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BGI 2018 Year in Pictures

BGI 2018 Year in Pictures

2018 YEAR IN PICTURES

connecting a greener,
stronger, healthier
Brooklyn

Brooklyn Greenway Initiative is committed to the development, establishment, and stewardship of the

Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway

a 26-mile pedestrian and cyclist route from Newtown Creek to Jamaica Bay that, when complete, will
connect Brooklyn’s storied and iconic waterfront, parks and open space, commercial and cultural
corridors, and new tech and innovation hubs for 2.65 million Brooklyn residents, over 1 million
employees in Brooklyn, and 15 million visitors from across the City and around the world.

Brooklyn Waterfront
Greenway

18 Miles Currently In Use
Serve Millions of Annual Users

4 Segments Currently Under
Construction

2 Segments Breaking Ground
in 2019

~11 Miles Needed to Complete
the Brooklyn Waterfront
Greenway

Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway (under construction), Flushing Avenue
Anticipated Opening: Spring 2019

Greenway
Stewardship

Sponsors activate their brands along the Greenway for millions of
New Yorkers and visitors annually

The Bernard & Anne Spitzer
Charitable Trust

Corporate Volunteer Program, Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway, 2018

Corporate Volunteer Program, Naval Cemetery Landscape, 2018

Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway Tour, 2018

“The Spanish Gardener” by Elliott Arkin, Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway, 2018

Naval Cemetery

Landscape

1.7-acre contemplative memorial park and pollinator habitat on the
site of the former Naval Hospital Cemetery at the Brooklyn Navy Yard

Naval Cemetery Landscape, 2018

Naval Cemetery Landscape, 2018

Youth Volunteer Program, Naval Cemetery Landscape, 2018

Education Program, Naval Cemetery Landscape, 2018

Yoga Program, Naval Cemetery Landscape, 2018

Sonic Meditation Program, Naval Cemetery Landscape, 2018

“Buried Histories” by Sarah Olson, Naval Cemetery Landscape, 2018

“Buried Histories” by Sarah Olson, Naval Cemetery Landscape, 2018

Epic Ride

July 21, 2018

Nearly 1,000 people rode along the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway
from Greenpoint to Jacob Riis Beach

Epic Ride 2018

Epic Ride 2018

Epic Ride 2018

Half Marathon & 5K

October 14, 2018

1,200 people took in iconic views as they ran the Brooklyn
Waterfront Greenway route

Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway Half Marathon & 5K 2018

Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway Half Marathon & 5K 2018

The Brooklyn Greenway
wins

“Best in Competition”

AIANY + ASLANY
Transportation +
Infrastructure Design
Excellence Awards

October 8, 2018

Greenway + Industry

November 15, 2018

Hundreds of revelers enjoyed food and drink tastings while we honored NYC Ferry
operated by Hornblower with the 2018 Waterfront Connections Award and
welcomed our first Executive Director, Terri Carta

Stewards Community Partners Supporters
NYC Ferry operated by Hornblower
The Williamsburg Hotel Brooklyn Brewery John Carter

Advocates Douglaston Development Ken Fisher
Brooklyn Navy Yard Development
Downtown Brooklyn Partnership Petra & J.D. Messick
Corporation
Michael Cairl & Jim Harvey HK Organization Carl J. Persak
Con Edison
The Durst Organization Marvel Architects Hope & Sumner Pingree
Greenpoint Landing
Rich Miller & Aviva Goldstein McLaren Engineering Group Michael Porto
Industry City
Robert Pirani Claudia & Ted Weissberg

TerraCRG Jeremy P. Wurmfeld

TLM Associates

Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects

Zipcar

Greenway + Industry, November 2018

Greenway + Industry, November 2018

Greenway + Industry, November 2018

Greenway + Industry, November 2018

Greenway + Industry, November 2018

Greenway + Industry, November 2018

Brooklyn Greenway

Initiative Partners

Thank you to the many government, foundation, and community partners who
support the Greenway’s development, establishment, and stewardship.

Government Partners Elected Officials Foundation Partners Community & Non-Profit Partners
Brooklyn Bridge Park Congresswoman Nydia M. Velázquez Thomas and Jeanne Elmezzi Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy
Brooklyn Navy Yard Development New York Governor Andrew Cuomo Brooklyn Community Boards 1, 2, 6 & 7
NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio Foundation City Growers
Corporation NYC Public Advocate Letitia James The Charles Engelhard Foundation Gowanus Canal Conservancy
Mayor’s Office of Recovery & Resiliency Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation Grow NYC
National Park Service Greenpoint Community The Horticultural Society of New York
NYC Department of City Planning Adams Mayor’s Fund for the City of New York
NYC Department of Design and Construction Council Member Justin Brannan Environmental Fund Millennium Development Corporation
NYC Department of Environmental Council Member Vincent Gentile Robert Wood Johnson Foundation National Parks Conservation Association
Council Member Brad Lander National Fish and Wildlife North Brooklyn Neighbors
Protection Council Member Stephen Levin North Brooklyn Parks Alliance
NYC Department of Parks and Recreation Council Member Carlos Menchaca Foundation Red Hook Initiative
NYC Department of Sanitation Council Member Antonio Reynoso The O’Connell Organization Family Regional Plan Association
NYC Department of Transportation Rockaway Waterfront Alliance
NYC Economic Development Corporation Foundation Transportation Alternatives
NYC Police Department Bernard and Anne Spitzer Turnstile Tours
New York State Department of State
Port Authority of NY & NJ Foundation
TKF Foundation

connecting a greener, stronger, healthier Brooklyn

#BKGreenway 153 Columbia Street
@BKGreenway Brooklyn, NY 11231
BrooklynGreenway.org
718.522.0193

[email protected]


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