Hi, my name is Shuai Yan, from China. I am in the first year graduate architecture studio at SU.
I have been New York City several times. But I believe I can find more exciting things in this course.
I am so excited about learning the new knowledge of landscape architecture.
Can't wait to see you in the city!
Hi everyone, my name is Xiaoyu, sounds a little bit like "show you". I am graduate student from School of Architecture, Syracuse University and from China. Actually i have been NYC several times before, but i think it is an amazing city and I wanna have a chance to know her in a comprehensive and logical way. That's the reason why i chose this course. I believe we will have a perfect experience in future 7 days.
Hi, my name is Kun Lu, you can call me Helen. I am a 2nd year student in school of architecture, Syracuse University. I have been to NYC three times, the first time was in October, last year, mainly for the Penn Station Research, the second time was last Thanksgiving Day, I stayed here three days and visited MoMa, Down town and the third time was just pass by. So, I never get a good chance to see this amazing city carefully and comprehensively. It's very excited to know that we gonna spend the fully 7 days to visit the famous buildings and landscape with you guys and I hope we can have fun together :)
Hi, my name is Yichao, I come from China.
I'm a graduate student in Architecture school of SU.
I'm so excited to join this course because I can study many famous projects which I saw them in the books many years ago, like Paley Park, highline park and The Noguchi Museum.
Can't wait to start this course!
my name is kate chesebrough and i'm in the third year undergraduate landscape architecture studio at esf.
i'm staying with a friend's family in new rochelle, which is in westchester, ny. the apartment is not far from a train station, which i'll take in every morning for about 30 minutes.
on my way downstate, i stopped overnight in the catskills- totally beautiful, trilium and tons of other spring flowers, lots of mountain streams. it will be nice to see how spring affects the city.
i love coming to the city, always to see art, and always feel invigorated post-visit.
My name is Kamila and I just finished my second year of the M.Arch program at SU. Growing up in Syracuse, I have been to New York City a number of times, but based on the itinerary I will be seeing and learning about many new places so I'm quite excited for the week to start. I just got into the city just a little while ago and will be staying in Brooklyn, right by Prospect park (which will make for a nice commute to the botanical gardens there), for the week. I am looking forward to trekking around New York City with this class as well as studying landscape architecture, since most of the architecture classes i have taken at SU do not focus specifically on landscapes.
Hi everyone! I am Mengran Gao. I am from China and have just finished my first year MLA program in ESF! I have been to New York city several times and each time I could always find something new and exciting! It is great opportunity to get involved and learn the sites here with people having different or similar backgrounds! I am staying with my friend in Manhattan for the week(near 37th street, 9 Avenue). Nice to meet you all!
Hi, my name is Christian Freeman
Today I made the drive up from Liverpool to Long Island where I am staying with Vince.
The drive was decent enough save for the broken AC in my car (the half gallon of lemonade I chugged between belting out to the radio helped) and the fact that it ended up being 5 hrs and change total.
To me this trip represents a tradition: my father, a practicing LA and graduate of SUNY ESF, took a plant matereials course in NYC years ago. When he heard that I signed up for the course (without knowledge he had taken a class in the city as well), he was excited.
I find that New York City is a place that has constantly been idolized as a city that might as well be painted in gold. My goal on this trip is to discover the quality of the city through my own eyes.
Even though I live only a few hours away, I can count on the fingers of one hand how many times I've been to NYC. I look forward to becoming more familiar with the city this coming week and focusing on the landscapes that it offers rather than the typical tourist destinations. Being a landscape architecture student at ESF, I've learned about so many of these places, but it's completely different actually being there.
However, I will not be staying in the city for the week. Luckily, Sarah lives close enough for us to commute, and she was willing to put up with me for - literally - 24/7. The drive from Binghamton through the hills was enjoyable, but it was nothing compared to the view right in Sarah's backyard. I've been meaning to visit the Hudson Valley for a long time, but after a quick drive through town and up through Storm King State Park, I don't know if I want to leave......
Don't tell Sarah.
My name's Derek and I'm currently a second year graduate student at SU working towards my M. Arch. I degree. I live on Long Island, but I'll be staying with my cousin on 34th St. near 6th Ave for the week. I'm relatively familiar with the midtown and downtown areas, but there's so much to see around the city that I have yet to explore most of the sites we'll be seeing, especially the High Line. Looking forward to meeting you guys tomorrow and sharing this experience together.
Hey guys, My name is Vincent Ryan and I'm a sophomore at SUNY ESF studying landscape architecture. I live on Long Island so getting to the city is never a problem for me. Since i live so close this class is a really great opportunity. I basically grew up right down the block, but its nice to have a "guided" tour of a place I've lived my entire life. I'm really looking forward to visiting the Brooklyn Grange this week because I've always been interested in reclaiming old sites for new, productive ones that are great for the environment.
Hello, my name is Vartan Badalian. I am a Senior at SUNY ESF, studying Sustainable Energy Management. I absolutely love the city, and am truly looking to learn more about what this city has to offer. My folks drove me down this weekend, and I am staying with my sister in Midtown (34 street area). I think the only confusing thing about the city will be traveling by subway, which will make for a interesting experience on Monday morning. Besides that I am excited to meet everyone and to start this adventure.
Touching Down in NYC