Last modified January 18, 2017 at 11:58 pm
Mayor de Blasio made waves a couple months ago after unveiling the $55 million drive to expand ferry service to the Five Boroughs. Run and funded by the city, this tranportation alternative would “knit together existing East River routes with new landings and services across New York City.” The portion servicing the Lower East Side is expected […]
Last modified October 22, 2014 at 9:42 am
The revitalization and beautification of Pier 42 into public parkland is slowly advancing through the bureaucracy. Indeed, Community Board 3 last night heard and approved the final design for Phase 1 of the so-called master plan. Suits from both Matthews Nielsen Landscape Architects and the Parks Department presented to the Parks and Rec subcommittee in order […]
Last modified July 23, 2014 at 9:44 am
Paths to Pier 42 has a summer stacked with creative programing for the neighborhood. Thanks to support from the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, as well as other LES-based community organizations, the latest “Social Dress Lower East Side – Material Memories” is happening. What exactly does that entail? Artist Takashi Horisaki is hosting a series of […]
Posted December 6, 2013 at 6:10 am
Last night, the Parks subcommittee of Community Board 3 voted unanimously to approve the conceptual proposal for both the Pier 42 “Master Plan” and “Phase 1.” The meeting itself was the culmination of two years’ worth of politics, community outreach, and planning. Signe Nielsen was on hand to provide the necessary updates, as her firm […]
Posted July 19, 2013 at 12:27 pm
Waterfront Park Day at Pier 42 this past May was but an introduction to the interim use planned for the park ahead of redevelopment. Indeed, after months of planning and red tape, the programming component of the Paths to Pier 42 initiative is set to launch tomorrow. Participating artists include Chat Travieso, Interboro Partners, Jennifer Wen Ma, […]
Posted May 6, 2013 at 6:40 am
The Ideas City Festival was a coordinated attack on all corners of the Lower East Side. From Pier 42 and Delancey Plaza to the Centre-fuge trailer and the Bowery.
Posted May 6, 2013 at 6:30 am
Pier 42 is finally ready for its interim use, inaugurated over the weekend with a Community Day as part of the New Museum’s Ideas City Festival.
Last modified March 1, 2013 at 12:18 am
The transformation of Pier 42 into park space kicks off May 4, when the northern section officially opens to the public.
Last modified January 17, 2013 at 6:22 am
Downtown denizens might revel in the knowledge that the photogenically decaying Pier 42 will become a public park for the Lower East Side. However, that transformative dream boat is at least five years away from docking.