Bat condos, bug hotels and native plants are part of a proposal to transform Long Island City’s abandoned rail line
- Angela Matua for QNS June 30th, 2016
- Source: http://qns.com/story/2016/06/30/bat-condos-bug-hotels-and-native-plants-are-part-of-a-proposal-to-transform-long-island-citys-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.