On Friday, December 9, Council Member Keith Powers hosted an event to celebrate the opening of the New Wave Pier Dog Run. Council Member Powers was joined by NYC Parks Manhattan Borough Commissioner Anthony Perez, local community organizations, and members of the public with their pets.
Powers allocated the $15,000 to help create the new dog run and worked alongside community groups like the Alliance for Kips Bay and Community Board 6 to provide East Side pet owners much-needed, accessible park space for their dogs to play and to run off-leash. This new space will provide more options to residents living in Murray Hill, while preventing overcrowding at the other local dog runs. Powers thanked CB 6 Secretary and volunteer Steve Oh, community advocates, and Manhattan Parks Commissioner Anthony Perez for making this happen.
Powers has also signed on in support of new legislation to make it easier to develop and maintain dog runs citywide.