Moderated by: Dr. Melissa Checker
Panelists:    Robert Pirani• Kate Van Tassel • Miquela Craytor
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Robert Pirani
Regional Plan Association & Governors Island Alliance
Governors Island
    Turning the Tide
          April 2010
History | Governors Island Today | Historic Images | Governors Island Tomorrow
History | Governors Island Today | Historic Images | Governors Island Tomorrow
History | Governors Island Today | Historic Images | Governors Island Tomorrow
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       14 acres
South Island Park:
          40 acres
Historic District:
          33 acres
National Monument
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Encourage Early Uses and Visitation


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Plan the Parks First




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 Briefing Book and Findings Report
Plan the Parks First
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          Governors Island Preservation and Education Corporation
Plan the Parks First




          West 8 for Governors Island Preservation and Education
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Building Confidence for Redevelopment

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Building Confidence for Redevelopment




  $ 156 Million
  committed to date for
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Building Confidence for Redevelopment
Robert Pirani
Executive Director
     rob@rpa.org
Kate Van Tassel
New York City Economic Development Corporation
        & Miquela Craytor
Sustainable South Bronx – South B...
South Bronx Greenway
    Turning the Tide Series
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Phase I Project – Lafayette Avenue Streetscape




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Ambassador
William J. vanden Heuvel
      Four Freedoms Park
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Four Freedoms Park

Roosevelt Island, East River, New York
Nancy Webster
Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy
Brooklyn Bridge Park:
A World-Class Park for Brooklyn
1.3 Miles of Downtown Brooklyn Waterfront
85 Acres Opening Onto New York Harbor
Abandoned and Manufacturing Sites
A Community Vision Nurtured Over 20 Years
Political and Financial Commitment: May 12, 2002



                                   • Self-Sustaining

                ...
Why Create A Self-Sustaining Park?



                                      “The plan for Brooklyn
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Milestones


  1950s                                                 2001
  The Port Authority of New York and New Jerse...
2001: A Park Begins



                      • 12 acres of
                        revitalized land

                     ...
The Conservancy


                  The Conservancy has worked
                  for 20 years to ensure the
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Helping Bring Life to the Park




                                    © Etienne Frossard




Since 2000, more than 500,00...
2007: The Floating Pool at Brooklyn Bridge Park Beach




                             PIER 1 Welcomed 192,675 Visitors
  ...
2008: PIER 1 Pop-Up Park




                      PIER 1 Welcomed 192,675 Visitors
                             From 440 ...
March 22, 2010
Movies With A View




                     © Etienne Frossard
Waterfront Workouts
Boating




          © Etienne Frossard
Education Programming served 1700 kids/families




                                             © Etienne Frossard
Seining
Seahorses and More




                     © Etienne Frossard
Birdwatching with NY Audubon




                               © Etienne Frossard
Children’s Theatre
Harbor Camp
Cove Guide: 1st Nature Guide to Park
Stewardship: 3,400 hours caring for the park in 2009
Movies With A View is made possible by the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy in partnership with the New
York State Office ...
Joshua Laird
New York City Parks & Recreation
Turning the Tide
Seizing Opportunities: Waterfront Parks in Progress




      New York City Department of Parks & Recreat...
Manhattan Waterfront Greenway
Manhattan Waterfront Greenway




               Riverside Park South
Manhattan Waterfront Greenway




West Harlem Piers
Manhattan Waterfront Greenway




          Harlem River Park
Manhattan Waterfront Greenway



              East River Park
Brooklyn Bridge Park
Williamsburg & Greenpoint Waterfront
Williamsburg & Greenpoint Waterfront
Hunters Point South
IKEA Waterfront Esplanade
Bush Terminal Piers
Mill Pond Park
The High Bridge
Baretto Point Park
Bronx River




Hunts Point Riverside Park       Concrete Plant Park
Street End Access




Grand Ferry Park, 1998




                         West 203rd Street, 2008




                    ...
Natural Area Restoration




                            Gerritsen Inlet, Marine Park


Hunter Island, Pelham Bay Park
Natural Area Restoration




Fish Monitoring, Arthur Kill




                                            Gerritsen Inlet
...
White Island




                        White Island Sand Delivery


Marine Park, Brooklyn
Public Beaches/Storm Protection




                     Orchard Beach, Bronx




Rockaway Beach, Queens                  ...
North & South Brother Islands
NYC Water Trail
Acquisitions

