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Nadler Secures $5 Million Authorization for Hudson River Park

Washington, DC, July 14, 2005
Congressman Jerrold Nadler announced today that the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA), passed yesterday by the House of Representatives, includes an authorization for $5 million in funding for the Hudson River Park.  The legislation paves the way for Congress to appropriate funds for critical work on the park, including restoration of marine habitat, safety improvements, and rehabilitation of piers and core infrastructure.

“The Hudson River Park is a key to the renaissance of the West Side,” Congressman Nadler said.  “This $5 million authorization will allow us to fund a number of key priorities for the park.  It’s an important step toward completion of a civic improvement that will have a profound impact on the City.”

The Authorization in WRDA is one piece of the Congressman’s broader effort to bring home funding for the park.  Nadler was able to secure an appropriation of $7-million in the federal surface transportation bill (H.R. 3) recently passed by the House.  That $7 million will be used to construct pedestrian walkways in one of three sections of the park at the discretion of park planners.

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