Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Links to Articles and Documents about -- The High Bridge and its Park

An interesting post on 12/29/16 at Place Matters.

A soft article on Highbridge park by Crains 4/18/16.

Article on a shooting in Highbridge Park on Oct 3, 2016, one dead, one other injured. Suspect apprehended crossing Washington Bridge in the Bronx

An old well written article on the history of the High Bridge from 2011 in Datonian In Manhattan.

An article from an urban design perspective (Urbdezine) on the bridge and park Sept 16, 2015.

A streaming video that has some very good old shots of the area. Sept. 13, 2015

A good article about the High Bridge in The National, Sept. 10, 2015.

Drone footage of the High Bridge on video and CBS News article.

A very interesting vimeo video by Lyndon Lorenz.

DNAInfo article on the opening of the bridge.

A good article in the Wall Street Journal on the High Bridge and the effect upon the communities.

A Curbed New York article "As High Bridge Reopens, a Neglected Park Remains in Its Shadow," June 25, 2015.

A WPIX video of the opening day.

This article in the Daily News is on the opening ceremony.  Here is a link to the editorial from 2001 that is referred to in that article. Here is another article on the opening. Here is another.

An article in the New York Times on June 4, 2015, touting the history and reopening of the High Bridge

A blast from the past.  This New York Times article from 2006 seems to think the High Bridge will cost about $20-30 million to restore.

The Daily Kos did a piece in 2010 on the Croton Aqueduct that was interesting with plenty of photos.

An article appeared today, February 18, 2015 in DNAinfo "Woman Sleeps in Freezing Park to Save Wild Dog, She Says" The park is Highbridge Park. Another piece here too, and in the New York Post and Yahoo News  and here and here too.

A fire at 501 W. 179th St and Amsterdam Ave. on January 20, 2015 was destructive enough to cause the evacuation of the entire building until the repairs are completed.

An interesting article in the New Yorker Magazine on 9/9/13 about touring the aqueduct pipe inside the High Bridge.

A clip 1/13/15, on about the upcoming opening of the High Bridge.

A video clip from NBC News today, Dec. 31.2014 gives us a view of the progress on the High Bridge which they claim is scheduled to open this spring in May of 2015

An article in the Daily News on Wi-Fi capability to be provided in High Bridge Park in 2015.

A short post on 11/15/14 from someone actually using the Highbridge Park and enjoying the work that has been done.

This article appeared today, Oct, 13, 2014 on indian artifacts being found in Isham Park in Innwood.  Perhaps there are the same sort of artifacts in Highbridge Park.  Does anyone have any information on this? Please let us know.

This article on urban ecology in Highbridge Park appeared in the Columbia Spectator on 9/11/14.

I found this fairly old thread with a treasure trove of information and links to images.  I have not gone through it all yet, but I am including it here for reference for all to see.

This is the link to the registration of the Old Croton Aqueduct as a National Historic Site. This includes the High Bridge.

Today, Sept 18, 2014 there is a weird article about a pit bulldog at the Highbridge Park dog run that mauled a person and two dogs.

This is a good picture of the current construction effort on the High Bridge along with other pertinent information. Sept 15, 2014

If they had their way, they would fill in the Harlem River for development.  But then the High Bridge would be a bridge over troubled land.  See this proposal.

This is a great slide show going through the pathways of Highbridge Park with some good shots of the bridge.

An interesting blog entry at Streetsblog NYC on July 23, 2014 about the High Bridge crossing.

A good article today August 28, 2014 in The Daily News about the High Bridge being almost complete. Still on schedule to be completed around the end of the year.

Here's a YouTube piece about the High Bridge.

Here's an article in The New York Times about the renaissance in Washington Heights.

Here's an article in The New York Times about violence at the Highbridge swimming pool.

This article, The Uptown Arts Stroll Returns to Highbridge Park  covers the festivities to occur on May 29, 2014 at the Highbridge Water Tower

This article shows some great shots of the reconstruction of the walkway on the High Bridge.

