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Located directly under the Kosciuszko Bridge and called “Under the K Bridge Park,” the new park converts a formerly abandoned site into a vibrant seven-acre open space that invites the public to a little-known waterfront of Newtown Creek.

The space, designed by Toronto- based landscape architecture firm PUBLIC WORK, features expansive multi-purpose sections for recreation, culture, and woodland areas where more than 20,000 trees and native plant species now grow.

Under the soaring Kosciuszko Bridge columns, our “El-space” grows from 40 feet to as much as 100 feet in height. Distinguishing itself with massive industrial “rooms” connected by a continuous beam of light that runs the park’s length, creating what we call a “solar slice.”.

Walsh, James. 2020. “Managing Coronavirus Risk Is No Walk in the Public Park” New York Magazine. April 25, 2020

n/a. 2020. “Participatory Budgeting VOTE WEEK: March 28–April 5 Vote on How the District Will Spend $$” The Greenline. February 28, 2020 

Santucci, Christina. 2019. “Cuomo heralds new Kosciuszko Bridge.” Queens Daily Eagle. August 28, 2019 

Frangipane, Paul. 2019. “Seven acres of parkland to open under new Kosciuszko Bridge in Greenpoint” Brooklyn Daily Eagle. August 27, 2019

Guse, Clayton. 2019. “Cuomo unveils new Kosciuszko Bridge, announces new park beneath massive structure” New York Daily News. August 27, 2019

Kensinger, Nathan. 2019. “In Greenpoint, new waterfront parks will transform the Newtown Creek” Curbed. August 22, 2019

Hallum, Mark. 2019. “Under the K Park Development Below Kosciusko Bridge to Show off Ecological Resilience” Brooklyn Paper. August 2, 2019

Hallum, Mark. 2019. “Under the K – park development below Kosciuszko Bridge to show off ecological resiliency.” QNS.com. August 1, 2019

Griffin, Allie. 2019. “Greenpoint is Getting Seven Acres of New Parkland under the Kosciuszko Bridge.” Greenpoint Post. July 31, 2019

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