Gallery: Dutch Kills Green Revamps Queens Plaza with a Wetlands Park, B...

A 1.5 acre area of Long Island City has been transformed from a commuter parking lot into an eco-friendly green space. Dutch Kills Green, officially opened by Mayor Michael Bloomberg on April 4, features a wetlands park of 489 native trees and grasses which will naturally filter pollutants from storm water. The mini-park sits alongside pedestrian walkways and bike paths to create a usable, peaceful green space in the rapidly evolving post-industrial Queens waterfront neighborhood.

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