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The Decimated State of East River Park

Posted January 13, 2022 at 5:03 am

It’s full throttle with East River Park demolition. Nothing now stands in the way of the $1.45 billion coastal resiliency project. 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. […]

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East River Amphitheater in Ruins After 80-Year Run

Posted January 3, 2022 at 5:01 am

For East River Park, a happy new year it is not. The coastline amphitheater is gone – reduced to rubble in the name of resiliency – after an eighty-year run. The bulldozers began uprooting the bench seating in early December. By last week, the entire structure was in ruins. As part of the billion-dollar East […]

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City Begins Demolition of Historic East River Amphitheater, Birthplace of Shakespeare in the Park

Last modified December 16, 2021 at 8:01 pm

Demolition of East River Park continues unhindered, and in plain view of the public. The latest big job was the destruction of the historic East River Amphitheater. The bulldozers began uprooting the bench seating on Tuesday and continue apace. By yesterday evening, the seating area itself was rubble; the concrete structure is likely next. City […]

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‘Wild Style’ Celebrates 35th Anniversary with East River Fete

Last modified December 16, 2021 at 8:02 pm

Pioneering hip-hop film Wild Style turns 35 this year. Tomorrow night is another homecoming tribute. Much like five years ago – the event is part of Summerstage – the celebration includes a screening at the East River Bandshell. Plus, the opportunity to mingle with luminaries from the era. Director Charlie Ahearn is master of ceremonies […]

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NYPD Releases Surveillance Footage of East River Park Rapist

Last modified November 27, 2015 at 9:00 am

Cops last night released surveillance footage of the man suspected of raping a 26-year-old woman in East River Park Wednesday evening. The account of the crime is as follows, per the NYPD: The victim was jogging in East River Park, in the vicinity of Cherry Street when the suspect, on a bicycle, approached her and motioned […]

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26-Year-Old Jogger Raped in East River Park Last Night, Police Searching for Suspect

Last modified March 28, 2017 at 11:29 pm

  Police are currently scouring the neighborhood for the man responsible for a rape in East River Park last night. On the eve of Thanksgiving. According to ABC News, a 26-year-old was jogging the foot-bridge to the park by Jackson Street at around 7:30 when the perp approached and attacked. The victim tried to run […]

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Glimmering ‘LightHenge’ Art Exhibit Coming to East River Park Next Week

Posted October 16, 2015 at 10:20 am

This year was apparently designated the “International Year of Light” by the United Nations. It’s a commemoration that raises awareness of advances in “light science.” As such, an ambitious sculpture is headed to our neck of the woods to celebrate the honor. Enter LightHenge. LightHenge is essentially an illuminated sculpture that takes creative cues from […]

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A Favorite Pastime: Sledding and Sleighing in New York City [PHOTOS]

Posted December 17, 2013 at 10:18 am

Meteorologists are predicting between two and four inches of the fluffy stuff before the storm subsides later today. Will you be sledding? Most of the choice spots are uptown; here on the Lower East Side, the best bet is probably the man-made incline of the East River Amphitheater. Meanwhile, we dug through the archives of […]

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‘Wild Style’ 30th Anniversary Screening and Concert at East River Bandshell Next Monday

Last modified August 22, 2013 at 10:00 pm

Pioneering hip-hop film Wild Style turns 30 this year, and a classic event is planned next week.

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