A deal has finally been struck between the city and a reluctant developer, clearing the way for the city to build a $6 million bridge to link the South Bronx to a greenway network that stretches from Randall’s Island to Astoria, DNAinfo reported. The plan by the Economic Development Corporation was stalled earlier this year when a private company, Harlem River Yards Ventures, would not grant an easement for a site on 132nd Street in the Bronx, which it controls.
The EDC confirmed that a deal was reached with Harlem River Yards last month, and said the quarter-mile pathway will open in 2013.
The Connector was first proposed in 2006 as part of the South Bronx Greenway, a project meant to increase waterfront access for residents in the Bronx, DNAinfo said. [DNAinfo]