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The Department of Parks and Recreation has begun work on the highly anticipated park which is located behind 1 Sutton Place South, overlooking the East River. The revamped space will connect our two existing parks at East 56th and East 57th streets to make one continuous waterfront promenade. The department estimates that it will be completed in a year.
There will be benches, tables, security lighting and an expanse of lawn along the pathway above the East River. Click here to download a sketch of the new park plan by Dirtworks Landscape Architecture. The Conservancy will monitor the progress and looks forward to maintaining the new park landscape once the park reopens.
These much-needed trash cans will replace the rusty ones.
The new cans are made by Victor Stanley and approved by the parks department. With a contemporary design and sturdy construction, they are rodent resistance, featuring extra steel bottoms and steel barrels (instead of plastic) inside the receptacles.
A side door on each side will allow easy disposal and bag replacement. Instead of the usual black, our new cans will be dark green. They will arrive and be installed by the parks department early in the fall. We hope to eventually replace all park receptacles as funds become available.
The Vision Committee recently held two community meetings at A la Mode Ice Cream Shoppe and TDBank. The meetings are part of a year long effort to help the Conservancy plan for the future of our precious parks by inviting park goers to offer their suggestions on how to improve and enhance our parks. Look for the announcement of our next public meeting to be held outside in one of the parks in October.
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The Conservancy partnered with faculty and students at Cathedral High School to plan and plant an all-native pollinator garden in the East 58th Street Park. The students did the research and then planted species that will attract migratory birds and butterflies.
The area is now an official monarch butterfly way-station. So be on the lookout for these colorful black and orange fluttering visitors.
A reusable self-guided tour of the plants is available from the "take one" box at the park entrance or download your own copy your own copy.
Our Mission is to restore, beautify and enhance our 5 neighborhood parks from East 54th Street to East 58th Street along Sutton Place and Sutton Place South in Manhattan, New York City.
We partner with the New York City Parks Department and local community organizations on shared goals, highlighting environmental best practices, and strive to enhance our parks for the enjoyment of our neighbors and visitors.
Our vision is to provide an ongoing legacy for our Parks and future generations of Park users.
Sutton Place Parks Conservancy, Inc.
1040 First Avenue, #322
New York, NY 10022
Patricia Scharlin Taylor
Dale Ellen Leff
Bernard Dworkin, Legal Counsel