By Carol Tannenhauser
Once again, a lack of communication by the city has caused a kerfuffle on the Upper West Side.
Recently, the Riverside Park Conservancy announced in a sign on its fence that the Riverside Park South 72nd Street Dog Run — the one under the West Side Highway — will be closed starting the week of September 28th, i.e. this Monday.
It was met by shock and grief by neighborhood dog owners, who posted many signs of their own.
WSR contacted the NYC Parks Department, who cleared things up in an email:
Construction is underway! This dog run in Riverside Park will be closing for reconstruction as part of a larger project to reconstruct paths and pavement on the park’s south side. We anticipate reopening the dog run next spring (2021). New paths are being added and the run itself will be reconfigured. Dog run users will be able to use the new run at 66th Street and Riverside Boulevard in the coming weeks.