Volume 17 • Issue 26 | Nov. 19 - 25, 2004



Canal Street Park

Trees and plantings were put in at the new Canal Street Park at the west end of Canal St. next to the West Side Highway this week. The park is expected to open in late spring of 2005.  State D.O.T is funding the park, which will include granite sidewalks, interior ornamental fences, cobblestone street tree planting strips, green lawns and a combination of evergreen and flowering plants. The area where Canal Park is being constructed is one of the oldest city squares in Manhattan, with the city’s title to the land granted in 1686. Although a park formerly existed in the triangle in 1870, it was removed in 1921, when the site was loaned to the NY/NJ Bridge and Tunnel Authority. The loan was for four years, in order to construct the Holland Tunnel, with the condition of restoring and returning Canal Street Park upon completion.



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