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The East River Bikeway and Esplanade

 
 
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By Larry Gertner, April 19, 2019
1. The East River Bikeway and Esplanade Marker
They make the stretch by the United Nations building look very easy. Actually, it is not due to be completed until 2024 - over twenty-five years after this section.
Inscription.  The East River Bikeway and Esplanade, when complete, will create a new East River waterfront promenade for New York City. It will run from Pier A at the Battery to connect with the existing esplanade at the end of East 63rd Street, which extends to 125th Street.

The Bikeway and Esplanade will be an exciting link in the future East Coast Greenway/Bikeway system. This multi-state program will create a waterfront bike route from Boston to Washington D.C.

This first stage, “Between the Bridges”, was designed by Carr, Lynch & Sandell and built in 1997 by the New York City Economic Development Corporation.

From here, the esplanade south brings you under the famous Brooklyn Bridge to Peck Slip. Beyond that, lies the South Street Seaport, the Wall Street Piers, the Staten Island ferry and Battery Park. To the north is Market Street, the Manhattan Bridge, Pike Slip and Rutgers Street. A connection past the existing Piers 35, 36 and 42 leads to East River Park.
 
Location. 40° 42.421′ N, 74° 0.053′ W. Marker is in New York, New York
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By Larry Gertner, April 19, 2019
2. The East River Bikeway and Esplanade Marker
Looking north - The FDR Drive and parts of the three East River crossings.
, in New York County. Marker can be reached from South Street near Peck Slip, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: East River Bikeway and Esplanade, New York NY 10038, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Peck Slip (a few steps from this marker); Lower East Side - Peck Slip (a few steps from this marker); Lower East Side – 1767 (a few steps from this marker); Jerry Driscoll Walk (a few steps from this marker); Fulton Fish Market and Pier 17 (was about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line but has been reported missing. ); Fulton Fish Waist - 142 Beekman Street (about 500 feet away); Seaman’s Church Institute (about 600 feet away); 206 Front Street (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
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By Larry Gertner, May 31, 2019
3. The East River Bikeway and Esplanade Marker
Looking south - The Fulton Fish Market, South Street Seaport, and lower Manhattan towers.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 5, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 1, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 38 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 1, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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