Pier 42

At Pier 42 Park, a New Shed Takes Shape

Posted January 10, 2019 at 5:03 am

The first real park progress is now visible on the Pier 42 waterfront. The bones of a new structure. Extracting the rusty riverside shed from its longtime mooring last fall was Phase 1A. The second part of Phase 1 includes new infrastructure designed by Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects – comfort station (aka toilets) and a […]

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The Rusty Shed at Pier 42 is Now Gone

Posted October 4, 2018 at 5:01 am

After nearly a year of demolition activity, the rusty, derelict shed at Pier 42 is gone. Erased from the coastal skyline. As previously reported, the park concept has been on the boards for over six years with little to show for it but “interim programming” during warmer months. Revival of the capital works project is […]

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The Slow Demise of Pier 42’s Hollowed-out Shed

Posted August 16, 2018 at 5:00 am

It’s been eight months since demolition began at the hollowed-out Pier 42 shed. In that time, there’s been steady activity but nary in the way of visible progress. The roof itself has been reduced to slats, while significant portions of the corrugated facade are gone. That this undertaking is moving at a snail’s pace, at […]

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Pier 42’s Rusted-out Shed is Getting Demolished

Last modified December 14, 2017 at 8:09 am

The existing shed sitting atop Pier 42 is undergoing demolition. It’s the first major step, albeit years behind schedule, toward the rehabilitation and development of the waterfront park. Indeed, the capital works project has been on the boards for five years with little to show for it but “interim programming” during warmer months. Revival is […]

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Delayed and Under-Funded, Pier 42 Esplanade Won’t be Complete until 2020 (at Least)

Last modified July 14, 2017 at 11:39 am

Already at least five years on the boards, the project to create public greenspace at Pier 42 is still nowhere near completion. Lack of funding apparently fueled the delays. But there is now some progress to report courtesy of a cash injection. Three years after last appearing before Community Board 3, spokespeople from the Economic Development Corp. […]

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The Paths to ‘Pier 42’ Are Rife with Delays, but Shed will Be Demolished this Fall

Posted June 30, 2017 at 9:33 am

It’s a textbook example of hurry up and wait. Despite landing $12 million back in March 2016 (on top of the initial $16 million earmarked), no amount of politicking seems to speed up the stalled Pier 42 project. If you recall, it was first announced in 2012, and the initial timeline provided by landscape architect Mathews Nielsen was completion in […]

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Pier 42 Park on LES Waterfront Scores $12M in Funding from LMDC

Posted March 21, 2016 at 5:10 am

Senator Chuck Schumer and State Senator Daniel Squadron announced this past Friday that the long-lingering park at Pier 42 just secured some additional funding. Six months after their testimony, the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation awarded the project an addition $12 million to help jumpstart Phase I. The duo has for years asked the LMDC to […]

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Schumer and Squadron Call for LMDC to Increase Funding for Pier 42

Posted September 23, 2015 at 5:12 am

​Pier 42 is again in the news, as more funding is sought. Despite slow action on Phase I of the revitalization project, electeds are hard at work securing funding for the next sub-phase of the project. US Senator Chuck Schumer and State Senator Squadron submitted testimony to the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation last Thursday in support […]

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Paths to Pier 42 Spring Waterfront Celebration is Tomorrow

Posted May 8, 2015 at 9:36 am

This weekend marks the third go-round for the Paths to Pier 42 Spring Waterfront Celebration.  Four artist/designer combos have been selected to work with the Paths to Pier 42 partners along with community input in their vision for how they adorn the pier with creativity. This year’s teams are Combo Colab (Carolina Cisneros and Mateo Pinto), Stephanie Diamond, Meredith […]

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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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