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Press Release: VCHM Landscape Plan

Press Release: VCHM Landscape Plan

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 Park Intern and City College of New York Master of Landscape Architecture Student.  The Project Coordinators were Christina Taylor, Executive Director of Friends of Van Cortlandt Park and Laura Carpenter Myers, Director of Van Cortlandt House Museum of The National Society of Colonial Dames in the...

Most Wanted Invasive Plant Species in Our Natural Areas

Most Wanted Invasive Plant Species in Our Natural Areas

Below are the Friends of Van Cortlandt Park ‘s 10 Most Wanted Invasive Plant Species in Van Cortlandt Park (in alphabetical order).  Learn more about the invasives species trying to take over our forests by clicking on each name to see their Wanted Poster.  Please note: there are plenty more invasives in the Park but these are the 10 we are currently most worried about. Garlic Mustard Japanese Honeysuckle Mile-a-Minute Multiflora Rosa Mugwort Oriental Bittersweet Norway Maple Porcelain Berry Water Chestnut Wineberry Why Are We Concerned? Approximately half of the 1,146 acres of Van Cortlandt Park is comprised of natural...

Completion of a New Entrance to VCP

Completion of a New Entrance to VCP

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 funding and many staff at the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation (NYC Parks), particularly Commissioner Iris Rodriguez-Rosa, who oversaw the planning and implementation. The new entrance shows that transformative improvements to the park do not need to be elaborate or expensive.  There...