Embracing The Waterfront In Yonkers
"Following the model of Providence, Rhode Island, which uncovered its own river in the 1990s, Yonkers is unearthing and cleaning up three segments of the Saw Mill River, which has coursed largely unseen through subterranean pipes and culverts under the city's center since the 1920s. Outdoor cafés and landscaped promenades will eventually line its banks. The first two segments, totaling one-fifth of a mile, will be completed in 2010."
"Other large-scale residential projects are already under way. They include Hudson Park North, which broke ground last winter on the site of a former lumberyard. The $125 million development is composed of two connected towers containing 294 apartments, and an esplanade that connects to a newly refurbished pier on the Hudson."