Brooklyn Greenway Initiative Impact Report 2020 – 2021

Dear Friends,

This month, BGI released our 2020 – 2021 Impact Report, reflecting on the Greenway’s progress within the seismic shifts of the past two years.

As members of our community, you already know some of the highlights:

  • 9 Greenway capital projects completed or currently underway –
  • the Naval Cemetery Landscape continues to create a model for native-species landscaping in small urban spaces –
  • Greenway use in Brooklyn and across the city has skyrocketed –
  • and the #Greenways4NYC movement has grown into the NYC Greenways Coalition, re-invigorating the movement for a citywide greenway network!

Demand has never been greater for what the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway can deliver: connecting a greener, stronger, healthier Brooklyn. Yet the Greenway’s full potential can’t be realized until its 26-mile route is fully connected, protected from vehicular traffic, greened up beyond green paint, and accessible to all communities.

BGI is building a stronger movement to help Brooklyn – and New York City – thrive well into the future. We are so thankful that you’re a part of that.

In partnership,

Terri Carta, Executive Director

Interested in the full report? Explore the details here: 

About Brooklyn Greenway Initiative:

Brooklyn Greenway Initiative (BGI) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to the development, establishment and long-term stewardship of the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway – a 26-mile protected and landscaped route for pedestrians and cyclists of all ages and abilities that, when complete, will connect Brooklyn’s storied and iconic waterfront, parks and open space, commercial and cultural corridors, and new tech and innovation hubs for 2.65 million Brooklyn residents, over 1.1 million people who work in Brooklyn, and more than 15 million annual visitors from across the City and around the world.

For more information:

BGI website


Elizagrace Madrone – Development & Communications Manager :