Long Island City Parking Lot Now A Park

The New Dutch Kills Green Park (Sharyn Jackson/WNYC photo)

Once it was a commuter parking lot, now it's a park. With a new name: Dutch Kills Green. The Long Island City (Queens) park replaces the old JFK commuter parking lot. A city press release describes the park as having "new crosswalks, sidewalks, countdown pedestrian signals, improved lighting, 489 new trees, an off-street bikeway, and a separate pedestrian walkway. "