All Aboard: NYC Ferry Expansion Plan

Here at Public Works Partners, we get excited about public transportation. So, when we heard that NYC Ferry had a plan to expand their services to all 5 boroughs, we knew we had to jump aboard. Led by New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), the ferry expansion will include 5 new ferry landings in Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx, and Staten Island, along with modification to 3 existing landings in Brooklyn and Queens and the creation of a homeport in Red Hook. NYCEDC will phase the expansion between 2019 and 2021. To learn more how the NYC Ferry is sailing across the 5 boroughs, check out our blog post Ahoy, there! Public Works Partners helps scope out new ferries in NYC, where Matt Do gives us a lowdown on the expansion process and our firm’s involvement in the environmental reviews. So, think about us the next time you come aboard a NYC Ferry to the Rockaways.

WHAT WE’RE DOING

Upcoming Training: Performance Management & Measurement: Do you want to learn how to use performance data to identify and correct program challenges? Join us and WPTI for an interactive workshop on strategies for designing and implementing performance indicators to measure program outcomes. Come learn our recipe for success. The session is on Thursday, September 26th from 9:30am – 4:30pm. Interested? Click here to register.

End of the Fiscal Year Rush: We sure felt the end of the Fiscal Year rush last month. With 20 engagement activities for 6 New York City agencies in the span of 4 weeks, our team really needs some R&R (or some ice cream sandwiches). June was packed with our team facilitating public engagement activities, trainings, focus groups, and community meetings in every corner of the 5 boroughs to advance transportation expansion, organics waste collection, cultural competency, and performance management. Overall, it was a great month connecting with NYC communities and helping our clients tackle some of their most pressing issues. If you’re ever in need of a facilitator, you know whom to call.

SUMMER IN THE CITY: PUBLIC WORKS RECOMMENDATIONS

Aurelia: Aurelia suggests unwinding with an outdoor movie this summer. Here’s what you need to know to catch a summer flick in the park.

Moe: Want to get to the beach without traveling for hours? Check out Moe’s recommendation and spend some time in nearby Rockaway Beach. Here’s what to do there.

Favio: Favio recommends visiting Marcus Garvey Park where the Harlem Classical Theatre is putting on The Bacchae throughout the summer. Not to mention, it’s free!