Waterfront Parkland Acquisitions 2002-2010
                                               Blissenbach Marina...
Future Waterfront Parks




Pelham Bay Landfill, Bronx
Future Waterfront Parks




Fresh Kills Park, Staten Island
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Session 3 Wed. April 7, 2010:
Seizing Opportunities: Waterfront Works in Progress
Moderator: Dr. Melissa Checker, Queens College, CUNY

Speakers/Panelists

Robert Pirani, Regional Plan Association and Governors Island Alliance––Governors Island
Kate Van Tassel, NYCEDC and Miquela Craytor, Sustainable South Bronx––South Bronx Greenway
Ambassador William J. vanden Heuvel, Four Freedoms Park
Nancy Webster, Acting Executive-Director, Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy
Joshua Laird, Asst. Commissioner, NYC Parks and Recreation

Background

In 1609, New York’s future waterfront was an arcadian shore of forests, wetlands, beaches, and sand bars, according to Eric Sanderson's book Mannahatta. That landscape is lost forever, but visions of a post-industrial, neo-natural waterfront are longstanding. In 1944, futurists Paul and Percival Goodman proposed that Manhattan "open out toward the water," lining its gritty waterfront with new parks. They were prescient: today the water’s edge of Manhattan is evolving from a "no-man's-land" into a "highly desirable zone of parks," in the words of writer Phillip Lopate.

The newly designated "Manhattan Waterfront Greenway" is cobbled together from many bits and pieces like Battery Park City, Hudson River Park, Riverside Park South, restored Harlem River parks, and tiny Stuyvesant Cove Park––each with its own chronicle of past and present struggles among property owners, community groups, developers, politicians, planners, lawyers, and other stakeholders. Elsewhere in the city, Brooklyn Bridge Park, the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway, Governors Island, the South Bronx Greenway, Pelham Bay South Waterfront Park, the Bronx River Greenway, and Gateway National Recreation Area are among many waterfront works in progress.

The colloquium series will address selected topics and issues relating to what has been achieved and what remains to be done to continue the transformation of New York’s waterfronts.

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Turning the Tide: Seizing Opportunities: Waterfront Works in Progress

