Pier 76, the abominable tow pound the City committed to dismantle 20 years ago is finally gone! This is a triple win for our neighborhood.
First safety: the pound attracted tow trucks and cars who were constantly in a rush and showed little regard for the users of the greenway. There were 116 injuries and one fatality on that stretch of the greenway intelsat 9 years .
Second traffic: eliminating a repair shop for NYPD cars and hundreds of cars parked on pier 76 will eliminate traffic that travelled on our neighborhood streets to reach the pound.
And finally we do not have to wait for another 20 years to get a huge park .Pier 76 is being dismantled as we speak ! The interim design is quite exciting . See for yourself.