This use to be all asphalt and concrete at the corner of Riverdale Avenue and West 236th Street. It is being turned into a Bio Swale which will have openings for water to enter areas where plants and small trees can absorb the water during high rains, instead of having the water run off into the sewer system.
Above - Shrubs are planted by the opening to retain water from running down hill into the sewer system.
Below - A view looking north on Riverdale Avenue towards West 236th Street. Note that the parking spaces will all be back when this job is finished.