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Intersection is a monthly program presented by the New York City Department of Design and Construction. Are you curious to find out how the pedestrian bridge in Van Cortlandt Park is being built and why it is necessary? Do you want to know what geothermal energy is and what the future of it is in NYC? Dive into NYC’s municipal design and construction landscape to find out how life in New York City intersects with the work we do at DDC.


Ocean Breeze Horseback Riding Arena

In this episode, we are going to learn about the newly completed Ocean Breeze Horseback Riding Arena, and find out what makes the arena resilient against natural disasters and how the non-profit occupying it creates a healthier NYC for all New Yorkers by providing therapeutic equestrian services.


Rescue Company 2

In this episode, we are going to learn about Rescue Company 2 of the FDNY, and find out why their unique forthcoming firehouse in Brooklyn is critical to the mission of keeping all New Yorkers and FDNY members safe.


Van Cortlandt Park Pedestrian Bridge

In this episode, we will look at how Van Cortlandt Park and the highways within the park came to be and find out why the new Van Cortlandt Park pedestrian bridge is a critical addition to the park in creating greater accessibility for the surrounding communities of the Bronx.


Geothermal Energy in NYC

In this episode, we will explore the ins and outs of what geothermal heat pumps are, how they work and where you might cross paths with one. We’ll also talk about the geothermal bill that Mayor De Blasio just signed. Alex Posner, DDC’s resident geologist in the office of Sustainable Design, will join us.