New Waterfront Park on Newtown Creek

September 16, 2007 by
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 

New Park

Located adjacent to Greenpoint’s very own sewage treatment plant (at Provost Street and Paidge Avenue), here it is! Those of you who are interested in checking it out firsthand will be able to do so at the official opening September 29 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. More details about my Newtown Creek experience to come, I’m pooped!

Miss Heather

P.S.: Those of you who want a sneak peek at the less savory aspects of Newtown Creek (which are forthcoming) check out the set of photos I have started assembling on Flickr.

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4 Comments on New Waterfront Park on Newtown Creek

  1. peteywheatstraw on Mon, 17th Sep 2007 10:44 am
  2. I visited the flickr site and couldn’t help but notice the giant tanks of benzene. This reminded me of the NYMag article about the oil spill and that one of the immediate dangers would be benzene gas released and inhaled from fissures in the ground. Reassuringly, the article said (as I recall) that this would only be an issue if you live in a basement apartment. Well, guess what? My “garden” apartment should only be so pastoral. I’m trying to find a home test kit for benzene gas, and my efforts have brought up nil. Even the EPA website, while quite thorough, offers no reccomendation to the concerned resident. Any suggestions? (Sorry about posting this as a comment – I’m new to this and couldn’t find a contact link)

  3. missheather on Mon, 17th Sep 2007 10:46 am
  4. Here’s my advice: get in touch with GWAPP (they are listed on my blogroll). They might be able to steer you in the right direction.

  5. GioAtFreemanStreet on Wed, 19th Sep 2007 12:15 pm
  6. Wow they even have steps so you can go down and wet your feet. Better wear leaded boots.

  7. bitchcakes on Mon, 7th Jul 2008 1:06 pm
  8. Matthew and I just discovered this park yesterday while out on our bikes. It’s surreal! Not only is there ample seating (why?!) But it is almost like they are inviting you into a lovely pool- what with the steps leading to the water and the many steel ladders into/out of the water. All of this with views of ancient rotting steel structures, the BQE and what appeared to be a garbage barge. We were the only ones there (no surprise) and it was down right creepy! What were they thinking?! Who in their right mind is going to hang out there? Was this funded by Exxon (that was my guess).

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