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An Accessible Waterfront for East Harlem

  • corner of East 135th Street and 5th Avenue (map)

Riverfront scenery, greenery and beautiful murals make Harlem River Park a wonderful place to walk, bike and play, and a crucial link in the greenway on Manhattan’s East Side. Take in the park’s innovative, environmentally-friendly edge, the decorative pavings that line the esplanade and the pedestrian crossing improvements that make safe access to the riverfront possible, and hear about how the community-based vision for this unique park became a reality.

Every day, all over the city, Transportation Alternatives is working to revitalize New York City’s neighborhoods and restore a vibrant culture of street life. This walk features one of the many communities where T.A. advocacy brings safe and healthy streets for all.

Time: 2:30pm-4:00pm

Date: Saturday May 5, 2012

Event Start: M1 bus stop at NE corner of East 135th Street and 5th Avenue

Event End: East 142nd Street and 5th Avenue

Hosts: Transportation Alternatives, Friends of Harlem River Walk and Greenway, Harlem River Park Task Force

Registration: RSVP at

Accessibility:  Not Accessible – stairs, obstacles, uneven terrain, steep paths.