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Cars are not really what one might expect in a nature preserve, but history hasn’t exactly been kind to Van Cortlandt Park as the rise of the automobile ultimately split the green space into four sections, including a massive split right up the middle caused by the Major Deegan Expressway. more
After nearly two decades of effort, a pedestrian bridge will finally connect Van Cortlandt Park across the northern part of the Major Deegan Expressway. Councilman Andrew Cohen says he’s secured $11.5 million in city funding to make up the balance of the $23.5 million pedestrian bridge not far from where East 233rd Street and Jerome Avenue meet. more
To Rob Walsh, there’s something magical about the baseball field in Van Cortlandt Park. Standing on the pitcher’s mound, he looks around at the meager stands and the holey backstop, the grass encroaching on the infield and the graffiti-scarred scoreboard. more
In a thicket not far from the Van Cortlandt House Museum stands a tall and elegant cypress tree. “That’s a rare tree for this area,” said park volunteer Michele March. “It’s a symbol of eternal life.” more
It was a bright, warm August day outside the Van Cortlandt Park Nature Center where Debbi Dolan passed around a sign-in sheet to the roughly 40 people assembled for her monthly nature walk through the park. more
Thanks to a city program, an online poll, and a group of dedicated patrons, Van Cortlandt Park will get some long-needed updates. more
1. Robbery on Broadway Police said three males robbed a 34-year-old man in front of 6560 Broadway on Nov. 1 around 6 a.m. The perpetrators reportedly stopped the victim and told him to hand … more
1. Walking down Webb Avenue at 9:35 p.m. on St. Patrick’s Day, a 14-year-old boy noticed two other 16-year-olds following him, according to police. He turned back to the sidewalk but heard a … more
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