From its unique vantage point north of the Manhattan Bridge at a dramatic bend in the East River, John Street opens up vistas and waterfront space never before enjoyed by the public.
About John Street
New parkland at John Street features pedestrian bridges over a tidal salt marsh, tree-lined pathways, and a 13,000-square-foot gathering lawn. A pedestrian bridge across the East River connects the park to Jay Street Plaza and neighborhoods to the north.
Historic elements have been salvaged and reused throughout and echo the area’s industrial past. These include the footings of industrial buildings found during construction, and original Belgian block and railroad tracks from the Jay Street Plaza. A tidal channel allows the East River to enter and flow through the park as it is crossed by pedestrian bridges.