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New Waterfront Park in Brooklyn Will Spruce Up Columbia Street’s Industrial Area
Posted By Molly Cotter On January 18, 2012 @ 10:16 am In Green Space,Manhattan,News | No Comments
A meeting tonight with the Brooklyn Greenway Initiative  and the Regional Plan Association  will inform locals of the latest news concerning a brand new waterfront park on Columbia Street between Cobble Hill  and Red Hook . The 80 foot area, which is currently an old shipping and storage yard, may soon be transformed into a public park complete with bike paths, green spaces, and dog runs. Over the past year, ideas for the space have been collected from residents and businesses throughout the community, and their suggestions will be revealed in additional renderings tonight at the Columbia Waterfront Park Report Back Meeting .
There is still a good amount of time for design plans, as the proposed park area, between Degraw and Kane streets, will most likely not begin construction until the Van Brunt Street reconstruction and Gowanus Flushing Tunnel  construction are completed in the next year or more.
Brooklyn Greenway Initiative’s work can be seen all over the borough, from the green spaces on Kent Avenue  in Williamsburg to the Erie Basin Park in Red Hook. Once completed, the Greenway aims to be a 14-mile off-street path connecting Greenpoint to Sunset Park, increasing waterfront access and promoting green transportation along the way. The new Columbia street Waterfront Park will contribute greatly to the initiative’s path!
via Cobble Hill Association Blog 
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 Brooklyn Greenway Initiative: http://www.brooklyngreenway.org/s0main.htm
 Regional Plan Association: http://www.rpa.org/
 Cobble Hill: http://maps.google.com/maps?q=cobble+hill&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hq=&hnear=0x89c25a5ac95d4701:0x94ac5489bd586295,Cobble+Hill,+Brooklyn,+NY&gl=us&ei=wdoWT722IMrz0gGMvszdAg&sa=X&oi=geocode_result&ct=title&resnum=1&ved=0CDYQ8gEwAA
 Red Hook: http://maps.google.com/maps?q=red+hook&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hq=&hnear=0x89dd0a84afad3bc9:0xa90c949f9619c7b0,Red+Hook,+NY&gl=us&ei=2NoWT-KmL6P10gH544n8Ag&sa=X&oi=geocode_result&ct=image&resnum=3&ved=0CEgQ8gEwAg
 Report Back Meeting: http://www.brooklyngreenway.org/greenway-segment-status.htm
 Gowanus Flushing Tunnel: http://gothamist.com/2007/04/09/gowanus_flushin.php
 Kent Avenue: http://www.brooklyngreenway.org/greenway-map/
 Erie Basin Park : http://lostnewyorkcity.blogspot.com/2008/07/erie-basin-park.html
 Cobble Hill Association Blog: http://cobblehillassociation.blogspot.com/2012/01/columbia-waterfront-park-meeting-118.html
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