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BY LINCOLN ANDERSON  |  Taking a different tack to try to save Pier 40, Douglas Durst, chairperson of the Friends of Hudson River Park and president of the Durst Organization, is pushing an alternative plan to add valet parking and a high-tech campus to the massive, crumbling structure. Joining Durst in the effort is Ben […]

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BY LINCOLN ANDERSON  |  “Unfortunately, it seems a bit like the Euro crises — where people don’t understand the problem until the pier is closed down,” Michael Novogratz, a board member of the Hudson River Park Trust, commented at the Trust’s July 24 meeting. Novogratz’s analogy referred to Pier 40, the crumbling and cash-consuming pier […]

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BY HELAINA N. HOVITZ  |  A plan to beautify the Lower West Side’s Hudson River Park is in the works following a host of safety concerns shared by nearby residents. A recent survey conducted by the Friends of Hudson River Park (F.O.H.R.P.), the designated fundraising partner of the Hudson River Park Trust, found issues with access […]

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BY LINCOLN ANDERSON  |  More than 250 people packed St. Paul’s Chapel near City Hall on Thurs., May 31 to hear Hudson River Park Trust president Madelyn Wils present a recent study’s finding that market-rate residential housing on Pier 40 could offer the best hope for saving both the cash-starved park and the crumbling pier […]

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Mercy Corps departs: Mercy Corps’ Action Center to End World Hunger at 6 River Terrace closed on June 30. Through the end of the year, the Battery Park City Parks Conservancy will use the 4,000-square-foot space for programming while the Battery Park City Authority determines what else to do with it. In February 2008, the […]

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