Sunday, July 6, 2008

Just in time for the bulldozers...


Proof that in order to get a new park you have to allow overdevelopment, gentrification, eminent domain abuse or all three...


Harlem Piers Park Open

"The Harlem Pier park has opened across from Fairway on the Hudson River. Located on 125th to 132nd streets It looks great, although the piers are still off limits to people right now. At the water's edge is gross new chain link fencing - we are hoping this is temporary and eventually nice railings or something will be along the river front. Rumor has it a ferry service from Fort Lee will be running to the Harlem Piers as well as water taxi."

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

What, no bicycle lane? No development?

What a waste of space.

Anonymous said...

Maybe Greenshores, instead of having lectures by Willets Point developers, or frothing at the mouth over a waterfront a few feet from a sewage plant (Fedex for you slower thinking) would invite these people in to talk to the community.

It might open everyone's eyes that something besides a rich developer landgrab subsidized by taxpayers might be an option for the East River waterfront.

Or would that endanger your backing from the developers and politicians?

Certainly would go a long distance to explain your sticking your head up your ass everytime the concept of a waterfront park is mentioned.

Anonymous said...

I went down to see the fireworks in Hunters Point and was shocked.

10 years ago, the waterfront was visible from every block.

Now it is blocked by the yuppies.

I'm Watching said...

No bike lane but there's a bike rack!

Maybe the NYPD are staking it out to ticket offenders not riding in a prescribed bike lane.

e said...

I beg to differ on this. Yesterday, they were putting up higher fences to keep people out of a park that look s like its completely finished. This is happening in several places along the greenway, at 59th st, downtown. All look completed, are fenced off and pedestrians and cyclists forced together onto a very small area still open.