It may be called the Harlem River?named for the Manhattan neighborhood it borders?but Bronx residents want a greenway to call their own on the opposite bank of the waterway. The Trust for Public Land and the Harlem River Working Group recently secured a $35,000 grant to carry out a greenway vision project, according to the Daily News. The project will test public support for possible greenway features including a greenhouse, a promenade, a boathouse, and wildlife habitats. Obstacles to be overcome include literal physical ones?the topography of the eastern bank has high bluffs and rail lines restrict waterfront access.
Earlier this year, students at MIT published a Bronx, Meet Your Waterfront Plan that includes some strong ideas on transforming the borough residents' access to the Harlem River.
· Environmental and Bronx activists launch new vision project to create Harlem River Greenway [NYDN]
· Bronx, Meet Your Waterfront [MIT]