Down on Borden Avenue and 21st Street there’s a pedestrian bridge followed by an underpass that was created to go over the LIRR tracks and under the LIE. To put it benignly the resulting corridor is kinda spooky during the day and downright menacing at night, especially the latter portion. Not that I’m aware of anything bad transpiring there, but it’s not a friendly trek for those taking it regularly to get to the Hunters Point subway & LIRR stations from the various businesses on Borden. Most LIC residents are probably not even aware of this backdoor passageway or the surrounding blocks, as they’re in an obscure corner not heavily trafficked, kind of hiding in plain site.
That is until this week, as the newish landlord who owns the two commercial buildings on each side of this connector has installed what looks like a really cool lighting installation in and upon it if the pictures accompanying the announcement of the lights in NY Yimby are accurate. As gentrification goes, this one has brought with it a very pleasant, and colorful, benefit for the community. And now that it’s been flamboyantly lit up, the bridge will be noticeable to all those entering the LIE from Borden Avenue while heading east. Plus it will be a boon for the landlord in terms of a property improvement making the buildings more attractive to tenants. Making it the type of public/private partnership that works out well for all.
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