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Community Group Wants to Bring Park to Rockaway Peninsula

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The Rockaway Waterfront Alliance has released a proposal for a pedestrian greenway underneath the elevated A train tracks that would span the five-mile length of the Rockaway Peninsula. The project, called "Project Underway," would take the mostly neglected space and transform it into a mix or bike paths, footpaths, and green space. According to the proposal (pdf) the first phase of the three-phase plan is already underway, and the Alliance is working to the owners of the Averne By the Sea development to develop a stretch from Beach 62nd Street to Beach 67th Street into a temporary pilot project. The pilot will include green insfrastructure landscaping to reduce stormwater runoff, among other features.
· "Project Underway" Proposes a Pedestrian Greenway Along the Rockaway Peninsula [Q'Stoner]
· Project Underway [PDF]