In a place where concrete skyscrapers are the only thing that lines your view, the concern for natural resources such as real grass and fresh water could be high on your list. In his new blog post, Nathan Kensinger summarizes Brooklyn’s ongoing expansion project to divert water into Greenpoint and how the project aims to promote nature conservation efforts. He includes several different pictures of the current construction sites and summarizes the story of how each part of the city was inspiration for the final design.
- Brooklyn’s Newton Creek is most unfortunately known for its polluted state.
- Oil spills, toxic waste and industrial befoulment have all taken a severe toll on the landmark waterway.
- However, the city has funneled millions of dollars into ecological restoration projects, which should prove s noon for Newton Creek.
“In recent months, several projects have launched that will radically transform the isolated shoreline of the creek, which is a federal Superfund site.”