The assessment for the Neighborhood Improvement District would be 7.5 cents a square foot for residents.
Discarded bottles and fast-food wrappers have been piling up in the middle of the West Side Highway.
The Hudson River Park Trust currently can't afford a $300,000 water filter retrofit.
The Friends of the Hudson River Park Trust want to put a tax on people who live nearby in order to improve the park itself.
To close the gap, mostly due to roof repairs needed at Pier 40, the Hudson River Park Trust is exploring a number of plans, including a possible tax.
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