40 Quay Street

Voters to Decide Fate of MTA Development Site at Bushwick Inlet Park

40 Quay St. (courtesy of MTA)

A contested MTA-owned warehouse abutting the future Bushwick Inlet Park could be purchased by the state and preserved as park space instead of being developed into condos, New York Assembly Member Joe Lentol announced on Thursday.

Voters in November will decide on the Restore Mother Nature Environmental Bond Act that would provide the state with $200 million in funding for land acquisitions.

The one-story, 72,600 square-foot building known as the mobile wash unit site at 40 Quay St. was explored as a possible development site as the MTA released a Request for Proposals for Development in the summer of 2019.

Rendering via Friends of Bushwick Inlet Park

Over the past year, local leaders and activists called on the MTA to suspend development plans at 40 Quay St. to prevent another high rise apartment building and to extend the future Bushwick Inlet Park. Continue reading

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Bushwick Inlet Park Oil Tanks and Storage Facility to Be Demolished

(courtesy of Maker Park)

Want to learn about the future of the Bayside oil tanks at the future Bushwick Inlet Park?

The NYC Economic Development Corporation will present on the plan to remove the oil tanks at the Brooklyn Community Board 1 Environmental Committee meeting this Thursday, June 6th at 435 Graham Ave. at 6:30 p.m. Remediation for environmental toxins at the site will be complete prior to the demolition of the tanks.

Bushwick Inlet Park begins at N 9 Street in Williamsburg spanning to N 15 Street in Greenpoint along the waterfront and remains in the early stages of planning and development with only one open parcel at 50 Kent St., which itself will be developed further with trees, benches, and landscaping. The design phase of 50 Kent is expected to be finalized this summer, and construction could potentially start next year.

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

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