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Park Coming to Former Industrial Site at Pier 42 on Lower East Side

New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) and NYC Parks recently launched construction on the Pier 42 project on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. When complete, the former industrial waterfront land will include a new park with a playground, comfort station, a picnic area, a designated bike path, shoreline access, and a recreation deck with a soccer field, tennis courts, adult fitness equipment and picnic tables.

The plan to revitalize Pier 42 began in 2012, when the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation spearheaded the project with HUD funding. NYCEDC joined the project team in 2017, working with NYC Parks. The two municipal agencies added activation of the pier deck to the project scope in late 2019.

“This tranquil landscape will bring much-needed waterfront space to enjoy for the people who live in this neighborhood and is a terrific addition to the Manhattan Greenway,” said Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer.

Rendering courtesy of Matthews Nielsen Landscape Architects.


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Paul Bubny serves as Senior Content Director for Connect Commercial Real Estate, a role to which he brings 13-plus years’ experience covering the commercial real estate industry and 30-plus years in business-to-business journalism. In this capacity, he oversees daily operations while also reporting on both local/regional markets and national trends, covering individual transactions across all property types, as well as delving into broader subject matter. He produces 15-20 daily news stories per day and works with the Connect team and clients to develop longer-form content, ranging from Q&As to thought-leadership pieces. Prior to joining Connect, Paul was Managing Editor for both Real Estate Forum and at American Lawyer Media, where he oversaw operations at both publications while also producing daily news and feature-length articles. His tenure in B2B publishing stretches back into the print era, and he has served as Editor in Chief on four national trade publications. Since 1999, Paul has volunteered as the newsletter editor of passenger rail advocacy groups (one national, one local).