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Residents Pushing For Highbrook Highline Park In Pelham

Highbrook Avenue Bridge - Pelham, NY (credit: Friends of the Higbrook Highline)

Highbrook Avenue Bridge – Pelham, NY (credit: Friends of the Higbrook Highline)

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PELHAM, NY (AP / CBSNewYork) - If you’re the metropolitan-yet-outdoorsy type, this might sound familiar.

Some residents of suburban Pelham, N.Y., want to convert an abandoned rail bed into 2 acres of parkland.

The proposed name: The Highbrook Highline.

WCBS 880’s Sean Adams In Pelham

Manhattan’s High Line elevated park opened two years ago along old railroad tracks.

Mayor Ed Hotchkiss favors increasing the amount of parkland in Pelham.

LINK: Friends of the Highbrook Highline

But he says the proposed Highbrook Highline would face a number of bureaucratic hurdles. He also says the park would have to be funded by grants and private donors – not village taxpayers.

The proposed site is on a section of the New York, Westchester and Boston Railway, which shuttled commuters from 1912 to 1937. It includes a big concrete bridge.

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