The Village of Pelham Board of Trustees approved a resolution "authorizing a nonbinding expression of interest in converting part or all of the NYW&B parcel to a greenspace" at this week's meeting.
The "NYW & B parcel" is where the New York Westchester and Boston Railroad ran through Pelham. The Pelhamwood Station was at Harmon and Storer Avenues. The railroad bridge overpass still stands over Highbrook Avenue just north of Harmon Ave.
Local homeowners have enjoyed the passive greenspace for decades -- a peaceful buffer behind the homes on Harmon Avenue (the south side of the greenspace) and "little" Young Avenue and neighboring blocks to the north. (Facebook: Pelhamwood Park) Twitter: @pelhamwoodpark
Homes were built on the greenspace east of the Pelhamwood Station over the town line in New Rochelle, but in Pelham, the abandoned railroad tracks have resorted to a natural state home to indigenous flora and fauna.
Part of the area could be a community garden. Locally grown vegetables cut carbon emissions and the fuel burned bringing food into town. Community gardens bring neighborhoods and generations together. They are and they create a healthy environment.
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