Corlears Hook

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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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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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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Lower East Side Ferry Route Permanently Reconfigured Due to Poor Ridership

Posted May 22, 2020 at 5:04 am

Spring and summer usually see peak ridership for the city’s nascent ferry system. However, as with everything else these days, the novel coronavirus got in the way. In response to the ongoing crisis, the NYC Ferry program is reducing service by an additional 20-percent. Three routes are permanently reconfigured, including the Corlears Hook line, which […]

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Jerry Stiller’s Lower East Side

Posted May 12, 2020 at 5:08 am

Comedy legend Jerry Stiller passed away yesterday morning at his Upper West Side home. He was 92. Cause of death – “natural causes,” according to an update from his actor son, Ben Stiller. The elder Stiller – best known for playing Frank Costanza on Seinfeld – was a product of the Lower East Side. Born […]

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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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Lower East Side Ferry Line Embarks August 29

Posted August 1, 2018 at 5:03 am

The date is set. The new Lower East Side ferry route officially begins service on August 29. It’ll embark from the Corlears Hook landing that has been under construction since late-winter, before the Mayor officially kicked it off. (Soundview date is August 15.) Lower East Side and Soundview (Bronx) are the final routes of the […]

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Lower East Side Ferry Line Won’t Embark Until ‘Late Summer’

Posted June 12, 2018 at 5:00 am

Three years in the making, the new Lower East Side ferry route is still on ice. As it were. Even though summer schedules for all but two routes were released last month, the Lower East Side launch remains well on the horizon. A spokesperson from the city’s Economic Development Corp., which oversees the ferry operation, […]

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Have Fun with Us at Corlears Hook Park June 3! [Sponsor]

Posted May 30, 2018 at 10:00 am

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