Okay, at least 3/4 of a mile of it along Columbia Street between Atlantic and Degraw is done. And although it’s not officially open, folks have been seen walking, jogging and biking on it already. The project, a decade in the making, has endured plenty of bumps, with businesses suffering during the construction phase, but now trees have been planted and paths laid. Eventually, the Greenway should stretch 14 miles along the waterfront from Greenpoint to Bay Ridge. Per the press release from Brooklyn Greenway Initiative (BGI): “More encouraging news came last month as the Department of Transportation began striping new on-street bike lanes on Congress Street and Kane Street, which will provide a direct connection to the Columbia Street Greenway.” BGI has started hosting monthly “clean-ups,” with pals from the Columbia Waterfront Neighborhood Association. If you want to help, the next one will occur on Saturday, November 8th at 10:00AM, at BGI’s offices, 145 Columbia Street, between Kane and DeGraw.
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