WNYC Transmitter Park Opens August 25

by Ryan Watson on

Transmitter Park—a 6.6 acre space at the end of Greenpoint Avenue—is set to open this Saturday, August 25, 2012 according to several area newspapers. The seemingly finished park had been kept gated all summer, but when the New York Post began investigating the delay in the park’s opening, the city responded that they were just wrapping things up and that it would open Saturday.

50th Assembly District Committeeman Lincoln Restler told the Post, “The city needed a real kick in the ass. Whatever work was done the past six months could have been done in weeks.”

The officially named WNYC Transmitter Park is a part of the controversial 2005 Greenpoint-Williamsburg waterfront rezoning plans. Seven years later, it is the first green space in the plan to be constructed, completed and opened to the public.

© 2012 Heather Van De Mark. Used with permission.

© 2012 Heather Van De Mark. Used with permission.

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New York Post: Better late? B’klyn park finally opening – August 20, 2012

Gothamist: Greenpoint WNYC Transmitter Park Will Finally Open Saturday – August 20, 2012

NYCEDC Press Release: Ground is Broken on WNYC Transmitter Park – August 3, 2010

Ryan Watson

Ryan Watson

Originally from Los Angeles, Ryan is a relatively new but very proud resident of Greenpoint. He was drawn to Greenpoint by the strong sense of community and history of local activism. Ryan can be found at North Brooklyn Farms, the urban farm at the Domino Sugar Factory, which he co-founded or working in the 61 Franklin Street Community Garden.