Manhattan greenway to grow

On October 5, New York City and State officials announced an agreement which brings the vision of a green ring around Manhattan one step closer to becoming a reality.  The proposal would allow the United Nations to purchase land owned by the city to build a new tower.  This would vacate current offices leased to the U.N. by the city, the sale of which would fund repairs and construction for an esplanade which would extend the East River Greenway.

The land being purchased is currently part of Robert Moses Playground. While it’s regrettable that a local playground will be lost, a completed East River Greenway will bring multiple public benefits—including improved waterfront access—to many millions of New Yorkers; additional replacement parkland has also been identified.

Visit the East Side Open Space website for more details.

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Health, Open Space, Parks, Parks advocacy, Trails and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s