Posted on 20 November 2012.
Located at the intersection of Westchester and Whitlock Avenue in the Soundview section of the Bronx, the Westchester Avenue train station is about to be restored by two architects based in Manhattan, the New York Daily News reports. Built in 1908, the abandoned place is now covered with ivy and graffitis.
The architects’ plan is to transform the station in two parts, making it an entrance for the Concrete Plan Park. It could also help launching a waterfront community center in the area.
Posted in Bronx Neighborhoods, Newswire
Posted on 30 December 2011.
New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority is eyeing a new train project linking four new stops in the East Bronx to Penn Station.
Charles Moerdler, an MTA board member from Riverdale, told the NY Daily News the new line would be a boon for East Bronx institutions such as Albert Einstein College of Medicine, as well as East Bronx residents working in Westchester County and Rockland County, as well as Manhattan.
The project would require at least $200 million from New York and $100 million from Connecticut – money that the states have yet to commit.
MTA spokesman said the Federal Environmental Assessment should be completed by 2013, so the project could not start until 2016.
Posted in Newswire