There's nothing like a cold and snowy day in February to get a New Yorker wishing for some sun and fun. And that's just what the landscape design crew from Thomas Balsley Associates have got in mind for Phase IV of Riverside Park South, which runs north from 59th Street along the Hudson River. They're bringing us some grassy play areas for the little ones and, for kids of all ages, a restored 1940s Alco S-1 switcher locomotive. Not to mention plenty of spots to get away from it all, whether gazing up at clouds, looking out across the rusty old piers or checking out the look-alike row of residentials rising in the east. All in all, not a bad place for playin' hookey.
· Waterfront Parks & Development [Thomas Balsley Associates website]
· The Collapsed Piers of Riverside Park South [figure-ground.com]
· Extell's Riverside South Will Rule the West Side [Curbed]