In the News: Hudson River Park

••• “The Battery Park City Block Party Committee is inviting residents to add their talent to the Tenth Anniversary Block Party on September 17 […]. Organizers are looking for performers who can write and/or perform songs with a New York City theme, children under the age of 17 who can perform in a chorus, and hip hop dancers to perform a dance of their choice. Musicians are also encouraged to enter a contest for the ‘Best Song about Battery Park City.'” What rhymes with landfill? (Broadsheet Daily)

••• “Linking hands across Lower Manhattan on Sept. 10 would give thousands of Downtown residents and others a chance to mark the anniversary, says CB1 chair Julie Menin.” (Tribeca Trib)

This is technically also a photo of Hudson River Park

••• “Friends of Hudson River Park has essentially decided to abandon its activist roots and redirect its energy toward raising money for the park, possibly in exchange for having sections named after donors. Most of the group’s leading figures are yielding their positions with Friends of Hudson River Park to people who will contribute at least $25,000 a year to the park. On Tuesday, the Hudson River Park Trust will hold a public hearing to discuss the proposed arrangement with the Friends group. The trust is a city-state agency responsible for building and maintaining the park, which covers five miles of the riverfront from the Battery to 59th Street. The new mission of the Friends is ‘to do the bidding of the trust,’ said Madelyn Wils, a former city official who became the president and chief executive of the Hudson River Park Trust on Monday.” (New York Times)

••• “The Battery Park City Authority released a request for proposals earlier this month seeking a new operator for the popular neighborhood [ice] rink. The authority will begin evaluating proposals next month and hopes to open the rink in October or November. In response to community concerns that the rink would be unaffordable or would focus on moneymaking adult leagues, the authority told potential operators that they had to provide services for local residents, like teen or family nights.” (DNAinfo)


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  1. I also propose that on Sept 9th we all stand together and stump our feet until we are allowed to participate in the Sept 11th ceremonies. And then on Sept 12th we all do the Macarena. And no, Mayor Bloomberg, you’re NOT invited.