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 […]

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 […]

Sunset Park Greenway: Big Challenges, Bigger Potential

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A map of potential greenway routes and east-west connections in Sunset Park. Image: UPROSE A full crowd of about 60 people turned out for NYCDOT’s Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway workshop in Sunset Park last night. The meeting was the second of four sessions the city is putting on with the Brooklyn Greenway Initiative and the Regional […]