  1. 1. Moderated by: Dr. Melissa Checker Panelists: Robert Pirani• Kate Van Tassel • Miquela Craytor Ambassador William J. vanden Heuvel • Nancy Webster • Joshua Laird
  2. 2. Robert Pirani Regional Plan Association & Governors Island Alliance
  3. 3. Governors Island Turning the Tide April 2010
  4. 4. History | Governors Island Today | Historic Images | Governors Island Tomorrow
  5. 5. History | Governors Island Today | Historic Images | Governors Island Tomorrow
  6. 6. History | Governors Island Today | Historic Images | Governors Island Tomorrow
  7. 7. Promenade: 14 acres South Island Park: 40 acres Historic District: 33 acres National Monument 22 acres Total: 109 acres
  8. 8. Encourage Early Uses and Visitation Governors Island Visitors 300,000 250,000 Number of Visitors 200,000 150,000 100,000 50,000 0 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 Year Governors Island Preservation and Education Corporation
  9. 9. Encourage Early Uses and Visitation
  10. 10. Plan the Parks First June 12, 2004 Workshop Briefing Book and Findings Report
  11. 11. Plan the Parks First
  12. 12. Plan the Parks First Governors Island Preservation and Education Corporation
  13. 13. Plan the Parks First West 8 for Governors Island Preservation and Education Corporation
  14. 14. Building Confidence for Redevelopment EDUCATION INSTITUTION PARKS/ RECREATION GOVERNORS ISLAND HOTEL/ CONFERENCE CENTER ART/ CULTURE Urban Strategies for Governors Island Preservation and Education Corporation
  15. 15. Building Confidence for Redevelopment $ 156 Million committed to date for transportation, preservation, and infrastructure repair and rehabilitation
  16. 16. Building Confidence for Redevelopment
  17. 17. Robert Pirani Executive Director rob@rpa.org
  18. 18. Kate Van Tassel New York City Economic Development Corporation & Miquela Craytor Sustainable South Bronx – South Bronx Greenway
  19. 19. South Bronx Greenway Turning the Tide Series April 7, 2010
  20. 20. South Bronx Greenway Master Plan Upland connection Waterfront connection 35 NEW YORK CITY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
  21. 21. Phase I Project – Lafayette Avenue Streetscape Anticipated Construction start: April 2010 36 NEW YORK CITY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
  22. 22. Phase I Project – Lafayette Avenue Streetscape 37 NEW YORK CITY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
  23. 23. Phase I Project – Lafayette Avenue Streetscape 38 NEW YORK CITY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
  24. 24. Phase I Project – Lafayette Avenue Streetscape 39 NEW YORK CITY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
  25. 25. Phase I Project – Hunts Point Landing Anticipated Construction start: May 2010 40 NEW YORK CITY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
  26. 26. Phase I Project – Hunts Point Landing 41 NEW YORK CITY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
  27. 27. Phase I Project – Hunts Point Landing 42 NEW YORK CITY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
  28. 28. Phase I Project – Hunts Point Landing 43 NEW YORK CITY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
  29. 29. Phase I Project – Hunts Point Landing 44 NEW YORK CITY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
  30. 30. Phase I Project – Hunts Point Landing 45 NEW YORK CITY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
  31. 31. Phase I Project – Hunts Point Landing 46 NEW YORK CITY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
  32. 32. Phase I Project – Hunts Point Landing 47 NEW YORK CITY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
  33. 33. Phase I Project – Hunts Point/Spofford Avenue Streetscapes Anticipated Construction start: Fall 2010 48 NEW YORK CITY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
  34. 34. Phase I Project – Hunts Point/Spofford Streetscapes 49 NEW YORK CITY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
  35. 35. Phase I Project – Food Center Drive Anticipated Construction start: November 2010 50 NEW YORK CITY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
  36. 36. Phase I Project – Food Center Drive 51 NEW YORK CITY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
  37. 37. Phase I Project – Food Center Drive 52 NEW YORK CITY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
  38. 38. Phase I Project – Randall’s Island Connector Anticipated Construction start: July 2011 53 NEW YORK CITY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
  39. 39. Phase I Project – Randall’s Island Connector 54 NEW YORK CITY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
  40. 40. Phase I Project – Randall’s Island Connector 55 NEW YORK CITY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
  41. 41. Phase I Project – Randall’s Island Connector 56 NEW YORK CITY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
  42. 42. Phase I Project – Randall’s Island Connector 57 NEW YORK CITY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
  43. 43. Phase I Project – Randall’s Island Connector 58 NEW YORK CITY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
  44. 44. South Bronx Greenway Master Plan Upland connection Waterfront connection 59 NEW YORK CITY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
  45. 45. Ambassador William J. vanden Heuvel Four Freedoms Park
  46. 46. Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park Roosevelt Island, East River, New York
  47. 47. Nancy Webster Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy
