April 10, 2020

COVID-19 Updates

Continue to check this page for the latest updates related to BGI operations and program changes due to the Coronavirus outbreak in New York City. Please also follow @BKGreenway and @NavalCemeteryLandscape on social media channels for updates and other related content.

The Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway remains open as a safe route for solo exercise and critical transportation. 

The Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway is an essential avenue for people of all ages and abilities utilizing multiple modes of active transportation. The green corridor from East New York to Greenpoint is ideal for walking, running, and biking while maintaining safe social distance from others and crowded enclosed areas. The Greenway provides safe passage for healthcare and other essential services personnel and vital open space for maintaining mental and physical health.

When using the Greenway for transportation or recreation, please be mindful of other users by keeping a safe distance [runners and cyclists moving at higher speeds need to allow more space] and staying informed on the latest guidelines from the Department of Health. Keep yourself by washing your hands, gear, and bike as soon as you get home.

The Naval Cemetery Landscape will remain closed through May.

Open Hours at the Naval Cemetery Landscape have been suspended through May. While we believe deeply in the restorative power of nature – especially in times like these – we are committed to doing our part to “flatten the curve” and keep employees and visitors safe. We will continue to monitor and heed the advice of public health experts and officials, with the sincere hope that we will be able to welcome visitors back to the Naval Cemetery Landscape in some capacity during late spring florescence. We’ll continue to update this page with further details as they unfold. Be sure to follow @navalcemeterylandscape to visit virtually and as we develop new online programs.

The 2020 Greenway Ride Update

The Greenway Ride presented by Citibike was originally scheduled for May 31st, 2020, but because of the COVID-19 pandemic in New York City, BGI needed to postpone the event to a later date. Given current regulations regarding group events, we have adjusted the format and timing of the 2020 Greenway Ride to enable exploration and discovery along Brooklyn’s waterfront while encouraging safe physical distancing along the Greenway. We’re excited to offer this reimagined 2020 Greenway Ride!

New Dates: September 1 – September 30, 2020

Join us for an Epic journey along the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway throughout the entire month of September! Brooklyn Greenway Initiative, will be crafting a grand solo bike adventure for everyone to enjoy at a safe physical distance and comfortable pace. Participants can ride all of the sections in one trip, or complete the challenge across multiple days. However you choose to ride, we’re excited to guide you on a trip through the Greenway’s vibrant neighborhoods and across Brooklyn’s stunning waterfront.

Greenway Rider — Free:

Anyone that wants to experience the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway for Bike Month sign up here to enjoy this thoughtful guide- you may find there are places in it you have never been before!

Greenway Enthusiast — $25:

  • Detailed ride guide with dozens of points of interest along the Greenway

  • Greenway Ride 2020 t-shirt

  • BGI buff face covering

  • Greenway Ride Swag Bag mailed to you with special promotions and products to enhance your ride!

Brooklyn Greenway Initiative is excited to make the 2020 Greenway Ride engaging, fun, and safe while we ride. We look forward to seeing you on the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway and hearing about your journey come September!

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You can help BGI.

Have you been using The Greenway during the NY’s PAUSE period for exercise, recreation, or transportation? Please support this public utility and consider donating the savings from your monthly gym membership or MetroCard to BGI!
During this uncertain moment, we have the opportunity to reshape New York into a greener, healthier, and more sustainable city. BGI is fighting for temporary spaces, but we need permanent infrastructure for alternative transportation. Help build the city we want to see in the future. Become a monthly donor to BGI to support The Greenway and the vision of a greener, more connected Brooklyn.


Stay safe and stay healthy!

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