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Last Wednesday, on February 27th, students at the Lower East Side’s PS 134 worked together to design their dream park on the East River waterfront. The New York City Parks Department, along with Mathews Nielsen, the landscape architects developing the park’s master plan, and Hester Street Collaborative, asked students what they wanted to see at the new park planned for Pier 42, currently underutilized space owned by the city.
40 students made models and collages of what they wanted to see on the river. The students envisioned swimming pools, open space, basketball courts, wetlands, and a wide variety of other uses for the new space. Their finished models were displayed in Hester Street’s Waterfront on Wheels scale model of the East River waterfront, and each group had the opportunity to present their park vision to their classmates. Mathews Nielsen will be incorporating the students’ visions, as well as other ideas from the community, into the park’s master plan, which they will present this Spring to Community Board 3. Stay tuned.
WoW was in Sara D. Roosevelt Park on Thursday afternoon, July 28th. We had a lot of interest from kids and teenagers in the park, so much so that a two year old godzilla attacked WoW, we managed to save the city though.
Three youth from CAAAV:Organizing Asian Communities helped gather up participants and did outreach about the developments happening on the waterfront. WoW will next be traveling back to the East River Waterfront this Friday evening.
On Friday July 15th the Waterfront on Wheels joined up with the Lower East Side Ecology Center’s regular Fishing Clinics in East River Park. WoW had a friend in the Ecology Center’s heavy duty fishing tricycle, and the crowd really was interested in the waterfront redevelopment. A lot of people passing through the park stopped to learn more as well. A great way to end the week. WoW will be at another Ecology Center Fishing Clinic on Friday August 5th from 5pm-7pm. We’ll be in East River Park on the water near the 10th Street entrance. Come on by after work! If you’d also like to register for the Ecology Center’s fishing Clinic, learn more here!
WoW in Sara D. Roosevelt Park rescheduled.
The Waterfront on Wheels will not be traveling out to Sara D. Roosevelt Park today, its trip has been rescheduled for this Thursday 7/28 from 4-6pm. Join us then with youth from CAAAV:Organizing Asian Communities!
An overview of what’s included in the NYCEDC’s East River Waterfront redevelopment project (in green) And the current uses for Piers 35, 36, and 42. Pier 42 was originally designated as the largest parcel of new open space to be created in EDC’s plan, but has since been put on the back burner.
How the Waterfront on Wheels gets around the neighborhood.
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