Van Cortlandt Park

Creating a Bridge to Re-Unite neighbors

Creating a Bridge to Re-Unite neighbors

Creating-a-Bridge-to-Re-Unite-Neighbors-3.29.14 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. […]

Immense diversity of plants in Van Cortlandt Park, Professor Finds

The latest Lehman College magazine includes an article on Professor Jack Henning’s research on plant life in Van Cortlandt Park — “Four Year Survey of Plants In Van Cortlandt”    

In the New York Times: Should the Putnam Trail be paved?

In the New York Times: Should the Putnam Trail be paved?

Yesterday’s New York Times explored the debate over whether or not to pave the Putnam Trail. …Battle lines have been drawn, and arguments amassed, on both sides of a plan to pave and widen the path, known as the Putnam Trail in Van Cortlandt Park. On one side are bicyclists and advocates for the disabled who […]

ice skating! Ice skating to start November 20!!!

What do you think about paving the PutnamTrail?

The Parks Department has been working for some time on a plan for the Putnam Trail in Van Cortlandt Park (this is the path that runs on the west side of Van Cortlandt Lake, where the old Putnam Railroad used to run. There’s a lot of conversation taking place about the Parks Department plans for […]

Riverdale Press Point of View: A road to nowhere

December 29, 2011 | 1 comment POINT OF VIEW A road to nowhere By Kristin Hart Ladies and gentlemen of the Bronx, we’ve been had. When I moved with my family to Van Cortlandt Village years ago, innocent of local politics, one of the first things I did was look for the Croton Aqueduct Trail, the 1840s […]

Skating Rink

This one is my own personal opinion — please feel free to share yours!! Margaret Groarke I intended  to inform you all of the public hearing Community Board 8 was going to have about the proposal to place an ice skating rink in Van Cortlandt Park — but the hearing, originally scheduled for September 8th, […]

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