Living Shoreline Recreational Area Public Design Workshop
Thursday, May 24, 2012
4:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
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Please join NYC Parks & Recreation and the Randall’s Island Park Alliance (RIPA) (formerly Randall’s Island Sports Foundation) to discuss the future of a section of Randall’s Island’s Harlem River waterfront.
Parks and RIPA are planning to remove sections of a collapsed stone seawall along the Island’s northwestern edge, just south of the Manhattan span of the RFK Bridge. This area is particularly visible from East Harlem and south of 125th Street, and easily accessible via the RFK pedestrian ramp. The objective of this project is to create an inviting waterfront with better public access serving multiple purposes and improved habitat along the shore. We also hope to accommodate rising sea level in ways that are interesting, attractive and easily studied.
You are invited to help guide and shape this waterfront space. The workshop will engage local residents, community groups and educators alongside a professional team of landscape architects, planners, a shoreline geologist, a specialist in sea level change, a physical oceanographer, an experienced living shoreline designer and an environmental artist. RSVP by Friday, May 18 to Anne Wilson at email@example.com or (212) 830-7780.