Waterfront on Wheels Pedals Through Lower East Side

Posted on: July 29th, 2011 at 6:09 am by

In the late 90s, WOW became an acronym for the slogan Whip ’em Out Wednesdays, thanks to the influence of shock jocks Opie and Anthony. These days on the Lower East Side, the letters stand for something completely different.  Waterfront on Wheels, a new bike-pedaling campaign aimed at spreading awareness about the East River waterfront. Polar opposites.

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Since mid-June, the Hester Street Collaborative (e.g. Allen Street “Mallterations“) has been biking around the neighborhood with a wooden waterfront diorama in tow. Waterfront on Wheels is actually a roving series of streetside workshops “that engage local residents around envisioning the future for public park space on the East River waterfront.” Ultimately, the community organization hopes to crowdsource ideas for the development of public space at Pier 42 (adjacent to Basketball City).

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