The East River and Bushwick inlet waterways were once the heart and soul of the community supporting a variety of industries most of which were the wooden ship building industry. The waterways were the life source for the community, first as a center for fishing, next industry, and later, unfortunately an area which contained oil spills and sewage treatment plants which polluted the waterway.
The idea is to reclaim the Bushwick inlet back to the community by transforming the existing site through sustainable green design principles. This transformation begins by re-programming the site by re-using the existing oil tanks as public art gallery pods and maintaining the old existing brick factory facades as anchors for the new amphitheatre.
A link or thread is also created by extending the city artery grid from Mc Carren Park to the Bushwick Inlet water's edge through a public pedestrian promenade bridge that invites the public to experience the waterfront through the new water pavilion center, boat house, public art gallery pods and amphitheatre.