Field Report: Turning Parking Lots Into Parks

It’s hard to imagine, but Governors Island had over 2,000 parking spaces before we began construction. But now, many unused parking lots are being transformed by the Governors Island Parks and Public Open Space project.

Last week, the crews started digging up the parking lot next to Soissons Landing (where Manhattan ferries land) to make the perimeter road safer and more comfortable for pedestrians and cyclists.

And the sea of asphalt surrounding the South Battery was torn up to make way for. . .

. . .a green resting spot along the Buttermilk Channel that highlights the impressive historic fortification.

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