December 29, 2008

open road food waste compost bins. park slope food coop composts food waste in the hot box

see this link for a guide to building hot box food waste compost bins


John Decker managing the Open Road Hot Box set up at the Garden of Union, Brooklyn. The Hot Box system at this garden composts food waste from the Park Slope Food Coop, which has over 8,000 members.



ambient temp is 48 degrees, compost temp is 140.
here is a report by cornell university on food waste composting in NYC, featuring the open road hot box. the report is a pdf so you need the free adobe reader. you can download it free here.

November 18, 2008

Thomas Greene Park in Brooklyn

Open Road built moveable skate obstacles & donated them. They were up for a couple of weeks & hundreds of kids came. This along with listening sessions by the Parks Department where the entire room asked for a skateable park here is part of a powerful movement for change. Photo Right: Ramp/skate armor: $300, Ledge/skate armor & steel: $1,000. Photo Left: Spine $2,000 in skate armor/steel

November 11, 2008

November 1, 2008

October 31, 2008

October 10, 2008

October 9, 2008

Urban Greenhouse Design: both of these have been up over 10yrs in NYC


Left: Open Road Park Greenhouse is 20' long by 16' wide and fits a regular class of about 30. 12th St. between 1st & A, NYC

Right: City As School Greenhouse (on the right as you enter the school) was designed and built in partership with CAS, Open Road, the Dept of Sanitation, and Coop Tech HS. It fits 30+ people.
Clarkson and Varick, Manhattan.

Collecting soil samples

Science class labeling soil samples in the greenhouse

Manhattan Bridge Skatepark team study the site


October 7, 2008

Growing food for the school cafeteria

skate the mini ramp at open road (12 st btw 1 & A)


Tyriq Halloway, Dito Gil, Adam Zhu and the rest of the crew rebuilt a recycled ramp w/ Billy Rohan


In such a short time this volunteer crew has done so much for our park. For their earliest work see the link below. "In other Acapulco Gold news, over the winter AG and team skater Billy Rohan got together with Open Road of New York, The Gonz (Krooked), Vans, and Supreme to open a skatepark at 12th and A in Downtown NYC" http://hypebeast.com/2008/03/acapulco-gold-swirl-caps-12-and-skate-park/

September 10, 2008

Manhattan Bridge skatepark crew with Tony Hawk


The Tony Hawk Foundation is funding their first NYC Skatepark. 5boro's Steve Rodriguez made this happen and Open Road is managing design and construction with skaters from all over NYC.
Over 100 skaters have contributed ideas to participatory design sessions, shown up at Parks Department and Community Board meetings, and presented with Tony Hawk (above)

Billy Rohan's Phys Ed classes at Open Road Park




The kids build their skateboards and learn skateboarding
skills for Phys Ed credit at East Side Community High School.
check this link for pictures of the kids using their boards:
http://participatorydesign.blogspot.com/2008/04/skateboarding-physical-education.html