In February 2017, CALL held a workshop with more than 40 community leaders, artists, scientists, and neighborhood residents, to discuss environmental challenges in Chinatown, including the pollution impact from the 9/11 disaster, recycling, and the lack of green space. We need funding for project development for local artist/scientist/resident teams.
CALL has continued community awareness and advocacy for a project to daylight Tibbetts Brook, which causes flooding and sewer overflows in the Bronx neighborhoods around Van Cortlandt Park, Marble Hill and pollution of the Harlem River. Project leaders include Amanda Schachter and Alexander Levi from SLO Architecture, and Theo Barbagianis, Environmental Engineer. In March, Eric Sanderson, author of Mannahatta, discussed Tibbetts Brook in our CALL Fellows Forum as part of his work on the Welikia project, an endeavor to map the lost wetlands and streams of New York City.