The East River Waterfront greenway project is taking forever. With the U.N. land swap, demolition of power plants, and navigation of design and approval of different piers, it's no wonder that someone looked to the river just off Manhattan's eastern shore as a more easily navigable planning environment to get things done. Enter the East River Blueway—a plan to connect neighborhoods on the waterfront and integrate recreational facilities with the East River between the Brooklyn Bridge and East 38th Street. Blueway officials recently selected WXY Architecture + Urban Design as lead designers of the project, although the project is still encouraging idea submissions from the public on its interactive map.
· Design Firm Chosen for East River 'Blueway' Project [DNAinfo]
· East River Blueway - official [eastriverblueway.org]