Everyone thought the feud over a strip of East Side parkland had ended, and the public had emerged victorious. Residents of tony cop-op building 1 Sutton Place South were upset that the city wanted to turn part of its previously private outdoor space into a public esplanade atop the FDR Drive, but the city closed a deal to take back most of the land for a $2 million, 10,000-square-foot green lung open to all. It was supposed to be complete in the fall of 2015, but now the Parks Department has delayed construction, claiming that community opposition has compelled them to "consider alternatives." This time, though, the disagreement centers the park's design, rather than its sheer existencea prior version of the park's layout had fences and gates that would separate it from existing parks to the north and south as well as get locked at 6 p.m. The revised proposal, which is awaiting final approval before work can start, removes them and says the park can stay open until 9 p.m. in the summertime. So get ready for outdoor fun in 2017!
· Sutton Place Park Construction Delayed by More Than a Year [DNA]
· Former Feud Results in a Future Park [Curbed]
· City, Sutton Place Squatters Finally Resolve Park Fight [Curbed]
· All 1 Sutton Place South coverage [Curbed]