Futuristic island park in Hudson River proposed for Manhattan

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By Sebastien Malo NEW YORK (Reuters) – A futuristic park known as Pier55 will likely rise soon over the water off Manhattan’s Lower West Side, largely funded by a billionaire neighbor, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Monday. The 2.7-acre (1-hectare) vegetation-covered public park and performance hub – about the size of two football fields – will stretch 186 feet (57 meters) into the Hudson River, connected to the land by two pedestrian bridges. …

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