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Friends of the Walkway,

The south side of Liberty State Park is being targeted for transformation into a "millionaires' marina" without public hearings! There will be hundreds of boats and yachts near the picnic grounds devastating the tranquility and expansiveness of the Park and obstructing the open majestic views toward the Verrazano Bridge.  The marina will block public access to the 3 public jetties with locked dock gates and facilities.  Public parking will also be greatly reduced.

Join the Protest Group Photo Event on Sat., December 2nd, from 11am to 11:30 at the South Side Picnic Area (200 Morris Pesin Drive).

Please Email  NJDEP Commissioner Bob Martin at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and/or call him at 609-292-2885 and/or fax  him at 609-292-7695 to strongly oppose this LSP southside marina and to demand public hearings and a public comment period.

Friends of Liberty State Park battle page:  http://bit.ly/2hidNkx

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April 19, 2017.  This New York Times article describes very well a fundamental issue that the Conservancy addresses daily along the Walkway.  The Conservancy solicits your help to keep the Walkway open with free access to the public by reporting instances where the Walkway is closed, blocked or where access is restricted in any manner. Contact us.

March 1, 2017, HRWC asks that no further actions be taken to allow development of Binghamton II until a proper plan for parking, including the necessary DEP permits, is submitted and approved.

Jan. 26, 2017 NJ.com reports the Binghamton to be reborn as a
restaurant barge and the property's walkway will be improved.

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Since May 2011, the DEP has been litigating the violations incurred on the property of the Le Jardin restaurant in Edgewater.  The current action is against IMO Lookout Associates, 1275 River Road Associates and Fred Daibes, the owners of the property. This action addresses illegal filling in of the Hudson River and various unapproved illegal construction events on the property since 2001.  The DEP has proposed to settle this suit and the proposed settlement agreement can be found here.  Construction of the Walkway on the Le Jardin property is critical​ and the continuing delays due to the legal issues have prevented the public its rightful access to the waterfront.  It  is a crucial “gap” in the Walkway in Edgewater and, when completed, will allow previously constructed segments of the Walkway to be  accessible and to be one step closer to the full length of 18.5 miles from Bayonne to the GW Bridge as was originally intended​ by its designers and the NJ State legislation.

The Conservancy does not endorse this Settlement and has provided comments on the proposed settlement to the DEP.  Our comments can be found here and in Our Opinion page.  Our comments primarily address the need for more timely construction of the Walkway and assurances that the Walkway will, in fact, be built and completed promptly after a Settlement is reached.

 

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The Hudson River Waterfront Walkway is a spectacular pathway on the western shore of the Hudson River in New Jersey.  The state has planned the Walkway to exist immediately adjacent to the river in a continuously connected 30 foot wide path from the tip of Bayonne to the George Washington Bridge.  The Walkway provides free access 24/7 for the enjoyment of the general public.

The Hudson River Waterfront Conservancy is the organization dedicated to monitoring the completion and consistent maintenance and upkeep of the 18.5 linear mile plan.  Among its goals are the preservation of the scenic values afforded by the walkway and the implementation of the State rules and regulations concerning the development and use of the Walkway.

 


 

 

 

Length: 18.5 linear miles

Municipalities through which walkway runs: 9

Bayonne, Jersey City, Hoboken, Weehawken, West New York, Guttenberg, North Bergen, Edgewater, Fort Lee

Counties: Hudson and Bergen

Uses: Walking, jogging, biking. fishing, boat or kayak launching, access to Mass transit

Perpendicular Access:

10-20 foot wide lanes from the nearest street/road parallel to the walkway

 

 

 

 

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