Raze the FDR

A groundbreaking initiative aimed at redefining Manhattan's East Side waterfront.

The FDR viaduct, a relic from the Robert Moses era, no longer embodies our city’s values and vision for the future. By integrating modern transit designs, public spaces, and enhanced waterfront access, we have an unparalleled opportunity to change the face of Lower Manhattan.

Daily travel on the FDR is vastly reduced South of the bridge, with only 40% the number of vehicles traveling between the BK Bridge and Battery Tunnel as travel between East Houston and the bridge.

The proposal has been met with broad approval from various elected officials, civic organizations and community leaders, including Senator Brian Kavanagh (D-NY), Council Member Chris Marte (D-NY), Assemblymember Grace Lee (D-NY), Transportation Alternatives, the Seaport Museum, Gotham Park, Financial District Neighborhood Association and the Regional Plan Association.


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