Mayor, Garodnick, East Side Colleagues Announce Agreement on East Side Waterfront
Mayor Bloomberg, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, Senator Liz Krueger, Assembly Member Brian Kavanagh and Council Member Garodnick jointly announced a historic Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that provides a framework for the United Nations to make a substantial investment in its New York City campus, while also creating a source of financing for a long-awaited East River Esplanade between 38th and 60th Streets and additional park space.
“What we accomplished in this agreement has eluded the East Side of Manhattan for generations,” said Council Member Garodnick. “This deal is creative, it is historic, and most importantly, it will yield a huge amount of open space for all New Yorkers to enjoy."
The agreement was the product of cooperation between the community, local elected officials, and the City, which was made possible by state legislation passed in June.
For the full statement of Council Member Garodnick, Senator Krueger and Assembly Member Kavanagh, as well as details on the MOU, visit www.eastsideopenspace.com.