What: Greenstreets for stormwater capture
|Furmanville Ave, 80th St and Dry Harbor Rd, Queens|
|Inlet (Furmanville Ave)|
In May of this year, I went on a tour of Greenstreets with Adriana Jacykewycz and Nandan Shetty of NYC Parks (thank you!). The stormwater-capture Greenstreet at Furmanville Ave in Queens was an early project and was completed in 2007. It is composed of a "bumpout with curb cut inlet, deep excavation, bioswale, and crushed bluestone reservoir; soil moisture sensors have been installed as part of a rainwater and evaporation monitoring collaborative of Drexel University, NYC Soil and Water Conservation District, and Atlas Scientific and funded by NYS DEC and NYS DOS. The Church Ave Greenstreet in Brooklyn was completed in the spring of 2009 and is a triangular space with a "curb cut inlet, deep excavation, bioswale, and crushed bluestone reservoir."
|Outlet and bioswale at Church Ave, 14th Ave and 35 St, Brooklyn|
We missed Adriana Jacykewycz webinar about Greenstreets via the Urban Natural Resources Institute.