Gateway to Greenpoint
|Project Lead:||Newtown Creek Alliance|
|Project Partners:||Evergreen: Your North Brooklyn Business Exchange; McGolrick Park Neighborhood Alliance; Newtown Creek Monitoring Committee; Offices of New York City Council Member Levin and New York State Assembly Member Lentol; and New York City Department of Environmental Protection|
|Project Location:||Northwest corner of Greenpoint and Kingsland Avenues|
|2019 Budget Addition||$4,255|
In 2018, through a competitive process, the Newtown Creek Alliance (NCA) was awarded $30,428 by GCEF to generate a community-driven conceptual site plan and associated materials related to the potential future development of a 13,000 square feet city-owned parcel at the northwest corner of Greenpoint and Kingsland Avenues as public green space. The parcel was previously owned by the New York City Department of Environmental Protection and was given to the community during the renovation of the City’s Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant.
March 2019: NCA hosted a community visioning workshop in November 2018 to kick off the project and gather community input for the conceptual site plan, which was attended by 35 community members. The project team, comprised of NCA, Evergreen: Your North Brooklyn Business Exchange, and Interval Projects (a design firm), also created an online survey to allow community members who could not attend the workshop to participate in the visioning process. The project team met with local elected representatives and the New York City Department of Environmental Protection to review the ideas generated by the community visioning workshop. A second community visioning workshop was held in March 2019. The presentation and materials from both workshops can be viewed at http://www.newtowncreekalliance.org/gateway-to-greenpoint/. The project team is also conducting outreach to local businesses to engage them in the visioning process.
In Greenpoint, new waterfront parks will transform the Newtown Creek (Curbed New York, August 22, 2019)
Gateway to Greenpoint (Go Green Brooklyn, December 6, 2018)