StreetFilms: Touring Brooklyn’s Future Waterfront Greenway



On Saturday, over 100 cyclists turned out for Brooklyn Greenway Initiative’s
annual ride. For nearly a decade, they have been working with numerous
community & government groups to bring a Hudson River-style
recreation path from Greenpoint to Sunset Park. In the next few years, much of the 15-mile route will finally become reality.

The tour highlight: It was the first public bike tour to be allowed to ride on the piers the future Brooklyn Bridge Park will occupy. Riders enjoyed vantage points of lower Manhattan few have ever seen. Along with Streetsblog reporter Sarah Goodyear, StreetFilms’ Clarence Eckerson, Jr. was there with his camera. Afterwards, he produced this two minute video essay.

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