Design the Edge: Hallets Cove

Design the Edge: Hallets Cove

Long Island City, NY

Design the Edge: Hallets Cove explores the potential to turn a neglected city-owned section of the Long Island City waterfront into a vibrant and ecologically resilient space that integrates habitat restoration with community-desired amenities. Leading a team of consultants, Starr Whitehouse worked with the community to develop a phased program of trash removal, demolition of dilapidated structures, site re-grading, and establishment of salt-tolerant plantings atop a functioning CSO to create a transect of intertidal and upland habitat. A floating dock in deeper water enables expanded public boating programs, while a 1,250 sf structure that conceals storage for 20 kayaks welcomes passersby to enjoy stunning views of Manhattan and Roosevelt Islands from its spacious seating deck.

Design the Edge: Hallets Cove received a Merit Award in 2014 from NY ASLA.