5 projects that would change NYC

5 projects that would change NYC

There are plenty of large-scale projects in the pipeline that on paper may seem far-fetched, but which could ultimately transform and improve the Big Apple.

From transforming the city’s largest landfill into Staten Island’s newest green space to a floating pool that cleans the rivers, these ideas are not too far off from reality and they’re making fast progress. The key, according to urban planning experts, is the word-of-mouth and support from New Yorkers who are eager to see something new in their communities.

“Getting the approvals and community support can be a win in itself,” said Jonathan Bowles, the executive director of the Center for an Urban Future. “Any project will benefit if it can build a constituency.”

amNewYork looked into some ongoing works and spoke with their organizers to see how they are coming along and what steps they are taking to finish their projects.

IVAN PEREIRA and ZOË LAKE