Monday, August 28, 2006

Bushwick Inlet Park Plan Previewed

The Parks Department showed its preliminary Master Plan for a 25-acre Bushwick Inlet Park in Greenpoint and Williamsburg to Community Board 1 last week. The ambitious plan would involve acquiring waterfront land from five private owners, including a parcel that was once the proposed site of a highly controversial power plant. The plan would include a waterfront esplanade, ball fields, a boathouse, a performance area and other amenities. It would also include a USS Monitor museum and memorial plaza. (The Monitor was built in Greenpoint during the Civil War.) The New York Post published one of the Parks Department's drawings of the plan (reproduced here) yesterday. Photos of the Master Plan slide presentation are available in justiNYC flickr photoset.

One of the current uses of the space is the Bayside Fuel tanks, which will be removed. The performance space would be in the footprint of the tanks.


Blogger Sam said...

oh god this could be so awesome! I'm just moving into bushwick this week. everyone laughed. who's laughing now!?!?

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