Cooperator Michael Marino has inaugurated Friends of Corlears Hook Park, and has arranged a meeting with representatives from the NYC Parks Department, Partnership for Parks, and Senator Daniel Squadron’s office for Thursday, October 30 at 6:00 p.m. There will be a walk-through of the park and an informal discussion of issues and ideas for improvement.
Corlears Hook is our backyard, and our gateway to the East River. Over the past few years it’s seen a small revival through a new dog run and new baseball/soccer field. Its trees were devastated two years ago during Sandy, though the magnolias that bloom so briefly in the spring are a beautiful sight. And when there’s just enough snow you’ll find kids sledding down the short steep embankment next to the footbridge over the FDR.
And if that’s not enough charm, how about this fun fact from the history books:
So come by Thursday, October 30 — meet in front of the small dog run at 6:00 p.m. — and be a part of improving this lovely, hidden gem.