Biking to support Brooklyn’s Greenway

By April Dubison and Karen Young

Dmitry Silman, NY Jurisdiction Finance Business Partner, and his wife, Stephanie, participated in the Brooklyn Greenway Epic Ride. Not intimidated by the heavy morning downpour on June 24, after biking 40 miles from Greenpoint to Rockaway Beach, they ended the tour in much deserved sunshine for an after-party at the beach with food from Rockaway vendors, live music  and a swim in the ocean.

Our Site Investigation and Remediation (SIR) Team supports Brooklyn Greenway Initiative (BGI) events including the Epic Ride and Half Marathon.  The events take place on the green bike/running path along the Brooklyn Waterfront. Six miles of the Greenway are currently available for public use, with much more under development.  BGI promotes and implements long-term stewardship initiatives along Brooklyn’s waterfront neighborhoods.  When complete, this 14-mile landscaped route for pedestrians and cyclists will connect neighborhood parks and open spaces in Brooklyn neighborhoods from Greenpoint to Bay Ridge.  Also, BGI plans to implement infrastructure to help control storm water runoff to minimize impact to New York City’s sewer system and surrounding water bodies.

Look for information about the opportunity to run with National Grid colleagues in BGI’s Half Marathon coming up in October.

Dmitry and Stephanie set out on the BGI Epic Ride in Greenpoint for the finish to Rockaway Beach.

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