Category: Press Releases

Press Release: A New Day for Van Cortlandt Park
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Press Release: A New Day for Van Cortlandt Park

May 21, 2019November 6, 2019

Merger of Friends of Van Cortlandt Park and Van Cortlandt Park Conservancy to create single park stewardship organization New Beginnings Picnic to be held on June 11 to celebrate the Launch of Van Cortlandt Park Alliance in the Bronx For Immediate Release:  Tuesday, May 21, 2019 On the evening of June 11, elected and city officials,...

Press Release: VCHM Landscape Plan
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Press Release: VCHM Landscape Plan

December 12, 2018November 6, 2019

For Immediate Release December 12th, 2018 Van Cortlandt House Museum Landscape Plan The Friends of Van Cortlandt Park (FVCP) and the Van Cortlandt House Museum (VCHM) are pleased to share with you the recently finalized “Van Cortlandt House Museum Landscape Plan”.  The Plan’s designs and presentation were created by Uziel Crescenzi, Friends of Van Cortlandt...

Completion of a New Entrance to VCP
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Completion of a New Entrance to VCP

October 9, 2018November 11, 2019

For Immediate ReleaseOctober 9th, 2018 Completion of a New Entrance at West 261st Street and the VCP Master Plan 2034 The Friends of Van Cortlandt Park (FVCP) is pleased to announce the completion of a new entrance into Van Cortlandt Park at West 261st Street and Broadway.  FVCP is indebted to Councilman Andrew Cohen for assisting with...

Van Cortlandt Park Selected for Parks Without Borders
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Van Cortlandt Park Selected for Parks Without Borders

March 24, 2016November 11, 2019

For Immediate ReleaseMay 24th, 2016 The Friends of Van Cortlandt Park are happy to announce that Van Cortlandt Park has been selected as one of 8 NYC Parks for the new Parks Without Borders initiative.  The new Parks Without Borders initiative focuses on three areas of the park: entrances, edges, and park-adjacent spaces. This new...

The Pedestrian Bridge: A Broken Promise, Finally Made Right
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The Pedestrian Bridge: A Broken Promise, Finally Made Right

May 8, 2015November 11, 2019

On the afternoon May 8th, 2015, a press conference was held in the parking lot of Shandler Recreation Area to announce that $12 million has been allocated for a pedestrian bridge that will span the Major Deegan Expressway (I-87) and finally bring the western and eastern halves of the Park together. The Pedestrian Bridge is...

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Press Release: Creating a Bridge to Re-Unite Neighbors 3.29.14

March 6, 2014November 11, 2019

PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release* Creating A Pedestrian Bridge to Re-Unite Neighbors:A Broken Promise that We Will Make RightSaturday, March 29th, 2014Van Cortlandt Park The Friends of Van Cortlandt Park and Bronx Community Board 8 are hosting a Rally to highlight a broken link and a broken promise in Van Cortlandt Park: the Pedestrian Bridge...