fall right along the water at about 5-6 feet above sea level and were completely inundated during the storm. Many more industrial sites along the water were washed out as a result of the storm surge.

Head In the Clouds Pavilion

Part of our ORLI team went and helped out StudioKA build their amazing crowd-funded pavilion, that will consist of 50,000+ water bottles. The structure is up, and anyone can come build (while receiving IDP credit) by signing up here :: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dGdQR1Bfa3ZGQ3dxRWcwY2hnSWY3b2c6MA#gid=0 , if you so wish!

The pavilion will live on Gov. Island for the summer and will be a stage for Figment’s big Island party on June 8th & 9th. 

The hurricane told from a Surfers Eye. Our friend Jon Rose from Waves For Water with a serious cameo..! Such an amazing edit put together packed with great interviews and great surfers on Frankenstorm Sandy. 

'BEYOND SANDY' CRUISE 

The tours are two hours in length and will leave from Pier 16 at the South Street Seaport District starting on May 21 (flyer attached.) Boarding begins at 6:15 p.m. Guest speakers will be selected from government agencies, the maritime industry, think tanks and universities, as well as representatives from non profit organizations that were involved in helping people from their communities.

We would like thank our good friend Jeffery Raven for getting our crew on board. It was a darn good time on a hot day to talk the talk with others involved and concerned about the resilient rebuilding effort. People from big name firms, awesome community groups, and even aware, random tourist were all an ingredient to the recovery pudding. 

http://workingharbor.com/events-news/beyond-sandy.html

WATERFRONT WORKING GROUP
The Center For Architecture was home for this diverse group of architects, and the multiple charrettes that resulted in this publication. All of our friends in ORLI were proud to be a part of this crew, and hope this initiative will effectively change the ways of the re/building process.  
Please be aware of the exhibition up right now, and will be up at the Center until June 29th. 

In addition, the website has now launched: www.postsandyinitiative.org.  The full Publication PDF version is available on the site. 

WATERFRONT WORKING GROUP

The Center For Architecture was home for this diverse group of architects, and the multiple charrettes that resulted in this publication. All of our friends in ORLI were proud to be a part of this crew, and hope this initiative will effectively change the ways of the re/building process.  

Please be aware of the exhibition up right now, and will be up at the Center until June 29th

In addition, the website has now launched: www.postsandyinitiative.org.  The full Publication PDF version is available on the site.