Pop-Up Park Opens in Brooklyn
Williamsburg will be the new home to an innovative form of biking called ‘pop-up.’ The park, which will be in this location on former Domino Sugar land, will be replaced by affordable housing which will eventually be built on the site.
Known as Havemeyer Park, the 55,000-square-foot space was unused for months but is now the location of Brooklyn’s first bike course. There is also an urban farm, a reading room and a community green space on the land.
“If you kind of look around from the bike park and do a 360, you see what used to be a parking lot and what used to just be a flat surface,” said park contractor Brant Moeller.
The property is now owned by Two Trees Management and is found between South 3rd and 4th Streets on Kent Avenue. The owners are encouraging people in the area to enjoy the park now. Next year the park will be forced to closed to make way for several low-cost housing projects.