By Anna Sanders

(L-R) Ben Kallos, New York City Council Member, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney, Vicki Been, Deputy Mayor for Housing and Economic Development, James Patchett, New York City Economic Development Corporation President & CEO, Jennifer Sta. Ines, Manhattan Deputy Borough Commissioner, New York City Department of Transportation. Alyssa Cobb Konon, Deputy Commissioner for Planning and Development, and Jeff Rosser, Vice President of Skanska, pose for a photo at a groundbreaking ceremony for the East Midtown Greenway Friday in Manhattan. (Barry Williams/for New York Daily News)

The $100 million East Midtown Greenway will run between 53rd and 61st Sts., creating a continuous 40-foot-wide esplanade over the water, running parallel to FDR Drive.

The project is expected to complete by 2022, opening up about 1.5 acres of new waterfront park space.

Read more in the New York Daily News.