Post Tagged with: "Concrete Plant Park"

Culture / Environment

Environmentalist reveals little-known history

Morgan Powell leading a tour of the Bronx River.

Historian Morgan Powell has turned his attention to the Latino community’s contributions to the borough’s history.

Transportation

City calls for changes to the Sheridan

The illustration shows the city’s newly designed, narrower Sheridan, with increased access to the Bronx River. The second shows the area around Oak Point Avenue, where the city says it will recommend ramps that would run directly to the Hunts Point Food Distribution Center.

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.

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.

News / Parks

Can park give new life to old train station?

Can park give new life to old train station?

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 […]

News / Parks

March calls for safer park, neighborhood

Family members gather in front of the Sankar residence, as Rev. Carmen Hernandez leads the group in prayer.

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 […]

Crime / Parks

March for peace planned to follow death in park

March for peace planned to follow death in park

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 […]

Parks

Neglected landmark train station cries out for TLC

Neglected landmark train station cries out for TLC

By Justyna Malota malota@hunter.cuny.edu” jmalota@hunter.cuny.edu 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 […]

Environment / Parks

Concrete Plant Park opens after long community struggle

by Vishal Persaud vishal.persaud@journalism.cuny.edu 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 […]

Parks

Relaxing on the river

Relaxing on the river

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 […]