Collect pond signage

The interpretive signs for Collect Pond Park illustrate the history of a buried New York landmark, Collect Pond, which was one of New York’s primary sources of fresh water until it was polluted and filled in in the early 19th century. The signs, designed by Nancy Owens Studio with graphic designer Laurel Marx and written by historian Gerard Koeppel, tell the story of the historic pond and its eventual demise, highlighting the dynamic relationship between the site’s natural features and the evolving urban landscape.