Recap: Paths to Pier 42 Summer Launch [PHOTOS]

Posted on: July 22nd, 2013 at 11:10 am by
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Pier 42 has arrived. The heretofore-decrepit riverside land is now an outdoor hangout with garden greenery and fresh concrete surfacing. The proverbial ribbon was snipped Saturday afternoon with the help of Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez, ushering in the interim use phase of the park redevelopment. Indeed, until ground breaks here at the East River shoreline, grassroots organization Paths to Pier 42 is in charge of the onsite programming. And construction is reportedly at least five years out, so that’s plenty of time for events.

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The loudest of the inaugural installations at the Pier 42 summer kickoff include the “Tree Grove Rest Stop” by Interboro Partners, a mobile living unit courtesy of Mary Mattingly (who also had one in Coleman Playground last summer), and a flag-laden “shade structure” by Leroy Street Studio. Other creative participants are Chat Travieso and Jennifer Wen Ma.

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