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 ...














































3 comments:

Anonymous said...

another great photo set from Stacie...makes me sad tho. more human-ness being lost, connection, and connection to place...

Anonymous said...

Where can I purchase a Lower East Side Story tee shirt?
Pretty cool and need gift for a friend who moved

Unknown said...

These pictures are perfect. The lower Eastside is a community based on love and respect. Love has no color.Les is family for life...