April 17, 2012

Building Waterfront Greenways at Soho REI

Wednesday, April 18th 2012

5:00 pm – 5:45 pm

Soho REI (The Puck Building, 303 Lafayette Street)

Over the past decade, New York City has truly opened public access to the waterfront. A series of remarkable parks and public spaces – close to 2800 acres and 60 linear miles of waterfront – are under construction or planned throughout the City. These new places have transformed New Yorkers’ relationship to the Harbor and estuary. The next step in this evolution is to knit these spaces together by providing the public clear and safe pathways along the entire waterfront and safe access to them in the form of Waterfront Greenways. On Wednesday April 18th, 2012 representatives from the Regional Plan Association, Brooklyn Greenway Initiative, Jamaica Bay Greenway Coalition and the National Park Service will discuss the evolution of the New York City Waterfront Greenway system, the importance of connecting the urban environment to open spaces, and various opportunities to get involved. Event is free, but please pre-register here