Segment Status

The Greenway will be built gradually, segment-by-segment, including:

Columbia Street/Red Hook

Interim Greenway

NYC Greenway signage has begun to appear along the route of the Interim Greenway in Red Hook. It includes the first appearance of the "Brooklyn Waterfront" greenway medallions. Starting at Hamilton Avenue and the Gowanus Canal, DOT is working north. DOT's Columbia Street reconstruction contractor has begun work on the off-street bike and pedestrian paths on the west side of Columbia Street that will serve as the Interim Greenway there. The interim greenway helps to establish the route's identity and use while the permanent facility is designed and constructed.


Phase 2

Brooklyn Greenway Initiative, Regional Plan Association (RPA) and the Bloomberg Administration are coordinating Phase 2 planning for the greenway in Community Boards 2 and 6. Funded by the NYS Environmental Protection Fund and sponsored by Borough President Marty Markowitz, Phase 2 involves coordinating the work of the government agencies and official stakeholders in achieving the following goals:

  • Finalize greenway/open space footprint at Piers 7-12 and begin greenway design in CB6
  • Finalize funding for Piers 7-12 and Red Hook Park segments

Phase 2 will involve opportunities for public input to the design of greenway segments. Look for invitations to workshops in upcoming newsletters from BGI.


Piers 7-12, 1 & 6

New York City Economic Development Corporation (EDC) has incorporated a 30-foot wide greenway in its plans for the reuse of Piers 7-12. The new greenway right of way is being mapped as a permanent right of way under the Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP) that EDC is undertaking in connection with its acquisition of the piers from the Port Authority of NY & NJ. In addition, EDCís plan includes a new open space along Columbia Street from Kane to Degraw and a 3-acre waterfront open space at the north edge of Pier 10 (at the foot of Sackett Street).

The Greenway is included in the Brooklyn Bridge Design Plan running along the waterfront between Piers 1 and 6.

Before
After

Flushing Avenue

BGI is working with NYC DOT and the Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation to expand the 10 to 13 foot sidewalks around the Navy Yard to a 30-ft greenway right of way.
Before
After

In anticipation of the greenway, DOT extended the curbs on the Kent Avenue side by 6 feet in the fall of 2006 under the Kent Avenue Reconstruction Project:


Navy Street

On Navy Street, the greenway right of way will be achieved through curb extensions and fence setbacks. In addition, NYC DOT has plans to connect the greenway to the Manhattan Bridge bike path with an off street bikeway on Sand Street.

BGI is working with stakeholders in DUMBO and Vinegar Hill to finalize the route through these historic neighborhoods and secure funding for construction of potentially on-street bike lanes on these quiet cobblestone streets.


Phase 2

Brooklyn Greenway Initiative, Regional Plan Association (RPA) and the Bloomberg Administration are coordinating Phase 2 planning for the greenway in Community Boards 1, 2 and 6. Funded by the NYS Environmental Protection Fund and sponsored by Borough President Marty Markowitz, Phase 2 involves coordinating the work of the government agencies and official stakeholders in achieving the following Phase 2 goals:

  • Design greenway around the Brooklyn Navy Yard
  • Resolve legal/jurisdictional issues re Navy Yard fence setbacks
  • Finalize funding for Navy Yard segments
  • Develop long-term stewardship plan for the greenway

Phase 2 will involve opportunities for public input to the design of greenway segments. Look for invitations to workshops in upcoming newsletters from BGI.


Before
After

Greenpoint & Williamsburg

BGI commissioned a traffic study of Kent Avenue and West Street and then held a public planning workshop in May 2007 to help determine the bikeway location. The CB1 Workshop Findings provide a summary of the issues addressed at this workshop. Watch a short workshop video or read an article to find out more.

DOT is also making major additions to its bike route network in Greenpoint and Williamsburg. Some of these new routes will connect to the future greenway there, such as new striped lanes on Eagle and Freeman Streets that will connect the greenway to the Pulaski Bridge.


Phase 2

Brooklyn Greenway Initiative, Regional Plan Association (RPA) and the Bloomberg Administration are coordinating Phase 2 planning for the greenway in Community Board 1. Funded by the NYS Environmental Protection Fund and sponsored by Borough President Marty Markowitz, Phase 2 involves coordinating the work of the government agencies and official stakeholders in planning the bikeway in CB1 and developing the greenway implementation plan.

Phase 2 will involve opportunities for public input to the design of greenway segments. Look for invitations to workshops in upcoming newsletters from BGI.


Sunset Park

UPROSE of Sunset Park is planning a greenway and blueway along the Community board 7 waterfront with funding from the NYS Department of State Local Waterfront Revitalization Program.