PUBLIC WORKS

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24 Sycamore Park

Renovation is scheduled to start Winter 2020. Construction will take about 18 months.  The area will be regraded and, as a result, asphalt pavement removed and new pavers installed, when the regrading is complete.  The base of the flagpole will have some limited repairs. New fencing will be installed around the swings.  The comfort station will be made ADA accessible, the paint will be removed and the natural brick color restored.

Andrew Haswell Green Park (AHG) Phase IIB

The Economic Development Corp. and Department of Parks & Recreation broke ground late Fall 2019 for the long-awaited grand lawn and staircase in the new waterfront park. Completion of this Phase is scheduled for late 2022.

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Andrew Haswell Green Park (AHG) Phase III – Waterfront Level of the former Sanitation Building

Complete build-out of the interior space at waterfront level with comfort station; bike storage; WIFI/charging stations; water edge seating; concession; café seating; courtyard seating; green grove. Could open in 2029 provided funds are allocated.

East Midtown Greenway – Built on Caissons located in the east river from 54th to 61st Streets

The Economic Development Corporation and the Department of Parks and Recreation broke ground in the late Fall 2019. This will fill a major gap in the Manhattan Waterfront Greenway between 39th and 61st Streets along the East River, while providing much-desired waterfront access and public open space resources for the community. Completion is scheduled for late 2022.

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East Side Access (ESA) at 63rd Street and Second Avenue

East Side Access is a public works project being undertaken by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) in New York City, designed to bring the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) into a new East Side station to be built below and incorporated into Grand Central Terminal in Manhattan. It is expected to be operational by 2022. There will be no stop in the East Sixties

Honey Locust Park

The Department of Parks & Recreation has created a totally new design for Honey Locust Park. The new look will consist of honey locust trees, new trees, plants, shrubs, mulch and some grass block pavers. The length of the park has been expanded 20 feet into DOT property going towards 1st Avenue and 6 feet of sidewalk space has been added to the south side of the park. There will be a granite block curb demarking the 2 planted areas. Each area will have a curved niche area for seating, as well as 2 seating areas facing each other along the aisle. The curved ramp will remain concrete. Restoration and completion of park is unknown until Covid permits.

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York Avenue Sewer and Water Main Replacement

The NYC Department of Design and Construction (DDC) is replacing the sewer and water mains, as well as working with Con Ed to replace the Gas Mains along York Avenue from 61 Street to 64 streets and going up 62 Street towards First Avenue. All the work will be in the roadway and there will be some necessary removal and replacement of trees. The project is expected to be finished Summer 2021.

RECENTLY COMPLETED

Andrew Haswell Green Park (AHG) Phase I

Dog run, planted areas and benches. Located on the Esplanade with
view of East River.

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Andrew Haswell Green Park (AHG) Phase IIA

Pavilion is open and consists of seating, chess and checker tables, green lawn and planting. NO DOGS ALLOWED ON THE LAWN OR OFF LEASH

Second Avenue Subway (SAS)

Phase 1 of the long-awaited Second Avenue Subway opened for revenue service on January 1, 2017. The Q line connects the east side of the Upper East Side to Carnegie Hall, Times Square, Herald Square, Union Square and Canal Street in Manhattan and the last stop is just a hot-dog’s length from Nathan’s in Coney Island. With breathtakingly beautiful new stations at E. 96, E. 86, E. 72, and E. 63rd Streets, the new line sparkles with open galleries showcasing dramatic mosaics by four world-famous artists. A tourist destination in itself, the new Second Avenue Subway is a much-needed enhancement to the city’s transportation network. The new open-air plaza at northwest corner of Third Avenue and East 63rd Street is home to the elevator to the mezzanine and provides ample seating and planting for the enjoyment of the community.

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Shaft 33B of the 3rd Water Tunnel and 2 Ancillary Mains

The City currently relies on City Water Tunnels No. 1 and 2 for the majority of its drinking water.  These tunnels were first put into service in 1917 and 1936, respectively. The completed City Water Tunnel No. 3 will provide New York with critical redundancy, and will allow DEP to shut down and repair City Water Tunnels No. 1 and 2 for the first time in their history. The last Shaft, 33B, is located at 59th Street & 1st Avenue and there are two mains that hook up from the shaft and the main trunk lines that run up 3rd Avenue.