Fifth Annual Tour of Waterfront Development in Lower Manhattan

Celebrate the rich waterfront history and the cultural attractions floating to the surface in Lower Manhattan. Sites along the way include the Winter Garden, historic pier A, the Battery, Castle Clinton, the Battery Maritime Building (the gateway to Governor’s Island), South St. Seaport and more. Leader: Carter Craft, Director of the Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance, a project of the MAS.

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The Battery Park City Authority (BPCA), the state agency that manages the Lower Manhattan neighborhood, has posted “cyclist dismount” signs around the North Cove Marina plaza, a key connection along the waterfront. BPCA Chief of Staff Kevin McCabe told Streetsblog that the new policy is a “proactive pedestrian safety measure” and not a response to any specific […]

Waterfront Plan Provides Timeline for Greenway Expansions

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The Randall’s Island Connector, part of the South Bronx Greenway, would run underneath an Amtrak trestle and create a new link to bike or walk between the South Bronx and Manhattan. Image: NYCEDC New York City’s greenway system will see steady growth in the next three years, according to city plans released earlier this week. […]

Brainstorming a New Vision for Midtown’s East River Waterfront

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The Municipal Art Society of New York, City Council member Dan Garodnick, and Manhattan’s Community Board 6 ran an intensive day-long workshop last Wednesday to develop a new vision for Midtown’s inaccessible East River waterfront. On Sunday, MAS unveiled some of the results. From the MAS press release: "By realigning and lowering the 42nd Street […]

On the Changing Waterfront

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Sunday, August 27, 8:30 a.m. FREEON THE CHANGING WATERFRONTMeet outside Carmine’s Restaurant at the corner of Front and Beekman streets (one block north of Fulton St. and one block west of South St.) From Battery Park City to the South Street Seaport, the waterfront of Lower Manhattan is beginning to realize its potential as new […]

New Riverside Park Master Plan May Send Greenway Cyclists on Hilly Detours

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The waterfront greenway in Riverside Park is one of New York’s most popular places to bike and walk. During the summer, it can get crowded — so crowded that the Parks Department is proposing new detour routes to divert cyclists away from the waterfront path. Those routes are hillier and poorly lit, however, and advocates are worried that the department will compel […]