November 7, 2023

West Wharf Waterfront Open to the Public

The West Wharf Waterfront, located in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, is now open to the public. Linking West Street to the water via a broad tree-lined passageway, the site terminates in an overlook to the river with sweeping views of Lower Manhattan. The shore public walkway includes a variety of overlooks and loops through areas of native vegetation and lawns. The shore public walkway also defines the eastern edge of a new beach, which is accessible to all via a ramp. The upland area of the site references the site’s history as the location of the building of the steel ship, The Monitor. A special garden of crushed porcelain in the shape of the Monitor melds this industrial use with other uses, like a porcelain factory that occupied the site.

The waterfront is a key part of the first phase of the West Wharf development. Phases 2 and 3, also designed by W, are currently under construction.

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