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DNAinfo: Officials Already Moving Forward on Plan for East River Greenway

Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

TURTLE BAY — The ink is barely dry on the memorandum of understanding that officials signed last week, but steps are already being taken to close a gap in the East River greenway.

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We did it: Agreement Signed Wednesday!

Thursday, October 6th, 2011

We did it!  Our local and state officials signed off on the plan to complete the East River Greenway using funds generated by the U.N. build-out.  With this agreement the East Side will finally gain access to the waterfront and much needed open space. Read More Here Many deserve credit for this historic agreement, including […]

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NYT: Editorial – An Esplanade on the East River

Monday, October 3rd, 2011

For years now, New York City has been eager to fill a 22-block gap along the East River in the greenway that encircles most of Manhattan along the water’s edge. And for years, the United Nations has been considering ways to increase its office space in the city.

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NY Daily News: A great deal for the East Side: An agreement with the UN would give the area a much-needed greenway

Monday, October 3rd, 2011

By Ed Koch

A deal to have the UN build a new office building would provide funds for the city to construct a much-needed esplanade on the East Side.

Imagine that New York City had the opportunity to build a new riverfront park for neighborhoods that have lacked true access to the water for three-quarters of a century.

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EVENT: CB6 Special Meeting

Sunday, October 2nd, 2011

There’s still one last opportunity to voice support for the East River Greenway – Can you join us? Community Board 6 is holding a special meeting this Wednesday to get community feedback on the plan.  Again, we expect a small but vocal opposition to be present at the meeting. Special Community Board Six Meeting Wednesday, October 5th at […]

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NYT: Land Deal With U.N. Would Fill a Big Gap in the Waterfront Greenway

Friday, September 30th, 2011

For at least a decade, the United Nations has coveted a playground just south of its landmark tower, where it would like to construct a new building. For just as long, city and state officials have longed to fill in the largest remaining gap in the Manhattan Waterfront Greenway, from 38th to 60th Streets on the East River, but have not had the money. Now, in a series of real-life Rubik’s Cube moves, elected officials are on the verge of signing an agreement that would create a framework for both sides to get what they want.

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Crain’s: Best resolution for the U.N.

Monday, September 26th, 2011

Best resolution for the U.N. The city would get up to $400 million if it were to sell 1 and 2 U.N. Plaza. By: Crain’s Editorial Board New Yorkers walking, jogging or biking north along the East River reach a locked gate when they get to East 38th Street. Southbound, they hit a dead end […]

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Town & Village: Survey Shows Support for East River Greenway

Monday, September 26th, 2011

Survey Shows Support for East River Green Way By: Heather Holland A new poll released by the Friends of the East River Greenway coalition indicated that 73 percent of East Side voters expressed support for the proposal that would complete the East River Greenway with an esplanade, between 38th and 60th Streets, through a land […]

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DNAinfo: Final Public Forum on East River Greenway

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011

The final public forum to debate the proposed East River Greenway project drew a hefty crowd of more than 300 people on Tuesday night with residents still divided over the best fate for the project.

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EVENT: Sept 20th Public Forum

Friday, September 2nd, 2011

Join us at the final East Side Open Space Public Forum hosted by East Side leaders Tuesday, September 20th. Our East Side leaders need to hear from us that this is a unique opportunity to finally complete the East River Greenway. Click here for more information.

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