If you walk down Metropolitan Avenue, a street that stretches across North Brooklyn, you’ll eventually reach a dead end: a chain-link fence blocks off access to the waterfront on the East River. But vacant land behind the fence could soon be transformed into a new park that brings green space to the neighborhood—and that helps provide extra protection from storm surges as climate change pushes the water in the river to higher levels. advertisement advertisement “We wanted to make a park that really changed the way that New Yorkers interacted with the river,” says Jed Walentas, a principal of Two Trees, the developer that plans to redesign the site, which was once used to store oil tanks for Con Edison, the local utility. Two Trees closed on the deal to buy the site this week. The new design is part of a development project that will include two apartment towers, with 250 units of affordable housing and 750 market-rate apartments. But a large portion of … [Read more...] about This new coastal Brooklyn park is designed to thrive as sea levels rise
India's mutual fund space witnessed an interesting dichotomy in November.Net inflows into equity mutual funds (MFs), including closed-ended schemes, stood at a mere Rs 933 crore against Rs 6,015 crore in the previous month, latest data released by the Association of Mutual Funds in India (AMFI) shows.On the other hand, investment in equity funds through systematic investment plans (SIPs) saw a strong momentum at Rs 8,273 crore.Close The fall in equity MFs net inflow is primarily due to redemptions in value funds, multi-cap funds and sectoral funds. related news Market Headstart: Nifty likely to open higher on Fed status quo; Ujjivan Small Finance Bank eyed Bharat Bond ETF can help low-risk investors diversify with 10-20% allocation This multiplex stock jumped 47% in 2019 despite slump in consumer spending Overall, the mutual fund industry saw its total asset under management (AUM) hitting Rs 27 lakh crore as of November from Rs 23.59 lakh crore a year ago. That represents a … [Read more...] about Equity inflows drop but SIP figures at all-time high; what should you do?
Breast reconstruction has come a long way in the past decade, but creating a realistic-looking nipple in the operating room remains a challenge. Enter Vinnie Myers, a tattoo artist who now specializes exclusively in nipples. After more than a decade of honing his technique, he now sees up to 1,500 women a year. advertisement advertisement Fast Company: How did you arrive at this specialty? VM: I was a tattoo artist near Baltimore. I was at my doctor, and he and his staff had attempted to do a dozen or so tattoos on women who had had breast reconstruction. They were all really bad, and he asked me to fix them. I realized it could be something big because every woman who ever had a tattoo done at a doctor’s office or hospital was going to have a similar result, which equated to millions of women. Your tattoos have a very realistic, 3-D look. How do you pull that off? It’s art 101. Shadowing, highlights, the little things that make something look real to the eye: … [Read more...] about Vinnie Myers
The 100 people on 2015’s Most Creative People in Business list have achieved impressive breakthroughs across a wide swath of industries: finding a possible cure for Ebola, using drone technology to help save endangered animals, modeling jet engines with 3-D printers. advertisement advertisement None of these breakthroughs came from resting easy on outdated ideas or settling into familiar ruts. And yet, even this illustrious group admits to getting stuck and actively seeking grist for the mill. So we put the following question to the group: Where or from whom do you seek out inspiration? What do you do when you’re in a rut? And most importantly, how do you keep new ideas flowing? Here’s what some of them had to say–if you try them out yourself, one each day of the work week, you’ll have almost a month of options to help spark some creative new ideas of your own. Jens Bergensten, lead creative designer, Minecraft, #5: “Before I started … [Read more...] about How The Most Creative People In Business Generate New Ideas