This is a Daily News article about the construction delays and history of the High Bridge

This article appeared in Domus and covers the new Splash House addition to the Fieldhouse in Highbridge Park.

This is an article that appeared in the New York Times on March 31, 2014. Essentially, it is about the construction of a pedestrian bridge in Van Cortlandt Park to connect two sections of the park and the Croton Aqueduct Trial that were severed with the construction of the Major Deegan Expressway. Interesting issues here, though not specifically about the High Bridge.

Here is an interesting article from Narratively called Crossing the Bridge by Lawrence Spiegel that appeared on March 15, 2013.

October 23, 2013 turned out to be a banner day for articles on the High Bridge. These were sparked by an article in the New York times.  The article is interesting in that it discusses the High Bridge and its connection to the improvements in the Harlem River for public access. There is another one on-line at CURBED that covers the history and other aspects of the Bridge (The High Bridge Reclaims Its History With $61M Restoration). The third is also on-line at GroupThink, "The Harlem River Gets Some Love".

Here is a blog with some interesting content on the history of the High Bridge.

At Atlas Obscura they have some good High Bridge  images and narrative.

At Keith York City there is another good article with images.

The Museum of the City of New York has some good images.

This is an article that appeared in the New York Times on April 28, 2013 giving a nice overview of the history of the High Bridge.

This is an editorial that appeared in the New York Times on May 12, 2010 encouraging Mayor Bloomberg to refurbish the High Bridge as was similarly done for The High Line.

This is the link to the New York Times article "Restoring a Bridge, and a Link Between Neighbors" that appeared on May 18, 2012, on the redevelopment project.

This is a good article about the history of the Tower and its restoration: Landmark Tower in Washington Heights closed for Repairs as appearing in New York August 5,2010.

This link is in anticipation of a piece on ABC's Nightline about the High Bridge on June 14, 2013.

The following is a link to the New York Restoration Project section on the High Bridge Park.

This is an interesting link to an article in the New York Times on May 27, 2013 about how the City has been reducing the funding for parks over the last number of decades. While there is no specific reference to Highbridge Park, there are important points here.

This link is to the document prepared by the Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct during the design process for the redevelopment of the High Bridge.

This post covers the High Bridge and Hell Gate Bridge.

This link is to a page with some good images and facts about the High Bridge.

This link is to a thread on Wired/New York on The High Bridge

This is a great video on U Tube about The High Bridge and the Park.

This is a good piece with some not seen elsewhere information on the history of the bridge from Lehman College.

This is a good historical piece on the changes to The High Bridge since it was originally built.

A well written article on the history of The High Bridge Tower.

This is a link to architectural drawings of the High Bridge and early photos

There is a new state of the art school in Highbridge. See this article.

More details about the bicycling aspects of the bridge and some restrictions on when the bridge will be open are outlined here.

A recent article in the NY Times about the reconstruction of the John Brush stairway.

This is a link to a series of articles and a slide show in the The Architects Newspaper about the High Bridge and its restoration.

While this article in the New York Times is about a potential Queens Walkway, it raises some interesting questions that might have parallels for The High Bridge.

This article in the New York Post reports on damage to the parks in upper Manhattan as a result of hurricane Sandy.

Here is a blog post about the hawk nests in Highbridge Park.

This is a post about some poor souls who entered into the aqueduct pipe and traversed the High Bridge from the Bronx to Manhattan. An interesting read.

Here is another interesting history of the High Bridge with many facts and interesting photos and other material, and another interesting history.

A Very good piece put out by the Gothamist on 9/17/2013.

This is a great reference to the preservation of the Croton Aqueduct, including The High Bridge.

This blog post is an interesting twist from an architectural organization.

While this article in the Riverdale Press is not exactly on point, it could have significance.  The MTA will run a pilot program to clean up the Metro North Hudson Line railroad bed of debris between Spuyten Duyvil and Highbridge.  If successful they will clean up other lines. Since lines run under the High Bridge this will potentially be really significant.

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