Much needed improvements are coming to a waterfront park in Manhattan.

Parks Commissioner Mitchell Silver announced Thursday that the city is spending $75m more to help restore the East River Esplanade.

That's in addition to $120m public dollars that have already gone into repairs there.

The esplanade stretches three and a half miles along the East River from Midtown to East Harlem.

Issues such as holes in the concrete and structural instability have plagued the park for nearly two decades.

[[SOT Jennifer Ratner/ Friends of East River Esplanade]]

"It's gotten worse and worse and it's really unfair to the community of East Harlem how long it's taken. So we hope this money and this announcement spurs things to get done quickly," said Jennifer Ratner of the Friends of East River Esplanade.

The Department is still studying what specific projects they will do with the money but it will zero in on spots in East Harlem, the Upper East Side and Midtown East.