Grant Money Heads To Hudson River SkyWalk Concept
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo Tuesday announced that grant money will enable the next steps in building the Hudson River SkyWalk, a pedestrian trail linking two historic sites across the Hudson River.
A $124,000 grant administered by the Department of State through the Local Waterfront Revitalization Program will be used to pay for the planning and design of the SkyWalk, and to develop an economic impact study for the project. The SkyWalk will include pedestrian-friendly trails on the Rip Van Winkle Bridge that will link the Olana State Historic Site in the Town of Greenport, in Columbia County, to the Thomas Cole National Historic Site in the Village of Catskill, in Greene County. The state Bridge Authority is funding the renovation of the Rip Van Winkle Bridge as part of its capital program under Cuomo’s statewide infrastructure investment plan.