Van Cortlandt Park: The “Mecca” of the Running Worldby Jilleen Barrett

By Jilleen Barrett, Features Editor/Managing Editor Van Cortlandt Park is a “natural showcase featuring the last vestiges of New York City’s native woodlands and wetlands,” according to the Van Cortlandt Park Alliance. It’s already surprising to most that this exists in The Bronx, but even more shocking that its landscape has sparked the beginning of many running careers.  This is true for George Febles, who … Continue reading Van Cortlandt Park: The “Mecca” of the Running Worldby Jilleen Barrett

The Case for a Joseph Coppo Field Ahead of Manhattan Baseball’s 2021 Return to VCP

by Pete Janny, Sports and Managing Editor Baseball has always been more than just a game in New York City. Around these parts, it’s a tradition; a way of life for many. The beautiful simplicity and patriotic disposition of the sport makes it easy to be romantic about. And here, in New York, baseball’s brightest moments have poetically come during the darkest of hours. In many … Continue reading The Case for a Joseph Coppo Field Ahead of Manhattan Baseball’s 2021 Return to VCP

Van Cortlandt Park: A Green Refuge in the Big City

by DEIRDRE LEDLEY, Staff Writer Frederick Law Olmsted spent the greater part of his life vouching for public green space and saw such great importance in it. Today, we thank him for his dedication to the cause. Bronx, New York: a place notorious for many things. From pizza to the Yankees, it holds a high standing place in many lives of New Yorkers. However, it is … Continue reading Van Cortlandt Park: A Green Refuge in the Big City

Increased Crime in City Parks Places Van Cortlandt Under Scrutiny

by JOSEPH LIGGIO, Staff Writer Data published by the NYPD indicated a rise in crime rates throughout numerous public parks in the Bronx over the past few weeks. Crotona and Claremont Park, both south of the Fordham section of the borough, currently top the list as having the highest number of reported crimes for the first half of 2016. Van Cortlandt Park is currently on pace … Continue reading Increased Crime in City Parks Places Van Cortlandt Under Scrutiny

A Walk in the Park: Van Cortlandt and MC’s Intertwined History

For those not attuned to the world of athletics, Van Cortlandt Park serves as a nature-escape from city surroundings or a spot to lay out when the weather warms up. But, for cross-country athletes, or anyone who runs as a pastime, the park represents years of blood, sweat and tears from both amateurs and the greatest runners of all time. Van Cortlandt Park is the … Continue reading A Walk in the Park: Van Cortlandt and MC’s Intertwined History