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It's My Park Day on the East River Greenway!

It’s My Park Day on the East River Greenway!

Help take care of your park! Join Upper Green Side as we help take care of the East River Greenway on It’s My Park Day presented by Partnerships for Parks. We’ll be doing some general clean up of the park, as well as painting the railing and maybe some benches. We’ll also be testing the […]

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October East River Greenway Update

October East River Greenway Update

What RIOC giveth, NYC DOT taketh away… We gave an enthusiastic high-five to ourselves today when we saw the fencing that had been barricading the 60th Street entrance ramp to the East River Greenway at York Avenue for months had finally been taken down. But just as RIOC  puts the finishing touches on its much-awaited […]

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Advocacy Ride to Support the East River Greenway

Advocacy Ride to Support the East River Greenway

The East River Greenway is poised to become the backbone of an incredible sustainable transportation network on the East Side…but first we need to complete it! Join Upper Green Side, Transportation Alternatives and other members of the East River Greenway Initiative as we showcase the best and the worst of our beloved East River Greenway. […]

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Critical Greenway Meeting This Thursday

Critical Greenway Meeting This Thursday

This Thursday evening the Environment & Sanitation and 197a committees of Community Board 8 will be discussing whether to support retaining the caissons from the former FDR Drive Outer Detour Roadway, to be used as part of the project to close the midtown gap in the East River Greenway. Its crucial that we have as […]

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A New Vision for the East Side Waterfront

A New Vision for the East Side Waterfront

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 […]

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New Park for the East River Waterfront

New Park for the East River Waterfront

Old news is still good news. While I was out of town last week Community Board 8 voted to overwhelmingly approve the final designs for a new park to be located on the East River waterfront. The new Andrew Haswell Green Park will occupy a now vacant stretch of industrial land along the East River […]

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The Upper East Side Ruins

The Upper East Side Ruins

Head east on 73rd Street until you nearly hit the river and you’ll find the ruins of the former DSNY Sanitation garage, presently collecting dust and growing weeds. The site is probably one of the last develop-able lots on the entire Upper East Side, a testament to how popular (and overcrowded) the neighborhood has become. […]

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NYC DOT Making the Rounds for Select Bus Service

NYC DOT Making the Rounds for Select Bus Service

From the East River Greenway Initiative: This month NYC DOT will be making the rounds to the various East Side Community Boards to present their plans for bus and bicycle infrastructure improvements along 1st and 2nd Avenues from Houston to 125th Street. Check out the schedule below: Community Board 6 –February 1, 2010 (TONIGHT!), 7 […]

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East River Greenway Initiative Website Officially Launches!

East River Greenway Initiative Website Officially Launches!

Ladies and gents, please point your browsers to www.eastrivergreenway.org. Your new home for everything East River Greenway. The site is full of information on the history of the Greenway, how the dangerous midtown gap came to be, and what needs to be done to improve the Greenway. We’ve also set up a Twitter feed to […]

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