Waterfront Walks 5/20 – not the Harlem, Hudson, Hutchinson Rivers or Westchester Creek

May 6th, 2017 Posted in Bronx River, Calendared Items, East Bronx Coastal Working Group, Front Page News, Harlem River BOA, Harlem River Working Group, Harlem River Yards Park Greenway, Pier 5 Pop Up Wetland - first of its kind, Water Committee, Yankee Stadium Redevelopment

CPC Waterfront Walks, 5/20

(Editor:  Bronx 1, New York 1, Queens 2, Richmond 1, Kings 2 – but who is counting?)

New York City has 520 miles of waterfront—more than Miami, Boston, Los Angeles, and San Francisco combined!

Join NYC Dept. of City Planning and partners in celebrating NYC’s waterfront on May 20th (5/20) by going on a guided waterfront walk. The tours will highlight the incredible diversity of the city’s 520 miles of waterfront, and share information on its history and plans for future. More details below.

The Bronx River and Sheridan Expressway
Walk along the Bronx River with the Department of City Planning, the Bronx River Alliance, and other partners to hear about ongoing work to create a more accessible, active, and healthy river. The tour will highlight fish restoration efforts, the Bronx River Arts Center, Starlight Park and River House, and plans to transform the Sheridan Expressway.

East River Waterfront
An experiential waterfront walk with artist Clarinda Mac Low where participants will explore the history, present-day, and future of the East River waterfront in East Harlem, envisioning what will and can change over time. The tour will feature personnel from NYC Parks, the Randall’s Island Park Alliance, and the Department of City Planning, who are working to improve the quality of access to, along, and across the river.

Long Island City
Join the Department of City Planning and WXY to explore an urban waterfront transforming into an innovation district for industrial mixed use and resilient public open space.

Red Hook
A neighborhood history tour with John McGettrick, a local resident and Co-chair of the Red Hook Civic Association.

Explore the bay and beach on this neighborhood tour led by NYC Housing Preservation & Development and learn about Resilient Edgemere, a community plan that lays out a vision for a stronger more resilient future.

Conference House Park
Join the NYS Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery, NYC Parks, and SCAPE Landscape Architecture on a waterfront tour of Conference House Park and the future site of the Living Breakwaters project. This innovative project is being designed to reduce coastal risk, enhance aquatic ecosystems, and foster community stewardship and resilience. The Living Breakwaters Project also connects the coastal neighborhood of Tottenville with the water and with its rich water-based history.

Coney Island Creek
Join the Natural Areas Conservancy and NYC Parks on May 23rd for a sunset walk and horseshore crab monitoring.

NYC DCP Waterfront Planning

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