New York City has 578 miles of waterfront.
On April 11, 2013, the Sierra Club NYC Group Excom approved the following resolution:
The Sierra Club’s longstanding policy concerning the lower Hudson
River and its waterfront is to protect the aquatic habitat, which is of
extraordinary national importance; to facilitate public access with a
simple green waterfront park based on open space, grass, and trees; and
to oppose development and inappropriate commercial uses that would
undermine these goals. To that end, we oppose the proposed “Hudson
River Park Neighborhood Improvement District” because it is likely to
be used to help finance environmentally damaging work in and over the
critical habitat in the near-shore waters of the lower Hudson River,
among other things.
For more information, please see, The Lower Hudson River and its Riverfront Greenway
Sierra Club NYC Position Paper on the Hudson River Park.
The Hudson River Estuary after Sandy (presentation announcement)