Friday, August 9, 2013
East River Blueway Beach Under Brooklyn Bridge Get's $ 7 Million Boost
Elected officials announced $ 7 million dollars in public funding to help develop and expand the Brooklyn Bridge Beach. The beach is the first project of the East River Blueway Plan to receive funding. The area — 11,000 square feet at low tide — will feature sand, terraced seating, a kayak launch, a spot for fishing, tree-lined walkways and concession stands, all just minutes from Wall Street in the shadow of the Brooklyn Bridge. The project is expected to take approx. three years complete.
The project will include the creation of salt marshes just offshore to help protect against future storms.
Fun plus protection: Pols pitch bridge beach and Blueway plan
The Villager - August 8, 2013 - By Heather Dubin
East River Blueway Plan gets more funding
Real Estate Weekly - August 8, 2013 - By Maria Rocha-Buschel
Brooklyn Bridge Beach plan brings sand and surf to lower Manhattan
New York Daily News - August 1, 2013 - By Erin Durkin
Scott Stringer Unveils East River Blueway Project Plan to Protect
Manhattan's East River Waterfront From Next Storm - Wetlands Envisioned
A Walk In The Park - February 8, 2013