East river park
PHOTOS: NYC Says Goodbye To East River Park
The demolition of East River Park marks the last chapter in Mayor Bill de Blasio’s climate change legacy.
Dec 31, 2021 6:00 AM
City Demolition Of East River Park Underway In Violation Of Court Order, Protesters Say
The temporary restraining order was the latest legal maneuver by opponents to the project.
Dec 11, 2021 5:03 PM
Half Of East River Park Closed To Public As Flood Protection Project Begins
The contentious plan to demolish and rebuild East River Park, a key climate priority for the de Blasio administration that’s prompted legal challenges and neighborhood uproar, is officially underway.
Dec 6, 2021 4:20 PM
"We Need Something Better": Lower East Siders Urge City To Halt East River Park Resiliency Project
“There is climate change. That’s a fact. So we have to do something about it. But I don’t know why they have to take away the park.”
Apr 19, 2021 4:15 PM
Opponents Of City's East River Park Resiliency Project Sue For More Transparency
Residents are still fighting against a flood protection project that requires a rebuild of East River Park.
Apr 11, 2021 3:03 PM
Local Groups Sue City Over Plan To Overhaul East River Park
The lawsuit argues state legislature approval to "alienate" the park is required.
Feb 7, 2020 4:30 PM
$1.45 Billion Plan To Elevate East River Park Advances, Despite Some Local Opposition
On Thursday, the full City Council will vote on the plan to transform East River Park and make it more resilient.
Nov 13, 2019 10:52 AM
Climate Change Of Plans: City Will Not Completely Close East River Park For 3 Years To Make It More Resilient
The city has amended its plan to shut down East River Park for three years for resiliency work.
Oct 2, 2019 11:39 AM
Parks Department Will Not Destroy 'Epicenter Of NYC Skateboard Culture' At Tompkins Square Park
The popular skateboarding spot was in jeopardy.
Sep 9, 2019 11:29 AM
East River Park Rebuild Plan Is A 'Joke,' Say Lower East Siders
'Whatever the park is giving us, you’re going to take it all away,' said Yvette Mercedes, a Baruch Houses resident, whose children play in the park. 'We need fixing, but why do it all at once?'
Updated: Jul 18, 2019 5:07 PM
LES & East Village Residents Feel 'Duped' By City's Surprise Plan To Bury East River Park
After millions of dollars and countless hours spent fielding input from Lower East Side residents, the city now plans to abandon a long-in-the-works redesign of East River Park.
Updated: Jan 25, 2019 5:07 PM
Video Shows Man Stealing Kenny Scharf Mural From East River Esplanade
The mural was tied to the fences with dozens of steel ties.
Updated: Sep 7, 2016 9:48 AM
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