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Tag: The High Bridge
Yellow journalism is alive and well, folks.
Instead of reporting back on the real story, The New York Post decided to do what it does best: Yellow Journalism. In their piece on the opening of The High Bridge, they chose to seek out folks who saw it as a negative and went on to say that residents on The Manhattan side are “…worried about the bloodshed across the way…” and that Washington Heights residents, “…fear it would connect their neighborhood to a war zone.”
This was based on quotes from TWO individuals. That’s it. There was no evidence whatsoever that Washington Heights residents were in fear for their lives because of the opening of The High Bridge. These are two communities sharing strong, historical and ethnic ties.
This morning, thanks to NYC & Co, we arrived promptly at Highbridge Park in Manhattan just before 8am for a small, private and intimate walk along The High Bridge which was just hours away from officially opening.
It was a pleasant walk across to The Bronx as we enjoyed the panoramic vistas of The Bronx, The Harlem River, and Manhattan (no ‘The’ for you).
After over 40 years of being closed off to the public and after decades of community groups working to restore and reopen it, The High Bridge is finally opening this coming Tuesday, June 9th.
The High Bridge is New York City’s oldest bridge completed in 1848, although it has been altered and portions even removed since its construction, one can still see the majority of the original remaining structure on The Bronx side of the span.