We are loving New York’s response to outdoor social distancing at Domino Park, located in Brooklyn’s Williamsburg neighbourhood. The waterfront park is one of the first in the city to devise a way for implementing social distancing by six feet (1.8 metres) – a procedure recommended by the CDC and government to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus.
The design comprises a series of white circles applied with chalk paint onto a plot of artificial grass. They mark out circles for groups or individuals to sit inside. Opened to the public in 2018, Brooklyn’s Domino Park is a quarter-mile waterfront park designed by James Corner Field Operations and built by Two Trees. The park offers a number of unique features such as an extension of river street, which used to abruptly stop on grand street; effectively walling off the community and residents that live in the area to the east river. The continuation made possible by Domino Park provides a direct access route to the waterfront with views of Manhattan’s iconic skyline.