Paths to Pier 42

The Paths to ‘Pier 42’ Are Rife with Delays, but Shed will Be Demolished this Fall

Posted June 30, 2017 at 9:33 am

It’s a textbook example of hurry up and wait. Despite landing $12 million back in March 2016 (on top of the initial $16 million earmarked), no amount of politicking seems to speed up the stalled Pier 42 project. If you recall, it was first announced in 2012, and the initial timeline provided by landscape architect Mathews Nielsen was completion in […]

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DOT Seeks Artists to Decorate the South Street Greenway for June Installation

Posted March 28, 2016 at 5:12 am

Have construction, will decorate. Traffic modifications are now underway on South Street as part of the city’s so-called “Greenway” project. In due course, a series of 6-foot protective concrete barriers will be installed between Rutgers Slip and Montgomery Street, and travel lanes reconfigured to discourage speeding. These traffic calming measures are part of an overall […]

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Pier 42 Park on LES Waterfront Scores $12M in Funding from LMDC

Posted March 21, 2016 at 5:10 am

Senator Chuck Schumer and State Senator Daniel Squadron announced this past Friday that the long-lingering park at Pier 42 just secured some additional funding. Six months after their testimony, the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation awarded the project an addition $12 million to help jumpstart Phase I. The duo has for years asked the LMDC to […]

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Schumer and Squadron Call for LMDC to Increase Funding for Pier 42

Posted September 23, 2015 at 5:12 am

​Pier 42 is again in the news, as more funding is sought. Despite slow action on Phase I of the revitalization project, electeds are hard at work securing funding for the next sub-phase of the project. US Senator Chuck Schumer and State Senator Squadron submitted testimony to the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation last Thursday in support […]

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Paths to Pier 42 Spring Waterfront Celebration is Tomorrow

Posted May 8, 2015 at 9:36 am

This weekend marks the third go-round for the Paths to Pier 42 Spring Waterfront Celebration.  Four artist/designer combos have been selected to work with the Paths to Pier 42 partners along with community input in their vision for how they adorn the pier with creativity. This year’s teams are Combo Colab (Carolina Cisneros and Mateo Pinto), Stephanie Diamond, Meredith […]

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Paths to Pier 42 ‘Social Dress Lower East Side’ Workshops Start Today

Last modified July 23, 2014 at 9:44 am

Paths to Pier 42 has a summer stacked with creative programing for the neighborhood. Thanks to support from the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, as well as other LES-based community organizations, the latest “Social Dress Lower East Side – Material Memories” is happening. What exactly does that entail? Artist Takashi Horisaki is hosting a series of […]

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How You Can Volunteer to Join Artist Chat Travieso in Painting Pier 42

Posted June 26, 2014 at 10:08 am

More public art is on the way for the Lower East Side’s own Pier 42. Chat Travieso, an exercised artist in outdoor works, is bringing his creativity to the neighborhood. His latest project builds on his 2013 Paths to Pier 42 installation, “On a Fence,” which turned a section of the fence enclosing the park into an interactive structure […]

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CB3 Member Accuses Chair Gigi Li of Alleged Racial Insensitivity

Posted April 28, 2014 at 5:33 am

There is apparently some concern over racial diversity amongst the rank within Community Board 3. A faction of members are reportedly taking Chair Gigi Li to task over alleged racial insensitivity in appointing leaders. Under the bylaws, the Executive Board is comprised of non-elected members chosen by Li herself. This infighting is the latest in […]

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CB3 Committee Approves Phase 1 of Pier 42 ‘Master Plan’ for East Side Park

Posted December 6, 2013 at 6:10 am

Last night, the Parks subcommittee of Community Board 3 voted unanimously to approve the conceptual proposal for both the Pier 42 “Master Plan” and “Phase 1.” The meeting itself was the culmination of two years’ worth of politics, community outreach, and planning. Signe Nielsen was on hand to provide the necessary updates, as her firm […]

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Recap: Paths to Pier 42 Summer Launch [PHOTOS]

Posted July 22, 2013 at 11:10 am

The heretofore-decrepit riverside land is now an outdoor hangout with garden greenery and fresh concrete surfacing.

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