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This page describes the state of the Manhattan Waterfront Greenway in 2004.  It was developed as an overview of the planning process at that time.  Current information about this and other components of New York City's bicycle network can be found at the Department of Transportation website.  See more information about the Department of City Planning's Bicycle and Greenway Planning program.

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From East 12th Street to East 14th Street the land along the waterfront is leased by the City to Con Edison. The greenway, sandwiched between Con Edison facilities and the FDR, narrows considerably. In 2003 the path was much improved thanks to negotiations among the City, the SDOT, and Con Edison. SDOT was able to widen the path for much of its length and to install new safety barriers.

From East 14th Street to East 23rd Street the greenway is an attractive bike- and walkway hugging the shoreline. In Stuyvesant Cove, from East 23rd Street to East 25th Street, the greenway becomes a dual carriageway with bicycle path and walkway separated by greenery and land with benches and informational display panels. This section of the path and the surrounding park were completed by EDC as part of the implementation of the entire East River Esplanade. They stand out as innovative spaces that are a pleasure to use and that improve the quality of the surrounding area through excellent landscaping and design.

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South of 14th Street



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