In 2016, the Newtown Creek Alliance developed a plan to transform the end of North Henry Street into an accessible and ecologically beneficial shoreline. Located on the ‘No Name’ tributary of Newtown Creek, the site consists of 20,000 square feet of city-owned land and degraded shoreline. Our vision would offer open space, public access to the water, an ecologically vibrant shoreline and an opportunity to reduce storm water runoff to the creek. The 340 feet of shoreline is in close proximity to the final phase of the Newtown Creek Nature Walk and Kingsland Wildflower Roof, creating a corridor of publicly accessible and environmentally beneficial spaces in an industrial setting.
Our North Henry Street booklet provides an investigation of physical characteristics of the site, past uses, current conditions and design consideration. In preparing the booklet NCA conducted outreach to neighboring businesses, residents and relevant agencies to gather input of what would be desirable and feasible at this site. We look forward to working with all partners in seeing a transformation at this site to benefit Greenpoint residents, local workers and the ecology of Newtown Creek.
The North Henry Street planning project was made possible with funding provided by the New York State Office of the Attorney General and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation through the Greenpoint Community Environmental Fund.