The abandoned shed on Pier 42 just west of Corlear's Hook at Gouvernor Street will not be used as a way station for construction trucks and materials, after funding was secured to turn the Manhattan pier into a park and continuation of the East River Greenway around lower Manhattan. A press release from NY State Senator Daniel Squadron announced that a commitment has been secured to use $14 million to begin a master planning process to transform the pier into a park and demolish the large shed currently in place. The estimated cost of the total project is $40 million. The Lower Manhattan Development Council will have to sign off on the funding commitment at its next board meeting. Currently Pier 42 is a break in the string of parks along lower Manhattan's waterfront, between the Manhattan Bridge and Corlears Hook Park and the East River Promenade.
· Schumer, Squadron Announce Funding Secured for Pier 42 Redevelopment, Completion of East River Waterfront Park [official]
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