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Daffodils Below the Bridge

Shonelle Cooper-Caplan sent us this photos of the daffodils bursting forth under the Williamsburg Bridge.



Pier 42 Rendering by Matthews Nielsen Architects.

At Long Last, Construction Begins on Pier 42 Park

On Thursday, city officials descended on the Lower East Side to kick off the long-awaited construction of a new recreational area at Pier 42 near Montgomery Street. …

photo by The Lo-Down

Winter Amphitheater

photo by The Lo-Down

The East River Amphitheater was cold and quiet at dusk one evening last week. If you would like to share …

Corlears Hook Park Holiday Cheer

Holiday Cheer in Corlears Hook Park

Some holiday cheer courtesy of Friends of Corlears Hook Park, after their tree-lighting festivities.

 



Corlears Hook Holiday Tree

Friends of Corlears Hook Hosts Tree Lighting on Sunday

Friends of Corlears Hook Park announced a holiday tree decorating event for the whole family. They write:

Our holiday tree has arrived. Join us …

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Ribbon Cutting Marks Official Re-opening of Luther Gulick Park

A few weeks ago we told you about the re-opening of Luther Gulick Park, which had just undergone a $10 million restoration. This past Wednesday morning, there was an official ribbon cutting …

Photos by Fannie Ip. District Leader Caroline Laskow and City Council candidate Jenny Low were two of the 20 people who participated.

Friends of Montgomery Triangle Park Holds 2nd Annual “It’s My Park Day” Event

Organizer Fanny Ip sent along these photos from the Friends of Montgomery Triangle Park 2nd Annual “It’s My Park Day” event, held over the weekend. Friends of MTP, is a volunteer group currently working to get funding for the renovations, revitalization and maintenance at Montgomery Triangle Park …

Smog from wildfires 2,700 miles away clouds New York’s skyline. (taken 9/16/20) Photo by Kari Jensen

West Coast Fire Haze Clouds NYC Skies

New York City’s skies dulled to shades of yellows, greens and grays recently, clouded by smoke blown in from West Coast wildfires. …

Photo courtesy of Amy Robinson.

Official Bronze Plaque Installed For Togo the Sled Dog in Seward Park

The historic statue of “Togo” the sled dog in the recently renovated Seward Park now has an official plaque. The bronze plaque was installed in a collaboration with the parks department and the Seward Park Conservancy. …

"Running to Protest" participants head north along the East River. All photos by Kari Jensen.

Speaking Out for Racial Justice on the Lower East Side

As racial justice protests continue here in New York City, here is a look at one of the recent events that took place at the East River Park Amphitheater. …

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Seward Park Reopens After COVID-19 Closure (UPDATED)

UPDATE (06-22-20): The park jumped the gun a bit, over the weekend, but is now officially open.

UPDATE (06-20-20): The park was definitely open …

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Corlears Hook Park in Lush Spring Green

Thanks to Andrea DiFiore (@andreadifiore62) for this photo of Corlears Hook in lush, spring green.



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Magnolias in Bloom on the Lower East Side

Thanks to Andrea DiFiore for sending along these photos of Magnolias in bloom around East River Park. In spite of it all, it’s nice to …

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Ribbon Cutting Celebrates Seward Park Improvements

The $6 million renovation of Seward Park was completed several weeks ago, and people in the neighborhood have been enjoying the much-improved plaza linking …

Togo, the sled dog, has new prominence in Seward Park. Photo by Roger Bultot.

Seward Park Facelift is Complete

The Parks Without Borders $6 million dollar facelift at Seward Park has been completed. The project touts lower fences, a new library stone courtyard, an expanded garden, ampitheatre seating and new fitness equipment – not to mention lower fencing around the entire periphery. …