Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Exciting News!

The design proposal, "Food Fence" lead by architects Carolina Cineros and Mateo Pinto, for the Red Hook Vendors Marketplace has gotten funding! The New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) has awarded the project a grant of $10,750. A while back there were several designs to choose from for making this market a more welcoming space and to meet the demands of the expanding marketplace. "Food Fence" was the one that was chosen. You can check it out here. This is what Architecture for Humanity had to say about it:

"Food Fence" will capture the market’s 36 year tradition of bringing together neighbors and visitors alike through the celebration of food and community in Red Hook Park. The main goal of the project is to reinforce the economic and cultural impact of the market and the value of the park as a public space at the heart of the neighborhood. Within the next year, the NYSCA grant will be used to further develop the design and to engage the community in the process. Upcoming opportunities to volunteer with the project team will be posted to the Architecture for Humanity New York website.

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