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Mario Nievera's NYC Landscapes; 79th St. Boat Basin Changes

NEW YORK CITY?Landscape designer Mario Nievera has published "Forever Green," a coffee table book featuring photos of his most sophisticated and thoughtfully-designed gardens. Many of the landscapes are in New York City, and to celebrate the book's launch, Nievera is giving an illustrated talk at the Museum of the City of New York. He'll be talking about his work, as well as the iconic NYC's landscapes that have inspired him. [CurbedWire Inbox; official event]

UPPER WEST SIDE?The Parks Department is proposing a complete renovation of the 79th Street Boat Basin that would reinforce the dock and allow the area to reopen to the public. Architectural renderings show that the small wooden pier would be upgraded and visitors would be able to walk out over the water. You can find the very detailed proposal here. The renovation will be discussed at the October 15 Community Board 7 Parks and Environment Committee meeting. [CurbedWire Inbox; official]