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Going and Coming: A Crossroads Conversation
Public Discourse

As part of Van Alen Institute’s Shore to Core competition, the winning team, Happier by Design integrated research on restoration theory, installing frames which encourage passersby to shift attention to the surrounding natural elements. Decreased activity in the hippocampus—specifically, low dopamine levels—appears to be why individuals with ADHD exhibit impulsive behavior. Providing engaging sensory environments that promote dopamine production in the brain may be a helpful support in stimulating prefrontal brain activity.

Is the start of your commute like the end of your commute? What is the same and what is different? This installment of our Crossroads Conversations series invites passersby to share stories about how they get around the changing city and their perspectives and hopes for improving our  vital subway and bus system. Facilitated by author Kio Stark.

Live music courtesy of Make Music New York:
Jan Bell and The Maybelles  – 4:00pm- 5:30pm
Hayes Greenfield & Ralph Hemperian Duo – Alto Sax and Tuba 5:30pm – 7:00pm

Presented with Brooklyn Historical Society

Free and open to the public.