Another proposal for a more vibrant Harlem River. I ultimately didn't present this one - this seemed to resemble the sort of thing that the community didn't want.
It was difficult to match community desires for a safe, active waterfront with community desires for solely recreational/light commerical use. Part of the reason the waterfront is so neglected is that it can stretch for miles without any residences close to the river. New residents on the water would bring a 24 hour presence and enable easier access.
I shelved it for now, but something like this could happen anyway on a few lots further north of this site.