Advocates, who for over a decade have fought to replace the highway, with housing, businesses, parks and easy access to the Bronx River, are happy with some parts of a new city plan, but not with others.
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.
A new effort is underway to restore the historic Westchester Avenue train station that sits just outside Concrete Plant Park. Nearly 74 years have passed since passengers boarded the last train at the station. Weather and time have bruised and battered the building. But because it is the work of [...]
In the oblong shadows cast by the industrial equipment turned sculpture in Concrete Plant Park, a solemn group of around 120 mourners and activists gathered on Oct. 16 to remember the brief life of 18-year-old Anil Sankar, and to call for a safer neighborhood. Sankar was the Touro College student [...]
A coalition of Bronx organizations is planning a march against violence and prayer vigil in response to the discovery of a body in Concrete Plant Park on Sept. 12. Police say 18-year-old Anil Nutan Pershaud Sankar, was intoxicated, fell, hit his head and drowned, but his family and supporters suspect [...]
By Justyna Malota firstname.lastname@example.org” email@example.com In 1909, the architecture critic of the New York Times hailed the new train station on Westchester Avenue, calling it “exquisite.” Designed by an architect who was soon to become world-famous, it resembled a Florentine palace, painted in an array of colors. Today, the abandoned [...]
by Vishal Persaud firstname.lastname@example.org Nearly 10 years since their fight to restore a plot of land along the Bronx River, Youth Ministries for Peace and Justice along with The Point and the Southern Bronx River Watershed Alliance, finally rejoiced as their efforts developed into what is now known as Concrete [...]
Story and photos by Sandra C. Roa NYCity News Service Ten years ago local environmental activists began battling to rescue an industrial site on the Bronx River and transform it into a park. Four years ago, the Parks Department began construction. Now the derelict plot of land between Westchester Avenue [...]
But when? ask Hunts Point activists By Daniel Allen email@example.com Photo by Daniel Allen Part of the concrete plant has been refurbished and will remain as sculpture. It’s hard to imagine a waterfront promenade along Bronx River near the Sheridan Expressway, especially where the water’s color and texture resembles the [...]