Open: 6:00 AM - 1:00 AM
- Founded: 2012
- Acreage: 6.61
- Property Type: Neighborhood Park
- Council Member: Lincoln Restler
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Transmitter Park is just 6.61-acres but has a fascinating story. Located in the northern part of Greenpoint on the river’s edge, Transmitter Park is a natural inlet that was once the hunting ground of the Native Americans and home to NYC public radio station, WNYC. Open as new parkland in 2012 as part of the area’s rezoning; this location boasts some unbelievable views of Manhattan’s skyline that can be enjoyed from its large open lawn or viewing piers.
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.”.
Frangipane, Paul. 2019. “Seven acres of parkland to open under new Kosciuszko Bridge in Greenpoint” Brooklyn Daily Eagle. August 27, 2019