Vincent Marcetto & Chris Lamm from the Journal Square Community Association will present “Open the Arches” at Sustainable JC's March meeting
“Open the Arches is a Journal Square Community Association initiative to open the Bergen Arches as a Highline-style park. In the 62 years since the last train rumbled through the Bergen Arches, and despite numerous studies to evaluate the land’s worth as a transportation corridor, the property has been neglected and all but forgotten. As a result, nature has transformed the once busy railway into a tranquil urban woodland. Opening this area to the public is a rare opportunity to create much needed green space in Journal Square. This presentation will cover the history of the Bergen Arches, current conditions, and build a case for why now is the time to open the Bergen Arches to the people."