Tag: Van Cortlandt Park

Bronx Water Filtration Plant Now Costs Almost 4 Times Original Estimate of $1 Billion

The mess that has been dumped in The Bronx known as The Croton Water Treatment Plan in Van Cortlandt Park is just getting bigger and bigger.

It has, for the last 10 years, disrupted the lives of all who live in the surrounding communities through construction and broken promises from the Bloomberg administration. Now, what was once supposed to be a $1 billion project has ballooned to $3.7 billion at almost 4 times the original estimate the Daily News reports.

Van Cortlandt Park: The Bronx’s Answer To Central Park

The Bronx is GREEN. We already know that The Bronx is the greenest of the 5 boroughs with roughly 25% of our land as parks and green spaces and home to 3 of the 10 largest city parks (no, Central Park, you are not the largest).

Van Cortlandt Park, tucked away in the Northwestern corner of The Bronx, is New York City’s 3rd largest park. From nature trails, a swimming pool, a lake, America’s first municipal golf course, horse stables and bridle paths, and a 250+ year old mansion, the park packs a lot in 1,146 acres.

JFK Lived Here & More Tidbits About The Bronx

Here’s part 3 in a series of fun facts about the borough we love, The Bronx. This series is in celebration of our two major milestones: the 100th anniversary of the creation of Bronx County and the 375th anniversary of Jonas Bronck’s arrival to our borough.

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Parks and Recreation To Survey Bronx Deer Population In Van Cortlandt & Pelham Bay Parks As Well As Riverdale

New York City Parks and Recreation began surveying the deer population of the Bronx yesterday and will continue to due so on a daily basis for week until this Saturday March 1st.

A single engine plane will be flying at approximately 1,000 feet over the Riverdale area of the Bronx as well as Pelham Bay and Van Cortlandt Parks between 6pm and 1am will be using infrared cameras to conduct the survey.