Corlears Hook Park

Activists Arrested as City Cuts Down Cherry Trees in Corlears Hook Park

Posted April 12, 2022 at 5:03 am

Cherry Trees are in full bloom inside Corlears Hook Park, yet doom has befallen. The chainsaws are out, as are the activists to protest. At least two activists were arrested yesterday afternoon attempting to stop workers from cutting down the trees. This work was initially slated to transpire over the weekend, but was delayed. We’re […]

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Corlears Hook Park Closure for Resiliency Work Delayed Until April

Posted March 14, 2022 at 5:02 am

The slow southward creep of coastal resiliency work in East River Park hit a snag. Corlears Hook, portions of which had been slated for the axe last month, was spared for another month. The city just announced that construction is to commence April 4. It will mean the partial closure of Corlears Hook Park, including […]

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Corlears Hook Park Girds for Partial Closure and Coastal Resiliency Work

Posted February 23, 2022 at 5:01 am

Park closures due to the East Side Coastal Resiliency Project are now trickling further southward. Community Advisory notices were distributed last week alerting the community to the partial closure of Corlears Hook Park, including the flagpole area. Work in this area is scheduled to begin next Monday (February 28), during which time access to the […]

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Renovated Corlears Hook Park Bathhouse Unveiled After Decades-Long Dormancy

Last modified July 2, 2021 at 12:11 pm

Time for some toilet talk. After two decades of closure, the public at large finally has access again to the bathrooms inside Corlears Hook Park. The rather quiet reopening earlier this week is actually years in the making. Until now, the 1940s-era Corlears bathhouse footprint served as the citywide headquarters for the Parks Enforcement Patrol. […]

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Pedestrian Bridge Decay in Corlears Hook Park?

Last modified April 20, 2021 at 3:16 pm

Strange things afoot. For a few days in mid-March, the pedestrian bridge connecting Corlears Hook Park to the East River greenway was closed off. No explanation; just cones and netting. Neighbors claimed that the bridge itself was crumbling, and that concrete debris fell onto the FDR roadway below. However, after a few days closed to […]

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The Glitzy Dog Run in Corlears Hook Park

Posted November 3, 2020 at 5:03 am

Coming soon to Corlears Hook Park is probably the most snazzy dog run anywhere downtown. Some four years in the making, the new neighborhood dog run is set to debut in the next couple weeks. Little more than one year after work on the project began. The overall design – as finalized by the Parks […]

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Come Smash Pumpkins at Corlears Hook Park on Sunday [Sponsor]

Posted October 28, 2019 at 10:06 am

Come one, come all to Corlears Hook Park this Sunday for the Pumpkin Smash 2019! Bring Pumpkins, Jack-o-Lanterns, and Gourds for a Smashing Good Time! You smash them−and the NYC Compost Project will turn them into compost for City parks and green spaces. Don’t have a pumpkin? That’s okay; join us for refreshments, family-friendly activities, […]

Bring the Family for a Day of Fun at Corlears Hook Park! [Sponsor]

Posted May 28, 2019 at 10:00 am

Friends of Corlears Hook Park invites you to an afternoon of free family-friendly activities at the annual Family Fun Day being held at the park (located at Jackson and Cherry Streets) on Sunday, June 2 from 12-3pm. Everyone is invited to enjoy an array of fun entertainment, activities, giveaways, and information provided by various partner […]

Shooting in the Vladeck Houses Yesterday Leaves One Man Injured

Posted April 18, 2019 at 5:00 am

A shooting in the Vladeck Houses (NYCHA) last night left one man injured, police said. Shortly before 5:00pm yesterday, multiple shots were fired near the intersection of Grand and Jackson Streets. A group of men was reportedly seen fleeing the gunfire, leaving one injured with a bullet wound to the lower abdomen. We are told that, […]

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Lower East Side Ferry Route Launches Today

Last modified August 30, 2018 at 10:38 am

The last of the NYC Ferry routes is now operational. Today is the first day of boat service for the Lower East Side line. If you recall, Corlear’s Hook landing had been under construction since late-winter. As previously reported, this new Lower East Side route – part of a $55 million expansion three years in […]

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