On June 25, 2019, the North Brooklyn Park Alliance unveiled plans for a new park in Greenpoint, Brooklyn that will transform nearly seven acres beneath the Kosciuszko Bridge into a public park, cultural destination, and ecological hub.
Called Under the ‘K,’ the new public space is designed by PUBLIC WORK, the Toronto-based landscape architecture firm responsible for The Bentway. Similar to Under the ‘K,’ The Bentway is a linear public space created below Toronto’s elevated Gardiner Expressway that quickly gained visibility as a major cultural attraction for the city.
Located at the hub of four of diverse and growing neighborhoods, Under the ‘K’ will fill a void within the area’s current open space network and stitch together several established yet disparate public spaces. Envisioned as a collaborative space unlike any other traditional park, Under the ‘K’ celebrates the resilience of nature and Brooklyn’s diverse community culture.