Public piazza entrance to environmentally-sensitive widen of Richmond Terrace … – Staten Island Advance

August 25, 2014 - Picnic Time

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — The medium area of stable wetlands along a Richmond Terrace shorefront — between Van Name and Van Pelt avenues in Mariners Harbor — is in a routine of mutation into one of New York City’s newest waterfront plazas.

The community’s query to safety a land as open open space started over a decade ago, and a city Department of Parks and Recreation finally acquired a site in late 2010.

The Parks department, along with a city Department of Transportation, is mouth-watering a open to join a “community visioning” assembly Sept. 9, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., during a Faber Park House, 2175 Richmond Terrace.

The agencies will be soliciting residents’ ideas about pattern of a destiny permanent open space, to be famous as Van Name Van Pelt Waterfront Plaza.

“The site, famous as “Blue Streets” within a community, was targeted over a decade ago by internal environmentalists for volunteer-based clean-up efforts with a idea that residents could see and entrance a waterfront,” a city agencies explain.

“According to long-time residents, a site had historically served as a area beachfront and cruise area in a late 1800s and early 1900s. The circuitously 43-acre wading-bird sanctuary, Shooter’s Island, is in transparent steer opposite a shoreline,” a agencies add.

The Northfield Community Local Development Corporation and a North Shore Waterfront Conservancy helped spearhead origination of a new plaza.

To RSVP for a Sept. 9 meeting, or for additional information, hit Stefanie Gutierrez by phone (718-390-8016) or email (
Please RSVP by Sept. 5.

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