Although there is an osprey platform at Bush Terminal Park, its nevertheless good news of the species nesting deeper inside NY lower harbor. Time will tell of the success and whether they will expand to new quarters.
The nest is inside the restricted Marine Transfer Station by the Simms Recylcing complany that deals with our trash.
Gus Keri Facebook video post https://www.facebook.com/gus.keri.7
Here's Marisa's account from NYS Birds :
Tue Apr 19, 2016 7:19 pm (PDT) . Posted by:
I then took a quick walk around Bush Terminal Park nearby at 43rd Street and First Avenue. There was a nice assortment of waterfowl for the 2nd half of April. The best bird was a blue winged teal in the fenced off cove to the west of the park entrance. Other species in the park included American wigeon, gadwall, ruddy duck, black duck, mallard, bufflehead, brant, Canada goose, double crested cormorant, herring gull, song sparrow, house sparrow, red winged black bird, European starling, mourning dove and rock pigeon.
If you plan to visit, note that Bush Terminal Park is open from 8 to 5 from March 1st through May 1st. The park is open 8 to 8 from May 2nd to September 30th.