Another chance to help shape the new East River Park on September 10

ESCRP9-10Thanks to East River director Lee Berman, who worked with NYCHA and the Mayor’s office to set up another community workshop to discuss the East River waterfront redesign, cooperators have another chance to meet with project designers and help shape the new East River Park.

Last month, design concepts were presented for the pedestrian bridges that cross the FDR Drive, including the one at Delancey Street right behind building 4. Some of the concepts presented included a second ramp or staircase directed toward Grand Street for easier access to the Grand Street bus stops, and an elaborate, wide plaza over the FDR. Other concepts were much more modest, essentially keeping the current bridge as is.

The high-impact concept of a new Delancey Street crossing.
The high-impact concept of a new Delancey Street crossing.

The plans generated a lot of interest here at East River coop — understandably, since this bridge could redefine how we access the waterfront. For those of you interested in giving feedback to project planners, and seeing their designs with your own eyes, here’s your chance:

Thursday, September 10, 2015
Henry Street Settlement
301 Henry Street
Doors open at 6:30
Presentation begins at 7:00