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Tag Archives: BQE
That is one exceptional patch of grass I would have to say. When I saw this on Kingsland Avenue, south of the BQE, I kinda wanted to just sprawl out on it and take a nap, provided there really isn’t any pee-pee here. This kind of quality grass just does not exist in any park system in or near Greenpoint, Brooklyn.
You got to respect that cute little sign. I say good luck with that.
Snow is the last thing on Earth that I want to see today. And the owner of this historical vehicle will not be seeing any around here anytime soon.
From underneath the BQE.
On Meeker Avenue & Frost Street (no pun intended).
This is where shopping carts are born before they become the official transport tool for redeemable plastic and glass by the many freelance recycling surveyors of our fine cities. From the little bit of land between the McGuinness BQE off-ramp and Meeker Avenue.
Phase 1 of the new Brooklyn Bridge Park is complete and we wanted to check it out. This is an area that a few years ago was pretty much a dump, with crumbled buildings, industrial waste and/or artifacts, but now it is pretty darn nice. The overall design of the park is impressive and it’s pretty amazing how many people were there yesterday. No one in NYC can ever say, “Do we need another park?” or “Will people even use this new space?” because people were everywhere really enjoying this new space. And this is just the beginning, this is down by Pier 1 in Dumbo, Brooklyn, but by 2013 most of the park going north up to the original part of the park by John Street and some other locations will be complete. This is a good start. I have to say that the new grass is definitely sod and looks a little surreal because it is so perfect looking. I don’t believe you can have such perfect looking lawns without a good amount of chemicals used to do so. Also, there was two big turn-offs for me. One was that there were no public bathrooms yet open even though there was a nice big friendly sign that said, “Public Bathrooms This Way–>”. And two, over on the Manhattan side, there’s a helicopter sight-seeing tour company that is responsible for a lot of very noisy flying over your heads as they span the Brooklyn Bridge before heading over to the Statue of Liberty, which you can nicely see from the park (just not with a camera phone camera). I was kind of hoping we would see an unintended water landing.
The contrast of old and new can be quite stark at this park.
High-quality attractive, sturdy benches make for some good people-watching seats.
Remnants of the original piers remain along with a view of the double layer BQE right before the Atlantic Avenue exit that most people probably have never seen.
My feet were planted in the same spot for both of these pictures. On Meeker Avenue near Humboldt Avenue, Greenpoint, Brooklyn.
Sometimes I forget that not everyone has a hundred foot wide highway running through their neighborhood.
Also from Kingsland Avenue, south of the BQE, but still in the lovely confines of Greenpoint, Brooklyn, I give you scaffolding for a building that does not exist.