E – East 132nd Street Pier

This site is located at East 132nd Street where it meets the East River and is a NYCDOT street end. There was a pier here previously and even a floating pool in 1902. In the 1980’s, an explosion by ConEdison destroyed the pier, and the company never replaced it. It is already being used as an ad hoc fishing site. New York Restoration Project became interested in the site, along with the Gantries and the connectivity to the Randall’s Island Connector, and South Bronx Unite became a community partner in its Haven Project, which seeks to restore the pier, among other component pieces. This coastal site is important because it is located in a Zone B flood zone of a SMIA (which was significantly impacted by Hurricane Sandy) and can help mitigate the effects of climate change and potential flooding of industry and electrical infrastructure on the waterfront in the future. Finally, this site was designated in the Vision 2020 NYC Comprehensive Waterfront Plan as an area of significance. The site is also included in the NYC Parks Department Harlem River Watershed and Natural Resources Management Plan for the Bronx.

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