The 38-acre property was in danger of being sold to developers in 2006.
Pier 42 will open May 4 as elected officials continue to plan for its future.
The East Side is getting a new park, but plans call for gates with locks at both entrances.
The board of a Sutton Place co-op has chosen renowned landscape architect David Kamp to finally turn its gated garden into a public park.
The new playground at Pearl and Fulton streets is scheduled to open in the spring of 2012.
Downtown's Collect Pond Park is getting a $4.6 million overhaul starting this summer.
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