The East River Promenade is still closed below Houston Street, though amenities in that closed stretch, such as more park benches, have been added since my last report. If you stay here for any length of time you will see many joggers and bikers disappointingly staring at this fence. There is no exit here, you need to go north four blocks to get out.
with the Lower East Side Ecology Center
Saturday June 5, 2010 5-8PM
East River Park Amphitheater
Tickets: $60 – $150
Activities for the whole family & silent auction
Master of Ceremonies Reverend Billy Talen
Live music by the Rude Mechanical Orchestra
Charlie Bayrer, Earth Matter NY, Inc.
Bill de Blasio, NYC Public Advocate
Jennifer London, Xoom
Kate Sinding, Natural Resources Defense Council
Celebration by the East River
will take place at the Amphitheater, located at the southernmost
part of East River Park, across the FDR Drive from Corlear’s Hook Park
at the intersection of Jackson and Cherry Streets.
In case of rain, Celebration by the East River will be at
Fontana’s, 105 Eldridge Street, and we will
announce the change of venue on our website.
firstname.lastname@example.org or 212.477.4022
I had high hope for progress on the East River Promenade when this crane barge showed up a couple of weeks ago, but I can’t see any major change between May 9th and the 19th. I’ll try to get closer to the same perspective the next time I get a shot from the bridge.
Looking south from the Williamsburg Bridge. The segment of the East River Promenade between Houston and Grand Streets looks close to completion. The section south of that still has much work to be done.
Looking north from the bridge. The promenade is open between Houston and 14th Streets. The southern entrance is at 4th Street.
I stuck my camera through the fence to get this panoramic shot.
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