News

Area "A" of the Highbrook Highline is now Open!

posted May 26, 2012, 8:36 AM by Richard Seither   [ updated May 26, 2012, 8:59 AM ]



We are happy to announce that the VOP has opened the gate to the greenway field (area A).  Please come by and enjoy this Memorial Weekend.

New York, Westchester & Boston Railway (NYW&B) Centennial Celebration

posted May 21, 2012, 8:14 AM by Richard Seither   [ updated May 21, 2012, 8:19 AM ]

New York, Westchester & Boston Railway (NYW&B) Centennial Celebration - July 14, 2012 - New Rochelle,NY

Join us on July 14 to Celebrate the Centennial of America's Finest Suburban Railway!

The New York, Westchester & Boston Railway (NYW&B) opened to the public on May 29, 1912, stretching 21 miles from White Plains in suburban Westchester County to Harlem River Terminal in the Bronx. For twenty five years, "The Westchester" carried the faithful in growing numbers until the economic realities of the 1930s caught up with the railroad that was built ahead of its time. The NYW&B passed into the history books on the last day of 1937, but the last chapter of this storied line has yet to be told...
 
Thanks to the New Rochelle Public Library We will be using the Theatre and Meeting Room at the New Rochelle Public Library to host our event. Join us for a day of informative and commemorative presentations, followed by bus tours.

For more information, visit http://www.nywbry.com/nywb100.php

Pelham’s ‘Highbrook Highline’ Closer to Reality

posted Apr 10, 2012, 6:11 AM by Richard Seither

The Loop - April 9, 2012

The dream of creating a Highbrook Highline in Pelham is closer to reality with the designation of the Highbrook Bridge as eligible for the National Registry of Historic Places.

Click Link to read full article.

Pelham's rail bridge eligible for historic listing

posted Apr 5, 2012, 9:53 AM by Richard Seither

Journal News, April 3, 2012

PELHAM — The Highbrook bridge, a century-old span that once carried a commuter rail line over Highbrook Avenue in Pelham, has been deemed eligible for inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places.

Click Link to read full article.

HH Bridge: Eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places

posted Mar 27, 2012, 2:50 PM by Richard Seither   [ updated Mar 27, 2012, 2:52 PM ]

The New York State Division for Historic Preservation has determined that the Highbrook Avenue Bridge in the Village of Pelham, New York is eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places.  Please read the attached letter, dated March 27, 2012.

New Facebook Page: Friends of Highbrook Highline

posted Nov 27, 2011, 3:14 PM by Richard Seither   [ updated Nov 28, 2011, 9:46 AM ]

Dear Friends,

Please check out our new Facebook Page: Friends of Highbrook Highline 

This is where you can find out the latest information about our efforts.

Please become a fan and "Like Us"

Dr. Wines' Report "Some Tax Implications of Creating a Greenspace or Passive Park on the NYW&B Site"

posted Nov 6, 2011, 4:22 AM by Richard Seither   [ updated Nov 6, 2011, 4:28 AM ]

Dr. Roger Wines discusses tax implications that creating a Highbrook Bridge Trail and Greenspace would produce long term financial and intangible benefits for the village is now posted on our "Letters & Resources"

Dr. Wines' Report "Historical and Cultural Assets: Highbrook a Venue Bridge and NYW&B Railway Site"

posted Oct 6, 2011, 7:02 AM by Richard Seither   [ updated Oct 6, 2011, 7:20 AM ]

Dr. Roger Wines' comprehensive report to the Board of the Village of Pelham on the "Historical and Cultural Assets: Highbrook a Venue Bridge and NYW&B Railway Site: is now posted on our "Letters & Resources

Westchester Magazine: Best Places To Live... Pelham # 14

posted Oct 6, 2011, 6:42 AM by Richard Seither

[14] Pelham

Diversity: 6 / Housing Costs: 3 / Parks & Recreation: 2 
Property Tax: 4 / Proximity to NYC: 9 / Safety: 8 / Schools: 7 
Proximity to Water: 10 / Nightlife: 5 / Shopping: 7 / Downtown: 8

Often overlooked, the town of Pelham where the median household income is $91,810, has a charming downtown, interesting shopping, and even a nightlife of sorts, thanks especially to the still-in-progress Pelham Picture House, which already has attracted top-notch actors and directors to screen and discuss their films. Also, the village offers a short commute into New York City (31 minutes to Midtown), and it is certainly beautiful, especially its housing stock (average home price: $767,840) of well-kept older homes, some of them sitting smack on the Long Island Sound, alongside the New York Athletic Club and Shore Park. Pelham’s high school students scored an average 1683 on the SATs last year—43 points above the county average. The downside? Pelham ranks low on green space.


Pelham Woman Updates Board on Highbrook Research

posted Oct 6, 2011, 6:32 AM by Richard Seither   [ updated Oct 6, 2011, 6:45 AM ]

Ann Dumas-Swanson took a few moments Tuesday night to update the board of trustees on the research her committee has done with regard to the Highbrook Highline.


Read the full article: http://www.thedailypelham.com/neighbors/pelham-woman-updates-board-highbrook-research

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