Today’s Greenburgh Daily Voice has an article today by Brian Donnelly on a proposed replacement of the White Plains MetroNorth station. White Plains State Assembly members, White Plains Mayor Thomas Roach, and U.S. Representative Nita Lowey have submitted a joint letter to the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) requesting a new White Plains train station be included in its new five-year capital budget. The new station would integrate with a proposed rapid bus transit system that would travel from Suffern in Rockland County all the way over to Port Chester via the new Tappan Zee Bridge. White Plains has a $1,000,000 grant funded by NYSERDA and the Mid-Hudson Regional Economic Development Council to study how to “transform the train station and surrounding area.” The words “surrounding area” may include an area near us — the area that lies at the foot of Russell Street. Remember that the proposed Greenburgh Comprehensive Plan includes plans for a so-called “transit oriented development” zone at the foot of Russell Street, to be coordinated with the City of White Plains where White Plains and Greenburgh meet. Stay tuned for further developments.
To read the full Greenburgh Daily Voice article, click here.
The long awaited repaving of Greenvale Circle and Southwood Road has finally begun! “No Parking” signs went up on Monday, as work crews marked roadway features and began removing the old blacktop on Greenvale Circle. Deputy Commissioner Rich Fon of the Department of Public Works had previously met with Civic Association Block Captain Napoleon Mitchell, Civic Association Board Member Seth Segall, and residents of Greenvale Circle on September 2nd to discuss the slow progress in completing the project since the replacement of the water main. At that meeting, Fon promised roadwork would commence by mid-October at the latest. Fon said that the Town would add curbing and repave now, with a final layer of paving added in the Spring to complete the process. He reassured community residents that the curbing and repaving would neither diminish the roadway width nor the amount of street parking presently available on the cut-outs.
The temperature was warm and mild, the weather sunny as almost 80 Juniper Hill residents enjoyed the burgers, hot dogs, chicken, a zillion delicious side dishes, and most of all, each other’s company at the 2014 Juniper Hill Civic Association BBQ. People ate and danced, had their faces painted, played double dutch, met new neighbors and caught up with old friends. Clinton Pinnock won the first ever civic association raffle — a basket that included a fine estate wine donated by Corinda and Martin Hanlon and other assorted goodies. Peter and Hattie astonished all with their dancing prowess. Sue led a conga line weaving in and out of the tables. Once again, the neighbors all pitched in to help. Special thanks to Steve Baptiste, Andrea Baptiste, Sheryl Breuninger, and Mrs. Jameson for the use of their property and for donating tables, chairs, umbrellas and assistance in setting up and clean up, Steve for cooking all that delicious corn and BBQ chicken, Andrea for taking all those beautiful photos, new member Wen Lin Murray who brought her wonderful children to help with clean-up, Betty Anderson for helping store the food, Isaac and Claudia for the last minute donation of their grill, Arthur for organizing the kids games, Illayne and Arthur for working the membership table, Janelle for the face painting, and Richard Omess for his fabulous DJ services. And of course, to the JHCA executive committee — Sue, Illayne, Seth, Corinda, Sheryl, Arthur, and Peter for all the planning, organizing, shopping, etc. that went into making this year’s BBQ such a success.
Photos of the event are now posted on our Photo Gallery page here.
Juniper Hill BBQ September 7th, 2014!
The 2014 Juniper Hill BBQ will be held on Sunday, September 7th from 1-5 PM on Saratoga Road and 2nd Street. We’ll supply the chicken, hot dogs, hamburgers, fixings, and music. There will be games and face painting for the kids. Attendance is free to paid-up members — and membership is just $10 a family, and if you haven’t yet paid up, you can pay at the door (paid-up members will also be entered for free in the JHCA raffle.) This is a wonderful time to catch up with old friends and welcome new residents to the neighborhood!
Please bring a side dish or dessert to share and fold-up chairs to sit on!