Permanent Designs For 50 Kent Ave and Box Street Park To Be Presented

50 Kent Ave. pop-up park (Friends of Bushwick Inlet Park)

The progress of Bushwick Inlet Park is moving along and the 50 Kent Ave. parcel, a former state Superfund site that hosted the Brooklyn Flea and the Northside Concert Series, has been cleaned of toxic coal tar, making way for the current pop-up park to become permanent.

The permanent design of the 50 Kent Ave. parcel of Bushwick Inlet Park will be revealed this Thursday, Nov. 1, 6:30 – 9 p.m. at 86 Kent Ave., where NYC Parks will present their design concept to the Parks and Waterfront Committee of Community Board 1 and the general public. The design for the Box Street Park, part of the Greenpoint Landing development, will also be revealed and discussed at the meeting.

50 Kent Ave. in 2009, prior to the state Superfund remediation, that removed toxic coal tar from the site (google maps)

Access to the pop-up was limited this past summer to weekends as the soil and grass continue to undergo the final stages of the remediation process. Summer events at the pop-up park this year included yoga, movie screenings, astronomy sessions, and theater performances. The new 1.8 acres of grass will soon be set for construction and community input on the permanent design is requested.

 

 

 

 

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