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Pier 40 Partnership presentation tonight

We apologize for the short notice, but we wanted to be sure you were aware of a very important meeting tonight regarding the future of Pier 40, located between Leroy and King Streets in the Hudson River Park. The Hudson River Park Trust is currently considering proposals for development of this enormous pier.

The Pier 40 Partnership (P40P), a consortium of neighborhood residents and community leaders, will be making a presentation to the Waterfront Committee of Community Board #2 regarding their feasibility study for an alternative approach to development of Pier 40 (for the study, see here). P40P has been reaching out to and meeting with neighborhood groups, and looking for ways to restore and operate the pier which are compatible with the concerns and desires of the community. 

As you may recall, the Related Companies has proposed a massive entertainment complex for Pier 40 dubbed by many “Vegas-on-the-Hudson,” which would likely generate an enormous amount of traffic and have a huge impact upon the adjacent neighborhoods. GVSHP and many groups staunchly opposed the Related proposal, and the Pier 40 Working Group (a community advisory group to the Hudson River Park Trust) recommended the Related proposal be rejected. They instead urged that the direction suggested by P40P be pursued, which would involve retaining much of the current mix of recreational and parking uses on the pier, while funding its needed renovation and generating income to help build the remainder of the Hudson River Park .

GVSHP also strongly supports this position. The very responsible direction being promoted by the Pier 40 Partnership would be vastly more compatible with our neighborhoods, as well as with the park. 

To find out more about this proposal, or voice support for it and opposition to the Related Companies’ “Vegas-on-the-Hudson” proposal, please come to tonight’s meeting:



Arthur Z. Schwartz


Wednesday, January 16, 2008


7:30 P.M.


Church of Our Lady of Pompeii
25 Carmine St. Father Demo Lower Hall



Recommendations of the Pier 40 Working Group and a presentation of the feasibility study done by the Pier 40 Partnership

We hope to see you there, and work with you to ensure the right kind of future for Pier 40.

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