Posts Tagged ‘Park Portfolio’

The Top 10 Secrets of Highbridge Park in Washington Heights, NYC | Untapped Cities

The Top 10 Secrets of Highbridge Park in Washington Heights, NYC | Untapped Cities

BY susan xu New York City’s oldest standing span, High Bridge, may be one of the most iconic fixtures in Washington Heights, but the park that holds its Manhattan end is similarly as picturesque. Operated by the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation, Highbridge Park occupies 119-acres and sits on banks of the Harlem […]


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 […]


In bloom at Bruce’s | Manhattan Times

In bloom at Bruce’s | Manhattan Times

Story by Gregg McQueen This is one graphic garden. A beloved community haven is making efforts to increase cultural programming while spotlighting local artists. From May through October, Bruce’s Garden in Inwood hosts “Gallery in the Gazebo,” a program that rotates temporary installations from Inwood-based artists at the garden’s wooden gazebo. “The gazebo is now serving […]


Bridge to Connect Upper Manhattan to Nearby, Yet Remote, Riverside Park | NY Times

Bridge to Connect Upper Manhattan to Nearby, Yet Remote, Riverside Park | NY Times

By LISA W. FODERARO The northern stretch of Riverside Park has long been an attraction for residents of Hamilton Heights. But getting to it is not easy. The Manhattan neighborhood, perched on a bluff 50 feet above the Hudson River, is separated from upper Riverside’s ball fields, bike path and barbecue area by train tracks […]


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 […]


What is the Stone Marker Near the George Washington Bridge? | NY Times

What is the Stone Marker Near the George Washington Bridge? | NY Times

By MICHAEL POLLAK Q. When I was growing up in Washington Heights, my friends and I came across a stone marker near the George Washington Bridge with an inscription: “American Redout 1776.” What is it? A.That hillside monument, sponsored in 1910 by the Daughters of the American Revolution, commemorated one of the worst defeats suffered […]


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. […]


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 […]


With University’s Help, New Park on Harlem River Is a Marshland Sanctuary | NY Times

With University’s Help, New Park on Harlem River Is a Marshland Sanctuary | NY Times

By LISA W. FODERARO Muscota means “place in the reeds” in the language of the Lenape, Manhattan’s original Native American inhabitants, and a new park that opened quietly in mid-January at the northern tip of the island appropriately bears the name. Called Muscota Marsh, the park was built by Columbia University, in collaboration with the […]


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 […]


The Isham Park Centennial In Pictures

The Isham Park Centennial In Pictures

Photography by Art By Dj Boy (@ArtByDjBoy)


Isham Park Celebrates Its Centennial this Saturday

Isham Park Celebrates Its Centennial this Saturday

Saturday, September 29, 2012 11:00 am to 3:00 pm Isham Park, festivities will be held on the lawn at the top of the park Enter the park at Broadway above Isham Street to march with the band at 11:00am 11:00am to 3:00pm festivities including various speakers, story booth, performers, historical park signage & tours, children’s […]


Park Portfolio – J Hood Wright Park

Park Portfolio - J Hood Wright Park

Photography by Briana E. Heard


A Toast to Fort Tryon Park As Seen By Paul Lomax

Photography by Paul Lomax (@PaulLomaxPhoto)


A Toast to Fort Tryon Soiree This Thursday Night

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) A Toast To Fort Tryon Park: Benefit Wine Tasting Soiree Linden Terrace – Fort Tryon Park Thursday, July 14, 2011 6:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m. The annual A Toast to Fort Tryon Park wine tasting soiree is this Thursday. I went last year and had a truly awesome time. It is not everyday […]


Park Portfolio – Highbridge Park

Park Portfolio - Highbridge Park

Photography by Briana E. Heard (@beheardphoto) Also Check out: Park Portfolio – J Hood Wright Park Park Portfolio – Bennett Park Park Portfolio – Fort Tryon Park Park Portfolio – Swindler Cove Park Park Portfolio – Inwood Hill Park We invite you to subscribe to the weekly Uptown Love newsletter, like our Facebook page and […]


Park Portfolio – J Hood Wright Park

Photography by Briana E. Heard (@beheardphoto)


Take the A Train to the Middle Ages

Rub the rust off thy armor, iron thy chain mail, gird thy loins and polish up on ye chivalry because the 26th Annual MEDIEVAL FESTIVAL AT FORT TRYON PARK will be held on SUNDAY, OCTOBER 3rd, from 11:30AM – 6PM! The annual event is sponsored by the City of New York Parks and Recreation and […]


THINKING OF A MASTER PLAN…

Northern Manhattan Parks Master Plan Project Description The Planning and Parklands division, together with the Northern Manhattan Parks Administrator, are preparing a long-term conceptual master plan for the parks north of 155th Street in Manhattan. The plan will be used to: Guide the next 20 years of capital expenditures and privately funded projects Establish operational […]


Park Portfolio – Bennett Park

Photography by Briana E. Heard (@beheardphoto)   Also Check out: Park Portfolio – J Hood Wright Park Park Portfolio – Highbridge Park Park Portfolio – Fort Tryon Park Park Portfolio – Swindler Cove Park Park Portfolio – Inwood Hill Park We invite you to subscribe to the weekly Uptown Love newsletter, like our Facebook page […]

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