Special Initiatives

North Brooklyn Parks Alliance was founded as Open Space Alliance for North Brooklyn in 2003. Though our name now reflects our focus on parks in Greenpoint and Williamsburg, we also remain committed to uplifting all public open space in Brooklyn’s Community Board 1! With an eye towards equity, NBK Parks has created a new model for successfully expanding, maintaining, and programming open spaces in a dense urban setting through both direct management and collaboration across government agencies, community organizations, and volunteer groups. Our efforts also align with the City of New York’s prioritization of improving the shared public spaces through an inter-agency approach led by the Director of the Public Realm. Check out some of our upcoming, current, and past Special Initiatives related to the public realm below!

Current Initiatives


Film still from drone footage of the Kosciuszko Bridge and Under the K Bridge Park. Captured by DEL SOL New York.

Press Release>>

Through a competitive application process, the New York City Department of Transportation (NYC DOT) selected North Brooklyn Parks Alliance (NBK Parks) as a Community Partner for the public outreach phase of their project to modernize the Brooklyn Queens Expressway (BQE).

As a Community Partner, NBK Parks is conducting three public visioning workshops focused on the North Corridor of the BQE in Greenpoint and Williamsburg:

1. Virtual Meeting
Wednesday, February 15
7:30–9:00 PM
Via Zoom

2. Lunch Meeting
Saturday, February 25
1:30–3:00 PM
75 Thomas St (Waste Management HQ)
*Lunch Provided

3. Drop-In Open House
Saturday, March 4
1:00 – 5:00 PM
86 Kent Ave (Bushwick Inlet Park Building)
*Free childcare + Polish, Spanish, and Yiddish interpretation

Learn more and register at bit.ly/nbkparks_bqe