In addition to serving as a resting place for potholes, the Brooklyn Queens Expressway is a six-lane highway dividing the Brooklyn neighborhoods of Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens, and Red Hook. In 2007, dlandstudio
received a NYSCA
Grant to study reconnection strategies for these neighborhoods while looking at the potential to improve adjacent landscape infrastructure and ameliorate environmental impacts. The resulting plan’s first phase dips its toe in the water by calling for the addition of green walls and street trees. The final achievement, shown here, will be a new park shading the BQE and connecting neighborhoods while providing green space for an area lacking in parks. BQE, New York City. Photo credit: dlandstudio.