The former Department of Sanitation facility on the Gansevoort Peninsula in Hudson River Park will soon be a 5.65-acre park with a beach. This week Hudson River Park Trust unveiled renderings of the public space designed by James Corner Field Operations, also responsible for the High Line, South Street Seaport, Greenpoint Landing, and Domino Park.
There is some good news for bus riders on the Upper West Side and in Morningside Heights. More accessible bus stops are in the works for Riverside Drive.
A WPA-era park in the Bronx is getting a bit of an update. Last Tuesday, the Landmarks Preservation Commission approved construction of a new entrance and pathway at the Crotona Play Center, located on the grounds of Crotona Park with the address 1700 Fulton Avenue.
New York University’s 1.6-million-square-foot expansion looms on the horizon, in anticipation of its distant 2035 completion. However, well ahead of any significant redevelopment, a smaller overhaul of street-adjacent community space is already underway. NYU is collaborating with the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation to upgrade two linear, street-facing plazas at LaGuardia Place and Bleecker Street.
On January 19, 1934, Robert Moses was appointed as the first citywide parks commissioner, setting off a wave of unprecedented park-building activity across the city. Orchard Beach, Jacob Riis Park, Riverside Park, Sara D. Roosevelt…