My thesis is only four months long. Which means the scope of where I'm trying to create change needs to be decidedly narrow and strategic. I am currently focusing my thesis explorations in a five-block strip of Tompkins Ave.
My main reason for this geographic location is because I live just off of Tompkins and feel invested in making the neighborhood a place where strangers can connect in some way. I also have had some positive interactions with business owners that motivate me to want to develop partnerships with them.
On a recent balmy day (61°!), I took a bunch of photographs of the five-block stretch of Tompkins Ave in Bed-Stuy, between Vernon Ave and Kosciusko Street.