Momentum is building. The following article appeared in The Lodown. The founders of the NYC high line expressed support for the concept of saving the bridge and turning it into a suburban version of the NYC high line.
Creators Excited by Tappan Zee Idea Tuesday, October 18, 2011 - 01:49 PM
High Line creators Joshua David and Robert Hammond said they were enthusiastic about a long-shot proposal to turn the Tappan Zee Bridge into an over-water park on today's Leonard Lopate Show. Asked about Greenburgh town supervisor Paul Feiner's suggestion to convert the cantilevered bridge into a pedestrian walkway, both David and Hammond said they found the idea "exciting" and that they'd "love to take a walk on it." The bridge is currently slated for demolition and details about Feiner's idea to re-purpose the link between Rockland and Westchester counties are few, but according to yesterday's New York Times it draws a fair amount of inspiration from the equally popular High Line park in Manhattan and the Walkway Over the Hudson, further upstream. Construction of a new Tappan Zee Bridge has been fast tracked by the Obama Administration.
Cari-Blue Cafe, 28 North Central Ave, Hartsdale recently had a great grand opening. Starting this Friday night between 7-9 PM they will have a saxaphonist playing some jazz and a wide variety of music. They plan to have some great music every Friday evening during the month of October and will continue if their customers enjoy the music.
UNA-USA Westchester to Celebrate UN Day 2011
Please mark your calendar for our celebration of the 66th anniversary of UN Day:
“Westchester Helps Bridge the Development Gap:
Committed Leaders Improve Water, Education, and Health”
We will recognize the wonderful work some of our Westchester residents are doing to improve human development in developing countries. Our UN Day event will be held:
Sunday, October 23, 4:00 to 6:00 pm
Community Unitarian Church, 468 Rosedale Ave., White Plains, NY 10605*
We are very excited to have the following Westchester residents as our speakers and panelists:
Dr. David Winder, CEO, WaterAid America, to speak on Water and Sanitation
Dr. Cream Wright, Former Global Chief, UNICEF Education Program, to speak on Girls’ and Boys’ Education
Ms. Clare M. Effiong, Founder and Director of Esther’s Aid, to speak on Poverty and Children’s Health
The discussion will be moderated by Mr. Geoge C. McKinnis, World Community Service Chair for District 7230 of Rotary International.
The program is free and a reception will follow. Entertainment will be provided by Solar Punch, an eco-rock band that uses music to educate people about the environment. Refreshments will be served.
*Directions: The church is located near Exit 25 of the Hutchinson River Parkway: Take the Hutchinson River Parkway to Exit 25 for North St. Follow the sign to White Plains (LEFT if you are traveling NORTH; RIGHT if you are traveling SOUTH) onto North St. At first light, turn LEFT onto Rosedale Ave. Go one block and look for sign. Turn RIGHT onto Sycamore Lane.