Ubiquitous Flyers Finger Mayor and CM Rivera as ‘Destroyers’ of East River Park

Posted on: November 17th, 2020 at 5:05 am by

Opponents of the city’s billion-dollar East Side Coastal Resilience project flyposted hundreds of flyers around the neighborhood over the weekend.

The imagery includes profiles of Mayor de Blasio and Councilwoman Carolina Rivera, accusing them both of being “destroyers” of East River Park, and endangering the neighborhood.

These bills appear everywhere from the Bowery to the East River.

Meanwhile, the planned demolition of East River Park is delayed, as previously revealed.

The initial scope of the $1.45 billion project pegged a start date of September 2020, when areas of the coastline would be roped off ahead of construction. That was the plan through at least this past August, and what was messaged to the community. However, the city reversed course this fall, providing a revised timeline.

The new target is for project procurement to last through the fall, with site preparation beginning springtime and construction following in summer 2021.

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