In September 2010, the city Department of Parks and Recreation started the reconstruction of Montgomery Slip, near Pier 42 on the Lower East Side. It was transformed into a new, landscaped median that serves as a new pedestrian mall and shaded walkway in 2012.
Montgomery is one of three slips -- so named for the slips that were once located there, before the downtown shoreline was extended by landfill -- to be rebuilt with funding support from the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation.
Meanwhile, Rutgers and Catherine Slips also were rebuilt as new pedestrian malls. Catherine, the largest of the slip projects, was connected to the adjacent Tanahey Playground. Crews mobilized at Catherine Slip in winter 2010/2011, adding bollards along the perimeter that enclose new lawns, seating, lighting, and a walkway that leads to the East River Esplanade.
The beautification of Rutgers Slip will include cobblestone repaving and new plantings from South to Cherry Street. Work began there in November 2010 and finished in summer 2011.
Click here to view the Parks Department presentation and project renderings.
For more information about Montgomery, Rutgers and Catherine Slips reconstruction, click here.
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