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Elliott Way is Croton's Glorious Site to Behold & Enjoy

December 3, 2006

Crotonblog: Letters to the Editor, Croton-on-Hudson, New York 10520
To the editor,

I just came back from my daily walk along Elliott Way and once again marvel at the beauty of our Hudson River shorline.

Elliott Way opened up the glories of the Hudson River for one and all. The panorama of the Palisade’s as the backdrop and the awesome rock and driftwood sculptures lining the shore are paintings in themselves. Add to that the fast moving dance of the white caps and we have a truly a glorious sight to behold and enjoy. More than a several walkers have remarked…. “it’s the best thing this village ever did…. we sure do live in a beautiful place…. the river is such a treasure…. “

Thank you, thank you, thank you, Bob Elliott, for your vision and tireless efforts to make your dream a reality for Croton. It’s special and unique and we look forward to the next phase of your dream—the continuation of Elliott Way along the northern Croton Landing shores of our special river walk.

— Georgianna Grant

On December 6, 2006 1:09 PM, weewill said:

When I posted the above comments about the beauty of Elliott Way and recognized it as former Mayor Elliott’s vision and gift to his beloved Croton, I had no idea the final section of that dream was to be realized almost immediately. At the Dec. 4th village board meeting the resolution was approved to enter into the final agreement with the County and State and thus fullfill Bob’s vision and dream.

Certainly Rick Herbek who has worked long and hard, despite many obstacles and hurdles, is to be congratulated and thanked. Rick and Bob early on tackled the complexities of the details necessary to make this “Waterway Project” a reality. Because of Mayor Elliott’s extensive regional contacts and networks, he was able to bring 3 of the most cumbersome and beauracratic government agencies together in order to achieve his dream. To form partnerships between the Village and these huge agencies (Federal, State, MetroNorth RR and the County of Westchester) required special skill and commitment.

Both the Village Manager and Mayor Elliott realized a project of this magnitude had to be done in phases. With patience and energy, they waded through the multiple complex agreements needed to bring the project to a successful completion.

Our thanks also go to the present Mayor and Village Board for putting the last and final approvals into place. We will finally have this spectacular and unique River Walk along our whole coastline. It will extend from Croton Point, past Half Moon Bay, along Elliott Way, past Senasqua Park, past the Croton Yatch Club, past Croton Landing, and finally along the shore of the Beaverkill Property. Croton can boast of having the most unique and beautiful shoreline and Waterfront Walk along the majestic Hudson.

We will be lovers and caretakers of this precious treasure for years to come. Enjoy !

On December 4, 2006 9:48 AM, Mrs. Smith said:

It certainly is a beautiful addition to the community and every time I walk down there, I see more and more people enjoying the river and getting exercise!! For all that Elliott was castigated for being too regional, his ideas for Croton were far-reaching and forward thinking, and his ability to work with all layers of government and across party lines - except for a few local, highly partisan contrarians - certainly reaped great benefits for our village.


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