As the City unveils a brand new over-water segment that will give the West Side Greenway a continuous bike path from the Battery to the George Washington Bridge (with some inland detours), the gap in the East River Greenway still remains. Many people forgo using the East River Greenway altogether because of the dangerous detour associated with the gap. New York City’s own Department of City Planning 2004 Manhattan Waterfront Greenway Master Plan states that:
First and Second avenues have both been signed, but neither is appropriate for inexperienced riders. Overall, both streets are busy and should be used only with extreme caution.
Hearing our calls for an improved, world-class waterfront esplanade and greenway, a group of East Side politicians and Community Board 6 will be hosting a community town hall meeting on the future of Manhattan’s East Side waterfront Sunday June 6. Potential projects up for discussion include completion of the gap in the East River Greenway from East 38th to East 63rd Streets, the extenstion of the United Nations campus and the future of Robert Moses Playground and new improvements to parks at Asser Levy Place & 23rd Street, Saint Vartan Park and around the Midtown Tunnel Entrance.
NYC Parks Department Commissioner Adrian Benepe and NYC Economic Development Corporation Executive Vice President Madelyn Wils will both be giving presentations.
We need Greenway supporters to show up in force to make sure that our voice is heard!
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or just show up!
Call 212-979-9696 for more information.
What: Community Town Hall on the future of the East Side Waterfront
When: Sunday, June 6, 2010 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Where: Schottenstein Cultural Center