Monday, May 13, 2013

Queensbridge Park seawall may finally be repaired

From WPIX:

Queensbridge Park will be repaired after 15 years of neglect.

City, State and Federal funds are being used in the $3.65 million project which is set to be finished by the summer of 2014 and managed by the NYC Economic Development Corporation.

Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer, who represents the area, says the project the seawall will be reconstructed using “rip-rap revetment” which is made up of large rocks, will be used to protect the shoreline by absorbing and deflecting waves while lessening the effects of erosion.

When it’s completed, there will be a 6-foot wide waterfront promenade with benches and plantings, and a small wharf at its northern end.

The MTA also added in $1 million to the project because the erosion is affecting the structure of the F train which runs under the river in the area.


Anonymous said...

Where are the Elmezzi Foundation and East River Development on the controversial issue of East River development and the potential displacement on the East River housing projects?

Anonymous said...

Why don't you ask Vallone and Van Bramer who funds those efforts....

Anonymous said...

Anon No. 1:

What does that have to do with repairing the seawall?