Another item will soon be crossed off our Capital Projects Department's extensive list of improvements for Bryant Park. Work began last week on the installation of a new drainage system to benefit concessions located at the south side of the park. Trenches have been dug through sections of bluestone and ivy beds along the 40th Street Allee, and pipes will be installed within the next week. The entire project should be completed in two weeks.
To minimize the project's impact on the ivy beds, the Capital crew worked closely with the park's Horticulture team to remove and conserve sections of ivy where digging would occur. Once the drainage system has been installed and the trenches filled with earth, the ivy that was saved will be returned to the beds and nursed back to health by members of the Horticulture staff.