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East Midtown Greenway

Connecting East Midtown communities to the waterfront

  • 1.8

    Acres

  • 2K

    Linear Feet of Bike and Walkway

  • New York, New York

    New York, New York

Helping to create accessible waterfront public space and safe bicycle pathways to fully encircle Manhattan.

Our team led the design of the highly anticipated East Midtown Greenway (EMG) in Manhattan from East 53rd to 61st Streets. The EMG is the second of three sections of the East Midtown Waterfront Project to be advanced by New York City. Once complete, it will contribute to closing the ring of pedestrian esplanade and bikeway that will fully encircle Manhattan.

The design intent of the EMG features three major components: a pedestrian bridge, an in-water structure, and the topside landscape and bike path. The new pedestrian bridge at 54th Street will provide a connection for pedestrians and bicyclists between the community and the greenway, and the in-water structure will serve as the foundation for the topside linear park which was designed as a simple and elegant structure.

As the lead designer of the EMG, we coordinated extensively with numerous city agencies to complete construction of this $100 million project by 2022. Services provided include project management, civil engineering, waterfront engineering, structural engineering, landscape architecture, public art coordination, traffic engineering, electrical engineering, and communication systems design.

At a Glance

Offices

A new park and transportation corridor on Manhattan’s shore

The East Midtown Greenway is getting Manhattan one step closer to a completed greenway loop. The project, led by New York City Economic Development Corporation, will add 1.5 acres of park space, walkway, and bikeway on an in-water structure

Meet Our Team

Donna Walcavage, Principal, Landscape Architect

I am dedicated to tackling the complex, multidimensional issues involved in creating resilient, beautiful, and welcoming urban communities.
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Olga Gorbunova, Principal, Civil Engineer

Successful client partnerships start with listening, become positive collaborations, and end with the best solutions.

Amy Seek, Associate

As public realm designers, we have a special role in nurturing the social life of a city.

James Branch, Vice President

The key to success is client focus—attentiveness, open communication, and holding client interests above all else.

Gentry Lock, Senior Associate, Landscape Architect

I enjoy working with clients and communities to design urban open spaces that enhance the quality of life of all community members.
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Robert Minicucci, Senior Associate

Teaching others by example is the best way to pass on experience and good habits.

Nicole Ogrosso, Associate

The most rewarding part of what we do is knowing our designs will have meaningful impacts on the community for generations to come.

Danica Katz, Civil Engineering Designer

When I drive around town, I’m inspired to see how designs can help shape and influence how we travel. I love helping improve public safety.

Donna Walcavage

Principal, Landscape Architect

Olga Gorbunova

Principal, Civil Engineer

Amy Seek

Associate

James Branch

Vice President

Gentry Lock

Senior Associate, Landscape Architect

Robert Minicucci

Senior Associate

Nicole Ogrosso

Associate

Danica Katz

Civil Engineering Designer

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