Where’s That Waterfront We Were Promised?

by Heather Van De Mark on

As part of the historic 2005 rezoning of Williamsburg and Greenpoint, which transformed swaths of manufacturing zones into residential neighborhoods, the city proposed an ambitious plan to build a 1.6 mile esplanade connecting the two communities along the waterfront of the East River. But now, more than seven years later, many of those promises have gone unfulfilled.

Check out this fantastic article by Brooklyn Based called “Waiting on the Waterfront in North Brooklyn” for an update on progress of our promised waterfront.

© Illustrations by Donna Walcavage. Image from NYC Parks.gov page.

Heather Van De Mark

Heather Van De Mark

Heather is a designer/writer specializing in non-profit organizations and social causes. Originally from central NY, Heather settled into the charming Greenpoint neighborhood in 2011. While most of her community activism takes place from behind a computer screen, Heather can often be found at CB1 meetings, the McCarren Park track and any of the parks along the waterfront.