Along New York's Waterfront, An Opportunity Without Peer

New York's lengthy waterfront was once dotted with an extensive array of piers, reaching like tentacles from the city's shores into the surrounding harbor and rivers. As the city again embraces its waterfront, those that remain are getting new life.
September 24, 2013, 12pm PDT | Jonathan Nettler | @nettsj
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"Historical maps and old aerial photographs show New York’s shores wrapped with piers reaching out into the water to connect the streets and businesses of a port city to the world," observes Daniel Rojo. "Though many of those piers have long since disappeared, those that remain are being recognized as a significant resource for public (and semi-public) use and many are being transformed into sites of leisure, practice, production, and exposition."

Rojo goes on to explore current and future plans for transforming seven of these relics into event spaces, restaurants, parks, shops, and an "office/incubator space for 'creative companies'".

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Published on Monday, September 23, 2013 in Urban Omnibus
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