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.
Conservancy liaison representative Patricia Veneziano reports that in a new city-wide initiative the Police Department has assigned two Neighborhood Coordination Officers (NCOs) to an area that includes the Sutton community and our parks.
If all goes as planned, the park will open in June and the Conservancy will join with the Parks Dept., Councilman Ben Kallos, and other elected officials for a festive grand opening of the expanded park sometime in July.
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.