Pier 97 (at 57 Street in Hudson River Park)

Address: Pier 97 (at 57 Street in Hudson River Park)

Contact:

John Doherty, Commissioner
New York City Dept. of Sanitation
125 Worth Street
New York, NY 10013
(646) 885-4974

Connie Fishman, President
Hudson River Park Trust
Pier 40
New York, NY 10014
(212) 627-2020

Al Butzal, Executive Director
Friends of Hudson River Park
311 West 43 Street, Room 300
New York, NY 10036
(212) 757-0891 x 203

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Summary of site plans and status

UPDATE: 12/15/2007

The Sanitation Department has delayed the relocation of the garage to the end of 2008.

Pier 97 is currently the site of a Sanitation Department garage and salt pile. Since a deal was made to make the Pier a part of the new Hudson River Park, the City has been ordered to move off of the Pier by 2008. The city had been slated to move in 2003, and now has been ordered to pay the Hudson River Park Trust $21,500,000.

The agreement, signed October 28 by representatives of the Department of Sanitation, the Hudson River Park Trust and Friends of Hudson River Park, a community-based advocacy group, requires the Sanitation Department to move off Pier 97 at 57th Street by May 1, 2008, and deliver the Pier to the Trust for the 5-mile riverfront park currently under construction.

When the Sanitation Department moves, the Pier will become part of the Hudson River Park, and the Sanitation Department will move across the street to their new garage.

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