A Sunset Park Community Bulletin for All

Made by Keith Tseng Kohzy Koh Paola Rangel

As LinkNYC seeks to expand its network throughout New York City, the company was interested in what it could do to help the communities within particular neighborhoods. We chose Sunset Park, a neighborhood in Brooklyn rich with culture. With two distinct immigrant communities - Chinese and Latino - and a newly-developed waterfront, Sunset Park feels very different from street to street.

Building on top of the existing practice of posting notices on lampposts, we proposed developing a digital community bulletin board on the LinkNYC kiosks that would allow locals in Sunset Park to advertise their services and post notices. A real-time translation feature could overcome the language barrier among the distinct immigrant communities, promoting cross-community interaction, and building up a stronger neighborhood voice to advocate for local initiatives.

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