Update: Progress on Bushwick Inlet Park

by Laura Treciokas on

Progress on Phase Two of Bushwick Inlet Park (the block between N. 9th and 10th along Kent Avenue) continues and it looks very likely that NYC Parks’ promise to get things wrapped up by March may really happen. Workers finished hanging the final blue tiles on the front façade last week, there is grass laid on the sloping green roof and the playground equipment at the base of the roof has also been installed. If the pile of wood louvers just delivered is any indication, work to install those at the entrance should get underway this week. If you take a stroll down to the western edge of the park you’ll find the fencing that used to separate the waterfront from the athletic field is now down, allowing for an unobstructed view of the East River and beyond. Go check it out but watch out for the geese droppings! It looks like those fellas have already been taking full advantage of our newest open space!

Keep tabs on the project via a webcam focused on the green roof that updates every five minutes.

© 2013 Laura Treciokas. Used with permission.

© 2013 Laura Treciokas. Used with permission.

© 2013 Laura Treciokas. Used with permission.

© 2013 Laura Treciokas. Used with permission.

Laura Treciokas

Laura is a new-ish addition to the Greenpoint community, moving here in 2007 with her husband Jonathan Fox and their Boston Terrier, Buster Brown. The family is recently joined by one Jasper Fox, last seen drooling on a non tree-lined stretch of sidewalk near you. Laura abandoned a life of glamour and excitement as a network news producer in Manhattan for a life of excitement and glamour in North Brooklyn, where she is renovating a home on Guernsey Street which dates back to 1872. Her involvement with community work began after she misunderstood her neighbor, Trina McKeever, believing that an invitation to join forces as Friends of Bushwick Inlet Park was the promise of a permanent boat slip on the East River. She soon discovered an outlet for her steady tiller hand, helping to set up the Community Committee for the Open Space Alliance for North Brooklyn and serving as the group’s first co-chair. Laura joined the board of GWAPP in 2012.

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