  48. 48. Brooklyn Bridge Park: A World-Class Park for Brooklyn
  49. 49. 1.3 Miles of Downtown Brooklyn Waterfront
  50. 50. 85 Acres Opening Onto New York Harbor
  51. 51. Abandoned and Manufacturing Sites
  52. 52. A Community Vision Nurtured Over 20 Years
  53. 53. Political and Financial Commitment: May 12, 2002 • Self-Sustaining • 80/20 rule • Revenues devoted to park maintenance and operations • All open space will be protected as parkland in perpetuity
  54. 54. Why Create A Self-Sustaining Park? “The plan for Brooklyn Bridge Park’s self- sustainability, with limited residential, hotel and small retail portions, assures us that New York City’s next great park will never have to suffer this kind of degradation.” — TUPPER THOMAS President, Prospect Park Alliance
  55. 55. Milestones 1950s 2001 The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey build Ribbon cutting at new City playground in Dumbo. and operate Piers 1-5 as active rig bulk carriers through 1983. 2002 Governor Pataki and Mayor Bloomberg commit 1984 $150 million to the park and establish the Brooklyn Port Authority announces plan to sell Piers 1-5 Bridge Park Development Corporation (BBPDC) to for commercial development. build the park. 1986 2004 Downtown Brooklyn communities begin to develop Pier 6 added to park. park plan for piers. 2005 1989 BBPDC proposes new Park Master Plan. Brooklyn Bridge Park Coalition (now Conservancy) incorporated. Governor halts PA plan to sell piers. 2007 Floating Pool at Brooklyn Bridge Park Beach 1998 becomes first interim use of piers area. Downtown Brooklyn Waterfront Local Development Corporation (LDC) created to develop master plan for 2010 piers 1-5. Piers 1 and 6 open. 1999 Coalition and LDC add interbridge area to park.
  56. 56. 2001: A Park Begins • 12 acres of revitalized land • A promising start • A chance to try new ideas
  57. 57. The Conservancy The Conservancy has worked for 20 years to ensure the creation, adequate funding, proper maintenance, public support, and citizen enjoyment of Brooklyn Bridge Park through partnership with the public sector, development of programming and active promotion of the needs of the park and its constituents. The Brooklyn Bridge Park Development Corporation is the governmental agency building and operating the park. We’re more like the Prospect Park Alliance or the City Parks Foundation. At least we aspire to be.
  58. 58. Helping Bring Life to the Park © Etienne Frossard Since 2000, more than 500,000 visitors have enjoyed the Conservancy's free public programs in the beginnings of Brooklyn Bridge Park. © Etienne
  59. 59. 2007: The Floating Pool at Brooklyn Bridge Park Beach PIER 1 Welcomed 192,675 Visitors The Floating Pool Welcomed 71,664 Visitors From 440 Zip Codes From 175 Zip Codes,
  60. 60. 2008: PIER 1 Pop-Up Park PIER 1 Welcomed 192,675 Visitors From 440 Zip Codes, Including 38 Brooklyn zip codes
  61. 61. March 22, 2010
  62. 62. Movies With A View © Etienne Frossard
  63. 63. Waterfront Workouts
  64. 64. Boating © Etienne Frossard
  65. 65. Education Programming served 1700 kids/families © Etienne Frossard
  66. 66. Seining
  67. 67. Seahorses and More © Etienne Frossard
  68. 68. Birdwatching with NY Audubon © Etienne Frossard
  69. 69. Children’s Theatre
  70. 70. Harbor Camp
  71. 71. Cove Guide: 1st Nature Guide to Park
  72. 72. Stewardship: 3,400 hours caring for the park in 2009
  73. 73. Movies With A View is made possible by the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy in partnership with the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation and the Natural Heritage Trust. www.brooklynbridgepark.org
  74. 74. Joshua Laird New York City Parks & Recreation
  75. 75. Turning the Tide Seizing Opportunities: Waterfront Parks in Progress New York City Department of Parks & Recreation Joshua Laird Assistant Commissioner for Planning & Parklands
  76. 76. Manhattan Waterfront Greenway
  77. 77. Manhattan Waterfront Greenway Riverside Park South
  78. 78. Manhattan Waterfront Greenway West Harlem Piers
  79. 79. Manhattan Waterfront Greenway Harlem River Park
  80. 80. Manhattan Waterfront Greenway East River Park
  81. 81. Brooklyn Bridge Park
  82. 82. Williamsburg & Greenpoint Waterfront
  83. 83. Williamsburg & Greenpoint Waterfront
  84. 84. Hunters Point South
  85. 85. IKEA Waterfront Esplanade
  86. 86. Bush Terminal Piers
  87. 87. Mill Pond Park
  88. 88. The High Bridge
  89. 89. Baretto Point Park
  90. 90. Bronx River Hunts Point Riverside Park Concrete Plant Park
  91. 91. Street End Access Grand Ferry Park, 1998 West 203rd Street, 2008 DeGraw Street, 2014?
  92. 92. Natural Area Restoration Gerritsen Inlet, Marine Park Hunter Island, Pelham Bay Park
  93. 93. Natural Area Restoration Fish Monitoring, Arthur Kill Gerritsen Inlet Marsh Restoration Saw Mill Creek Restoration
  94. 94. White Island White Island Sand Delivery Marine Park, Brooklyn
  95. 95. Public Beaches/Storm Protection Orchard Beach, Bronx Rockaway Beach, Queens Plumb Beach, Brooklyn
  96. 96. North & South Brother Islands
  97. 97. NYC Water Trail
  98. 98. Acquisitions Waterfront Parkland Acquisitions 2002-2010 Blissenbach Marina, Staten Island Bronx 60 acres Brooklyn 83 acres Manhattan 44 acres Queens 55 acres Staten Island 66 acres Total 308 acres Castle Hill, Bronx Beach 88th Street, Rockaway, Queens
  99. 99. Future Waterfront Parks Pelham Bay Landfill, Bronx
  100. 100. Future Waterfront Parks Fresh Kills Park, Staten Island
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