Huge EDC Updates Concerning Rockaway

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NYC Ferry
This week, City Lab highlights New York City’s push to return to the water with the launch of NYC Ferry, and features other cities’ initiatives to transport commuters via water. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle reminds Brooklynites how easy NYC Ferry makes the trip from Sunset Park to the Rockaways!

The first ocean-ready vessel, which will be utilized on the Rockaway route, is expected to arrive by the end of the month! Read more in The Wave.

Rockaway Boardwalk Set to Open Next Week
This morning, Mayor Bill de Blasio and local officials toured the now completely rebuilt Rockaway Boardwalk today for a final check of the $341 million project before its opening on Memorial Day weekend. Completed under budget and on-time in three years, the new boardwalk sets a global standard for resilient shoreline design alongside the iconic Rockaway Beach!

Learn more about the project here!

New York Design Destinations You Can’t Miss This Month
NYCxDesign is underway! Don’t miss the first-ever NYCxDESIGN Tech+ Expo happening Wednesday, May 23 at 639 West 46th St and two major shows featuring all-female designers.

As part of NYCxDESIGN, the de Blasio administration announced the winners of the 35th Annual Awards for Excellence in Design, which includes the Downtown Far Rockaway Streetscape. Cornell Tech and NYCEDC received special recognition to restore and relocate three Works Progress Administration (WPA) abstract murals. Read more in the Gotham Gazette.

Interior Design offers a cool way to plan your visit to some must see designs while Azure and the New York Post offer handy guides to NYCxDESIGN 2017 events.

Also, check out Interior Design’s list of finalists for the second annual NYCxDESIGN Awards.

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