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Signature # 2584

 

May 24, 2016

2:30pm

Fiona Bayly Manhattan, NY

Keeping the Putnam Trail as a soft, dirt, pedestrian-friendly pathway is truly important to the health of the surrounding environment and of the humans that use this unique passageway. Paving the surface (to make it easier for bicycle wheels) goes against the very nature of Nature itself, as it introduces speedway-friendly materials into ecosystems that cannot be easily replicated and that contribute to the most beautiful experience humans can have of their natural surroundings. Don’t pave the trail; please look instead to maintaining its integrity.

Signature # 2583

March 23, 2016
10:23am

Ines Gomez-OchoaBronx, NY

I am a road cyclist and have biked the Putnam Trail often with my road bike. I have lived in Vermont, where many if not most of the roads that road bikers use are made of environmentally safe materials, not asphalt. As a Bronx resident of the last eight years, I am proud of our parks and our trees. It is appalling, however, to read about the disregard with which NYC Parks and fellow cyclists have for the few remains of forest, wetlands, and wildlife we have in the city. The Bronx already suffers from high levels of air pollution, asthma, and poor health. Let’s find a way to have a lesser of an environmental impact on our already fragile borough, and find a solution that prevents further erosion and damage of our precious Van Cortlandt Park.

Signature # 2582

March 16, 2016
4:44pm

Alison ButcherManhattan, NY

Why mess with the beauty of nature? There are multiple other trails that are paved in the area. Please don’t take this one.

Signature # 2581

February 29, 2016
11:40am

Marcia G. YermanBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 2580

February 22, 2016
5:47pm

Bahij ChanceyBrooklyn, NY

The Putnam Trail is a delight to ride as a cyclist in its current condition. The woodland trail connecting to Westchester should be preserved as is for its natural beauty and the health of the forest. ~ Bahij Chancey, Transportation Alternatives, Brooklyn Activist Committee

Signature # 2579

February 22, 2016
5:42pm

Yadimir RuizBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 2578

February 22, 2016
5:42pm

Sheila SanchezBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 2577

February 22, 2016
5:42pm

Anthony MueccioBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 2576

February 22, 2016
5:42pm

Marta RosarioBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 2575

February 22, 2016
5:42pm

Sheila SanchezBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 2574

February 22, 2016
5:42pm

Muslima AdamsBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 2573

February 22, 2016
5:42pm

Gregory AdamsBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 2572

February 22, 2016
5:42pm

Mimi ChinManhattan, NY

no message

Signature # 2571

February 22, 2016
5:41pm

Nancy DawsonBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 2570

February 22, 2016
5:41pm

Carlos FloresBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 2569

February 19, 2016
3:45pm

Danny SteinerBronx, NY

I think the project to Preserve the Putnam Trail is a good idea- leave the trail unpaved. If needed wood chips and runoff control can be placed in sensitive spots that erode in heavy rainfall.

Signature # 2568

February 7, 2016
11:30pm

Alberto CruzBronx, NY

Do not pave the Putnam trail.

Signature # 2567

February 7, 2016
11:30pm

Myrta MaldonadoBronx, NY

Please keep Van Cortlandt Park as it is, with its natural walks…live and raised by this park for over 40 years…

Signature # 2566

February 7, 2016
11:29pm

Diana Rodríguez Bronx, NY

Preserve the natural beauty of this trail! We don’t need another paved trail.

Signature # 2565

February 6, 2016
7:07pm

Luis A. MalaveBronx, NY

Preserve the Putnam Trail just the way it is now! Where will children be able to experience a real dirt trail that connects them with NATURE! As a former science school supervisor, I have taken thousands of students on this amazing trail and they absolutely loved it precisely because of its rustic state. Save the money and don’t try to fix what is not broken! Nature should look like NATURE!

Signature # 2564

February 6, 2016
7:07pm

Marilyn finekNY State Resident

I moved from the city because I enjoy nature as it was intended, stop changing nature she has a way of changing us in the process.

Signature # 2563

February 6, 2016
7:06pm

Edna ValentinBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 2562

February 6, 2016
7:05pm

Susan RiveraNY State Resident

no message

Signature # 2561

February 6, 2016
7:05pm

Anthony RiveraNY State Resident

no message

Signature # 2560

February 6, 2016
7:01pm

Patricia GilManhattan, NY

no message

Signature # 2559

February 5, 2016
11:53am

Jennifer ScarlottBronx, NY

There must be no asphalt paving/widening of the Putnam Trail. Please preserve this forest and wetland, and the biodiversity and clean water of this part of Van Cortlandt Park. These natural treasures are desperately needed by residents of the Bronx, Yonkers, and future generations.

