Pier 35

Years Behind Schedule, EDC Promises Pier 35 will be Complete in Fall 2017

Posted October 14, 2016 at 5:00 am

The city is so far behind on its commitment to the Lower East Side waterfront, what’s another year anyway? Nevertheless, the Economic Development Corporation promises that work on the years-delayed Pier 35 is set to resume in December (as in, two months) with a timetable of “Fall 2017” completion. So they say. Last night, a […]

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Completion of Long-Delayed Pier 35 is Nowhere in Sight

Posted September 28, 2016 at 5:00 am

“It’ll be at least another year before Pier 35 is finally complete,” read one of our headlines in July 2015. Those words still ring true today, as there really aren’t any updates to speak of. So, here we are, more than five years behind schedule with nothing to show for it except a footbridge, half-built […]

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As Another Section of East River Esplanade Nears Groundbreak, Locals Push to Keep the Skateboarders Out

Posted May 18, 2016 at 5:00 am

Already three years behind schedule, the so-called “Package 4” of the East River Esplanade is back on track. Severe delays were reportedly much ado about archaic infrastructure beneath South Street and the lack of dry subterranean space, according to the Economic Development Corporation. City officials provided a status update to Community Board 3 last week […]

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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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The Future ‘5 Borough Ferry’ Stop on the LES Should be Relocated from Grand Street, Locals Argue

Last modified January 18, 2017 at 11:58 pm

Mayor de Blasio made waves a couple months ago after unveiling the $55 million drive to expand ferry service to the Five Boroughs. Run and funded by the city, this tranportation alternative would “knit together existing East River routes with new landings and services across New York City.” The portion servicing the Lower East Side is expected […]

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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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Looking at the Lack of Substantial Progress at Pier 35 [PHOTOS]

Posted March 6, 2015 at 5:10 am

2015 saw the deliverance of a mostly-complete East River Esplanade at Rutgers Slip. Exercise equipment, basketball courts, and bocce sandboxes were all unveiled a year ago. But not really for the adjacent pier, which was supposed have wrapped by now. The first concrete progress (pun intended) of the future Pier 35 is now visible, albeit […]

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The Future of Pier 35 on the East River

Posted June 15, 2011 at 6:41 am

Last night, about two dozen residents attended the CB3 Waterfront Subcommittee meeting to learn more about the ongoing progress down at the East River.