Presentation: A Vision for the Midtown East Waterfront

Following on last Wednesday’s charrette, a presentation on ways to open up access to the East River waterfront from 34th to 63rd Streets including a proposal for a possible greenway.

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East River Day Waterfront Tours

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New York’s waterfront is being transformed. From Brooklyn Bridge Park to Throg’s Neck on the East River alone, over 1000 acres of redevelopment is slated to occur over the upcoming years. This scale of development is an enormous opportunity – and a risk. Too much waterfront development in recent years has created sterile, privatized places […]

This Week: How Can You Bring a Plaza to Your Neighborhood?

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Been wondering what’s next for NYCDOT’s plaza program? With applications now being accepted for the third round of this public space initiative, DOT is putting on information sessions in three boroughs this week, with more to come. We’ve got a full schedule of DOT presentations, with public meetings about street safety improvements in Upper Manhattan […]

This Sunday: Help Close the East River Greenway’s Midtown Gap

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If you want to close the Midtown greenway gap, make your voice heard this Sunday. For 33 blocks in Midtown, Manhattan’s East River Greenway disappears, forcing cyclists to detour onto some of the most traffic-choked and dangerous streets in the city. That’s a major deterrent to cycling on the East Side. While bike lanes planned […]

This Week: Vigil for Vision Zero

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On Tuesday, Families for Safe Streets will bring New Yorkers to Union Square to honor people lost to traffic violence. With close to 1,000 people pledged to attend, it promises to be an important Vision Zero event. Vigil details below, along with more from this week’s calendar. Monday: The Jamaica Bay Greenway Coalition meets to discuss results from […]