Barry Diller and Diane von Furstenberg's foundation will fund a new public park on the Hudson.
A secret meeting was held between the Manhattan Borough President and Atlas Capital.
The new concert venue, which faces the Hudson, was designed to prevent sound from bothering New Yorkers.
Downtown Boathouse is opening its free kayaking program just in time for July 4th.
The concert series runs throughout the summer at the pier at West 55th Street.
The deal between the state and the Hudson River Park Trust has angered local elected officials.
Manhattan Community Boathouse will run its kayaking program at W. 55th and W. 72nd streets.
The estuarium, on the Hudson River in TriBeCa, received more than $10 million in state funds.
Now a floating museum, the sailboat Sherman Zwicker is slated to serve up history and drinks at Pier 25.
The new boathouse at Pier 26 in TriBeCa is slated to open for free kayaking in mid-May.
The beer garden was originally supposed to open this summer but its opening was postponed until 2015.
The park is hoping to find a balance between for-profit businesses and free boating programs.
The Downtown Boathouse worries it may be outbid for its Hudson River locations.
A new section of Hudson River Park opened between Piers 25 and 26, including a dog run.
Noise complaints have shut down the concert series, which included shows by pop-rock trio fun. in July.
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