We received some photos yesterday from a Lower East Side resident indicating some progress at Pier 35, located just north of the Manhattan Bridge. Reconstructive work has been underway, haltingly, for the past few years, and is expected to continue through next year. The ultimate plan is to create an “Eco Park” and recreational area. The resident who sent these photos indicated he hadn’t seen any visible signs of work being done on Pier 35 in about a year.
There’s, of course, a lot of work being done on the waterfront. Recently Basketball City opened in a portion of Pier 36, just to the north of Pier 35. This fall the Parks Department and Community Board 3 will begin a “visioning” process for a park planned at Pier 42 at Montgomery Street. The final stretch of the promenade, just below the Williamsburg Bridge, opened in the last couple of weeks.