Bat condos, bug hotels and native plants are part of a proposal to transform Long Island City’s abandoned rail line

Earlier last year, the city announced its goal to transform a stretch of abandoned rail line in Long Island City, and one proposal aims to turn the line into “a unique ecological and cultural space.”

Long Island City-based BanG Studio and Brooklyn Grange call their plan the “Wild Line.” The groups are proposing to create a habitat where animals, humans, birds, insects and microorganisms can coexist on a 4.3-acre parcel of land that stretches from 49th to Skillman avenues. The line was decommissioned by the MTA in March 2015.

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