COOKFOX, Design Advocates, MNLA, Perkins & Will, Scalar Architecture, and Studio Libeskind collaborated with Northwest Bronx Community & Clergy Coalition (NWBCCC) in the Van Alen Institute + Urban Design Forum Neighborhoods Now effort. Together we proposed an action plan that included collaboration with local artists and youth groups and outdoor activations such as pop-up markets. The working group also organized a seminar for small businesses on how to apply for relief loans and recently installed one of their outdoor dining prototypes.
COOKFOX Studio member Daniela Garcia reflects on the community’s fears of gentrification in Kingsbridge:
And COOKFOX’s Jesus Morello shares his experience being involved with the Neighborhoods Now initiative:
The second cohort of partnerships launches in 2021; learn more and support the effort: https://www.vanalen.org/get-involved/support/