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14East Side Esplanade/Greenway meeting with East River Esplanade group this Saturday

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  • ssbaker305
    Nov 19, 2013
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      For those who haven't received Jassica Lappin's newsletter, here is an announcement about a meeting on closing the gap and other improvements to the East Side Esplanade. The meeting is THIS Saturday 10-2.  I'll probably bike there since it is right on the esplanade.  Will you?

      The site to RSVP is here: restoreandreinventtheeastriver esplanadefrom60th120thstreets. splashthat.com

      East River Esplanade Update
      We’re making progress towards a world-class waterfront on the East Side. The East River Esplanade Task Force I created with Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney met last month to discuss innovations on the greenway from East 60th to 125th Street.
      The Parks Department indicated that they were actively exploring ways to fund repairs of the dangerous conditions identified by a recent engineering study. The Department of Transportation announced improvements to the esplanade’s East 96th Street entrance. Previously, the task force convinced Con Edison to open up space around their structure at East 74th Street to the public, and at the meeting they announced that renovations should be completed in March.
      There is also exciting news about the section of the esplanade from East 38th to 60th Street. Last week the city unveiled plans for a new waterfront park that will feature floating paths, canopies and amphitheater seating. The 5-acre greenway will also protect against rising sea levels and major storms. In addition, the Con Edison Pier will be transformed to include seating and exercise equipment. You can learn more about the city’s plans in the DNAinfo article here.
      Friends of the East River Esplanade is hosting a “Talking Transition” event for residents to share their ideas with the new Mayor about the future of the East River greenway from 60th to 125th Streets. If there are at least 250 RSVPs for the event, ideas can be directly transmitted to the new Mayor via the Talking Transition's special app. Please RSVP here, and stop by to share your thoughts.

      Where: 96th Street and The East River Esplanade
      When: Saturday November 23rd, 10 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.