NYC Freight: From Our Shores to Our Stores
Taught by Inna Guzenfeld
Inna Guzenfeld is a planner and urban historian trained at Pratt Institute. She emigrated from the Ukraine in the nineties and grew up on the Coney Island peninsula. Her work centers on the New York waterfront, where she documents and advocates the city’s maritime past. She can often be found traversing Brooklyn’s industrial landscapes in search of stories and artifacts. She also teaches historic preservation and urban studies at CUNY.
East of the Hudson River lies the biggest consumer market in the United States. Yet many New Yorkers are unaware of how the things we buy, from produce to luxury goods make their way to our shores and stores.
This class will illuminate the often invisible world of goods movement, and the interaction of ship, rail, air, and truck freight in New York City's logistics network. We'll take a close look at New York's ports and terminals and learn about what's being done to improve the flow of goods in the region.