East River Park


The battle over East Village Park continues

Activists vow to defend the park as demolition is set to begin.


Activists chain themselves to the tree to save East River Park

The New York City Council wants to build flood control in the Lower East Side.


Activists vow to save East River Park

The first of the 1,000 trees are scheduled to be cut down on Monday which will destroy the downtown sanctuary feeling of the park, protestors said. 


East River Park Action Prepares to Save the Park They Love

The group hoped to draw a thousand people to represent the roughly one thousand trees that can be found in the 57.5 acre public park.

Special Report: Shutdown: The Coronavirus

First Sandy, Now COVID: Lower East Side Activists Grapple With Construction for Climate Project

Despite the pandemic and community resistance, the East Side Coastal Resiliency Project is still on schedule for a 2025 completion date.


Changes to east river park renovation have residents up in arms

The John V. Lindsay East River Park is facing a four year closure for renovations. Photo by Samantha Springer.   […]