New Exercise Equipment Arrives for Pier 35 Esplanade
The Pier 35 waterfront on the Lower East Side is finally getting more attention.
One year after the debut of the long-delayed public space, the city last week unveiled additional community amenities in the so-called “Package 4” zone.
Just west of the Sanitation shed at Pike Slip and South Street, there are now a dozen new workout stations. Plus, a turf field. All of which are already attracting heavy use by the locals.
These components were initially envisioned for Package 4 way back in 2012.
Meanwhile, the much anticipated Rutgers Pavilion building is still on proverbial ice. Said construction will, if ever built, include some 2,400 square-feet divided between a community space, maintenance storage, and public restrooms. Initial excavation on the waterfront structure did happen several years ago, yet never progressed. So now there are no bathrooms along the entire stretch of the Two Bridges waterfront.