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South Street Seaport »

Brooklyn Bridge Beach Moves Forward with $7M in Funding

Funding has been secured to bring sand and surf to Lower Manhattan.

South Street Seaport »

Summer Fun Kicks Off Downtown This Memorial Day Weekend

Food trucks, DJs and fun on the waterfront will make it feel like summer Downtown starting this weekend.

Financial District »

New Waterfront Cafes and East River Esplanade Slated to Open by Summer

The 2-mile East River Waterfront Esplanade will be complete by 2014, officials said.

Upper East Side »

UES Locals Lament Loss of East River Tree Destroyed by Sandy

Wind damage to the London Plane tree required it to be cut down, officials said.

New York City »

Best Places to Go Boating on New York's Waterways

New York City's best options for rowing and canoeing for all levels of experience.

Upper East Side »

$15M Fix Needed to Keep Andrew H. Green Park From Falling into East River

Andrew H. Green Park's pilings have been eaten away by water organisms.

Upper East Side »

UES Starved for Open Space, Residents Say

Upper East Side residents are planning a forum on open space for next spring.

Carnegie Hill »

Bold Ideas for East River Esplanade a Feat of Imagination, Fans Say

Judges of an East River esplanade ideas competition muse on the future of canals in New York.

Upper East Side & Roosevelt Island »

East River Design Contest Winner Would Bring Wetlands to Upper East Side

The winning design of an ideas contest for the East River Esplanade would bring the water into the grid.

Upper East Side & Roosevelt Island »

Crumbling East 81st Street Pedestrian Bridge Set for Makeover

The city is planning to replace the pedestrian bridge spanning the FDR to the East River at 81st Street.

Upper East Side & Roosevelt Island »

East 78th Street Pedestrian Bridge Reopens

The East 78th Street pedestrian bridge is back and so is a chunk of the East River esplanade.

Upper East Side & Roosevelt Island »

DOT Set to Install New East 78th Street Pedestrian Bridge Over FDR

The DOT is slated install a replacement for the East 78th Street pedestrian bridge this weekend after delays on the $11.9 million project have kept the esplanade from East 76th to 78th street closed for a year.

Upper East Side & Roosevelt Island »

Civic Group Seeks Bold Ideas for Crumbling East River Waterfront

Civitas launched a competition to reimagine the crumbling East River esplanade stretching from E. 60th to 125th streets.

Murray Hill, Gramercy & Midtown East »

Tudor City Residents Protest East River Greenway Project

The second of three public forums regarding the proposed extension of the East River waterfront was the most heated yet.

Murray Hill, Gramercy & Midtown East »

Roller Hockey Players Want Penalty Called on UN Land Swap

While joggers, cyclists, dog walkers and other East Siders support a deal to give the UN a piece of a playground in exchange for opening the East River esplanade, the park's hockey players oppose it.