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The Mayor has announced a commitment of capital funding for design and construction of the new Greenway. The selected design team is led by Stantec and it is anticipated that the construction of the Greenway will be complete in 2022.
This first came to our knowledge when Stantec presented its proposal at a Community Board 8 meeting of its Land Use and Waterfront Committee on November. At no time, to our knowledge, has this been brought up by Parks at its meeting. To see the current design, click here:https://www.cb8m.com/wp-conten...
There is a large contingent in our Community objecting to the proposed “flyover” connection at East 54th Street including our neighborhood association, Sutton Area Community (SAC) and Turtle Bay Association. The Conservancy is very concerned about this issue and hopes to take a very active role as it develops.
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.
"Intro 0800" was introduced by City Council member Ben Kallos, at the urging of the kindergarten class at PS 290 - Manhattan New School on the Upper East Side, whose teacher, Paula Rogovin, had helped them learn about pesticides and their impact on people.
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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.
We have learned that the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) is advancing a plan to connect the East River Esplanade from East 53rd Street to East 61st Street. The plan currently calls for a new footbridge to be constructed over the FDR Drive from East 54th Street Park to the new Greenway. Read more
A bill has been introduced by City Council member Ben Kallos that would prohibit the use of toxic pesticides including Monsanto's "Round-Up" (active ingredient: glyphosate) in NYC parks. It's called "INTRO 0800" and there are 17 co-sponsors supporting it. Read more
Sutton Place Parks Conservancy, Inc.
1040 First Avenue, #322
New York, NY 10022
Patricia Scharlin Taylor
Dale Ellen Leff
Bernard Dworkin, Legal Counsel