The QueensWay transforms an extant track of the Long Island Rail Road into a new linear public park for Queens, New York. Unused since 1962, the 3.5-mile rail line crosses through six neighborhoods and runs adjacent to Forest Park, the borough’s third largest park, several school complexes, and various commercial and residential areas. The physical conditions of the former right-of-way change dramatically within site and include an embankment, ravine, and elevated viaduct. The Trust for Public Land envisioned the reclamation of the abandoned rail corridor as a transformative project with the potential to enhance the quality of life for residents and highlight the rich diversity of adjacent neighborhoods.


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