The design professionals behind Architecture for Humanity New York must secretly love huaraches, ceviche, and other favorites from the Red Hook ball field vendors. The group is organizing a competition called, “Call for Ideas: A New Marketplace for the Red Hook Vendors,” where the goal is to create a vibrant (and hopefully permanent) public market space for the vendors that preserves the traditional cooking techniques and addresses civic concerns.
As Porkchop Express said it, it's about finding a plan "conducive to Good Taco Times."
The first round saw 31 entries, at which point a jury of architects, journalists, urban planners, a parks official, and Porkchop Express himself narrowed it down to eight last Friday. While still in the early stages, Porkchop Express is optimistic: "the designs were unique, spirited and often well-conceived. And they took seriously the idea that Red Hook is all about uniting park-goers and vendors in a community centered around delicious Latino food."
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