Grand Ferry Rebuild

From Curbed, word that Grand Ferry Park is finally under construction. This reconstruction was originally to have been funded by $350,000 (or so, I’m not great with math) from the NY Power Authority, as partial mitigation for the mini power plant adjacent to the park. A lot of neighborhood activists fought long and hard for that money, and then worked long hours on the park redesign. And then everyone waited. And waited.

And waited some more – until eventually the cost of construction doubled (!). So now the City has kicked in the extra $350K, and work is under way.

We will miss the wood-chip knoll, and the canyon. Especially the canyon.