The Newtown Creek BOA

Technical Assistance

The Newtown Creek BOA

Social Security Risk Machine

Making Policy Public

Social Security Risk Machine

Participatory Budgeting

Technical Assistance

Participatory Budgeting

Block Party

City Studies

Block Party

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

Urban Investigations

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

Mean Streets

City Studies

Mean Streets
    • Thursday, September 13, 2012, 7pm
    • New York University
      35 W. 4th Street, Room 1080

Funky Fresh debut presentation

Funky Fresh debut presentation

Who decides where supermarkets go? Does the Bronx have enough supermarkets? Does it matter?

This summer, CUP collaborated with teaching artist Hatuey Ramos-Fermín and a group of Bronx public high school students from CUNY College Now at Hostos Community College to look at who gets supermarkets, who doesn't, and why.

To find answers, the group got out of the classroom and into the frozen food aisles. They visited groceries across the boroughs, the Fresh Direct distribution site planned for the Bronx, and the real estate department of a major supermarket. For the scoop on how supermarkets choose sites, they interviewed the CEO of Western Beef, a market research guru, the Department of City Planning, a local Community Board, organizers, and Bronx health experts. They've designed a booklet to teach others what’s funky and what's fresh about Bronx supermarket access. 

This public presentation of Funky Fresh is a People & Buildings event.

Funky Fresh was made possible by the CUNY College Now program. Additional support was provided by public funds from the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York City Department of Culture in partnership with the City Council.

Field Guide to Federalism

City Studies

Field Guide to Federalism

The Cargo Chain

Making Policy Public

The Cargo Chain

Voters Rule

City Studies

Voters Rule

Predatory Equity

Making Policy Public

Predatory Equity

Child Support?!

Making Policy Public

Child Support?!

Store Stories

City Studies

Store Stories

Food Stamped

City Studies

Food Stamped

How Can I Improve My Park?

Making Policy Public

How Can I Improve My Park?