Posts Tagged ‘Highbridge Park’

Uptown Tonight: Help the City Spend $30 Million on Highbridge Park

Uptown Tonight: Help the City Spend $30 Million on Highbridge Park

Our very own Highbridge Park was chosen as one of five parks across NYC to receive $30 million in city funding for improvements thanks to the Anchor Parks program. It’s get better, you, yes you, can help to decide how the money is spent. It all goes down tonight from 6:30 – 8:30pm at the […]


The High Bridge, a Scenic and Serene Cousin of the High Line | NY Times

The High Bridge, a Scenic and Serene Cousin of the High Line | NY Times

By WILLIAM GRIMES FOR as long as New York has been New York, its inhabitants have looked for ways to escape the city’s frenzy. They have sought out breathable air, fresh vistas or a simple patch of greenery. In 1880, Harper’s Weekly offered its readers a helpful tip. “Nothing can be pleasanter, for those who […]


The Eco-Fashion Show @ High Bridge In Pictures…

The Eco-Fashion Show @ High Bridge In Pictures...

Photography by Marcus Johnson


8/2/15: Eco Fashion in the Park @ the High Bridge

8/2/15: Eco Fashion in the Park @ the High Bridge

History will be made this Sunday. The newly re-opened High Bridge will be transformed into a next-generation runway showing off the designs of Iliana Quander, Tom Sohung, Sarah Bacchus and Martin Polanco. There will also be a clothing swap boutique for anyone looking to swap their gently used clothing. This one-of-a-kind fashion show will feature […]


UPinion: Keep The High Bridge Open 24/7

UPinion: Keep The High Bridge Open 24/7

BY Steven Kopstein I was anxiously anticipating the re-opening of the High Bridge. As a resident of Upper Manhattan with strong Bronx ties I was very excited to be able to finally have a way to cross into the borough on my bike without having to either ride on a crowded narrow sidewalk or on […]


Uptown Gem: The High Bridge Re-Opens After 45 Years

Uptown Gem: The High Bridge Re-Opens After 45 Years

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Photography by Emmanuel Abreu (@EAbreuVisuals) The Uptown Renaissance continues apace. This past Tuesday, the High Bridge opened after 45 years and a $60 million renovation. The High Bridge is not any old bridge. In fact, it is New York City’s oldest bridge, built in 1848 as a vital link in the […]


Bite of the Apple: New Yorkers can stroll once more along the city’s oldest bridge | The Guardian

Bite of the Apple: New Yorkers can stroll once more along the city's oldest bridge | The Guardian

BY Paul Owen The oldest bridge in New York City will re-open to pedestrians on Tuesday after a gap of more than 40 years. The High Bridge was completed in 1848 – 35 years before the Brooklyn Bridge – to carry water from the Croton River upstate to two reservoirs in the growing city of […]


Time Travel Tuesdays: Tension and Violence at a Swimming Pool | NY Times

Time Travel Tuesdays: Tension and Violence at a Swimming Pool | NY Times

By DONATELLA LORCH Published: August 7, 1989 For the 3,500 people who crowd its concrete grounds and bleachers on summer weekends, the Highbridge Pool in upper Manhattan is a haven from simmering streets and hot non-air-conditioned apartments. But it is not a haven from the violence of a neighborhood that the police call Crack Central. […]


Historic Harlem stairway to the Polo Grounds is reborn thanks to Daily News editorials | NY Daily News

BY Frank Green | NEW YORK DAILY NEWS A legendary flight of stairs has been re-born, thanks to a years-long campaign spearheaded by the Daily News. The baseball and football Giants joined the Yankees, Mets, Jets and Major League Baseball, along with former Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, now the city controller, to contribute a […]


City Unveils Renovated Highbridge Park Recreation Center | DNAinfo

City Unveils Renovated Highbridge Park Recreation Center | DNAinfo

By Nigel Chiwaya WASHINGTON HEIGHTS — The Highbridge Park Recreation Center is open for business — and thanks to a just-completed renovation, it will now stay open year-round. The city’s Parks Department, elected officials and representatives from Parsons The New School for Design joined northern Manhattan residents Monday to unveil the overhauled recreation center, which […]


City Hopes to Complete High Bridge Rehab This Year | Streetsblog

City Hopes to Complete High Bridge Rehab This Year | Streetsblog

by Brad Aaron Last year Mayor Bloomberg announced that the long-awaited restoration of the car-free High Bridge would be completed “by 2014.” Work began soon after, and the Parks Department tells Streetsblog the rehab is slated to wrap before the year is over. “While we estimate that the construction will be completed in December of […]


