Posts Tagged ‘Harlem River’

Hidden Waters: Sherman Creek

Hidden Waters: Sherman Creek

BY Sergey Kadinsky At the northern tip of Manhattan island, the scenery is reminiscent of the Hudson River Valley at Fort Tryon and Inwood Hill parks. Thick forests, steep hills, and views of the Palisades across the Hudson River. The east side of Inwood on the Harlem River receives fewer visitors, but has a rich natural […]


A New Recreation & Education Facility Set to Revitalize Sherman Creek | Greensource

A New Recreation & Education Facility Set to Revitalize Sherman Creek | Greensource

By Anna Fixsen Scarcely two decades ago, Sherman Creek, a tributary of the Harlem River in northern Manhattan, was choked by weeds and the wreckage of century-old boathouses. Now, the New York Restoration Project (NYRP) and Brooklyn-based firm Bade Stageberg Cox are on track to restore the area to the vibrant community hub it once […]


A “Broken Windows” Theory for Environmentalism | Huffington Post

A "Broken Windows" Theory for Environmentalism | Huffington Post

BY Paul Gallay Call it the broken windows theory applied to environmentalism. This spring, Riverkeeper helped mobilize a crew of 80 to clean up trash at Inwood’s North Cove, a reclaimed wetlands area on the Harlem River where wildlife now flourishes amid steel and cement. The biggest cleanup of 72 on our second annual day […]


Bette Midler-backed project promises divine additions to Sherman Creek | NY Daily News

Bette Midler-backed project promises divine additions to Sherman Creek | NY Daily News

By Matt Chaban / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Bette Midler is floating another big idea for the Harlem River. The New York Restoration project, founded by the Divine Miss M, has been managing Inwood’s 15-acre Sherman Creek Park for 17 years. Now the nonprofit is prepared to install its crown jewel — albeit a rusty […]


Harlem River, Cut Off From Public, Is Getting a Push Out of Isolation | NY Times

Harlem River, Cut Off From Public, Is Getting a Push Out of Isolation | NY Times

By LISA W. FODERARO One by one, the rivers around Manhattan have emerged from decades of industrial abuse. The Hudson River has its five-mile ribbon of parkland and active kayaking community; the Bronx River, the occasional beaver sighting; and the East River, a popular ferry service — all contributing to the sense that New York […]


Family Rowing Festival @ the Peter Jay Sharp Boathouse

Family Rowing Festival @ the Peter Jay Sharp Boathouse

On September 8th from 11am to 2pm, Row New York will provide boathouse tours and free rowing activities to community members from the neighborhoods surrounding the Peter Jay Sharp Boathouse on the Harlem River in Upper Manhattan. Guests at the event will include Olympic athletes and Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer. The Sharp Boathouse is […]


After Rumble on the Harlem River, a New Crew Takes Over the Sharp Boathouse | NY Times

After Rumble on the Harlem River, a New Crew Takes Over the Sharp Boathouse | NY Times

By ROBIN FINN AMANDA KRAUS stood in her favorite spot on the second-floor deck of the Peter Jay Sharp Boathouse, which floats in a cove on the Harlem River where Dyckman Street meets the Harlem River Drive. She watched as a pair of $45,000 shells, each propelled by a gaggle of high school students, eight […]


Exploring the Harlem River’s Little-Known Swindler Cove Park | Camera Obscura – Curbed NY

Exploring the Harlem River's Little-Known Swindler Cove Park | Camera Obscura - Curbed NY

By Nathan Kensinger Swindler Cove Park is one of Manhattan’s least known yet most beautiful parks. Opened in 2003, the park occupies a five acre patch of land along the Harlem River that was once used as a communal dumping ground. Before construction on the park could begin, workers reportedly “removed tons of garbage, rusted-out cars, sunken boats […]


Students Tap Power of Rowing on the Harlem River | NYTimes.com

BY Corey Kilgannon “I’M bored,” announced Shlomo Orenstein, 14, a seventh grader from Brooklyn, as he lay on a floating dock on the Harlem River on Thursday, picking splinters out of the wooden planks with his idle hands. Moments later, his mood had changed considerably. He was seated in a sleek racing scull, those same […]


ROW, ROW, ROW, UPTOWN…

By DeJesus: OK.. so you can  run and cycle your way to and from uptown, we are the beginning and end of the Greenway!  You can explore the only remaining natural forest in Manhattan. You can even stand on the highest point above sea level in Manhattan. But did you know that you can also […]


Park Portfolio – Swindler Cove Park

Park Portfolio - Swindler Cove Park

Photography by Briana E. Heard (@beheardphoto) Words by Led Black (@Led_Black) More than a park – this place is a living, breathing symbol of the Renaissance that has been taking place around these parts. Serene, tranquil, an oasis of calm and centeredness, a veritable feast for the senses, this is something else. Close your eyes […]

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