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Marcus Garvey Park Amphitheater

Marcus Garvey Park, located in the heart of East Harlem, provides pastimes for children, teens, adults, and the elderly for the entire community.  Asides from two children playgrounds, an outdoor swimming pool, a recreation center, and basketball courts, Marcus Garvey Park’s amphitheater is a major draw hosting plays and concerts in the summertime.  The goal […]

Infill Philadelphia: SoakItUp! Exhibition 2012

UPDATE: Our presentation board from the event is now available for download (3 MB). A design book from the exhibition is also available online. We are proud to announce the selection of two projects for the Infill Philadelphia: Soak It Up! Exhibition. Co-sponsored by the Community Design Collaborative, Philadelphia Water Department, and the US Environmental Protection […]

Brooklyn Bridge cables

In December 2012 I was asked to appear in a short video project about the history and construction of the Brooklyn Bridge. The Brooklyn Bridge is often seen as a beautiful landmark and an integral part of New York life. It is also an example of infrastructure as art. The video, produced and shot by, Sigurd […]

Black River Reservoir

Seasons Greetings from JFS Engineering, PC. We’d like to thank our friends, clients, and allied professionals for making 2012 a great year. We owe you a debt of gratitude for helping to build our practice. This year we’ve touched some interesting projects including; community gardens, non-profit, high-end residential, international design, and institutional sites. We’re proud to have […]

Street Tree

This is part 2 in an ongoing series of articles about Street Trees. In  Part 1 (http://jfs-eng.com/rethinking-street-trees/), we discussed the notion of the tree pit and ways to integrate that structure into the fabric of street life. In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, let’s discuss Street Trees as a structural unit and why the root […]

Hurricane advice for Homeowners

As we baton down the hatches for what is billed as a Frankenstorm (October 2012), we here at JFS Engineering have been considering hurricane advice for homeowners. A core service we provide is design of stormwater management infrastructure, and the principles we use for large developments apply to single family homes. Over the years, we’ve fielded questions […]

North Street White Plains

To remain competitive, the owner of the North Street Senior Community needed to expand its existing facility and renovate existing buildings and site infrastructure.  Building on the completed EIS, Mr. Schaffer prepared a SWPPP and developed a stormwater routing analysis based on the master plan while with a previous firm.  The proposed building program would […]

Landfill Cap, Kingsland Landfill

EnCap Golf’s mission was to assume the ownership of a major orphaned landfill in Northern New Jersey, remediate it to NJDEP landfill closure standards, and construct a beneficial re-use for the reclaimed site. The Kingsland landfill, pictured here with a municipal salt barn in the foreground, was recently completed with a gas collection system and […]

Sanitary Pump Station

While with a previous firm, Mr. Schaffer assisted in the design of a sanitary pump station for a Northern New Jersey sports arena. The new Red Bull sports arena in Harrison New Jersey is a professional soccer and exhibition sports complex seating up to 25,000 people. The station features a triplex pump setup with a […]