Check out the flowers in Clara Coffey Park at 54th Street! Photos courtesy of Susan Price Blackwell.
The Conservancy is happy to report that the Sutton Place Parks at 57th Street and 56th Street, and the new park connecting them are open again as of Saturday morning, July 27th!
Thanks to the generous support of neighbors and our elected officials, the Conservancy was able to lend a hand once the planting was completed by adding an automated irrigation system just in time to ensure that the new plants and bushes would survive the July heat.
The complaint states, among other things, that “the massive concrete bridge will be a ‘substantial intrusion’ that will occupy approximately one quarter of the park … obstructing parkgoers’ views of the East River and casting a shadow over much of the remaining park.” The complaint also states that while the plan provided for access points, it did not mention taking parkland away.
Art work for the planned East Midtown Greenway between 53rd and 61st Streets in the East River was described by project artist Stacy Levy at the Land Use and Waterfront Committee meeting of Community Board 6 on January 28, 2019. The Economic Development Corporation (EDC) also presented a moderately revised plan for the pedestrian access bridge to be constructed at Clara Coffey Park at 54th Street and Sutton Place South.