New York City has built some great parks along the waterfront in the past 10-15 years. Concrete Plant and Barretto Point are just two. Typically squeezed into unused, post-industrial sites, the Parks Department has cleaned them up, put in native plants, installed attractive-but-durable facilities, and made each one unique.
Around Concrete Plant Park
This building exemplifies the problem of preservation. Cities grow and change; without change, there would be no progress. So, not everything can be kept as is was. And, it follows that once a thing or a building is no longer in daily use, it costs money to preserve it. Sadly, there simply are not enough resources to preserve everything. It would be very nice indeed to maintain this old artifact of the defunct New York, Westchester & Boston Railroad.
One of the seven approved colors of NYC’s bridges.
Barretto Point Park
view from the park