Jumped on the train at Grand Central Terminal (NOT Station) this AM and headed out to Yonkers. Grand Central is truly one of the wonders of New York City. Like many New Yorkers before us our family knows that if it all hits the fan and we can’t get home…meet under the clock! Grand Central Terminal. Ran into an unemployed friend on his way to a job interview in Queens- Grand Central really is a crossroad of the city – then pointed some German tourists towards the Times Square shuttle and got on the train.
Glenwood Station is situated in front of the beautiful, spooky, abandoned, Glenwood Power Station. Glenwood Power Station. It felt good to leave the city and start upstream. In the course of the year my plan is to get up to the headwaters of the Hudson at Lake Tear of the Clouds and today was the first step in that journey. Yonkers has several river access points but I chose Glenwood because of the Hudson River Museum. I went knowing nothing about it but thinking that any museum named that way had to have something to do with the river. The museum is housed in a modern building on a bluff overlooking the River and is attached to the old John Bond Trevor Mansion, built in 1876. 6 rooms are open for viewing.
It turns out that the Museum does indeed have a wealth of information about the river, set up for easy access and involvement. If you have children who enjoy interactive museums I strongly recommend a visit. The Museum also has a planetarium, a wonderful permanent exhibit “Red Grooms: The Bookstore“, and a main gallery. Its current exhibition is “The Chemistry of Color: The Sorgenti Collection of Contemporary African-American Art.” If you appreciate art, by all means go. It is an easy trip from the City and the surrounding counties. Hudson River Museum
At this point the river is widening as it heads to Tappan Zee. Below the museum is a parking lot where local residents can launch boats or as they were today, barbecue their lunch, wash their cars, or just hang out and shoot the breeze. Lots of gulls and geese. You can see the George Washington Bridge as you look south and the Tappen Zee Bridge as you look north.