Transmitter Park

January 18, 2008 by
Filed under: Area 51 

One of the highlights from last night’s town hall meeting was Rich Mazur’s rather enthusiastic presentation of the park slated for the western tip of Greenpoint Avenue. Follows is the tentative design.

Transmitter Park

Here are a few fun facts about this space:

  1. The site of this park is where WNYC once had their transmitter (hence the moniker “Transmitter Park”).
  2. It has a budget of ten million dollars.
  3. It will be 1.8 acres in size.
  4. The final design will be presented June of this year.
  5. Its completion date is set for winter 2009-2010, making it very likely that this will be the next park to be built in north Greenpoint!

Anyone who wishes to learn more about Transmitter Park (or aid in its creation by becoming a volunteer) can contact Rich Mazur via GWAPP at:

info (at) gwapp (dot) org

Of all the plans presented last night this one was by and far my favorite. Not only is the location fantastic, but I suspect I speak for many when I say quality park space in north Greenpoint is long, LONG overdue.

Miss Heather

Image Credit: Greenpointer (a web site which unfortunately appears to have been abandoned)


2 Comments on Transmitter Park

  1. Tony From Kent Street on Fri, 18th Jan 2008 2:14 pm
  2. Last night’s meeting, although a bit chilly, was very exciting for me. There’s a lot that’s going good for Greenpoint and we need to make sure Bloomy keeps up on these proposals. Most importantly, i would say is to focus on keeping TGE from building a nasty power plant in the Bushwick Inlet Park. The rendering of that smokestack made me nauseaus. Anyway, I think it’s viable that Greenpoint is in for some real exciting restorations and park additions. Yay!

  3. missheather on Fri, 18th Jan 2008 2:18 pm
  4. I totally agree with you regarding the TGE power plant. ATROCIOUS. I *am* glad to know, however, that Joe Lentol has gotten involved. We are lucky to have him as a representative. Seriously.

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