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‘Henri’ Rains on the East River Promenade

Last modified August 23, 2021 at 8:21 pm

Hurricane Henri ultimately dumped some half-dozen inches of rain in downtown Manhattan. In the run-up to the storm, flashbacks of Sandy back in 2012 were everywhere. Water, water, and more water. One local walking the beat in and around Pier 35 sent us several images of the 24-hour soaking. The Manhattan Bridge became a waterfall […]

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Report: Assault Suspect Dove into East River from Pier 35 to Evade Cops

Posted February 9, 2021 at 5:15 am

A man wanted for assaulting someone outside the LaGuardia Houses last Thursday tried to evade cops by jumping into the frigid East River. Officers fished 24-year-old Dashawn Carter of Staten Island from the frigid waters off Pier 35. Carter had been involved in an altercation twenty minutes earlier outside the housing complex on Clinton Street. He […]

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New Exercise Equipment Arrives for Pier 35 Esplanade

Posted October 8, 2020 at 5:03 am

The Pier 35 waterfront on the Lower East Side is finally getting more attention. One year after the debut of the long-delayed public space, the city last week unveiled additional community amenities in the so-called “Package 4” zone. Just west of the Sanitation shed at Pike Slip and South Street, there are now a dozen […]

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Fireworks and ‘Wild West’ Lawlessness at Pier 35

Posted July 6, 2020 at 5:00 am

Pier 35 on the July 4 holiday was crazy, according to several reader reports. An extension of the nightly fireworks that have plagued the pandemic shutdown for months. However, as neighbors noted, the Independence Day iteration of pyrotechnics lasted much longer – eight straight hours. Neighbors tell us that at least 300 hundred people were in […]

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Years Overdue, Pier 35 ‘Eco Park’ Debuts Today

Posted December 19, 2018 at 5:00 am

After nearly a decade of severe delays, infrastructural setbacks, and personnel changes, the city finally has something to show for Pier 35. The fancy new eco-park is now ready for community use. Ribbon-cutting ceremony is later this morning with designer SHoP Architects, officials from the Economic Development Corp., and local stakeholders. It’s been a mad […]

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Floating Billboard Barges are the New Reality for LES Waterfront

Posted October 26, 2018 at 5:00 am

With the gold rush of the Lower East Side waterfront comes the vultures. Several readers have noticed the recent influx of billboard barges floating across the East River. As this area continues to gentrify, and with the prospect of three new large-scale luxury developments looming, those eyeballs are obviously evermore valuable to advertisers. Such tactics […]

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East River Esplanade at Pier 35 Gets New Seating Arrangements

Posted February 5, 2018 at 5:03 am

A slew of new seating options is now available along the East River Esplanade by the entrance to Pier 35. Wood-and-steel benches are currently being installed at the perimeter railing, facing the Brooklyn side. Part of the exercise pitch was also seized for this purpose. Pier 35, meanwhile, isn’t much closer to delivery, despite some […]

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Pier 35 Gets ‘High Water Mark’ Plaque on 5th Anniversary of Hurricane Sandy

Posted October 30, 2017 at 5:08 am

On the occasion of the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, the city last Friday unveiled a “High Water Mark” sign at the foot of Pier 35. It was here – on October 29, 2012 – that the East River surged five feet onto the promenade and subsequently flooded the entire area of what was then […]

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Pier 35 Screenwall Takes Shape After Years of Delays [PHOTOS]

Posted October 25, 2017 at 5:03 am

Five months after heavy-duty work resumed at Pier 35, the park is starting to take shape. Little by little. The basic framework is in place for the so-called “screenwall” that will shield the new park from the adjacent Department of Sanitation-operated pier. Other design elements such as foot bridge and decorative stones are also installed. […]

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Frustration Mounts Over Another Pier 35 Delay and Incomplete ‘Rutgers Pavilion’

Posted June 27, 2017 at 5:12 am

The fact that Pier 35 and the adjacent Package 4 of the waterfront are not complete at this juncture is a total joke. Both components of the overall waterfront plan are way past due date, angering locals who are tired of constant setbacks and pitfalls. The new, revised, updated, pushed-back date is now pegged for […]

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