Friends of Pier 35

East River Esplanade at Pier 35 Gets New Seating Arrangements

Posted February 5, 2018 at 5:03 am

A slew of new seating options is now available along the East River Esplanade by the entrance to Pier 35. Wood-and-steel benches are currently being installed at the perimeter railing, facing the Brooklyn side. Part of the exercise pitch was also seized for this purpose. Pier 35, meanwhile, isn’t much closer to delivery, despite some […]

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Pier 35 Gets ‘High Water Mark’ Plaque on 5th Anniversary of Hurricane Sandy

Posted October 30, 2017 at 5:08 am

On the occasion of the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, the city last Friday unveiled a “High Water Mark” sign at the foot of Pier 35. It was here – on October 29, 2012 – that the East River surged five feet onto the promenade and subsequently flooded the entire area of what was then […]

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Pier 35 Screenwall Takes Shape After Years of Delays [PHOTOS]

Posted October 25, 2017 at 5:03 am

Five months after heavy-duty work resumed at Pier 35, the park is starting to take shape. Little by little. The basic framework is in place for the so-called “screenwall” that will shield the new park from the adjacent Department of Sanitation-operated pier. Other design elements such as foot bridge and decorative stones are also installed. […]

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The Pier 35 Screenwall Installation this Week is the Most Activity Here in 3 Years

Posted May 25, 2017 at 5:00 am

It’s actually happening. Clean the crust from you eyes. Work has finally resumed at Pier 35 on the Lower East Side waterfront. Steel elements for the problematic screenwall – the shield for the neighboring pier and cause for much of the delay – began arriving this week, about three months later than promised. Crews were […]

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Already Behind Schedule, It’ll be at Least Another Year Before Pier 35 is Finally Complete

Posted July 20, 2015 at 5:00 am

That futuristic (i.e. upper crust) re-imagination of Pier 35 is more than four years behind schedule. Don’t hold your breath for completion. lt’s gonna be at least another year before the park is open to the public. Late 2016. That’s the word, anyway, from the Economic Development Corp. which is in charge of the public […]

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Locals Are Sick of Skateboarders Grinding the Pier 35 Esplanade

Posted April 14, 2015 at 9:22 am

The Economic Development Corporation committed a surprising blunder with its design for the East River promenade near Rutgers Slip, at the entrance to Pier 35. And skateboarders are taking total advantage of the oversight. Upon its debut last year, the free open-air activity center beneath the FDR Drive quickly gained favor with the locals. Especially […]

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Constant Delays on Waterfront Spur Creation of ‘Friends of Pier 35’ Grassroots Group

Posted March 18, 2015 at 5:19 am

Don’t hold your breath for Pier 35. The capital works project to install an EcoPark right off Rutgers Slip is stalled out and unlikely to see the light of day for many years. As Rodney Dangerfield would say, “while we’re young!” According to the Economic Development Corporation – the city agency behind the initiative – […]

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