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Congested Corner Off BQE May Become Flower-Filled Green Space

By Meredith Hoffman | September 19, 2013 8:30am
 The corner of Meeker and Morgan avenues lies under the BQE.
The corner of Meeker and Morgan avenues lies under the BQE.
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GREENPOINT — A lush natural respite may soon pop up between rushing cars by the BQE.

The pedestrian island on the congested corner of Meeker and Morgan avenues could become a green space as soon as this fall, the director of the Open Space Alliance Ed Janoff said.

"The project...would add 575 square feet of low-growth, hearty flowers and shrubs to beautify the neighborhood," Janoff said, "and provide a welcome mat to Greenpoint for drivers coming off the BQE."

The Open Space Alliance, Parks Department and Department of Transportation would work together to install plantings, said Janoff, noting that the project was first conceived by Williamsburg and Greenpoint's Community Board 1.

"The proposal is currently being reviewed with the city agencies and is targeted for installation this fall," Janoff said. "This greenstreet is one of more than a dozen greening and park improvement projects totaling greater than $200,000 which the Open Space Alliance is implementing this year as part of a package of enhancements for North Brooklyn."