NYC Residents Protest City’s Plan to Level East River Park

Nicole Rojas
Sep 25, 2019 - 12:00
NYC Residents Protest City's Plan to Level East River Park

protestors rallied and held a mock funeral in a bid to prevent New York City from burying the East River Park as part of a flood-control plan that would see the park close down for three years. More than 300 demonstrators marched from Tompkins Square Park to protest the city’s plan to temporarily destroy the beloved Manhattan park. The city’s East Side Coastal Resiliency (ESCR) Project proposes covering the 57-acre park, located just north of the Williamsburg Bridge, with up to 10 feet of dirt to create a barrier against rising water. “Turning the entire park into a construction zone for at least three...

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