Plan to Build High Line-Type Park in Queens Moves Forward

The park, which would be called QueensWay, would stretch from Rego Park to Ozone Park

Wednesday, Aug 21, 2013  |  Updated 3:19 PM EDT
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The park, which would be called QueensWay, would stretch from Rego Park to Ozone Park.  Tracie Strahan reports.

The park, which would be called QueensWay, would stretch from Rego Park to Ozone Park. Tracie Strahan reports.

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A proposal to turn a 3 and 1/2 mile stretch of abandoned railway tracks into a High Line-type park in Queens has moved forward.

Organizers have raised $1 million for the design and planning phase. Next week they plan to launch a feasibility study, according to The Wall Street Journal.

The park, which would be called the QueensWay, would stretch from Rego Park to Ozone Park. About a third of the tracks are elevated.

The mid-section runs through the bottom of a ravine in Forest Park. The northernmost section runs along an earthen embankment about 15 feet high.

The Trust for Public Land will name two firms to calculate the cost of the project, identify any environmental contamination of the site and evaluate the structural soundness of the rail trestles.

 

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