Creating a Bridge to Re-Unite neighbors


The Friends of Van Cortlandt Park and Bronx Community Board 8

invite you to join us for an event to highlight a broken link and a broken promise in Van Cortlandt Park: a Pedestrian Bridge over the Major Deegan to connect its eastern and western halves and connect the broken Old Croton Aqueduct Trail. In 1999, the New York City Council determined that NYC DEP should build a Pedestrian Bridge if it was “feasible”.

A feasibility study determined that it was but NYC DEP still has refused to pay for it. We are asking our community, our elected officials, and all those who love Van Cortlandt Park to join together and demand that NYC DEP keep its promise to the Bronx. With the Pedestrian Bridge now part of Van Cortlandt Park’s Master Plan, the time for action is now!

10am- meet inside the Park at last stop of the 1 train (at Broadway and W. 242nd St.) or 4 train (at Jerome and Bainbridge Ave): FVCP staff will lead a walk to Rally locations on West and East Side of the Major Deegan where the proposed bridge should be built. Help us create a Virtual Bridge through social media and photos to bring us all together.
12pm- Press Conference/ Rally at Shandler Recreation Area parking lot (enter the Park at Jerome Avenue between Bainbridge Ave. and E. 233rd Street). Join us as we show Elected Officials and the Press that the community supports this.
For more information please contact call at 718-601-1460
or email
Pedestrian Bridge & Event Supporters: Amalgamated & Park Reservoir Houses, Bronx Community Board 8,Bronx Council for Environmental Quality, Councilman Andrew Cohen, Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct, Friends of Van Cortlandt Park, Harlem River Working Group, New York- New Jersey Trail Conference and Van Cortlandt Park Conservancy.

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