LIC gets new park with a mini High Line

The five-acre park includes a section of repurposed railroad tracks.

Sunset from Gantry Plaza State Park

Sunset from Gantry Plaza State Park Photograph: Cinzia Reale-Castello

The QueensWay might be getting all the press these days, but it looks like Queens already has its own High Line. Long Island City just got a five-acre park running along its waterfront, and a significant section of it is apparently made up along repurposed railroad tracks.

The park also includes basketball courts, a dog run, jogging and bike lines, a playground and an athletic area, and runs along a new middle-income housing development in the Hunters Point South section of the neighborhood.

The development is still under construction, but should be bringing 5,000 predominantly middle-income housing units to the area, along with a new school and ample retail space, when it opens next year.

[h/t Commercial Observer]

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