Author: 
HubertHerring

Before a packed crowd at the Friends’ annual meeting on April 29, Adam Bosch, a spokesman for the New York City DEP and a natural storyteller, gave a fascinating overview of the city’s water supply, with an up-close look at a huge repair project now underway: tunneling, yet again, under the Hudson to create a bypass so that a leaky tunnel can be closed off. His vivid presentation offered many memorable images, especially of the giant space-age machines boring that tunnel.

Author: 
STGorman

Earth Day Clean-up on the OCA

For 7 billion people worldwide, Sunday was officially Earth Day.

For me and 200 others in downtown Yonkers, it was Saturday.


As yet, I have no photos. no video, no audio, no mementos.

(Ed note: See our album on Facebook HERE.

I do have memories, tho', of an urban spring day, hundreds cloistered in a small yard.

I remember people in suits speaking at a lectern, people in sweatshirts listening and clapping. Plastic tables stacked with donated food, cardboard boxes serving up semi-warm coffee, and barrels full of local good will.

Author: 
FOCAAdmin

The Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct is proud to announce the publication of the third edition of our award-winning Map & Guide to the Westchester section of the Old Croton Aqueduct.

Author: 
FOCAAdmin

It's that time of year again, and if you do some of your shopping through Amazon, please consider entering Amazon through our Smile Portal - it;s a special link you use so that for every purchase you make we get a small percentage at no cost to you!

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Author: 
DaveBaldwin

With the completion of the Croton Reservoir and Aqueduct in 1842 the City of New York held what had been called the largest celebration in its history. Part of that celebration included the presentation of silver medals, engraved and struck by New York City medalist Robert Lovett Sr., to individuals involved in the project and the celebration. Exactly how many were awarded is not known but they were awarded to the 17 Alderman as well as other dignitaries. And how many still exist is unknown as they appear very rarely in the numismatic marketplace. But this March I was able to obtain a silver, engraved example that had been unknown to collectors.