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Parks

Bronx River cleanup wins national award

Students at local schools help clean up the Bronx River shore.

On Feb. 17 the Bronx River Alliance and the New York City Department of Parks will be awarded the Audrey Nelson Award, for their work reviving the Bronx River. The award is given annually to an exemplary community development program.

Environment / Parks

Federal DOT awards $10 Million to finalize Bronx River Greenway

A 3/4 mile link between Concrete Plant Park and Starlight Park

Construction on a missing link in the Bronx River Greenway will begin next summer thanks to a $10 million federal grant secured by the Bronx River Alliance and the city’s Parks Department.

Environment / Parks

Bronx River Alliance plans multipurpose facility

An illustration of

At a March 24 meeting at Hostos Community College, the Bronx River Alliance announced plans to open a new multi-use building in Starlight Park, that will serve as its headquarters, as well as a new river passage for herring.

Environment

More help on way for Bronx River

More help on way for Bronx River

The Bronx River Alliance’s new home on the river will be a showcase for green design.

Environment

Community board digs deeper on environment

This aerial photo shows high contamination levels from manufactured gas plants on Food Center Drive in the early 1950s.

Deciding on a pilot project to mitigate gas spills from decades past near the Hunts Point waterfront top the agenda.

Environment

‘Baron’ completes historic swim

Baron Ambrosia after swimming the length of the Bronx River on July 27.

TV host swims the Bronx River in seven hours A crowd of spectators cheered as they witnessed Bronx history being made on the shores of Soundview Lagoon in Harding Park last Saturday evening. They welcomed Baron Ambrosia back to shore as he emerged from the Bronx River, having completed a […]

Education / Environment / News

Flotilla held at newest Bronx park

Paddlers raced down the Bronx River at the 10th annual Bronx River Flotilla at Starlight Park on May 11.

Starlight Park opens to tenth annual running of Bronx River event Only one team won the Bronx River Flotilla’s first ever Starlight 5K Canoe Challenge—a team calling itself In the Woods, which finished the canoe race in 55 minutes—but they weren’t the only ones able to celebrate the annual event. […]

Parks

Bronx River Greenway stays cut in two

This rendering shows part of the rehabilitated Starlight Park and two of the bridges designed to link segments of the Bronx River Greenway.

The Bronx River Alliance, Youth Ministries for Peace and Justice, Sustainable South Bronx, Rocking the Boat and The Point CDC are backing a petition campaign to persuade the state Department of Transportation to build three bridges in the vicinity of Starlight Park, as it had committed to do a decade ago.

Parks

Park could be next stop for depot

Park could be next stop for depot

In a renewed effort to save the historic Westchester Avenue train station, a pair of architects have unveiled a scheme to split the building in two, leaving its entrance hall where it is to serve as the gateway to Concrete Plant Park, while lifting its waiting room onto stilts over the Bronx River, where it would be reached by a shimmering, transparent bridge over the train tracks.