Officials from Rensselaer, Columbia and Dutchess counties will meet Saturday to discuss a proposal by Amtrak to block off seven pedestrian crossings to the Hudson River. Show here is the Riverfront Park in Castleton-on-Hudson, will was gated off by Amtrak in the mid-1990s to reduce the risk of people being hit by high-speed trains. Village have been working to get pedestrian access restored ever since. (Times Union Archive) less Officials from Rensselaer, Columbia and Dutchess counties will meet Saturday to discuss a proposal by Amtrak to block off seven pedestrian crossings to the Hudson River. Show here is the Riverfront Park in ... more Photo: LUANNE M. FERRIS, DG Photo: LUANNE M. FERRIS, DG Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Officials from Rensselaer, Columbia and Dutchess counties … [Read more...] about Hudson River access restrictions debated
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Kristie Cattafi NorthJersey Published 8:49 p.m. UTC Aug 6, 2018 EDGEWATER — A section of the 18.5-mile walkway behind the former golf course on River Road is missing portions of brick, and it floods during high tide because no barrier exists. The paving stones along the edges remain loose and uneven, which can make walking along the border tricky. One of the biggest problem areas is near the defunct golf range at 575 River Road, where bricks appear to have collapsed into the river, leaving behind a hole from the walkway to the the water. "It's been like this since Sandy," said Jhair Edfidaly, a former resident who still works in town. "The damage has been here for years, while further down there's been an effort to restore the walkway." Other parts of the walkway, Edfidaly said, were damaged by vandals. As he was walking a dog, he pointed to the concrete slabs that once were the home to benches before people ripped them out and threw them … [Read more...] about Who is responsible for fixing the Hudson River Waterfront Walkway?
Published 7:20 am CDT, Saturday, July 14, 2018 RENSSELAER, N.Y. (AP) — The city of Rensselaer is opening a new public esplanade along the Hudson River. The city used state funds to complete the $3 million project. It features a 1,000-foot walkway and bike path, green space and room for concerts, picnics and recreation. The esplanade will feature scenic views of the river and the Albany skyline. Crews broke ground on the esplanade in 2016, and local officials hope it will improve quality of life, spur residential revitalization and attract more visitors to the community. A ceremony held to formally open the site to the public was held Friday morning. … [Read more...] about Upstate city opens new $3M Hudson River esplanade
Photo: Colleen Ingerto / Times Union, Albany Times Union The cover of the June/July issue if Upstate magazine features a view of the Hudson Valley from Olana State Historic Site in Hudson, NY. (Photo and design by Colleen Ingerto) The cover of the June/July issue if Upstate magazine features a... There were no bridges crossing the Hudson River between the Capital Region and New York City before 1924. That’s right, we were flying airplanes nonstop cross-country before a car in Poughkeepsie could drive to Highland (4 miles as the crow flies) without going north or south more than 60 miles and then driving 60 or so miles on the other side. So the bridges that cross the river are fairly new in the scheme of things, and must have transformed the already long-settled life in the Hudson Valley when — one by one — they were opened. Since there are so many ways a travel guide of this vast and varied region could be divided and … [Read more...] about Spanning our Hudson Valley travel guide
A walkway connecting Veterans Stadium and Bayonne High School to 16th Street Park will begin construction soon. slideshow Visions of a seven-to-eight-mile walk and bike pathway surrounding the Bayonne peninsula took a step forward this week when city and state officials were joined by Gov. Phil Murphy to announce funding for a three-quarter-mile walkway on the Newark Bay waterfront connecting Veterans Stadium and Bayonne High School to 16th Street Park.It was once part of a narrow path carved by kids through overgrown brush that extended south underneath the Bayonne Bridge to Dennis Collins Park. Now, the area will be renovated for recreation, with shaded seating, trees, benches, and a view of the bay. Mayor James Davis was on the stump during the May 4 event, celebrating his recreation initiatives by announcing the start of construction for an area he frequently traveled as a kid to get back and forthfrom school, sports, and his home in Bergen Point.“As a mayor, I … [Read more...] about Gov. Murphy to Bayonne: take advantage of your waterfront New walkway announced