John Jay College 11/28/2023

These photos, which were shot recently around the John Jay community, depict the display of SD 9, as work is being done inside the sewer system to repair pipeage close to the college. Additionally, there appears to be smoke emanating from a pipe near the college. This could have negative effects on our society’s infrastructure in the long run due to potential air pollution issues. Following this, statistics of the air quality in New York City compared to other major cities like California or Houston Texas are significantly different. Manhattan’s pollution on the day with the lowest air quality this year. During the peak hour, particulate concentrations rose to 41, a level deemed “unhealthy for sensitive groups.” Conducting research on this can show the usage of sdg 9 in our city but also its detrimental effect for the present and the future.

New York MTA 11/05/2023

The MTA trains in the pictures above highlight
SDG goals 8 and 9, as the R train line to Manhattan is currently closed due to recent station renovations. The fact that the train headed toward Manhattan only went at specific stops intrigued me. Particularly, five stops: Northern Bloverad, 65th Street, 49th Street, Steinway, and 36th Street. For the past month, they have been doing this on the weekends without stopping at these local stops. In order to make using the MTA trains safer, this highlights SDGW 9 based on the innovations of these stops, mending the tracks, and the train stop area overall. It modernizes industries and infrastructure to make them more sustainable.These innovations result in temporary delays for people getting where they need to go. Additionally, this is displaying SDG goal 8, which is providing employment opportunities for these construction workers and fostering economic growth.