NE Entrance of McCarren Park Closed Until Spring

by Ryan Watson on

As many may have noticed, the northeast entrance of McCarren park has been fenced off in preparation for a construction project that will take place over the winter. The Parks Department is commencing a $930,000 capital project that will create greater drainage capacity, repave the walkway and update the landscaping to alleviate drainage problems, which routinely create several small lakes around the park after heavy rains. Hopefully, all the gates will be down and the park will be open to full public access come spring of 2013. And maybe the Parks Department will also get the light pole that fell during Hurricane Sandy up off the ground again, one can dream.

McCarren Park Notice

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McCarren Park Construction

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McCarren Park Construction

© 2012 Ryan Watson. Used with permission.

More info:

  • L Magazine:“City to Spend Nearly $1 Million Fixing McCarren Park Lake”
  • DNA Info: “McCarren Park Gets $930,000 to Fight ‘Hipster Lake’ Puddles”
  • 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.
    • Renovations In McCarren Park Will Do Away With ‘Hipster Lake’ « CBS New York commented:

      [...] The Greenpoint Waterfront Association for Parks and Planning said in a blog post earlier this month that the Parks Department had begun a $930,000 capital project to improve drainage at the park. Currently, the association said, drainage problems “routinely create several small lakes around the park after heavy rains.” adsonar_placementId=1557568 ;adsonar_pid=2728767 ;adsonar_ps=-1;adsonar_zw=260;adsonar_zh=410;adsonar_jv='ads.adsonar.com'; [...]

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