Snow Day Tomorrow @ Highbridge Park

Snow Day Tomorrow @ Highbridge Park

“Snow Day” in Highbridge Park with Uptown Elected Officials NYC Parks and Rec., Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez, State Senator Adriano Espaillat, Assembly Member Gabriela Rosa Highbridge Park Baseball Fields, 174th St. and Amsterdam Avenue Saturday, January 4th, 2014. 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM On Saturday, January 4th, 2014, NYC Department of Parks and Recreation will […]


Washington Heights set to get a $1 million ice rink in Highbridge Park | NY Daily News

Washington Heights set to get a $1 million ice rink in Highbridge Park | NY Daily News

By Simone Weichselbaum / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS The city will spend more than $1 million on a new ice rink in Washington Heights — the first in upper Manhattan outside of Central Park. The skating area will be built on the kiddie pool in Highbridge Park, much as Lasker Rink near E. 106th St. […]


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 […]


Save The Date: 10/5/2013 – Chalk Field Day @ Highbridge Park

Save The Date: 10/5/2013 - Chalk Field Day @ Highbridge Park

A Word From CHALK CHALK is hosting a free Field Day on Saturday, October 5, 2013 from 11a-3p at Highbridge Park’s baseball field in Washington Heights.  We expect a large number of families and children from Northern Manhattan to attend this event. In addition to having a schedule of activities and games, we’ll be educating […]


EcoHouse Opens @ Inwood Hill Park Tomorrow

EcoHouse Opens @ Inwood Hill Park Tomorrow

When Hurricane Sandy struck last October, the water rose 4 ½ feet inside the Inwood Hill Nature Center at 218th Street and Indian Road. Exhibits were destroyed, and the heating system was ruined. The building is still closed. That’s where the Community Environmental Center EcoHouse comes in. At the suggestion of the City of New […]


City Breaks Ground on $61 Million High Bridge Renovation | DNAinfo

City Breaks Ground on $61 Million High Bridge Renovation | DNAinfo

By Nigel Chiwaya, DNAinfo Reporter/Producer HIGHBRIDGE — Manhattan and The Bronx will soon be closer than ever. Renovations started Friday to repair the High Bridge, which connects Washington Heights to The Bronx but has been shuttered for decades. Mayor Michael Bloomberg joined other city officials in front of a packed crowd of students at Highbridge […]


Parsons Completes Work on New Pool Pavilion for Highbridge Pool and Recreation Center | Dexigner

Parsons Completes Work on New Pool Pavilion for Highbridge Pool and Recreation Center | Dexigner

Parsons The New School for Design has completed its work on Splash House, a new pool pavilion for the WPA-era Highbridge Pool and Recreation Center in Washington Heights, in partnership with NYC Parks & Recreation. The project was developed through the Parsons Design Workshop, its innovative design-build studio led by graduate architecture students. This past […]


A star takes a solo turn in the spotlight | Manhattan Times

A star takes a solo turn in the spotlight | Manhattan Times

Story by Francis Rodríguez Henry Santos Jeter is at the top of his game. And also like his counterpart on the New York Yankees, Santos Jeter makes clear that he can both excel as part of a team and shine on his own. The singer/song-writer, formerly of bachata heavyweights Grupo Aventura, is hard at work […]


Volunteer to clean & green Highbridge Park

Volunteer with the New York Restoration Project this Saturday, August 11th at 3 pm at Swindler Cove Park to help keep Highbridge Park beautiful. Click here for more info. Related: Uptown Gem – The New Leaf Restaurant & Bar New York Cares Day @ Fort Tryon Park – The Recap


Making waves – and a house for Splashing | Manhattan Times

Making waves – and a house for Splashing | Manhattan Times

Written by Sandra E. García 76 year-old Highbridge Pool and Recreation Center is getting a facelift. And architecture students at Parsons’ The New School For Design have taken on the makeover challenge. Last year, Parsons students developed Splash House, a pavilion that allowed for visitors and swimmers to store their belongings and change. As a […]


VEN-TU: Afro-Dominican Music Festival this Sunday @ Highbridge Park

VEN-TU: Afro-Dominican Music Festival this Sunday @ Highbridge Park

Sunday, April 22nd – 10:00 AM At Quisqueya Playground – Highbridge Park VEN-TU: Afro-Dominican Music Festival is an Afro-Dominican musical event to honor our African ancestors. For more info: http://facebook.com/events/141019902691493/


Pics From the Eco-Fashion Gala @ Highbridge Park

Photography by G Photo NYC


SummerStage Uptown Presents Andy Andy Tonight

Andy Andy Thursday, August 18th at 7:00PM Highbridge Park (West 174th Street & Amsterdam)  http://www.summerstage.org/ Presented in Association with Globe Star Media and La Mega. Dominican singer Andy Andy has emerged as one of a handful of musicians on the cutting edge of the bachata craze, beginning with his debut album, Aqui Conmigo. Infused with traditional […]

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