The Waterfront on Wheels (WoW) is a series of community visioning workshops in the Summer and Fall of 2011 conducted by Hester Street Collaborative. We’re gathering ideas from residents of the Lower East Side and Chinatown for the creation of public open space on Pier 42 of the East River Waterfront.
> Inform and update people about the ERW development including the funded portions and an explanation ofthe Pier 42 project
> Brainstorm temporary solutions that can affordably improve access to and usage of the waterfront in the near future
> Build off of what has been proposed and recommended over the past seven years by Community Board 3,the NYCEDC, and the O.U.R. Waterfront Coalition, to articulate specific uses and design elements for the long-term capital renovation of Pier 42.
> Deepen engagement of community residents and youth in the redevelopment of the waterfront.
> Help residents advocate for capital funding at Pier 42.
> Participants will be able to build their own simple models of their dream park for the pier and understand howtheir vision would fit into the larger context.
The workshop will center around a large scale interactive model of the waterfront piers within the context of the FDR Drive and neighboring residential buildings. This model, called the Waterfront on Wheels, will travel around the neighborhood on a bicycle trailer. Visiting community events, tenant’s association meetings, workshops with local schools and youth programs. Reaching a broad and diverse audience of participants.
WoW model fabricated by: Mateo Pintó
HSC Program Manager: Dylan House
HSC Executive Director: Anne Frederick
The Waterfront on Wheels and the East River Waterfront Community Planning process is funded in part by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state Agency, and by the Surdna Foundation.