WNYC Transmitter Park Opens
The Greenpoint waterfront in Brooklyn is getting a little greener with the opening of WNYC Transmitter Park on the banks of the East River following a $12 million redevelopment project. Located on the site of the former WNYC radio transmission towers, the new park includes an esplanade and more than 1.5 acres of open space, providing residents and visitors with increased access to the Greenpoint waterfront. A pedestrian bridge was built across an excavated historic ferry slip and restored as a wetland accessible to visitors. The center of the park includes a large, open lawn with a separate children’s play area featuring a nautical theme to reflect the site’s context. It also includes a spray shower and nature gardens. A newly constructed recreational pier at the end of Kent Street will also open at the end of this year.
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“WNYC Transmitter Park is the City’s newest addition to a rapidly greening waterfront in North Brooklyn. The site has been transformed from a former ferry terminal and home of the old WNYC radio towers, into a destination for families to play, picnic, and enjoy beautiful views.”
- Mayor Bloomberg
WNYC Transmitter Park was designed by EDAW/McLaren Engineering Group/WXY architecture + urban design with The LiRo Group as resident engineer, and Phoenix Marine Co., Inc. as contractor. This initiative is part of the Waterfront Vision and Enhancement Strategy (WAVES), a citywide strategy launched by Mayor Bloomberg and Speaker Quinn, which lays out a sustainable blueprint for the City’s more than 500 miles of shoreline.