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Lights on at Pier 40

Power is Officially Restored to Pier 40’s Ball Fields Following Superstorm Sandy Damage to the Park

March 28

For the first time since Superstorm Sandy, all the lights are back on at Hudson River Park’s Pier 40 ball fields, officials announced today. The Pier, whose ball fields are used more than 200,000 times a year by various athletic leagues, has been operating on a generator since the October storm. The Pier returns to the electric grid just in time for Little League season.

“It’s such a relief to have power back at the beginning of our Spring season – just in time for baseball.” said Madelyn Wils, President and CEO of Hudson River Park Trust. “Our staff has gone above and beyond to get Hudson River Park back on its feet in time for the spring and summer seasons, when so many New Yorkers rely on the piers and our programs for recreation.”

Superstorm Sandy knocked out power to the entire 5-mile park and park officials are working hard to restore those areas as well. All of the underground power cabling as well as all distribution equipment need to be repaired. Power is expected to return on a rolling schedule to other park sections beginning in May.