MAS Tours the QueensWay

June 16th, 2013

The QueensWay aims to reclaim public land for much needed public green space, and create a once-in-lifetime opportunity for economic growth in Queens. On June 16th, a group of 25 NYC residents were given the opportunity to learn about the project and visualize its potential outcome as they walked below, on, and alongside the abandoned railway. While the site is largely inaccessible, parts of the future greenway can be explored on grade and below.

Led by Frank Lupo (Friends of the QW), and Andy Stone (Trust for Public Land), the tour was organized by the Municipal Arts Society of NY as part of their ongoing series of walking tours exploring the City’s infrastructure and architecture. Participants from Queens, Brooklyn, Manhattan, the Bronx, and New Jersey, explored key access points to the QueensWay site, learning about the project’s potential to improve the quality of life for the 250,000 people living within a mile of the proposed greenway, and the many visitors who would inevitably be drawn to this landmark.

For information regarding upcoming tours, email: [email protected]