A new plan calls for the section of Union Avenue that runs through Williamsburg's McCarren Park to be turned into a 34,000-square-foot pedestrian plaza, DNAinfo reports. In just the latest example of our city's natural urban areas being overtaken by greenery, sinister non-profit group Open Space Alliance for North Brooklyn has applied for city funding to destroy beautiful, long-standing concrete, and replace it with things like grass and plants. There is no telling what effect this rampant environmental expansion will have on Union Avenue's native species, which include cars and bikes. It doesn't seem out of the question, though, that if things continue like this, cars could soon be facing extinction. So everybody just think about that the next time you hear about a magnificent office building being torn down and replaced by another garden.
· City Funding Sought for McCarren Park's Extension into Union Avenue [DNA]
· McCarren Park coverage [Curbed]