YONKERS, N.Y. – Ann-Marie Mitroff spent Saturday afternoon walking around the new Van der Donck Park in Yonkers and talking to people who were amazed that the river setting used to be a parking lot.
“I think it's an amazing piece of work because it brings us all closer to the river,” she said. “In a very urban area, it's a surprise and delight when people find water.”
The new park highlights the Saw Mill River just before it reaches the Hudson River. The Saw Mill River had been covered and inaccessible to the public at the site. Now, residents will be able to walk ...