Peripheral Investment : East New York, Brooklyn


Team: Ankita Chachra, Eiman Alsakha and Ryan Jacobson

For more detail on the project visit :

Spatial Mixology: Investment in the periphery from Ankita Chachra on Vimeo.


12/18/12 4:00pm : 

Project mentioned in Brownstoner !


Core to Periphery

Provocation, What if...

There is something peculiar about the way cities  are arranged in the present day scenario. The metaphysical aspect of how cities evolve along with decisive interventions and natural growth makes it an amalgam of diverse habitats and existences. While researching the largest borough of  New York City, we discovered the trend of divestment and underutilized spaces along one of the avenues that led from downtown Brooklyn towards the city limits, East New York.

Why is there an emphasis on the City Center or the Core, while the adjacency are allowed to evolve as a by-product.

Here’s a  site analysis of a corridor in Brooklyn that leads from the its perceived core to  perceived periphery and witnesses the decline in quality of life.

Credits: Ankita Chachra, Eiman Alsakha and Ryan Jacobson

Corridor of Decline from Ankita Chachra on Vimeo.