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Articles about "Waterfront Parks"

  • Growing Trees Out of Concrete In NYC By Stephanie Fujihashi | March 04, 2014

    The proposed Lowline Project, a Lower East Side underground park

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  • City OKs Lower East Side Pier 42 Waterfront Park By Tim Sheehan | January 10, 2014

    A planned renovation of Pier 42 in the Lower East Side is now just one step away from becoming a reality. The Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects Pier 42 project has been given the go-ahead from the Public Design Commission of the City of New York and a subcommittee of Community Board 3. To begin construction, the plan needs the authorization from the complete board of Community Board 3.

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  • Development at Pier A Continues By Olivia Smedley | December 16, 2013

    New things are afoot on Manhattan’s Waterfront. In recent years, it seems like the city has been busy redeveloping, refurbishing, and reenergizing the waterfront, namely with the expansion of many of the big apple’s famed piers. Some, like Chelsea Piers, have been bustling for quite some time and have since been the host of weddings, golf tournaments, and everything in between.

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  • Queens is Movin' On Up: City Council Approves Hallets Point Project By Olivia Smedley | November 13, 2013

    Is Queens the new Manhattan? Most people would say it isn’t, but it sure is getting the all-star treatment. After much doubt and uncertainty, the $1 billion Hallets Point project looks like it will live to see completion. City lawmakers have just reached a last minute decision with councilman Peter Vallone Jr that will lead to a favorable vote on the development of Hallets Point.

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  • SuperPier Takes Pier 57 From Dismal to Deluxe By Olivia Smedley | September 09, 2013

    Pier 57 in Chelsea now has a name that fits perfectly with the description of unique things to come in its redevelopment. Using a term coined by Popular Mechanics magazine in 1952, SuperPier will be a state-of-the-art home for market activity, culture, and entertainment.

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  • A Much Needed Makeover for the East River Waterfront By Joel Bennett | July 18, 2013

    In spite of Seth Pinsky, the NYC EDC’s president, announcing his departure, development of the East River Waterfront Esplanade continues without hitch. Architects have re-submitted updated schematics of a final plan for the project to Community Board 3 for review, and a completion date has been set for Spring 2015. The community board has until late August to make any recommendations for change, but the current incarnation of the final design plan is available online for public consumption (“PKG #4”).

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  • From Shackles to Bicycles, Governors Island Is Wavering Another Transformation By Andrew O'Neill | July 02, 2013

    In 1935, Virgil Gill known as the Duke, was serving a ten year sentence at Castle Williams.  Little did prison officials know,he was planning his great escape.  As if we were watching an episode of Prison Break, “The Duke” took a job in the prison as a waiter.  Armed with just his wits, a top hat and his tuxedo, he was ready to make his move.

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  • Woo's Pier 57: A New Cultural Hub for Chelsea on the Horizon By Joel Bennett | June 06, 2013

    Young Woo is considered an intrepid in the world of development. He’s forward thinking, straying just far enough outside the box to keep tentative plans realistic and feasible, but not so far as to scare off potential investment. Back in 2009, he was able to beat out stiff competition with a novel design plan to convert Pier 57 into a hub for public market activity, housing local retailers and artisans. The plan was unanimously approved by the City Council in April, and has already leased spaces for several shops over the Summer.

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  • Using Vines to Beautify the West Side Highway By Liam Delaney | December 17, 2012

    New York City can always use more green space. In recent years New Yorkers have been getting creative with how they create their parks - think of the Highline and the upcoming Pier 57 remodel. The latest in this line is a new proposal to beautify the West Side Highway by using vines and waterfalls. The idea comes from New York City architect Laurence Tamaccio, who lives on Riverside Boulevard, and the project is slowly gaining support from Community Board 7 and Upper West Side apartment residents. If everything goes according to plan, residents of buildings such as the Avery and The Heritage at Trump Place will have a brand new green vista to look out on.

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  • Four Freedoms Park Honors Franklin D. Roosevelt By Joseph Lee | September 25, 2012

    In 1941, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, one of America’s most revered presidents, declared that, “In the future days, which we seek to make secure, we look forward to a world founded upon four essential human freedoms.” As president, Roosevelt did his best to eliminate freedom from want and fear while promoting freedom of expression and worship. Now, in his home state, these four ideals, and the man who worked to achieve them, will be honored in a 4-acre park on New York City’s Roosevelt Island.

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