New York, New York




On behalf of the City Parks Foundation (CPF), ETM served as the Project Manager from the beginning phases of design to the end of construction. We drafted and negotiated all contracts required for all parties involved.  These included a sole source contract with the NYC Parks Department (DPR), an RFP for all design phases, bid documents and contracts for construction. Additionally, ETM was responsible for overseeing the construction project and ensuring that it remained on schedule and within budget.


As part of our work, we also coordinated various "pilot" programs that took place in the Park. Several of these were highly successful and became permanent fixtures, most notably the Shake Shack and establishment of temporary art installations on site.  The Shake Shack, originally only a small hotdog cart, now brings in huge numbers of visitors and provides a substantial source of revenue for the DPR and the Madison Square Park Conservancy.


Similarly, the brief residency of the Statue of Liberty flame at the northern end of the park for a fundraising event became the foundation for the ongoing temporary art installations that continuously draw visitors to the Park.