Parking has always been a stress in the Lower Manhattan regions. but now it looks like it is going to take an additional twist…for the worse! Close to 70 parking spots are being eliminated by the Economic Development Corporation on the waterfront in an effort to fix the Peck to Catherine slips esplanade under Brooklyn Bridge. Despite the inconvenience, local residents are generally welcoming of this project because of what it might result in. With $15m from the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation monies and $6m from the Gale Brewer (local borough President) and Margaret Chin (council member) could result in the building of an access to a beach area too.
In this video, Okiem Piotra walks around lower Manhattan’s financial district. Beginning at Battery Park/south Ferry Station, some of the landmarks he takes us to include: WTC, City Hall Park and Brooklyn Bridge.