Letters & Resources

Here are some resources about the NYW&B Railway and the Highbrook Highline.

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On August 2, 2016, the New York, Westchester & Boston Railway and Highbrook Avenue Bridge in Pelham were listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  625k v. 1 Sep 25, 2016, 5:12 PM Richard Seither
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Sept 9, 2016 - The Director of the National Park Service (NPS) is pleased to send you the following announcements and actions on properties for the National Register of Historic Places. The National Register of Historic Places is the official list of the Nation's historic places worthy of preservation. Authorized by the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, the NPS's National Register of Historic Places is part of a national program to coordinate and support public and private efforts to identify, evaluate, and protect America's historic and archeological resources.  37k v. 1 Sep 27, 2016, 7:39 AM Richard Seither
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Highbrook Highline Presentation Presented by the Friends of the Highbrook Highline on June 15, 2011  2051k v. 1 Jul 7, 2011, 5:08 PM Richard Seither
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NYS Division for Historic Preservation determined that the Highbrook Avenue Bridge in the Village of Pelham, New York is eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places (3-27-12)  84k v. 2 Mar 27, 2012, 2:44 PM Richard Seither
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Susan Mutti, candidate for VOP Trustee, shares her vision for the Highbrook Highline.   383k v. 1 Feb 24, 2013, 10:22 AM Richard Seither
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Letter to the Editor, Pelham Weekly, Sept 26, 2012. TO: Pelham Village Board of Trustees RE: Modjeski & Masters engineering report of May 4, 2012  32k v. 1 Sep 27, 2012, 2:05 PM Richard Seither
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Highbrook Avenue Bridge in Pelham Recommended for State and National Registers of Historic Places  157k v. 1 Apr 23, 2016, 3:38 PM Richard Seither
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Pelham Fall Festival - HH Display Boards 10-16-10 Thanks to all for the overwhelming support you showed at the fall festival!   121k v. 3 Oct 23, 2010, 9:16 AM Richard Seither
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Story in 8/2/11 NYT business section about how more cities are turning old railroad viaducts into parks and trails, building on the success of Manhattan's Highline -- in part because many cities are finding that it costs less to redevelop the viaducts than it would to demolish them.  Aug 7, 2011, 2:59 PM Richard Seither
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National Park Service Report: Greenway corridors... can be reflected in increased real property values and increased marketability for property located near open space...  Jun 20, 2011, 2:44 PM Richard Seither
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The High Line has motivated other cities to dream of re-purposing urban relics.  Jun 20, 2011, 2:44 PM Richard Seither
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Greenways - the cents behind going green  533k v. 2 Aug 2, 2011, 4:30 AM Richard Seither
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Parks & Trails New York is New York’s leading statewide advocate for parks and trails, dedicated since 1985 to improving our health, economy, and quality of life through the use and enjoyment of green space.  Jul 11, 2011, 1:58 PM Richard Seither
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Benefits of Trails and Greenways - Report by the Trails and Greenways Clearinghouse  232k v. 2 Jun 20, 2011, 2:44 PM Richard Seither
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It would be reasonable to expect that a passive park, as proposed for the Highbrook Highline greenspace, would eventually pay for its expenses. Land acquisition, often the major cost, has already been accomplished. The Village owns the land. Increased tax revenue could go toward funding needed repairs and improvements. Creating a Highbrook Bridge Trail and Greenspace would produce long term financial and intangible benefits for the village.  98k v. 2 Nov 6, 2011, 4:19 AM Richard Seither
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April 1912 Article in NY Times about the NYW&B Railway.  320k v. 3 Mar 9, 2012, 5:02 PM Richard Seither
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THE EVOLVTION OF THE SVBVRBAN STATION BY J.H. PH1LLlPS, The Architectural Record, July-December, 1914  2207k v. 4 Jun 20, 2011, 2:42 PM Richard Seither
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Centennial Celebration Walking Tour Village of Pelham 1896-1996  1055k v. 2 Jun 20, 2011, 2:42 PM Richard Seither
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Book: Forgotten Railroads Through Westchester County  Jun 20, 2011, 2:42 PM Richard Seither
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Book: Westchester County's Million-Dollar-a-Mile Railroad  Jun 20, 2011, 2:42 PM Richard Seither
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Westchester Line - A Road Beautiful NYT Article NYWB (5-21-1912) from R Wines  210k v. 2 Jun 20, 2011, 2:42 PM Richard Seither
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REPORT TO BOARD OF THE VILLAGE OF PELHAM HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL ASSETS HIGHBROOK A VENUE BRIDGE AND NEW YORK, WESTCHESTERAND BOSTON RAILWAY SITE By Dr. Roger Wines 2011  1409k v. 2 Oct 6, 2011, 6:54 AM Richard Seither
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Letter of Support by Mr. Blake Bell, Pelham Town Historian  487k v. 2 Jun 20, 2011, 2:43 PM Richard Seither
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Letter of Support by Dr. Roger Wines  593k v. 2 Jun 20, 2011, 2:43 PM Richard Seither
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Letter to the Pelham Preservation & Garden Society (PPGS) 9/30/10  39k v. 4 Jun 20, 2011, 2:43 PM Richard Seither
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Letter of support for Highbrook Highline - July 23, 2011  116k v. 2 Aug 2, 2011, 4:28 AM Richard Seither
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Writing as a village resident and historian, I would like to submit a few observations on the future of the NYW&B bridge at Highbrook Avenue...  258k v. 2 Jun 20, 2011, 2:43 PM Richard Seither
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Letter expressing support of a greenway in Pelham on the site of the NYW&B railway (12/19/11).   244k v. 3 Mar 9, 2012, 4:51 PM Richard Seither