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Upcoming Jamaica Bay Greenway Workshops

Please join NYC Department of Transportation at the second round of community workshops to plan the future of the Jamaica Bay Greenway. Light refreshments provided.

Community workshops

Canarsie / Spring Creek Workshop
When: Tuesday September 30th, 6:30 pm
Where: Canarsie Ascend Charter High School,
9719 Flatlands Ave, Canarsie, NY 11236
RSVP for the event here.

Howard Beach / Ozone Park Workshop
When: Tuesday October 7th, 6:30 pm
Where: Old Mill Yacht Club,
16315 Cross Bay Blvd, Queens, NY 11414
RSVP for the event here.

Rockaways / Broad Channel Workshop
When: Thursday October 16th, 6:30 pm
Where: Scholars’ Academy
320 Beach 104th St, Rockaway Park, NY 11694
RSVP for the event here.

Marine Park / Sheepshead Bay Workshop
When: Wednesday October 22nd, 6:30 pm
Where: Carmine Carro Community Center
3000 Fillmore Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11234
RSVP for the event here.

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New safety enhancements in Red Hook

NYC DOT installed salvaged granite blocks (recycled from the Willis Ave Bridge) near Van Brunt and Sackett St in Red Hook Brooklyn. The block enhances safety along the recently completed extension of the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway by strengthening the barrier between path users and moving vehicles. #VisionZero #BlockParty

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New Yorkers Bike & Hike the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge

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Our event “Bike & Hike the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge” was a great success with a large turnout! Thanks to everyone who attended, and a big thank you to our partners, American Littoral Society, the Regional Plan Association (RPA), and Purelements.

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The Jamaica Bay Greenway links to more than 10,000 acres of parks and beaches, including regional destinations such as the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, Floyd Bennett Field, Jacob Riis Park and Fort Tilden.

To learn more and be notified of future events, please sign up for our mailing list.


 

Bike and Hike the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge!

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Sunday August 10, 2014 from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Ride with the NYC DOT and Purelements to the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge!

We will ride on a combination of bike lanes, city streets, and off-street paths (including the Jamaica Bay Greenway) to the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge. At the Refuge, the American Littoral Society will provide a -FREE- guided tour, lasting about an hour.

For more information, and to register in advance, click here.

Interested in more events like this? Sign up for our mailing lists, here.


 

Hundreds ride Greenway for Epic Ride

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Nearly 1,000 New Yorkers visited the Brooklyn and Queens waterfront on Sunday, July 27 for Brooklyn Greenway Initiative’s Epic Ride. NYC DOT provided assistance at the Floyd Bennett Field rest stop, where dozens of riders stopped to learn more about the Jamaica Bay Greenway. To learn more about the Jamaica Bay Greenway, or to be notified of upcoming workshops and events, join our mailing list.


 

Art Ride: Guided Bicycle Tour of Rockaway!

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Sunday, August 3, 2014 from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM.
Ride with NYC DOT and the Rockaway Waterfront Alliance from Firehouse 59 to Fort Tilden. At the park, we will receive a free, guided door of the Rockaway! Public Arts Festival.

To register: http://rockawayartride.eventbrite.com

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The Rockaway! Public Arts Festival has been organized by the Rockaway Artists Alliance and MoMA PS1 and is sponsored by  the Jamaica Bay-Rockaway Parks Conservancy and the National Park Service.


 

Ft Tilden Beach Cleanup

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Fort Tilden Beach Cleanup

Saturday August 2 at 9 a.m.

Fort Tilden Beach, Rockaway

Come join NYC H2O, Audubon and the National Park Service for our volunteer beach cleanup of Fort Tilden beach.

Protected shore birds like oystercatchers and piping plovers lay their eggs in the sand so a beach rake machine can’t be used to clean the beach. So, the trash has to be picked up by hand.

Audubon will talk to us about the variety of shore birds that make their home on our beaches.  Gloves and garbage bags will be provided. The cleanup will last 1.5 hours.

Van transportation will be provided from Manhattan.

RSVP here.

To find out about more waterfront activities along Jamaica Bay, sign up for our email list, here.


 

 

New Yorkers Ride to the Rockaways on the Jamaica Bay Greenway!

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As part of MWA’s City of Water Day, NYC DOT hosted a group ride to Rockaway Beach, starting at Brooklyn College, to highlight the Jamaica Bay Greenway (download the 2014 Guide to the Greenway, here).

NYC DOT will be hosting a series of workshops this fall and next spring to complete and enhance the Jamaica Bay Greenway. Save the dates:

  • 09.30.2014 | Canarsie/Spring Creek
  • 10.07.2014 | Howard Beach/Ozone Park
  • 10.16.2014 | Rockaway/Broad Channel
  • 10.22.2014 | Marine Park/Sheepshead Bay

To be notified of future events of upcoming workshops, sign up for our Jamaica Bay Greenway mailing list, here.

Thank you so much to our partners in making this event happen, Brooklyn Greenway Initiative and Breezy’s BBQ!


 

Bike Parade coming to Vernon Boulevard

Check out the Queens East River Greenway and Vernon Boulevard’s awesome new seperated path. Come ride in the Long Island City Bike Parade on June 7th.  Pre-game festivities including a bike swap start at 11am at Socrates Sculpture Park and the parade starts at 3pm at the Socrates.

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East 37th Street Greenway Connector

On May 7th, DOT proposed improvements to the Manhattan Waterfront Greenway to Community Board 6. The new connector will improve access to and from the Greenway at East 37th Street, where there is currently a break in the Greenway before it resumes at East 60th Street. There is increased need for improved Greenway access at this location due to the East River Ferry, Citibike station, and upcoming improvements to Glick Park. The existing greenway connection lacks sufficient visibility, wayfinding, and pavement markings. The proposal includes improvements to the exsting path from East 34th Street to East 37th Street, installation of a two-way path on East 37th Street between the FDR Service Road and connections to Second Avenue through shared lanes on East 38th Street and East 35th Street and a two-way path on First Avenue between East 38th Street and East 37th Street. These routes increase safety by enabling cyclists to use routes that avoid the FDR Service Road and the entrance to the Midtown Tunnel. Download the presentation (pdf)