NEW YORK CITY—A new proposal to build a Queens version ofthe high line has been revealed. The plan calls for atransformation of 3.5 miles of abandoned railroad tracks that wouldprovide Queens residents with bicycle and pedestrian paths,basketball courts and even an adventure park, reportsDNAinfo.com.

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The plan for the QueensWay—which wasformulated by consultants for the Trust for PublicLand and the Friends of theQueensWay, covers design and construction—would cost $120million to execute.

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By comparison, the cost of building Manhattan's 1.45-mileHigh Line was $152 million for the first two sections and $35million for the third section, which recently opened to thepublic, according to the city's Econcomic DevelopmentCorp.

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According to the Trust for Public Land, more than 320,000 peoplelive in the neighborhoods within a mile of the proposed QueensWay.The project would connect the area of Rego Park to Ozone Park,analysts say, boosting the appeal of the neighborhoods.

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The plan would include a number of sports facilities, suchas basketball courts and a recreation center in the southernportion of the park.

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It would also feature several learning gardens, whichcould be used by children from local schools, as well as anadventure park in the northern portion of the right ofway.

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Rayna Katz

Rayna Katz is a seasoned business journalist whose extensive experience includes coverage of the lodging sector, travel and the culinary space. She was most recently content director for a business-to-business publisher, overseeing four publications. While at Meeting News, a travel trade publication, she received a Best Reporting award for a story on meeting cancellations in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina.