East River Park Means Bulldozing Millions Worth of Brand New Amenities

NY Post: The city’s plan to “lift” East River Park by 8 to 10 feet will mean bulldozing millions of dollars in new park amenities unveiled just last month, burying them under tons of dirt, and closing the entire oasis for 3 ½ years.

Some residents are scratching their heads that so soon after the city spent $2.8 million to deliver a new soccer field and resurfaced running track, it will now flush those features and close the park again.

The work, to begin in 2020, is part of a massive, $1.45 billion flood-prevention plan to protect the area from storm surges. Continue reading>>