In Parks for Profit, Kevin Loughran explores the relationship between postindustrial parks and real estate development

Parks for Profit: Selling Nature in the City
Kevin Loughran | Columbia University Press | $30

In September, New York mayor Eric Adams announced $35 million in investment for the design and construction of the first phase of QueensWay, a linear park proposed to stretch from Rego Park to Ozone Park. The first stage of the project, called Queensway Metropolitan Hub and designed by WXY and DLANDstudio, will begin to transform the long-abandoned Rockaway Beach Branch line into a 5-acre open space to be managed by the NYC Parks Department and the NYC Economic Development Corporation. In addition to seemingly foreclosing on QueensLink, a rival proposal to reuse

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