TRIBECA — The overhaul of TriBeCa’s pier 26 is pushing ahead.
Hudson River Park Trust recently announced Citigroup is contributing an additional $10 million to help boost the long-stalled renovation of the pier at North Moore Street. The pier is across from a Citi office building that will become the company's headquarters after renovations are complete, the Trust said.
A long-planned maritime education center, called an estuarium, as well as a public park, are in the works for the now mostly empty pier that was rebuilt several years ago.
Last year, the Trust secured $10 million in state funds for the maritime science center.
Its new boathouse has offered free kayaking for the past two summers, and a restaurant run by City Winery, called City Vineyard, is slated to open in May.
“Citi’s commitment will have lasting impact on millions of visitors to Hudson River Park for years to come,” said HRPT president and CEO Madelyn Wils. “With a beautifully designed public park, state-of-the-art science education center, an extraordinarily popular free kayaking program and City Vineyard restaurant, Pier 26 will truly offer something for everyone and provide a perfect example of how public-private partnerships can work to improve our city’s public realm.”
The Trust is also asking the public for help in deciding what kind of programs they'd like to see on the pier.
The trust is holding a meeting on Oct. 19 at 6:30 p.m. at the Manhattan Youth Center, 120 Warren St., to discuss what kinds of ideas the community has for the pier.