Rebuilding Place in the Urban Space

"A community’s physical form, rather than its land uses, is its most intrinsic and enduring characteristic." [Katz, EPA] This blog focuses on place and placemaking and all that makes it work--historic preservation, urban design, transportation, asset-based community development, arts & cultural development, commercial district revitalization, tourism & destination development, and quality of life advocacy--along with doses of civic engagement and good governance watchdogging.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

East River State Park, beach image

This park in Brooklyn is adjacent to a city park.  Apparently, Smorgasburg is held here too.  (We were trying to go to the Brooklyn Flea, not knowing it is on hiatus between moving to its winter location.)

But I was glad for the opportunity to see this park, as well as the city Bushwick Inlet Park next door, which is mostly set up as athletic fields.

Both are good examples of utilization of seemingly unpark-like spaces--although granted they are on the East River and riverfronts can be great park spaces--and programming them in unusual ways.

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