Saturday, August 27, 2016

High Bridge Water Tower Under Restoration

copyright Jeff Reuben, with permission courtesy Untapped Cities

The High Bridge Water Tower reconstruction is listed as a Parks & Rec project scheduled for completion this year (2016).  The area around the Water Tower has been blocked off to the public for years now, yet, as of this date, the Parks & Rec  website only shows the design work as being 35% completed.

Jeff Reuben on the Untapped Cities website has published a good article on the High Bridge Water Tower: past, present, and future.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

City to Invest $30 Million for Highbridge Park Improvements

WASHINGTON HEIGHTS, NY — Highbridge Park will be one of five parks across 
New York City to receive $30 million in city funding for improvements, Mayor Bill 
de Blasio announced Thursday.
The funding is part of the city's new Anchor Parks initiative, a program designed to
"direct capital funding to historically underfund[ed] larger parks that are greater 
than six acres," according to the parks department 2017 executive budget. The city 
is planning on allocating $150 million across five city parks, one in each borough. 
In addition to Highbridge Park, Saint Mary’s Park in the South Bronx, Betsy Head 
Park in Brownsville, Astoria Park in Queens and Freshkills Park on Staten Island 
will each receive $30 million in funding. 
For the complete story see the Washington Heights Patch.