East River Park, Montgomery Street to East 12th Street, New York, New York was originally built in 1939 and at 57-acres is the largest park south of 59th Street in Manhattan. The construction project was a nearly 80 million dollar overhaul of everything from the replacement of the deteriorating seawall, creation of a new esplanade with a railing, installation of new site amenities including benches, lighting and trash receptacles, transplanting of large specimen existing trees and new planting throughout.