It was a surprise to me, but the Parks Department did the right thing and opened up the East River Promenade to Grand Street. They did this by putting chain link fences around the construction equipment and trailers.
I suspect that this stretch of the Promenade will not be open to the public until the fall, even though it is mostly finished. It is occupied by several construction trailers, and I doubt they are going to evict themselves.
Potted plants ready to be stuck in the ground.
Just south of the Williamsburg Bridge, looks inviting.
What does this mean? Is it warning heavy trucks that all that is beneath them is a rotting pile foundation? Or is Pile Foundation the construction company, and If they increased the speed limit a bit, would the promenade be open already?
Shot through the fence just below the Lower East Side Ecology Center. Why are those rotten wood pilings still there? It may have something to do with preserving whatever lives there. Wood pilings are preserved in the design of the mostly finished norther portion of the promenade.
I stuck my camera through the fence to get this panorama, composed of five separate awkwardly held photos. View Large
Shot from the Williamsburg Bridge. It looks like there is definite progress being made where the crane barge is docked. At least material is being delivered to the site. But the promenade is still closed to the public below Houston Street.