Sunday, August 4, 2019
An annual reunion in East River Park
Yesterday, a group of longtime residents — past and present — from the East Village and Lower East Side gathered at East River Park near 10th Street for an annual reunion ... these friends and family members representing various local schools, clubs and organizations have been holding this celebration at East River Park for years.
It was a last hurrah of sorts on Saturday. As you likely know, the city plans to shut down East River Park in March for three-plus years to build flood protections along the East Side. (The controversial plan isn't sitting well with residents and some local elected officials, who'd like to see the work done in stages without losing access to the entire East River Park at once. And attendees here were busy signing petitions.)
EVG contributor Stacie Joy shares this photo essay of the residents enjoying their park... while highlighting what will be lost in the years ahead ...