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Articles about "East River Greenway"

  • Makeover Contest Sparks Interest in the Redevelopment of the Esplanade By Gabrielle Hughes | June 08, 2012

    Right now, the East River Esplanade is 60 blocks of potholed concrete between the FDR Drive and the East River, but imagine this space with gondolas, kayaking areas, and boardwalks that stretch out into water. These ideas were brought about by CIVITAS, a New York City action group that sponsored a contest to redesign the deteriorating Upper East Side passageway. Drawing in 90 entries from 25 different countries, the designs encompass numerous futuristic plans to transform the pathway.

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  • Design Firm Chosen for Upcoming East River Blueway By Daniel Muhlenberg | March 22, 2012

    Mayor Bloomberg has made the revitalization of the East River, one of Manhattan’s most underutilized areas, into a very high priority. While plans for the East River Greenway have generated much attention, there is also a lesser known plan that complements the new public park, one which emphasizes accessibility as a way to change the character of the East River and hence the East Side of Manhattan, especially in regards to increasing the value of luxury apartments near the park. The East River Blueway, a plan to create numerous points of direct water access between the Brooklyn Bridge and East 38th Street, is now in full swing: city officials have chosen WXY Architecture + Urban Design as the lead designers for the project.

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  • East 81st Street Walkway to be Redesigned By Gabrielle Hughes | March 09, 2012

    Redesigns for the walkway connecting East 81st Street to the East River waterfront have been in the works for nearly seven years, and with the recent completion of the East 78th Street pedestrian bridge, construction to makeover the other decaying passageway is set to begin.

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  • LMDC Votes to Fund Public Park at Pier 42 By Daniel Muhlenberg | January 26, 2012

    The Lower Manhattan Development Corporation (LMDC) formally announced today that they voted to approve to give $14 million in funding to the redevelopment of Pier 42 in Lower Manhattan. New York State Senator Daniel Sqaudron and U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer announced that they had secured a significant portion of the funds needed to turn Pier 42 into a Manhattan public park back in November, but now it’s official.

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