In the News: East River Waterfront

••• “By year’s end, a stroller can take a pleasant walk along the East River from north of the Manhattan Bridge all the way down to the tip of Manhattan. The $150 million dollar overhaul of the two-mile stretch of waterfront that will connect the easternmost parts of Chinatown with the Financial District is nearly complete. Eventually, the new esplanade will be part of a greenway that provides cyclists and pedestrians with a vehicle-free loop between Manhattan’s east side and the five-mile-long stretch of Hudson River Park. Last week, Community Board 1’s Financial District Committee got a first glimpse of the plans.” There’s going to be a maritime museum. The devil’s advocate in me wants to know: Does downtown need more museums? —Tribeca Trib

••• “The January 29 meeting of the Battery Park City Authority board of directors included a vote to extend for up to three years the Authority’s contract that provides Parks Enforcement Patrol officers to patrol the community, as well as a discussion about the quality of service they provide.” The board had no idea that residents are wary of the PEP officers—I know I avoid them—or that there have been issues in the past. “[Chairman] Mehiel then turned to the Authority’s senior staff, who also attended the board meeting, and asked, ‘have you seen any consistent complaints about PEP activities over the last year or two?’ The assembled staff shook their heads and replied no.” —Broadsheet

••• Manhattan Loft Guy on the sale of a sixth-floor walk-up at 1 Worth.

••• “One World Trade Center’s 408-Foot-Tall Spire Is Rising.” I vaguely remember when the sky was blue…. —Curbed

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