Spring, the season of Progress


By Billy Parrott


In our Spring Progress Report 2010, Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe gives an update on city parks scheduled to open later this year with “play workers,” and Community Board 1 chairperson Julie Menin lays out the best ways to spend the remaining Lower Manhattan Development Corp. money, which could be as high as $300 million. Above, the Hudson River Park’s Tribeca section, which the H.R.P. Trust expects to be mostly finished by the end of the year. For more updates on Downtown projects, see articles below:

How to spend the rest of the 9/11 funds

Eight and a half years ago, in the aftermath of 9/11, there were fears that residents and workers would flee Lower Manhattan and the population would plummet. 

Progress Report already?

Just imagine: professional playground players this summer

Summer is just around the corner, and that means it’s time to get outside and enjoy the many new green spaces opening right in your neighborhood.

Helping solve Downtown’s construction problems

Since beginning operations in March 2005, the Lower Manhattan Construction Command Center has played a crucial role in the rebuilding of Lower Manhattan.

Work at the W.T.C.

Construction continues on several projects at the World Trade Center site and officials are hoping to soon reach an agreement to ensure the progress continues.

A new chapter in Battery Park City life

In “The Death and Life of Great American Cities” Jane Jacobs wrote about the development of Downtown Manhattan and the importance of having a library branch in the area.

More parks coming to Battery Park City

The southern extension of Teardrop Park is expected to be done in about two months.

Building a train station