50 Kent Avenue

Box Street Park Redesign to Be Presented 5/29

Initial Box St Park design (courtesy of NYC Parks)

A new design for the planned Box Street Park is set to be revealed this week.

NYC Parks will present the new Box Street Park design on Wednesday, May 29th, at the Polish and Slavic Center (176 Java St.) from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Initial Box St Park design (courtesy of NYC Parks)

The 2.8-acre park will be along the East River waterfront at the end of Box Street as part of the Greenpoint Landing mega-development. The current use of the future park’s site is for an MTA parking lot. High-rise developments are planned for the neighboring lots.

The initial design of the Box Street Park was revealed last November along with the design of 50 Kent St. portion of Bushwick Inlet Park.

Initial Box St Park design (courtesy of NYC Parks)

Community Board 1’s Parks and Waterfront Committee approved the 50 Kent St. design, but the Box Street Park design was not as enthusiastically received for the positioning of the restrooms at the entrance, the bench/seating choices, and for the lack of waterfront access in the design which will be fortified with a sea wall and railing. Continue reading

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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. Continue reading

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Neko Case, Live from Northside

Neko Case.
Neko Case.

A mural of swords, axes, and eels pointed towards the words, “The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You.”

It was the title of Neko Case’s last album, and also the backdrop for her show last Friday night, Live at the Inlet.

Sporting flaming red hair volumized with the humidity of the night, Case headlined the venue’s first night hosting music for the Northside Festival with her alt-country, punk-rock ballads.

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