Culture on the Cheap
Transmitter Park, Updated!
Last night the Parks Department unveiled the revised plans for Transmitter Park— and they looked fantastic! The modifications from the original plan include moving the entrance to Kent Street, eliminating the pods on the pier to make it more friendly to marine life, a kayak launch and a pier for future ferry service! Click on the above image to see a larger image of the revised plan for yourself. Here are some highlights.
A rendering of the new pier which includes a “fish-cleaning pod”.
Why someone would want to fish on the East River —much less take their catch home and eat it— is beyond me. Then again, I am a vegetarian.
Here’s an artist’s rendering of the pier. Care was taken by the designers to ensure it was sufficiently elevated.
A rendering of the bridge and overlook on the waterfront.
The play area was downsized. Barbara Vetell, a member of the Friends of Transmitter Park Committee aired concerns about animals living in the “raised sand play area“.
In any case, here are a few appointments planned for said play area.
Here’s a cross-section of the shore of the park.
All in all it looked like a very nice proposal. But when will it happen?