Eyes on the Street: Biking on the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway

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Last time we checked in on the Columbia Street section of the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway, construction was in full swing. Now, along much of the path in Carroll Gardens and Red Hook, the orange barrels are gone and new plantings are taking root. Streetfilms’ Clarence Eckerson snapped these shots last week, noting that about 40 new trees have been planted on Columbia between Atlantic Avenue and Degraw Street. The paths and plantings have completely changed the feel of the street, he tells us.

This section of the greenway is a "temporary" path that may be widened in the future. The current right-of-way varies between 13 and 20 feet and may expand to 30 feet, pending negotiations with the Port Authority, says Milton Puryear of the Brooklyn Greenway Initiative. We have a request in to DOT to find out when this phase of construction is slated to wrap up officially. For now, enjoy more of Clarence’s pics.

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The view south from Atlantic Avenue. The white stripe demarcates a parking lane.

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New street trees have been planted on the other side of Columbia, too.

  • md

    This is beautiful. I had no idea construction had begun.

  • Looking good; I’m very jealous.

  • gecko

    looks really nice. have to check it out.

  • Stacy

    Definitely worth a trip to Brooklyn!

  • John and Sheila

    It’s great to see Brooklyn developing its waterfront for everyone to enjoy. We’re looking forward to taking a bike ride on the new Brooklyn Greenway next time we’re in New York.

    John and Sheila
    Fairbanks, Alaska

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