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Session 2 Wed. March 17, 2010:...

Session 2 Wed. March 17, 2010:
Waterfront Parks: Old, New, Green, Blue
Moderator: Dr. Rutherford H. Platt

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Amy Gavaris, Executive Vice President for the New York Restoration Project
Dr. Vicky Gholson, Friends of Riverbank State Park
Peter Mullan, Planning Director, Friends of The High Line Greenway
Connie Fishman, Executive Director, Hudson River Park Trust
Jeanne DuPont, Rockaway Waterfront Alliance, Queens

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Turning the Tide: Waterfront Parks: Old, New, Green, Blue Presentation Transcript

  • 1. Moderated by: Dr. Rutherford H. Platt Panelists: Amy Gavaris• Dr. Vicky Gholson • Peter Mullan • Connie Fishman • Jeanne DuPont
  • 2. TURNING THE TIDE: NEW YORK’S WATERFRONT IN TRANSITION Session Dates and Topics Feb. 24: “Opening Out Toward the Water”– The Big Picture Mar. 17: Waterfront Parks: Old, New, Green, Blue April 7: Seizing Opportunities: Waterfront Works in Progress April 28: Reviving the Estuary: Science and Education Asdf
  • 3. This series is inspired by: The Humane Metropolis: People and Nature in the 21st Century City University of Massachusetts Press and Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, 2006
  • 4. New York’s Waterfront is a Grand Experiment in creating a more humane megacity . . . Environment Magazine July/Aug. 2009 Posted at: www.humanemetropolis.org
  • 5. Amy Gavaris New York Restoration Project
  • 6. New York Restoration Project New York Restoration Project (NYRP) carries out Founder Bette Midler’s dream of a cleaner, greener New York City. NYRP restores, revitalizes and develops under- resourced parks and community gardens throughout the city’s five boroughs, working to ensure that every neighborhood has access to vibrant, green spaces. By providing enriching educational and community programming, NYRP works to instill individual and civic respect for nature and responsibility for contributing to New York City’s environmental sustainability.
  • 7. Parks in Northern Manhattan, NYC 1995
  • 8. Fort Washington Park
  • 9. Fort Washington Park
  • 10. Fort Washington Park
  • 11. Fort Tryon Park
  • 12. Fort Tryon Park
  • 13. Fort Tryon Park
  • 14. Highbridge Park
  • 15. Highbridge Park
  • 16. Highbridge Park
  • 17. Swindler Cove Park
  • 18. Sherman Creek 1996
  • 19. Swindler Cove 1995
  • 20. The Harlem River Boathouses 1850’s to 1970’s
  • 21. Swindler Cove Park Plan
  • 22. Swindler Cove
  • 23. Swindler Cove – Peter Jay Sharp Boathouse
  • 24. Swindler Cove
  • 25. Swindler Cove pond
  • 26. Swindler Cove – Riley-Levin Children’s Garden
  • 27. Swindler Cove upland
  • 28. Swindler Cove and Sherman Creek
  • 29. Swindler Cove and Sherman Creek clean-up of former boat club area
  • 30. Sherman Creek Trail
  • 31. The 21st Century Harlem River Waterfront
  • 32. The 21st Century Harlem River Waterfront
  • 33. www,nyrp.org
  • 34. Dr. Vicky Gholson Friends of Riverbank State Park
  • 35. Peter Mullan Friends of The High Line Greenway
  • 36. THE HIGH LINE
  • 37. 41 RECENT / CURRENT DEVELOPMENT 31 30 29 28 GANSEVOORT MARKET 27 and 39 40 FAR WEST CHELSEA 37 34 26 25 24 23 32 22 38 21 20 19 35 18 17 33 16 15 1314 12 9 8 11 10 7 6 COMPLETE 5 UNDER CONSTRUCTION IN DESIGN 4 3 2 1
  • 38. HIGH LINE BRAND EQUITY
  • 39. SECTION 1 SECTION 2 SECTION 3 GANSEVOORT ST – W. 20TH ST W. 20TH ST– W. 30TH ST W. 30TH ST– W. 34TH ST
  • 40. Connie Fishman Hudson River Park Trust
  • 41. Transformation of the Waterfront
  • 42. Hudson River Park: • Five miles from Battery Park to 59th Street • 550 acres, including a 400-acre marine sanctuary • Continuous pedestrian esplanade and bike path • 13 New Public Park Piers for active and passive recreation • Commercial nodes to generate revenue for park maintenance
  • 43. Jeanne DuPont Rockaway Waterfront Alliance, Queens
  • 44. 109 Rising Tide March 2010
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  • 59. Outdoor Events/Theater 124 Rising Tide March 2010
  • 60. Beach Clean-Ups: Stewardship Saturdays 125 Rising Tide March 2010
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  • 64. Park Access Points 129 Rising Tide March 2010
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  • 66. Moderated by: Dr. Rutherford H. Platt Panelists: Amy Gavaris• Dr. Vicky Gholson • Peter Mullan • Connie Fishman • Jeanne DuPont