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    Doggie Fun Park. At half a million $, no fun for the taxpayers.




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    Actually it looks like it's going to be mini-golf. Regarding th top pic: Is it such a good idea, especially after Sandy, and that it's right out in the open next to the river, to use wood on any part of those structures?

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    We all know that the most important thing to cater towards in a long-term recession is doggie parks.

    I mean, they pay taxes too, right?

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    Everything looks done north of pier 26, but the upland section between the piers hasn't been started, and there's still work on pier 26. I think they're going to leave the landscaped area closed off until next year, and open a passageway to get people off the bikeway.

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    Opening this up along the esplanade will be a great change for this stretch.

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    RFP recently released for the restaurant at Pier 26:

    http://www.hudsonriverpark.org/asset...aurant_RFP.pdf

    Submissions due August 23, 2013

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    We sure need waterfront restaurants.

    There's an ice cream place and a bar-restaurant on the lower level of Pier 15.

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    Stairway to the roof.



    Umbrellas for the dogs. But they'll probably look at them as trees.


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    Dog umbrellas.....

    Now I have seen it all.

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    The NYC Dog Lobby is very well connected.

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    They are the cat's meow.

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    What's the $ cost / sf for these fantabulous dog runs around NYC (this one, two new ones at Washington Square Park, the long established run at Chelsea Park)?

    Interesting comment on a website chronicling construction at one NYC park:

    Our new dog run in Haswell Green Park is on the esplanade a two-minute walk (200 yards?) from the previous dog run located in Pavillion Park. It is the crushed stone (sand pit) surfaced dog run that cost about $1 million to build and re-build (which they did due to constant flooding).

    I don’t believe these dog runs were forced upon the community in a show of force but rather because the kickbacks were so lucrative on them. All the expensive technology that makes them 10 times more costly than a traditional dog run is located out-of-site — underground. What could be a more perfect set up for a crooked politician?

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    Oops.



    Back to bikes and people on the same path.

    Layby installation, mostly for the new restaurant. Similar to the existing layby south of N Moore St - 200 feet long, but 35 feet wide.




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    Long-Stalled Pier 26 Maritime Education Center Gets $10M to Move Forward

    By Irene Plagianos


    Pier 26, which was rebuilt, will be home to a maritime education center, as well as a restaurant and boathouse.

    A long-delayed maritime education center is finally coming to shore at Pier 26.

    State funding totaling $10 million has been secured to create the “world-class environmental and education center…that will promote scientific research and public discovery of the Hudson River estuary and surrounding water systems,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Friday in a press release.

    Money for the 10,000-to-12,000-square-foot center, called an "estuarium," includes $5 million from the Port Authority, $4.75 million from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and a $335,000 matching grant for planning and design from New York State's Department of State.

    The state will put out a request for expressions of interest to find the organization that will establish and run the research center on the pier, at West Street near North Moore Street.

    “Hudson River Park’s environmental educational programs are already prized by thousands of families and students each year,” Hudson River Park Trust President Madelyn Wils said in a statement. “The opportunity to bring a world-class research, education and outreach center to downtown is a once in a lifetime opportunity.”

    Along with housing a state-of-the art research facility, the esturiam will also run outdoor programming on the public pier, officials said.

    Officials with the Trust previously said they needed an additional $10 million to build a permanent estuarium on the pier, beyond the $5 million they had already secure

    The Trust and the governor's office did not immediately respond to questions about when the estuarium would open.

    The pier will also soon be home to free kayaking at its newly constructed boathouse. A restaurant is slated to open alongside the boathouse in 2015.

    http://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/2014...m-move-forward

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    Hudson River Park Trust Plans Research and Education Center at Pier 26

    By LISA W. FODERARO



    The estuarium will be built on Pier 26, in Manhattan. Above is a view of the Jersey City and Hoboken skylines from the pier.
    Karsten Moran for The New York Times


    The Hudson River Park Trust has selected Clarkson University to oversee a new estuarium — a research and education center with a focus on river ecology — that is planned for Pier 26 in TriBeCa.

    Clarkson, based in Potsdam, N.Y., already runs the Beacon Institute for Rivers and Estuaries, some 50 miles up the Hudson River from the park. And the university will lead a consortium that includes the New York Hall of Science and the Hudson River Sloop Clearwater to devise and run programs at the future estuarium.

    “This will allow us to display our research activity on the river, and represents an opportunity to pull together a lot of interested parties who have worked on the Hudson River for years,” said Tony Collins, president of Clarkson.

    The center will occupy the end of the 840-foot pier, between North Moore and Hubert Streets. With a footprint of about 12,000 square feet, the estuarium will have instruments and sensors to collect data to monitor things like water quality and salinity from the river.


    A view of Pier 26, in the background, on Thursday. Construction is expected to begin on the estuarium in 2017.
    Karsten Moran for The New York Times


    While there will be some research activity, the center’s primary focus will be educational, with classrooms, a wet laboratory and exhibits.

    “We are in one of the largest estuaries in the United States, and people don’t realize that the lower Hudson is teeming with life,” said Madelyn Wils, the trust’s president. “There are 85 insects and birds in the park and 200 species of fish. It’s our mandate to teach about the environment here.”

    The Hudson River Park Trust, the public benefit corporation that oversees development and operations of the park, has secured about $10 million toward design and construction. The bulk of the funding came from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and the State Department of Environmental Conservation.

    Construction is expected to begin on the estuarium in 2017. Plans also call for a new deck and landscaping on Pier 26. The expectation is that Clearwater, which operates educational programs aboard a replica of a cargo sloop, will eventually berth at the pier. This summer a boathouse opened there, offering free kayaking to the public.

    Estuaries occur where freshwater and saltwater meet, producing especially rich habitats for fish and other marine life. The Hudson River estuary extends some 150 miles, from New York Harbor to Troy, N.Y.

    The announcement of Clarkson University’s role in the education center follows another major development for Hudson River Park, which is about 70 percent complete and has struggled financially in recent years.

    Last month, the trust announced that the billionaire Barry Diller would contribute money from his family’s foundation toward a futuristic park-within-the-park, to be built off the shoreline near 14th Street. The space will include three performance spaces and an amphitheater.

    The 2.4-acre park, to be known as Pier 55, would replace Pier 54, a narrow, crumbling structure. A spokeswoman for the trust said construction is expected to begin in 2016.

    But it is Pier 40, at Houston Street, which has hurt the trust’s finances in recent years. The thousands of steel pilings that hold up the 15-acre pier, which offers athletic fields and public parking, are badly deteriorated and require $100 million of rehabilitation work. In 2013, a plan to allow the trust to sell development rights in order to help pay for those repairs was approved by the State Legislature.

    The estuarium, along with Pier 55, would push the park closer to completion. The estuarium will also serve as a focal point for the many environmental and fishing programs that already take place in the park, which hosts 155 camp and school groups each year.

    The fact that Clarkson has agreed to finance the day-to-day activities at the estuarium was particularly attractive, given the trust’s financial troubles.

    “That’s a very important piece of this,” Ms. Wils said. “There are always lots of institutions who want to be part of something like this, but to get one that is going to actually pay for the operations is really fabulous.”

    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/05/ny...r-26.html?_r=1

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