The City has a $1.4 billion plan to bulldoze East River Park and add 8-10 feet of landfill in order to protect the East Village and Lower East Side from rising sea level and storm surges. The park would be closed for at least 3-1/2 years starting in 2020.
- Existing landscape bulldozed.
- Amphitheater razed.
- Entire park raised 8-10 feet with landfill.
- Playing fields and facilities rebuilt.
- New pedestrian bridges.
In order for residents to learn about the plan and possible alternatives, and to ask questions directly of the City officials in charge of the project, Grand Street Democrats is hosting a Town Hall next week:
Monday, June 3, 7:00 pm
Manny Cantor Center, 197 East Broadway
If you have time, there is material available online for you to review before the Town Hall:
- The East Side Coastal Resiliency Project Presentation
- Draft Environmental Impact Statement
- Interview with Naomi Schiller of East River Alliance
Please try to make it. This project will have a huge impact on our neighborhood.