Corlears Hook Park

Mayor de Blasio Officially Kicks off Construction of Corlears Hook Ferry Landing

Posted March 1, 2018 at 5:03 am

Down at the new Corlears Hook ferry landing, construction remains steady and has been for months. Nevertheless, Mayor de Blasio was there yesterday morning with a ceremonial kickoff alongside Skanska, the construction company behind the new infrastructure. “Where could we turn, right here to the water. And as you can see it’s not crowded, it’s not […]

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First Glimpse of Corlears Hook Ferry Landing, Launching Summer 2018

Posted February 14, 2018 at 5:07 am

The Lower East Side is joining the ferry fete this summer, further linking the city with the outer boroughs. Construction on the Corlears Hook landing is steadily progressing, some six months after Economic Development Corp. filed its application with the Army Corps of Engineers for the new riverside facility. The City launched the NYC Ferry program […]

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Make Corlears Hook Park Your Park this Summer [SPONSORED]

Posted May 10, 2017 at 10:15 am

Friends of Corlears Hook Park, our non-profit group that works to maintain and revitalize Corlears Hook Park for the benefit of the general public and residents of the Lower East Side, released the schedule of events in the park, and there is something for everyone to enjoy! From planting and pruning to a free dance […]

2 LES Park Bathrooms will Reopen to Public After 15 Years of Dormancy

Posted November 14, 2016 at 9:36 am

Two park bathrooms on the Lower East Side will reopen to the public next summer, it was revealed last week. Both have been inaccessible to locals for the last fifteen years. Parks Department announced the news on Thursday evening during the Community Board 3 meeting of the Parks subcommittee. First up is the historic (and […]

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The Ultimate Christmas Tree Dump on East Houston

Posted January 8, 2016 at 5:15 am

​Where some see a subway access median along East Houston, others see a perfect dumping ground for Christmas trees. Yes, ’tis the season, after all. Check out this enormous pile of dead, discarded evergreens in the middle of the roadway. This doesn’t seem like an arbitrary act. Prank or pre-MulchFest collection? And remember, it’s never too […]

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Emma Stone Films ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’ at the East River Bandshell [VIDEO]

Posted June 3, 2013 at 10:13 am

For over eight blazing-hot hours Saturday afternoon, the East River bandshell became ground zero for “The Amazing Spider Man 2.”

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Scenes from Sandy: Graveyard of Greenery Along East Houston [PHOTOS]

Posted November 5, 2012 at 12:08 pm

East River Park and its sister down on Corlears Hook took quite the beating from Hurricane Sandy. The thicket of trees in both coastal spots suffered considerable casualties.

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Corlear’s Hook and Its Hooker History

Last modified January 31, 2012 at 11:18 pm

Allison B. Siegel returns with another epic Lower East Side history. Corlear’s Hook and the origins of the word “hooker.” More after the jump!

Season of Discarded Trees

Posted January 4, 2010 at 6:09 am

The season of discarded Christmas trees blocking city streets and sidewalks is now in full effect, so watch your step! If you are looking to trash your tree, though, please consider “tree-cycling” at the MulchFest this weekend, between 10 am and 2 pm. Participating parks in the neighborhood include Corlears Hook Park, Tompkins Square Park, […]

Early Edition: January 1

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:07 am

[Photo via Joel Raskin]

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