Pier 40 Partnership
The Villager, the community newspaper for lower manhattan, has a good article on the Pier 40 Partnership, a group of concerned citizens that I am a member of and have blogged about in the past.
My favorite quote is the last one.
“Connie [Fishman] always tells me that ‘You can’t say you can’t live
without something that’s only been here 2? years,” he said of the
artificial turf field. “But it really has become integral to everyone.
My response to her should have been: ‘The Hudson River Park’s only been
there a few years, but I don’t think anyone would like to see the park
go away.’ ”
your efforts are much appreciated! hope you save our community’s field of dreams!
It’s a puzzle why it’s not more obvious to people (even real estate developers) that space like this is not only in short supply, but essential to the long-run viability of neighborhoods, including real estate values (whose ultimate driver, after all, is quality of life). Many downtowners are grateful for what you are doing.
Glad you’re behind this, Fred. I spend 3 days a week down there doing kids soccer stuff — and though they claim to leave equal playing area when done, I can’t imagine we’ll get the use out of the place that we do now.
We won’t if the current related proposal is designated. That’s one reason but not by any means the only reason to fight itFred
Benefit of multi-purpose turf is the ability to increase the amount of time and the variety of ways the fields are used. Instead of having to “protect” the field, An artificial turf field can be expected to last years beyond manufacturer’s warranty.