I am pleased to report that the remaining issues relating to the sale of the waterwheel seem to have been resolved. We anticipate that the contract for the sale of the waterwheel property will be executed at the Greenburgh Town Board meeting on Wednesday, February 24th at 7:30 PM at the Greenburgh Town Hall. Community Housing Innovations Inc will also be presenting the town with a $150,000 deposit. The property will be sold for $1.21 million. We have invited Ardsley Mayor Jay Leon to say a few words at the beginning of the meeting. The property is owned by the town of Greenburgh (due to a foreclosure) but is located in Ardsley. After the contract is executed by the town- Community Housing Innovations will seek permission from the village of Ardsley to build 22 units of housing at the location. The goal: affordable housing for volunteer firefighters/ambulance corp members. The village, town, firefighters, ambulance corp members have been working together for many months to make this possible.
The contract execution will be finalized and signed at the beginning of the Town Board meeting.
Visit YouTube to learn about Dobbs Ferry's role during the Revolutionary War!
Dr. Richard Borkow, Dobbs Ferry village historian and Dobbs Ferry Historical Society trustee, recently conducted a series of video interviews with three noted historians -- David Hackett Fischer, Thomas Fleming and Mary Sudman Donovan. The complete series is now available on YouTube.
Each historian discusses different aspects and events of the Revolutionary War period, including Dobbs Ferry's strategic location, George Washington's leadership style and the bold decision of Washington and Rochambeau to march from Westchester County, NY, to Virginia (August, 1781).
The interviews were funded through a grant awarded to the Dobbs Ferry Historical Society by the New York Council for the Humanities.
The ten interviews can be watched in any order, but I'd suggest starting with Dr. Borkow's introduction to the series, "The Revolutionary War in the Hudson River Valley - two great turning points." And don't miss the segments with Mary Donovan, DFHS president and author of George Washington at Head Quarters, Dobbs Ferry, which was published in 2009 (contact me to order a copy).
Here's a link to the complete series of interviews: