New York's East River Waterfront To Get Facelift

The $150 million project will keep the same sense of history of the docks, while updating for the future.
June 29, 2005, 1pm PDT | Brenda Meyer
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"The master plan for an East River esplanade, which was unveiled last month by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, is a welcome reprieve from that New York cliché. Covering a two-mile stretch of waterfront from Battery Park to East River Park in Lower Manhattan, the project will transform a series of abandoned piers and derelict corners beneath the Franklin D. Roosevelt Drive into a vibrant urban panorama without sacrificing the rough edges."

Thanks to Brenda Meyer

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Published on Tuesday, June 28, 2005 in The New York Times
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