Why Bridges Get Icy Before Roads

  New York winters can be trying. Those of us who live in the Empire State contend with freezing temperatures, snowstorms, ice accumulations, and more. After a significant snowfall, sleet, or ice storm, you’ve probably heard weather forecasters caution drivers of icy bridges. If you’ve ever wondered why bridges get icy before roads, read on. …

Tips for Snow Cleanup

With winter weather in full swing, it’s time to prepare for everyone’s favorite holiday activity: shoveling snow. Rather than soldiering on through blizzards with a shovel and a bad back, why not make the job easier with a few easy tips? Before the snow falls, take some preemptive action. Clear your yard of anything that …

East Midtown Greenway Breaks Ground

                        On Friday, November 22, 2019, workers broke ground on the highly anticipated East Midtown Greenway (EMG) project for the NYC Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC). The Department of City Planning (DCP) determined in 1993 to create a mixed-use path encircling the entire island of …

The Engineering Behind the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Balloons

November 28 is Thanksgiving. And while we will spend time around the dinner table next Thursday evening, many people will kick off the day by watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. If you’ve ever wondered about all the science and engineering behind the parade, read on. When engineering a new balloon design, creators first sketch …