Greenpoint

New waterfront park opens in Greenpoint near Greenpoint Landing

August 8, 2018 By Raanan Geberer Brooklyn Daily Eagle
This is 33 Eagle St., which is part of the Greenpoint Landing mega-development, as seen in 2016. Eagle file photo by Lore Croghan

One of the waterfront parks in North Brooklyn that the city mandated developers to build in return for the right to erect high-rise luxury rental towers along the East River opened to the public this week in Greenpoint.

The park is near Greenpoint Landing, a 22-acre residential site developed by Brookfield Properties and the Park Tower Group. It contains two small roads, Blue Slip and Bell Slip off of Commercial Street, which will provide access to the rental towers, according to Bklyner.

“Some have noted that the park isn’t exactly as cozy as earlier renderings might’ve suggested: the benches are dark grey industrial affairs, and the park seems to have quite a few hard edges,” Bklyner said. Still, Bklyner continued, “Factoring in the future plans for Bushwick Inlet Park between Greenpoint and Williamsburg and the newly opened Domino Park near the sugar factory redevelopment, and it looks like North Brooklyn is finally making full use of its shoreline.”

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