Monday, July 18, 2011
Visitors to the historic site will now need to park near the old Pizza Town property and come in on a new walking path.
The asphalt parking area in front of the Steuben House at the Historic New Bridge Landing Park has disappeared as the result of a recently completed $59,000 capital project. Michael Trepicchio, chairman of the Historic New Bridge Landing Park Commission, said visitors to the historic site will now need to park on the site of the old Pizza Town property and access the park via the newly completed walking path. “This (the old Pizza Town property) is now the official parking lot for Historic New Bridge Landing,” he said. Trepicchio said the project replaced the asphalt parking area with stone dust, thus providing, “a more natural setting.” There is also a turn-around lane which will be used only for emergency vehicles, he said. Trepicchio …
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
The Bergen County Historical Society recreated festivities which honored King George III before the American Revolution
Prior to the American Revolution, King George III was honored on his birthday with feasts, fireworks and music. On Saturday, the Bergen County Historical Society celebrated its Revolutionary War Loyalist heritage with the second annual celebration of the King’s Birthday at Historic New Bridge Landing. Check out the photos and a video from the event.
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Steuben House cannot reopen without funding
A resolution passed by the Historic New Bridge Landing Park Commission on June 2 instructs the state Department of Environmental Protection's Division of Parks and Forestry to transfer funding to the park commission within a 30-day period or face litigation for failing to do so. Historic New Bridge Landing Park Commission Chairman Michael Trepicchio said that the DEP is “in defiance” of a 2009 state law that directs the agency to fund the commission. “They (the DEP) are in defiance of the law and should be held accountable, we need to move forward, this park deserves it, we all deserve it, and we do not need to sit here month after month hearing the same old nonsense from Trenton,” he said. “We owe it to the public to open this place up.” …