BETWEEN BROOKLYN AND QUEENS, NEW YORK THERE IS A UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY TO PROMOTE A CONNECTION BETWEEN THE NEIGHBORHOODS OF GREENPOINT, BROOKLYN, AND LONG ISLAND CITY, QUEENS.
The neighborhoods of Long Island City, Queens, and Greenpoint, Brooklyn were once connected by the Vernon Avenue Bridge which provided multiple transportation options including automobile, horse carriage, trolley, and pedestrian foot traffic. The Vernon Ave Bridge was eventually demolished for structural reasons, and thus became a lost piece of New York history.
Today, these communities have become disconnected, with the Pulaski Bridge being the main point of access between the two neighborhoods. The Pulaski bridge mainly offers automobile access, and is not an ideal route for bikers and pedestrians. As one of the main benefits of the LongPoint Corridor, this connection will reacquaint these two neighborhoods by creating a path over the creek and across the LIC rail yard.