Plans as they were and are

Rebuild by Design


A People’s Plan For the East River Waterfront

GOLES–Good Old Lower East Side–helped start LES Ready!, the longterm recovery group that formed in response to Sandy. Out of their grassroots organizing, the community was able to engage the Rebuild by Design process. Many other organizations contributed to the People’s Plan for the LES Waterfront even before Sandy. Check out this thoughtful and detailed report. It’s a history, survey, and recommendations.


Formation of the East River Alliance

The East River Alliance is a coalition of volunteers from the Lower East Side to Kips Bay that formed organically when the city suddenly presented a plan in October 2018—without consulting anyone in our community—to close and demolish East River Park for at least three and a half years, and rebuild it eight feet higher for flood protection.

Our East River Park

A slide show of the wonders of East River Park in recent years and what we will lose. 


Schedules Unkept, East River Park, a 21st Century History

a slide show of the painful 10-year rebuilding of the waterfront, a process that was promised to be two years by Pat Arnow: 


More history to come.

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