Pier 42 Master Plan and Phased Implementation


Parks and Open Spaces, Waterfront


Landscape Architecture, Master Planning




New York, NY


In Progress

Site Area

8 acres

Pier 42 completes a critical missing link of public access along Lower Manhattan's East River shoreline. MNLA's 2014 phased master plan for the park envisions a spectacular transformation of this 8-acre, abandoned and decaying industrial warehouse pier. Features include a passive space that adds ecological value and habitat, as well as a playground, benches, a multipurpose space, and groves of plantings.

In 2019, NYC Parks announced plans to create public access and recreational amenities on the Pier 42 Deck. These include basketball and tennis courts, a soccer field, picnic tables, and benches for recreation during the construction of the East Side Coastal Resiliency Project.

Bulkhead repair and construction of a permanent upland park including an entry garden, walking paths, a playground, a comfort station, and additional passive recreation will be complete in 2023.

Pier 42 gives the Lower East Side community a place of pride and a unique identity.

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