JFS Engineering
Land Development and Water Resources Engineering
Early morning at Park(ing) Day Metuchen

For Parking Day 2013, JFS Engineering, PC provided partial sponsorship for Metuchen’s Second annual Park(ing) Day installation on Main Street. Working with Bike-Walk Metuchen, we provided funding for some of the items in the installation. This installation was developed organically mostly with found and borrowed furnishings. The resulting installation resembled a backyard gathering common to […]

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 […]

23rd Street

Working with a team of architects and urban planners, Mr. Schaffer participated in the AIA Transportation and Infrastructure Committee PlaNYC 23rd Street Visioning Charette in 2009. The charette’s theme was adaptive re-use of Manhattan’s 23rd Street, a major east-west corridor in Manhattan. Working with a group of architects, landscape architects, and urban planners, the proposed […]

One of the many spaces within Soundview Park

While with a previous firm, Mr. Schaffer was the Senior Project Engineer for the civil engineering associated with the reconstruction of this 212-acre NYCDPR public park located along the Bronx River in the Bronx, New York.  The park was identified as an underutilized park and is being improved in accordance with the goals of PlaNYC.  […]

Photo Credit: Robert Schilare Photography

Mr. Schaffer’s previous firm was retained by the Westchester County Department of Public Works to provide engineering consulting and design services for a dredging and wetlands restoration project at Gardens Lake in Mamaroneck, New York. The surface area of the lake is approximately 4 acres and had original lake depths of 6 to 10 feet.  […]