Capstones

Graduation Date

Fall 12-16-2016

First Advisor

Jarrett Murphy

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Abstract

This capstone is about the waterfronts of New York and their relation with access and pollution.

The city has come a long way since the 80s in terms of cleaning up open waters, rivers, and creeks. Many new promenades have been open and development spurred along the city shores. Yet too many miles of waterfront are still not accessible to the one most in need.

Jamaica Bay, Newtown Creek, and Flushing Bay are some of the most representative examples of where there is little access to the water and pollution levels are still too high. This capstone, organized in two different articles, one photo essay, four VR videos and one animation delves into the issues that prevent the city from becoming a city of the water in all its neighborhoods.

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