A NEW GUIDE TO BALANCING MOBILITY AND HUMANITY ON MAIN STREET
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Please note that these Hall of Shame nominations were written in a moment in time (most over a decade ago) and likely have since changed or even been transformed. If the above entry is now great, or still not so great, go ahead and comment below on how it has evolved or nominate it as a great place.

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Hunter's Point South

New York

New York

USA

Contributed by 
Project for Public Spaces
 on 
April 22, 2019
June 25, 2019

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Why it doesn't work?

The opening of Hunter’s Point South in Long Island City, Queens, marked the transformation of a post-industrial site into a lively waterfront destination. But beyond the park’s green spaces and views of the Manhattan skyline, it also blends recreation and resilience as part of NYC’s Sustainable Parks Plan. Hunter’s Point South was designed to accommodate storm surges through its system of tidal marshes and barriers—features that were put to an early test in the form of Hurricane Sandy. More than a place intended for civic engagement and quality outdoor time, the park also protects the residents of Queens from the impacts of rising sea levels and stronger storms. Ongoing environmental education remains central to the park’s identity, too, with frequent nature tours, fishing clinics, and oyster monitoring events bringing people up close with the park’s ecological functions.

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*Please note that these Hall of Shame nominations were written in a moment in time (most over a decade ago) and likely have since changed or even been transformed. If the above entry is now great, or still not so great, go ahead and comment below on how it has evolved or nominate it as a great place.

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