East River Park

Frustration Mounts Over Another Pier 35 Delay and Incomplete ‘Rutgers Pavilion’

Posted June 27, 2017 at 5:12 am

The fact that Pier 35 and the adjacent Package 4 of the waterfront are not complete at this juncture is a total joke. Both components of the overall waterfront plan are way past due date, angering locals who are tired of constant setbacks and pitfalls. The new, revised, updated, pushed-back date is now pegged for […]

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DOT Begins Replacement of Deteriorating FDR Overpass at East Houston Street

Posted January 15, 2016 at 10:10 am

The highly-trafficked bridge above the FDR at East Houston Street is ready for rehab. It’s been deteriorating for years and is due for an upgrade. The Department of Transportation is finally making good on that fourteen-month-old promise to the community. The sixty-year-old overpass – located at the eastern terminus of Houston – is always a […]

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Suspected East River Park Rapist Paul Niles Turns Himself in

Posted November 29, 2015 at 8:28 am

The man accused of raping and robbing a 26-year-old jogger in East River Park on Wednesday evening was arrested yesterday afternoon. Suspected rapist, 28-year-old Brooklyn resident Paul Niles, turned himself in  to police and faces charges of first-degree rape, second-degree robbery, and third-degree identity theft. Per the NYPD: The victim was jogging in East River Park, in […]

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East River Park Rape Suspect Identified as Paul Niles, Police Still in Pursuit

Last modified November 28, 2015 at 10:44 am

Police identified the suspect behind the rape of a 26-year-old woman in East River Park Wednesday evening. 28-year-old Paul Niles, described as being a 5’9″ male weighing 200 pounds, remains at large with NYPD still in pursuit. His purported usage of the victim’s credit card at a nearby bodega after the crime is likely what […]

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NYPD Releases Surveillance Footage of East River Park Rapist

Last modified November 27, 2015 at 9:00 am

Cops last night released surveillance footage of the man suspected of raping a 26-year-old woman in East River Park Wednesday evening. The account of the crime is as follows, per the NYPD: The victim was jogging in East River Park, in the vicinity of Cherry Street when the suspect, on a bicycle, approached her and motioned […]

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26-Year-Old Jogger Raped in East River Park Last Night, Police Searching for Suspect

Last modified March 28, 2017 at 11:29 pm

  Police are currently scouring the neighborhood for the man responsible for a rape in East River Park last night. On the eve of Thanksgiving. According to ABC News, a 26-year-old was jogging the foot-bridge to the park by Jackson Street at around 7:30 when the perp approached and attacked. The victim tried to run […]

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Local Group Aims to Install First NYC Public Squash Court in East River Park Next Summer

Posted November 13, 2015 at 10:32 am

There are apparently more than two thousand outdoor handball courts dotting the Five Boroughs, yet zero accommodations for squash players. One local organization hopes to change that in the coming months. The nascent Public Squash Foundation – forged earlier this year – is at the forefront of that plan, and aims to make the game […]

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Glimmering ‘LightHenge’ Art Exhibit Coming to East River Park Next Week

Posted October 16, 2015 at 10:20 am

This year was apparently designated the “International Year of Light” by the United Nations. It’s a commemoration that raises awareness of advances in “light science.” As such, an ambitious sculpture is headed to our neck of the woods to celebrate the honor. Enter LightHenge. LightHenge is essentially an illuminated sculpture that takes creative cues from […]

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Locals Are Sick of Skateboarders Grinding the Pier 35 Esplanade

Posted April 14, 2015 at 9:22 am

The Economic Development Corporation committed a surprising blunder with its design for the East River promenade near Rutgers Slip, at the entrance to Pier 35. And skateboarders are taking total advantage of the oversight. Upon its debut last year, the free open-air activity center beneath the FDR Drive quickly gained favor with the locals. Especially […]

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The Future ‘5 Borough Ferry’ Stop on the LES Should be Relocated from Grand Street, Locals Argue

Last modified January 18, 2017 at 11:58 pm

Mayor de Blasio made waves a couple months ago after unveiling the $55 million drive to expand ferry service to the Five Boroughs. Run and funded by the city, this tranportation alternative would “knit together existing East River routes with new landings and services across New York City.” The portion servicing the Lower East Side is expected […]

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