Bette Midler-founded nonprofit unveils plans for South Bronx open spaces network
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Published: 7/8/15 12:05
The New York Restoration Project aims to transform the area with parks, tree-lined streets, bike lanes and more.
The city expects to open a pathway connecting the South Bronx to the Randall’s Island recreational area this year.
The nonprofit’s Haven Project, unveiled Wednesday, foresees continuous waterfront access from the Randall’s Island Connector to a redeveloped pier at 132nd Street. Organizers hope to break ground in 2017 at the pier, which will cost around $5 million to $10 million.
Public and private funding will be sought.
Residents also have been part of the planning.