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Senator Duane Celebrates the Opening of Piers 62 and 63 in Hudson River Park

On Monday morning, Senator Duane joined New York Governor David Paterson, Assembly Member Dick Gottfried, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, New York City Deputy Mayor for Economic Development Robert Lieber, Hudson River Park Trust President Connie Fishman and Trust Chairperson Diana Taylor to formally open Piers 62 and 63 in the Chelsea section of Hudson River Park.

"Look at what we've done.  It's amazing, it's wonderful, it's fabulous," said Senator Duane, who has been a longtime advocate for Hudson River Park and is a past president of the Chelsea Waterside Park Association.  "I think we made a beautiful park, so let's celebrate."

According to the Hudson River Park Trust, the new construction includes a “great” lawn, a Stonefield landscape created by artist Meg Webster, a magnificent public garden designed by Lynden Miller, a new California-style skate park and the city’s only Hudson River animals’ carousel. The Chelsea section of the Park, including Piers 62, 63, and 64, designed by Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, is the newest jewel in Hudson River Park’s emerald necklace of waterfront piers and promenades.

The newly-opened section of the park is located at 23rd Street west of 12th Avenue.

Photo Credit: William Alatriste, New York City Council