Sunday, June 28, 2015
|Below the skate park, a recently repaired staircase leads down to the Harlem River|
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
In an article on The Uptown Collective penned by Steven Kopstein, he effectively argues that the High Bridge should be open all the times, day and night. If you have an opinion about this issue please let the rest of the community know how you feel. You can either put your comment at the end of this post or on Steven's post. We really want to know what you think. Contact your assemblyman and tell him what you think about this too!
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
WCBS NY has reported today, June 12, 2015, that plans are afoot at the NYC DOT to put bicycle lanes near and in the park to make it easier for bicyclists to get to the High Bridge and other parts of the city.
DOT and Coundilman Ydanis Rodriguez Broke Ground on Uptown Bike Lanes as reported by Streetsblog. org.
StreetsBlogNYC has also posted an article about the bike lanes.
Monday, June 15, 2015
Sunday, June 14, 2015
For those who want to actually use the High Bridge to get somewhere on foot or by bicycle, Google Maps has already added the pedestrian crossing over the newly opened route via the High Bridge when the trip warrants crossing that bridge (instead of another bridge) as seen in the directions shown for the trip requested above! (if you want to see it directly click here.) However, it incorrectly labels the bridge as the "Cross Bronx Expressway". Also, you still can't put the High Bridge in as your destination. Well, you can put it in as your destination, but it will direct you to the High Bridge Tower instead.
Make sure to click on the icon that you want the pedestrian route, not the auto route.
That's the way to go Google.
For those wanting correct information on how to actually get to the High Bridge please see these directions which we provided some time ago on this site in preparation of the newly anticipated demand for the information.
We have received word from Google today July 6, 2015 that they have now corrected the labeling of the High Bridge and the Alexander Hamilton Bridge on their maps. See map below:
Friday, June 12, 2015
According to Visual Arts News Desk, "NYC Parks will host a public art exhibition of contemporary sculpture...'Consider the Chair' will be on view through November 8, 2015 in Highbridge Park located in northern Manhattan. The sculptures will be placed along the esplanade leading up to the High Bridge, which opened to the public on June 9, 2015.
This exhibition is sponsored by the New York Foundation for the Arts and the Rockaway Artist Alliance. Art is provided by 14 Sculptors, a group of professional artists, who have been actively exhibiting throughout the metropolitan area, creating a forum for experimental sculpture and principally installation artworks free from the constraints of a commercial viewpoint. This non-profit tax exempt organization has been functioning under the auspices of the New York Foundation for the Arts for the past 42 years.
NYC Parks' Art in the Parks program has consistently fostered the creation and installation of temporary public art in parks throughout the five boroughs. Since 1967, collaborations with arts organizations and artists have produced hundreds of public art projects in New York City parks. For more information visit www.nyc.gov/parks/art."
Tuesday, June 9, 2015
While the scaffolding has not all been removed and other items here and there that still remain to be done, the High Bridge officially opened this morning, June 9, 2015, amid much pomp and circumstance. Visitors to this historic New York iconic landmark can now cross the Harlem River on a bridge without having to deal with the motorized traffic so common to most other bridges. The views are breathtaking. The vision to restore the High Bridge has been a long time in coming.
For more information on the opening see the NYC Parks and Recreation announcement.
and Streetblogs post. See also the WCBS video.
The New York Times has now logged in to the activities with an article.
Here is the Washington Post article.
City Journal has also posted an article celebrating the opening of the High Bridge.
Spoiled.nyc has also chimed in with an article.
The Bronx Times has also let us know about the bridge.
Monday, June 1, 2015
It has been reported that the Opening Ceremony for the High Bridge will be held on June 9, 2015 at 10:30am, there will be a ribbon cutting ceremony at the center of the bridge with many public officials attending to an RSVP event. Many details have not been provided and there will be no general announcement of the details to the public at large. This report has been corroborated by two independent sources including an announcement last night June 2, 2015, at a regularly scheduled Community Board 12 Parks and Cultural Affairs meeting, and on a report based upon an inquiry of the same date to the Parks and Recreation Department. More information will be added here as it becomes available.