Tuesday, May 29, 2007

A Look at Williamsburg's New East River State Park

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East River State Park finally opened this weekend and we like it. It is wonderful to finally have open space on the water that can be accessed without climbing through or over fences. While the site has an interesting environmental legacy--as does neighboring land to the south where those luxury condo towers are going up and land to the north where a Manufactured Gas Plant was once located, plus the Astral Oil Works--it creates 7.5 acres of new parkland in Williamsburg. If you don't like the slideshow above, you can go over to the flickr set by clicking here.

Related Post:
New Williamsburg Park's Opening Day

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

greenpoint. not williamsburg. north 7th street is the dividing line between greenpoint and williamsburg therefore this park is in greenpoint.

5:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the land just south/and next door to the new East River State Park where the new EDGE condo complex is to be built had a huge black drill set up on it that now doubt is being used to drill the soil and see how toxic it is...I would like to know is this being done and certified by the NY State Enviromental Protection Agency or by Fed EPA? or do residents and any future buyers have to accept that the private contractors and developer did all the analysis they are legally bound to? Why not post the results?
And given the incicdent with oil smells in the area which seems to have increased over recent past...how do we know that the building of such a large condo cpmplex there will not further disrupt and instigate the spread of the oil deposits/reserves that lie under much of Williamsburg?

What does Bloomberg have to say?

1:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

regarding high incident of serious illnesses in williamsburg and greenpoint..

"So far, no study has been conducted to see if there’s a link between residents’ health problems and their homes’ proximity to the (greenpoint/Exxon spill) spill, although some community members are clamoring for an investigation.

2:07 PM  

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