Pier A - Liberty Gateway | Image Source: Flickr
Pier A - Liberty Gateway | Image Source: Flickr

(New York) — Manhattan’s Hudson River Park has seen many enhancements over the past few years with new parks, refurbished piers, and bicycle paths.

The most recent river plans involve improvements at Pier A, also known as Liberty Gateway.  Built in the 1880s, Pier A is a city landmark and from the $36 million invested in the project, the public can look forward to new restaurants, entertainment areas, and a public plaza.

On the other side of town, Basketball City is finalizing its relocation from the west side to East River Pier 36 after years of construction and debate within the community.

The Battery Maritime Building, a Beaux-Arts ferry station from 1909 has been under construction on-and-off since 2001, but after financial obstacles the construction of a boutique hotel may finally take off.  Another hotel and an apartment building are in the works at Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 1.

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Other waterfront projects may be heavier on the City’s pocket; Pier 57 is expecting a makeover with a $210 million project for an outdoor market, cultural center and permanent space for the Tribeca Film Festival.

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