Councilman Advocates Building of Two-Block Park Over Brooklyn-Queens Expressway In Williamsburg

BQ GreenBQ Green, rendering by DLANDstudio

After former Mayor Michael Bloomberg, in 2010, rejected plans to build a public park over a two-block span of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway between South 3rd and 5th streets in Williamsburg, Councilman Antonio Reynoso is re-proposing the project. Dubbed BQ Green, the $200 million project could potentially be incorporated into the city’s $2.265 billion budget for park capital spending, according to Gothamist. As currently envisioned, a concrete platform would completely cover two blocks of the BQE, while partially covering the below-grade expressway one block in either direction. The part of South 4th Street that currently spans over the BQE would be reconstructed as parkland, and the existing green space lining the expressway will be revitalized. The proposal also includes a baseball diamond, a waterpark, and wooded and landscaped areas. DLANDstudio is behind the design of the 2010 proposal. The project is expected to be discussed before the city’s budget is adopted.

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3 Comments on "Councilman Advocates Building of Two-Block Park Over Brooklyn-Queens Expressway In Williamsburg"

  1. Fantastic view greater and better with natural green park, forest in the middle of city.

  2. They should probably repave the BQE first

  3. Mike Magill | May 10, 2016 at 10:44 am |

    Try completing the upgrades necessary in Prospect Park first.

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