NYC Opens First Section Of East River Waterfront Esplanade

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Mayor Michael Bloomberg and other elected officials opened the first section of the city’s new East River Waterfront Esplanade Thursday.

The first phase of the project — which runs from Wall Street to Maiden Lane — is part of a $165 million endeavor to revitalize a two-mile stretch between Battery Park and the Manhattan Bridge.

“The new East River Waterfront Esplanade is the newest jewel on New York City’s magnificent Harbor,” Bloomberg said Thursday.

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At the newly unveiled section, which features tables and benches, visitors can eat, read, use their laptop or simply take in the magnificent views of the harbor.

The esplanade will be open to the public from 6 a.m. to midnight. It even offers a dog park featuring a climbing bridge, sand pit and splash pad.

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“New York City’s waterfront is its hidden jewel, and with today’s opening of the East River Waterfront Esplanade, we are one giant step closer to completing a ribbon park around all of Lower Manhattan,” Sen. Chuck Schumer said.

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  • joe

    The city only have money when MR MAYOR WANTS SOMETHING just a wast of TAX PAYERS MONEY.

  • Jerry LaForgia

    This is brilliant and beautiful, I will visit as much as possible,looking forward to the entire project finished and expanded upon.
    For too long the waterfronts in all boros have been neglected,hopefully this project will extend in all NYC boros.
    Mayor Bloomberg thank you and keep up the good work!

  • M.A.D


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