Gateway to Greenpoint – Kickoff Community Workshop

Join the Newtown Creek Alliance for a community visioning workshop to plan for public and environmental development of a 13,000 sq foot city-owned parcel at the corner of Greenpoint and Kingsland Avenues in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. 


Monday November 26th
6:30 to 8:30pm
520 Kingsland Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11222


Project Background:

Our goal is to develop a community-driven plan that creates publically accessible and ecological beneficial use
of a 13,000 sq foot city-owned parcel at the corner of Greenpoint and Kingsland Avenues. The parcel is
managed by the NYC Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and was offered as a community amenity
during the upgrade of the Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP). With construction of the
plant complete the site has sat dormant and community pressure and direction is required to develop, utilize
and protect this resource.

The development of this parcel will connect with other public access/restoration projects along this block of
Kingsland Avenue, including the Kingsland Wildflowers green roof (completed 2017), phase 2 and 3 of the
Nature Walk (2020) and restoration along North Henry Street Public Basin (ongoing).

The site is located within an area of Greenpoint with a severe lack of greenery and ongoing burdens of air
pollution and soil contamination. The value of transforming an empty and barren lot, two blocks from
residential areas, to a public area with plants, trees and wildlife habitat offers environmental, human health
and educational benefits for years to come.

The process will include working with the design firm Interval Projects and partnering with
Evergreen Exchange to engage community members, local businesses and the DEP to create a site plan that
the City is excited about and committed to making a reality.

This project is made possible with generous support from the Greenpoint Community Environmental Fund and the Office of the New York State Attorney General and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.



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