Finally, we have seen progress on Broadway with the demolition of the former automotive shop on the corner of Jefferson Street and Broadway and the vacant cinder block structure to the north of the Lady Warren Hose Company firehouse. The demolition of those structures has opened up a view to Bowline Pond. The structures were not historically significant and were mostly likely built after the 1970s. The site will eventually become a ceremonial entrance to the Haverstraw Village Greenway, which is to extend from Bowline Pond to Emeline Park and then to the southern end of the Harbors at Haverstraw.
The Village recently won a $1 Million grant from the State of New York’s Environmental Protection Fund to continue work on the greenway at Emeline Park, to connect that section of the path to the existing promenade at the Harbors at Haverstraw. When completed before the end of 2009, the promenade and surrounding park will become known as the Henry Hudson Quadricentennial Park in honor of the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson’s discovery of the river that bears his name.