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Pier 76 Opens as Recreational, Cultural Space on Hudson Riverfront

A former New York City Police Department impound parking facility has reopened as Pier 76, a recreational and cultural space on Manhattan’s western shoreline that is now part of Hudson River Park. 

The $31-million project to integrate the space into the 550-acre park was completed in 81 days, starting with the dismantling of the 245,000-square-foot impound facility earlier this spring. Gov. Andrew Cuomo also announced that Pier 76 will be among the sites hosting outdoor screenings for this year’s Tribeca Festival.

“For years, Pier 76 was an eyesore that blighted the West Side,” said Cuomo. “However, thanks to the hard work of so many New Yorkers, this gorgeous new park will provide residents and visitors with incomparable access to outdoor recreational opportunities and cultural attractions like the Tribeca Festival for years to come.”

Planning for the long-term use of Pier 76 will be done by the Hudson River Park Trust.

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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 also 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 GlobeSt.com 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.

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