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Author: 
Mavis Cain

On November 4, a bus load of eager 11th graders from the Academy of Urban Planning studied the water system of the area from the upstate watershed to the Aqueduct.

In our area, they started at the Croton Dam. Student Venise Morales said, "The beauty of it is amazing, especially considering it is man-made." Kiara Rogrigues added "So many people put their lives on the line to make it." And Camille Velasquez noted that the Aqueduct "was built by hand, not by machinery. Irish people came from the potato famine to help build the tunnel..."

Author: 
FOCAAdmin

The event, hosted by the Friends to honor Assemblyman Mike Spano and Groundwork Hudson Valley for their support of the Aqueduct, took place on October 21, a beautiful autumn day, at the juncture of the trail and Lamartine Avenue.

Since Mike Spano had an important meeting in Albany, our good friend, former State Senator Nick Spano, stood in for his brother, pulling off the paper cover of one of the signs with appropriate panache.

Author: 
Mavis Cain

On October 3rd, Troop 24 left Croton Dam and walked south as far as Dobbs Ferry, a hike that took all day. The boys and their troop leaders spent the night at the beautiful Waterfront park beside the Hudson river. It was cold... br-r.
For the next lap of the journey they chose November 7. They left the Keeper's House early and walked as far as the High Bridge. Thanks to the Friends' trusty map, they made it!

Author: 
Mavis Cain

On November 11th, the History Channel crew will be filming the Croton Dam and inside the Aqueduct tunnel. The Friends historian Bob Kornfeld will be on-camera giving the history of The Aqueduct. Our next report will tell you when to see it on television.

Author: 
FOCAAdmin


The Emerging New York Architects Committee, AIA NY Chapter, announces its fourth biennial international ideas competition incorporating the historic High Bridge, the oldest standing bridge in NYC. ENYA challenges entrants to create a public facility that fosters the development of experimental, innovative art forms.

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