The Brooklyn Greenway Initiative has secured $882,000 in City Council capital funding, rounding out the money needed to create a 1.7-acre park in the former Brooklyn Naval Hospital cemetery. The BGI and the Brooklyn Navy Yard Corporation will landscape the site, which is on Williamsburg Street West between Kent and Flushing Avenues. The park will be “planted exclusively with native grasses, wildflowers, trees and shrubs and is being designed to provide the experience of being completely enveloped in nature,” according to BGI. Rogers Marvel Architects and Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects are designing it and released their renderings, pictured above, last year. BGI secured the first part of the funding in 2012 — $560,000 from the NYS Environmental Protection Fund and $600,000 from TKF Foundation. Construction is scheduled to start in the spring of 2014.
Foundation Gives $1M for Navy Yard Park [Brownstoner]