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How we would build a bigger park

How we would build a bigger park
In the East River: The grass is always greener when you’re downstream from toxic Newtown Creek.
Illustration by Sylvan Migdal

The city says it plans to expand Bushwick Inlet Park to the full 28 acres it promised a decade ago, but it still has not made a move to buy the last crucial plot of land it needs to reach that size, and won’t tell us how it expects to finish the green space otherwise.

Build up: The city could build on top of the current parkland ala the High Line — or aim for something even higher.
Illustration by Sylvan Migdal

So we have had to use our imaginations to guess how the city might deliver on its pledge.

Tunnel down: The city could burrow down into the land below the current park, creating subterranean sports fields where you will never need sunscreen (but you may want to bring a hazmat suit).
Illustration by Sylvan Migdal

Hit the streets: Turf over the surrounding streets so that every excursion becomes a walk in the park.
Illustration by Sylvan Migdal

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