East Midtown Greenway

East Midtown Greenway

What is this project?

The East Midtown Greenway is a project that is managed by the New York City Economic Development Corporation (EDC) but involves multiple city agencies.  The project seeks to build a greenway from 53rd to 61st Streets to begin to connect the disjointed segments of Community Districts 6’s waterfront esplanade; provide waterfront access and public open space for the residents of our district and the public at large; and to link our district’s waterfront esplanade with the continuous esplanade that exists north of East 60th Street.

This project will feature public art that is integrated with the overall design of the greenway. The artist selection meeting was held on Wednesday, February 28, 2018, choosing artist Brian Tolle to serve on the design team for the East Midtown Greenway.  Click here to read about this and other topics on the EDC website.

What is happening lately regarding this project?

EDC will be presenting a brief update on the Greenway project, specifically on the project’s public art component, and the 54th Street bridge design, to the CB6 Land Use & Waterfront Committee at their October 22, 2018 committee meeting.

In early September 2018, EDC performed geotechnical work in Clara Coffey Park to evaluate the bedrock’s suitability for building the East Midtown Greenway.

What has happened in the past regarding this project?

On November 27, 2017, EDC presented to the Land Use & Waterfront Committee of Manhattan Community Board Six (CB6). The presentation can be viewed here.

On December 13, 2017, CB6 passed a resolution regarding this matter. The resolution can be viewed here.

On January 22, 2018, EDC presented to the Land Use & Waterfront Committee of Manhattan Community Board Six (CB6). The presentation can be viewed here.

EDC presented to the  Land Use & Waterfront Committee again on March 26, 2018. The presentation can be viewed here.

On June 25, 2018, the Land Use & Waterfront Committee saw a presentation from EDC on the proposed design for the portion of the Greenway from 53rd Street to 61st Street. The presentation can be viewed here.

Additional details will be added here as they become available.