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Delayed and Under-Funded, Pier 42 Esplanade Won’t be Complete until 2020 (at Least)

Last modified July 14, 2017 at 11:39 am

Already at least five years on the boards, the project to create public greenspace at Pier 42 is still nowhere near completion. Lack of funding apparently fueled the delays. But there is now some progress to report courtesy of a cash injection. Three years after last appearing before Community Board 3, spokespeople from the Economic Development Corp. […]

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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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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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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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CB3 Committee Approves Phase 1 of Pier 42 Park Plan

Last modified October 22, 2014 at 9:42 am

The revitalization and beautification of Pier 42 into public parkland is slowly advancing through the bureaucracy. Indeed, Community Board 3 last night heard and approved the final design for Phase 1 of the so-called master plan. Suits from both Matthews Nielsen Landscape Architects and the Parks Department presented to the Parks and Rec subcommittee in order […]

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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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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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