Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway
The Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway is a planned 14-mile landscaped route separated from traffic with paths for both pedestrians and cyclists. When complete, the Greenway will connect neighborhood parks and open spaces from Greenpoint to Bay Ridge. Marvel Architects is designing three sites along the Greenway. Each park node presents a different character, program and civic presence, with distinctive boardwalks and bike paths connecting repurposed historic elements. The Columbia Street Waterfront Park is a key node along the Greenway. This quarter-mile site provides open plaza space, passive recreation areas, a dog run and other amenities to this industrial and residential neighborhood.
A second node is the Columbia Street Connector Pier that juts into the Erie Canal Basin near the Ikea in Red Hook. The long connector links the neighborhood of Red Hook and its well-used existing neighborhood parks to the New York harbor, waterfront views, and active recreational aquatic amenities. An extended bicycle and walking path runs the length of the pier overlooking the harbor and provides access to fishing and picnic areas.
The Naval Cemetery Landscape, a third node along the Greenway, is a 1.7 acre public space designed for use by pedestrian and cyclists. Its support spaces activate the previously isolated site while preserving and protecting the memorial cemetery grounds.