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June 7, 2021 at 4:33 pm in reply to: Importance of Local History – the African Burial Ground at Van Cortlandt Park #1994
Thanks Nick.June 7, 2021 at 7:38 am in reply to: Importance of Local History – the African Burial Ground at Van Cortlandt Park #1992
Do we know when it will be televised and live streamed, and on which channel? Thanks very much.
Nick, I sincerely doubt it. Are you associated with MC?
Riverlure today (back view)
On the Frozen Hudson River
RiverlureSeptember 10, 2020 at 9:18 pm in reply to: The Moller Mansion – After 150 Years Are its Days Numbered? #1620
Is there a particular and immediate threat looming?
That is unacceptable.
Did the Electeds get involved in trying to help you negotiate? How about the Community Board?
Yes that is the building. It may not be extremely old but it is 110 years. It is also extremely unique and given its location, it is the one of the first buildings you see when entering Spuyten Duyvil. Thank you so much.
This development is owned by Timber Equities, of Villa Rosa Bonheur fame.
<p style=”text-align: left;”>It is unfortunate that both historical and environmental resources are at risk due to the real estate development of small properties in our community.</p>
Thank you very much.December 16, 2019 at 11:33 pm in reply to: Villa Rosa Bonheur: Petition for Street Co-Name Change #1189
I invite members of the Kingsbridge Historical Society to sign the petition, as it has profound ramifications for historical preservation.
I will be presenting the nomination to the Community Board next month. Stand by for date confirmation.
Please sign and share with your family and friends.
Thank you all for this great McKelvey detective work. Ironically I recently found Bonnie Brae on a 1909 map.
The asbestos abatement of Villa Rosa Bonheur is complete, Timber Equities has received a demolition permit and will begin demolition next Monday.
I will be petitioning the Community Board for a street co/naming of Bradley Terrrace in January. I am scrambling to pull together documentary evidence of John J. McKelvey’s contributions to our community, I would be very grateful for any materials you could send my way, or point me to, and if people could show up for the presentation. (third Thursday in January). A big turnout is important to a positive vote.
I haven’t had a chance to to fully read this string but I’m very happy to see it. Thanks so much.
Thanks to you both. I find it strange that there was nothing on McKelvey’s book in Tieck’s book since he was a major developer for the Spuyten Duyvil area, co-founder of the Edgehill church and chair of the Henry Hudson Memorial committee. I really don’t understand it at all.
Villa Rosa Bonheur may not have been very old in 1968 but it certainly is making history today!
Many people consider it to be the inspiration for the current pushback against overdevelopment in Riverdale, and of opposition to the zoning regulation changes to SNAD.
Unfortunately, I don’t have a lot of time to spend at the library these days, and was hoping to find materials online. I’m going up to the Catskills over the upcoming holiday, and need to knock some of this stuff out.
Again, thank you both.August 26, 2019 at 6:23 pm in reply to: Spuyten Duyvil and Port Morris Railroad- Part 3: Through Kingsbridge #1110
Sounds like the impunity of development hasn’t changed that much.August 7, 2019 at 3:23 pm in reply to: PROTECT SNAD! PLEASE ATTEND THE CITY PLANNING COMMISSION PUBLIC HEARING #1095
I love your response Nick. I hadn’t thought of it in terms of natural history, and you’re absolutely right.
But besides the procedural issues, SNAD provides environmental protections to our Greenbelt which ensures that trees, slopes, and other elements of the natural environment are preserved, and prevents new developments and expansions from overwhelming our public facilities and streets. Our SNAD Greenbelt provides an effective tool to hold off the ravages of climate change by providing a “cool belt” of green space, shading and low density. The health of the land environment impacts the health of the Hudson, in terms of water temperature, algae blooms, toxins etc. And we must remember that our Hudson River empties into the Atlantic ocean. So preserving SNAD is more than maintaining an attractive setting in which to live (or to live nearby), it’s impact is global.
Thank you for thinking outside of the box, and seeing the bigger picture.