AM New York | Could you find Rikers Island on a map?

April 13, 2016
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The question is at the heart of a project by three New School design students. They have created and begun to distribute stickers to place on MTA subway maps, some of which do not label the island. The stickers are meant to circle the island in red, and point to the land mass: “Rikers Is Here.”

Estefanía Acosta de la Peña, Laura Sánchez, and Misha Volf are distributing the stickers as part of their #SeeRikers campaign, hoping to engage subway riders and change the trajectory of the island being out of sight and mind.

Their efforts come as city politicians begin once again to debate closing the troubled correctional facilities on Rikers Island.

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