Monitoring East River Park - NYC

What's changing and concerning community as ESCR is moving closer?

The environment of the Lower East Side will be impacted by ESCR, the East Side Coastal Resiliency project which plans to raze and raise East River Park by 2025. This map monitors the changes, especially around air quality data and action for public health. Mapped by LES Breathe, a part of East River Park Action - find out more at eastriverparkaction.org/breathe 

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March 26, 2021

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Pollution Monitor Future Redevelopment Space Sports Site or Play with Nature Air Pollution Habitat at Risk Caution Zone
Construction in ESCR Project Area 2 is underway and  as of December 2020, there are: 4) air/vibration/noise monitors at Asser Levy Recreation Center (see photo)(2) air/vibration/noise monito...
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Pollution Monitor Landmark Lively Spot
There are two monitors set up in the Park under the Williamsburg Bridge while painting and other work is being done. There is no signage or other indicators, but we have been told it's Lead that is be...
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Pollution Monitor Unhealthy Site Air Pollution
There are two monitors set up in the Park under the Williamsburg Bridge while painting and other work is being done. There is no signage or other indicators, but we have been told it's Lead that is be...
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Deforestation Caution Zone Water Transport Scenic Vista Public Space or Square
Until January 2021, anyone heading south from the park could walk, run or cycle south. Now, construction of Pier 42 is finally under way, and although nothing can be seen from the park side, access is...
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Environmental Education Spring Blossoms Scenic Vista Public Space or Square Aquatic Habitat Coastal Habitat Migration Zone Bird and Wildlife Watching Significant Habitat Insect Watching Site
A couple of years back, these signs were added. The first is Parks' directory and oddly enough, it leaves off the two stewardship programs that manage hundreds of volunteers in park cleanups, planting...
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Contaminated Site Air Pollution Vulnerable Site Traffic Hazard Waterfront or Riverside Park
Under the Williamsburg Bridge, there's a Lead hotspot, according to the results of testing in 2020 as detailed here.
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Scenic Vista Air Pollution Special Site
This end of the park is already closed for construction. I have seen dust swirling around on windy days and I worry about the tons of fill coming into the park.
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Water Transport Scenic Vista Air Pollution
Actually, it's where all the new ferries park at night. Does the current ESCR plan overly prioitize the ferries?
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Waste Water Treatment Plant Water Pollution Source Unhealthy Site Green Technology Special Site
Lots of money being spent but not to reduce CSOs, that is combined sewer outflows that pollute the river on rainy days. The Digester Eggs at Newtown Creek turn our sewage into methane (natural gas), C...
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Bird and Wildlife Watching Scenic Vista Child Friendly Site
It's sad to think where these woodland creatures will go when the park is razed. The new park will have have to grow a long time to provide habitat for them.
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Scenic Vista Special Site
i relax 
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Eco-Spiritual Site Lively Spot Child Friendly Site
This is a lovely contemplative space in all seasons. With the tennis courts expanding, there's no room for a Dance Oval in the new park, although it's currently quite common to see people dancing, cel...
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Scenic Vista Special Site Bicycle Site
We will lose all the playgrounds and not be able to use the path for years.
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Special Site Scenic Vista Special Tree Bicycle Site
i love the east river park and i use it almost everyday. im concerned it's going to take too long.
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Bird and Wildlife Watching Special Site Scenic Vista Spring Blossoms Air Pollution Migration Zone
When the park is razed, birds and insects will be lost 
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Dog Run Special Site Special Tree Bicycle Site
Dogs love East River Park
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Spring Blossoms Special Site Special Tree Public Space or Square Skateboard Site
The bridge to this flower park is a good place to see skaters and bike tricks. Those flood gates are a joke.
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Composting Site Special Site Scenic Vista Public Space or Square
I am able to drop off my food scraps so that they will be made into compost. This compost is used as a soil amendment in the East River Park and is also given away to community groups. Because of this...
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Scenic Vista Special Site Special Tree Spring Blossoms Unhealthy Site Air Pollution Noise Pollution Bicycle Site Dog Run Public Space or Square Sports Site or Play with Nature
it's all about the views - especially from above - up on the bridges 
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