PELHAM - Susan Mutti attended a book signing in 2011 featuring Joshua David and Robert Hammond, pioneers of Manhattan's High Line Park, a greenway thriving on abandoned train tracks above city streets.
David and Hammond's 1.45-mile linear public space inspired Mutti to bring something similar to the 1-square-mile village of Pelham, where she now serves as deputy mayor.
The only realistic option for
such a space in Pelham is a former railroad right of way and its trestle
above Highbrook Avenue, a reinforced concrete-arch structure built in
1911 and abandoned since 1942. The bridge is part of 1.93 acres of
village-owned land on the defunct New York, Westchester and Boston
Railway — which represents 22 percent of the village's open space — that
Mutti hopes to convert into parkland... (click link for full article)