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How we would build a bigger park

How we would build a bigger park
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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