The Decimated State of East River Park
Tree stumps dot the park from East Houston to Corlears Hook, onetime green space which now resembles the blackened wasteland of a post-apocalyptic novel. In all, some 990 trees are being sawed into submission.
Basketball courts, gone; tennis courts, gone; 80-year-old amphitheater, gone.
Construction is on a phased schedule; the park is sealed from Houston to Corlears Hook. The overall project is promised to take five years, but most definitely will overrun.