Part of Queens is falling into the East River

Posted at 6:01 PM, May 10, 2013
and last updated 2013-05-10 18:04:51-04

Queensbridge Park will be repaired after 15 years of neglect.

City, State and Federal funds are being used in the $3.65 million project which is set to be finished by the summer of 2014 and managed by the NYC Economic Development Corporation.

Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer, who represents the area, says the project the seawall will be reconstructed using “rip-rap revetment” which is made up of large rocks, will be used to protect the shoreline by absorbing and deflecting waves while lessening the effects of erosion.

When it’s completed, there will be a 6-foot wide waterfront promenade with benches and plantings, and a small wharf at its northern end.

The MTA also added in $1 million to the project because the erosion is effecting the structure of the F train which runs under the river in the area.