Adopt The Williamsburg section of the Brooklyn Greenway

What We Do

Building the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway

For over a decade, Brooklyn Greenway Initiative (BGI) has acted as the catalyst for the development, establishment and long-term stewardship of the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway.

Beginning in 2004, BGI and planning partner Regional Plan Association (RPA) hosted initial public workshops along the Brooklyn waterfront to develop a Conceptual Plan. BGI and RPA then worked directly with NYC DOT to host additional workshops and develop the Implementation Plan for the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway, which was released to the public on June 21, 2012.

Today, the Greenway consists of 23 NYC DOT capital projects, spanning 26-miles from Greenpoint to Jamaica Bay:

  • 6 miles of the Greenway are now available for public use.
  • 4 additional segments are now in design and engineering.
  • BGI is actively seeking funding to move more segments toward implementation.

Use The Greenway Now→

Maintaining the Greenway

Now that the Greenway is being implemented, BGI is planning for the long-term stewardship and
maintenance of the 26-mile route and numerous adjacent green spaces currently under development.

More About Maintaining The Greenway→

Green Spaces

BGI is working on the creation of new green spaces adjacent to the Greenway:

Naval Cemetery Landscape, developed in partnership with the Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation.

More About Green Spaces On The Greenway→

Programs & Events

BGI hosts a variety of events, tours and public programs throughout the year, including The Epic Ride, a  40 mile ride along the Brooklyn-Queens Waterfront, The Brooklyn Greenway Half, the only half marathon and 5K exclusively on the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway and a summer and fall benefit party.

Find more information about our 2018 events below!

Epic Ride 2018

Brooklyn Greenway Half & 5K 2018

Greenway + Industry 2018

Go to the Events Calendar →