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East River Promenade

Latest E. River Park Completion Date: “End of the Year”

Last week, we noted that the East River Park rehabilitation project appears certain to miss another deadline.  On the Parks Department web site, an advisory still points towards a "fall 2011" reopening of the promenade, which has now been...

Still Little Progress to Report From East River Park

From time to time, we like to check in on the terminally stalled East River Park reconstruction project. Recently, the Pile Foundation barge that had been anchored in the river, just south of the Williamsburg Bridge, disappeared.  Good news? Not...

New Section of East River Esplanade Opens

The first section of the new East River Waterfront Esplanade opened this afternoon between Wall Street and Maiden Lane, offering downtown Manhattan residents a preview of a $165 million, 4-year-long project that eventually will transform two miles of shoreline into public...

Latest E. River Park Completion Date: Fall 2011

Sometimes a walk down memory lane is enjoyable. In this case, not so much: -Oct. 19, 2010, WNYC's Matthew Schuerman reported that the terminally stalled East River reconstruction project would be finished by July 2011. -Jan. 13, 2011, The Villager added...

Good Morning!

Another nice day ahead! Partly cloudy skies with a high of 69. Tonight, Community Board 3 takes up a request that's been getting some tabloid love this week: a proposal to expand no parking zones on weekend evenings. Also,...

East River Promenade – Update

A Lo-Down tipster sent us this photo of an East River Promenade bridge, getting some attention today.

Holiday Weekend Bonus: New Section of East River Promenade Opens

A new haven awaits pedestrians, picnickers, cyclists and sunbathers this Fourth of July weekend along the East River, where the new and improved riverfront promenade is (finally!) open for business all the way south to Grand Street. The wide paved esplanade...

Morning in East River Park

A group takes an informal Tai Chi class next to the running track at East River Park.  Nearby, construction continues on the East River Prominade. 
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Photo: East River Park Track, Sunday midday. In the news this past week: --"In affordable housing vs. parking lot,...
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