Wednesday, November 12, 2008

2008 New York City Waterfront Alliance Action Conference Tomorrow November 13 - Come Make A Difference

Image of Waterfront Alliance members

Being completely surrounded by the East River makes New York City waterfront development, transportation, environmental and recreation issues of prime importance to Roosevelt Island residents. A great organization that works to make the New York City waterfront a better place, while attempting to balance often competing interests, is the Waterfront Alliance, formerly known as the Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance. According to their mission statement:
The Waterfront Alliance works to transform the New York and New Jersey Harbor and Waterways to make them cleaner and more accessible, a vibrant place to play, learn and work with great parks, great jobs and great transportation for all.

The Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance envisions a New York and New Jersey harbor and waterways alive with commerce and recreation; where sailboats, kayaks and pleasure craft share the waterways with commuter ferries, barges and container ships; where beautiful, cared-for parks are connected by affordable waterborne transit; where there are dozens of exciting waterfront destinations that reflect the vitality and diversity of the great metropolis that surrounds it; a waterfront that is no longer walled off by highways and rails, or by private luxury residences; a waterfront that is a shared precious resource and is accessible to all. MWA will be a leadership organization that will make this vision real for our region.
Tomorrow, November 13, the Waterfront Alliance will be conducting a day long Waterfront Conference and request that:
Please join us for the...
2008 Waterfront Conference
Practical Solutions for a 21st Century Waterfront
Thursday, November 13, 2008 - 8:30 am to 7:00 pm
at the National Museum of the American Indian
One Bowling Green, New York, NY 10004
The Waterfront Conference Agenda is here and take a look at their great New York City waterfront documentary City of Water and interview with Waterfront Alliance's Roland Lewis.