Join the City of Yonkers on Wednesday, October 24 as Multi-Year Renovation Project
Kicks Off to Revitalize the Old Putnam Railroad for Economic Growth
What: On October 24, the Yonkers Greenway will break ground to transform an abandoned section of the Old Putnam Railroad into a revitalized park that will feature art installations, gardens and playgrounds for members of the community to enjoy.
When the entirety of the Yonkers Greenway is complete, it will once again link Yonkers to New York City with a two-mile walking and biking path. The Yonkers Greenway will also increase accessibility and encourage economic growth in surrounding areas.
Over the last four years, the City of Yonkers has been committed to developing the project through community engagement from a variety of private and public partners such as Groundwork Hudson Valley, a community-based environmental non-profit, and Bank of America.
Other partners who helped bring the Yonkers Greenway to life include the Environmental Protection Agency, the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, the Westchester Community Foundation, Impact 100 Westchester, the Ronald McDonald House
Charities, and the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets.
When: October 24, 2018
Media Check-in / Interviews: 1:30 p.m.
Groundbreaking & Photo Opp: 2:00 p.m.
Where: 52 Lawrence Street, Yonkers, NY, 10701
Who: Mike Spano , Mayor, City of Yonkers
Jeff Barker , New York State President, Bank of America
Brigitte Griswold , Executive Director, Groundwork Hudson Valley
Michael Sabatino ,Majority Leader, Yonkers City Council