The former Booth Memorial Hospital is expanding. With the parking lot on its property being transformed into more beds for patients, where will the staff and visitors park? Not to worry, the empty land across the street, reserved by the city as parkland, but never developed- has been given to the hospital as a parking lot!
This was once a bocce ball court, but changing demographics have turned it into a small garden. In the background is the Corridor Park and the SelfHelp Tower.
Here's a view of the south from the 10th floor of the SelfHelp tower. You can see the hospital expanding into the park in the background. On the right is a small pond, a remnant of Kissena Creek that once flowed through this park. The Kissena Corridor Park was once the streambed of Kissena Creek, which flowed from Kissena Lake to the Flushing Meadows. By the 1950s, the creek was dried, and empty parkland was designated along its path. With the exception of a few baseball fields and small gardens, most of the corridor was allowed to remain untouched as a wetland... - by mazeartist