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. 

 

HELP US BRIDGE THE GAP!

 

THE LONGPOINT CORRIDOR IS THE MISSING PIECE WITH THE POWER TO RECONNECT THESE TWO NEIGHBORHOODS

The LongPoint Corridor will be a redevelopment of a currently stagnant and underused area. The full-scale project will include a renovation of the street at Manhattan Landing, a pedestrian bridge across Newtown Creek, waterfront restoration and expansion on both sides of the bridge, and a pedestrian route across the LIRR railyard. Here is a snapshot of our master plan...

 
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HISTORY

The Vernon Avenue Bridge crossed Newton Creek until 1954 when it was demolished to make way for the construction of the Pulaski Bridge. The two open spaces on either side of the creek - Manhattan Ave. Park (Brooklyn) and an ad hoc parking lot (Queens) - serve as reminders of the former bridge. Here we see an opportunity to revitalize an underused area in a way that benefits both the community and the environment. 

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THE PROBLEM

With populations growing exponentially in Long Island City and Greenpoint, now is the critical time to seize a long missed opportunity to provide transportation options and jump-start community engagement before the need becomes too overwhelming. In addition to creating a pedestrian lane and a seperate bike lane, the Longpoint Corridor would grant easier access to both the L train and 7 train. 

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THE SOLUTION

 

ACCESSIBILITY

While the Pulaski bridge is a functional solution for connecting Brooklyn and Queens, it is a large bridge utilized mostly by multi-lane traffic. The LongPoint Corridor would provide a more pleasant route for pedestrians and bikers. This map visualizes the current commute of a pedestrian across the Pulaski Bridge, from point A to B. The LongPoint Corridor would reduce this walk from a 12 min walk to a 2 min walk and provide an accessible route for all people.

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PRESERVATION  

The LongPoint Corridor will also provide a series of new green spaces for the neighboring communities, more access points to the elusive New York waterfront and incentive to preserve the local wildlife and vegetation.

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SUSTAINABILITY  

The Timber Bridge design consists of a floating platform and a pivoting mechanism that allows the bridge to open for larger vessels. Small vessels such as kayaks and sail boats will be able to pass under at any time.The platform will rise and fall with the tide, protecting the bridge from flooding, while propulsion pontoons will help stabilize the structure.

 
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COMPONENTS OF THE LONGPOINT CORRIDOR

  • 1  The Brooklyn Landing

  • 2  Timber Bridge 

  • 3  Queens Landing

  • 4  LIRR Crossing 

  • 5  Vernon Landing

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This car-free bridge from Brooklyn to Queens needs your help

 
 
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Wooden Bridge Proposed For Greenpoint Waterway

 
 
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Architect Wants To Create Floating Wooden Bridge Connecting Greenpoint To Long Island City

 
 
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Proposal calls for timber floating bridge to connect LIC and Greenpoint

 
 
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Floating Newtown Creek Bridge Would Connect Brooklyn and Queens

 
 
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A Floating Timber Bridge Could Connect Greenpoint, Brooklyn and Long Island City

 
 
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Ponte flutuante de madeira poderá conectar o Brooklyn a Long Island, em Nova Iorque

 
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Proposal calls for a floating pedestrian bridge to connect Greenpoint and Long Island City

 
 
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Radio interview with Jun aizaki on The Brian Lehrer Show(starts at 06:00)

 
 
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Walk This Way: Floating Bridge Proposed Between Greenpoint and LIC

 
 
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Timber Bridge interview en español

 
 
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Design Firm Calls For Floating Bridge Between LIC and Greenpoint

 
 
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Gallery | Plans for New York floating bridge

 
 
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Timber Bridge atrakcją Wielkiego Jabłka • Nowy most na Greenpoincie

 
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Timber Bridge At Longpoint Corridor Launch Party

 
 
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New idea to cross the creek revealed

 
 
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NEW YORK: DIESE AUTOFREIE BRÜCKE BRAUCHT EURE HILFE

 
 
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A Floating Timber Bridge Could Connect Greenpoint, Brooklyn and Long Island City

 
 
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Bridging the gap in Brooklyn

 
 
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纽约将新建浮木桥,连接布鲁克林绿点和长岛市

 
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CONTACT

We would love to hear from you about our Longpoint Corridor project. Please email us below.

 
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85 North 3rd Street #110
Brooklyn, NY 11249
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