Lost and Found Pets

As a service to the neighborhood, we will post notices of lost and found pets in our area. If you would like to submit a request to post a notice, please contact us. We will post the notice as soon as possible.

Coming to Yonkers? No, its not a cruise ship... IT’S AN OIL TANKER!

At Candidates’ Night at the Chema Center in October, co-sponsored by

PHRA & Ludlow Park Homeowners, the message was loud and clear.

“SAY NO TO NEW COMMERCIAL BARGE ANCHORAGES!”

In June, the U.S. Coast Guard announced that it was soliciting comments and concerns from the public on a proposal to establish a large number of anchorage grounds for commercial vessels in the Hudson River – 43 berths in 10 locations from Yonkers to Kingston – at the request of industry. The shipping industry says the anchorages are necessary to allow them to safely navigate the river.

It’s not about safety. It’s not about jobs here in New York. This is about moving crude oil along the Hudson. The benefits aren’t there for us, but the potential costs are horrific.” - Paul Gallay, Hudson Riverkeeper. Mayor Mike Spano is leading the protest to protect waterfront communities and make sure the river isn’t turned into a parking lot for barges. U.S.

Senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand are called on the Coast Guard to hold public hearings. The proposal would create problems for communities that have been trying to promote a healthy river as an economic development tool. The barges would be unmanned and unlit, a tremendous environmental and security hazard, as well as detrimental to fishing and wildlife, it is believed. The risk of a crude oil spill into the Hudson – already a serious threat due to the surge in the barge and train shipments of crude oil since 2012 – will rise even further if new anchorages are granted to facilitate the movement of more oil.

The Coast Guard is accepting public comments online until December 6.

New Park Hill Sign Finished


Thank you, Park Hill Sign Contributors!

The Park Hill sign, to be located at the north end of the Rumsey Road mall, has been completed and is now awaiting installation by the City’s Parks Department.  Prior to its installation, the existing brown Parks sign must be removed, along with the current landscaping, to make way for the Park Hill sign and new landscaping to complement it.

Thank you to everyone who contributed to the fund to make this sign possible.  There were almost 250 residents who included donations of $10 to $125 with their dues to support the Park Hill Residents’ Association.  The total amount raised from donations was $4,635 as of October 17, including contributions of $500 from former board member Sherman Pincus to get the fund started, and $130 from Vinny Pici, who won, then returned, his share of the 50/50 raffle at the 2011 Members’ Picnic.  Other notable contributors of $100 or more were Robert & Kim Grabel and Stan & Eva Radel.  Supplementing these donations were the other half of the 50/50 raffle and almost $600 raised by the Plant Sale last fall at the Racquet Club’s Pancake breakfast, organized by Kathryn Buckley.  A list of all contributors is in the Fall 2012 issue of the Park Hill Reporter.  Total funds raised for the sign were $ 5,348.

The cost of the 4 by 6 foot sign itself was $3,755, complete with gold leaf on the “Park Hill” and post finials, and 12 foot western cedar posts.  Although the Parks Department will be prepping the site and installing the sign, City budget constraints make it necessary for the PHRA to provide the funding for the new landscaping and its installation.  Funds raised beyond the cost of the sign will go towards this project, which we hope to complete this fall.

Thank you again to all our contributors and to Marge McLoughlin, our board member who picked up this long delayed project and pushed it to completion.

Park Hill Trivia Test - Summer 2011

In the last issue of our newsletter, we started a feature called the Park Hill Trivia Test.

Each issue will show a photo from somewhere in or near our neighborhood.  You must identify what or where (or both) it is.  Answers will be in the next issue and on the website.

Here is the current Trivia Test.

This playhouse is not a model and not tucked away in someone’s back yard.  With it’s heart-shaped window over an almost full size door and it’s eyebrow dormer almost covered with snow in this photo, it sits in a front yard in Park Hill.  Where is it?

Park Hill Trivia Test Spring 2011

In the latest issue of our newsletter, The Park Hill Reporter, we started a feature called the Park Hill Trivia Test.

Each issue will show a photo from somewhere in or near our neighborhood.  You must identify what or where (or both) it is.  Answers will be in the following issue and here on the website, at the link under the photo below.

Here is the current Trivia Test.

This weather vane is a clue to the fame of one of the home’s former residents.  Who was it and where is the house?

Click here for the answer

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