Signature # 2558

January 15, 2016
6:50pm

PRIDE Democrats of The BronxBronx, NY

Save the beautiful and natural Putnam Trail for everyone in The Bronx and way beyond!

Signature # 2557

January 9, 2016
10:11pm

Michael MuchmoreQueens, NY

Please don’t pave over this special natural trail.

Signature # 2556

December 28, 2015
4:04pm

Richard RubinManhattan, NY

Walked this trail today. What a pleasure. Put down some stones if you must, but don’t pave or widen it.

Signature # 2555

December 12, 2015
5:40pm

Deborah GormanNY State Resident

Please do not pave the Putnam Trail…too much wildlife will be destroyed!!

Signature # 2554

December 9, 2015
9:05pm

Lawrence SiegelBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 2553

November 28, 2015
2:10pm

Lynn ChristieManhattan, NY

We need this area to remain wild, we do not need a paved trail!

Signature # 2552

November 16, 2015
10:23am

Lorraine JohnsonBronx, NY

Love hiking on the Putnam Trail.

Signature # 2551

November 5, 2015
10:01am

Williamson HendersonBronx, NY

The Putnam Trail is another remarkable act of nature in The Bronx and with scenic beauty as the photos show. It must be preserved and maintained in a natural way — not with cement mixers!

Signature # 2550

October 29, 2015
9:46am

Kim PowerBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 2549

September 8, 2015
11:53am

Mike Eldon LoweryBronx, NY

The Putnam Trail is a natural scene of geography and beauty. It was not ever intended to be cemented. It’s hard to believe that anyone(s) would even think of such a stupid idea. It really is a stupid idea. No excuses! Keep TPT natural! –Mike Eldon Lowery/life-long BX

Signature # 2548

August 31, 2015
9:30pm

Yvonne WallaceBronx, NY

The Putnam Trail is one or the best areas in VCP. The soft ground is easier on the body and beautiful trees provide much needed shade on a hot day.

So much of the park is already paved.
The money could be better used.

Signature # 2547

August 30, 2015
6:31pm

Michael RiveraBronx, NY

That would be a tremendous misuse of government funds. We pay our taxes for municipal improvements, not for destruction of our parklands.

Signature # 2546

July 22, 2015
1:37pm

AnDre M. ChristieBronx, NY

Let’s set a priority: Pave over the thousands of potholes (mainly caused by the over-salting of roads every time a snowflake falls); don’t pave nature’s finest! In fact, you do not ever cement nature’s treasures!

Signature # 2545

July 22, 2015
1:35pm

Stonewall Veterans AssociationBronx, NY

Let’s get as much support from as many people as possible for the Putnam Trail! It’s for all of the people!

Signature # 2544

March 18, 2015
9:42pm

Miriam BerkleyManhattan, NY

Don’t pave over the trail please. Keep nature as it was intended to be.

Signature # 2543

March 2, 2015
10:07am

Marcos SanchezBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 2542

March 2, 2015
10:07am

Barry HartglassBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 2541

March 2, 2015
10:07am

Stuart LiessBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 2540

March 2, 2015
10:07am

Joyce HogiBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 2539

March 2, 2015
10:07am

Michael BeltzerBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 2538

March 2, 2015
10:07am

Idonu KehindeBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 2537

March 1, 2015
10:13pm

Jason GodlewiczBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 2536

March 1, 2015
10:13pm

Megan JuskowBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 2535

March 1, 2015
10:08pm

Mia RuyterManhattan, NY

no message

Signature # 2534

March 1, 2015
10:08pm

Jack UllmanBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 2533

March 1, 2015
10:08pm

Inge DavisBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 2532

March 1, 2015
10:08pm

Miriam D. TabbBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 2531

March 1, 2015
10:08pm

Rose ZenwayBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 2530

March 1, 2015
10:08pm

Nan AmponsahBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 2529

March 1, 2015
10:08pm

Danielle ShtabBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 2528

March 1, 2015
10:08pm

Martha McClintockBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 2527

March 1, 2015
10:08pm

Cesar YocBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 2526

March 1, 2015
10:08pm

Keren AgurciaBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 2525

March 1, 2015
10:08pm

Evan CampBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 2524

March 1, 2015
4:24pm

Christopher PalladinoStaten Island, NY

Please do not remove this trail!

Signature # 2523

February 24, 2015
2:04pm

Marielle Anzelone, Executive Director of NYC Wildflower WeekBrooklyn, NY

Forever Wild sites were established as nature preserves for passive recreation only. Whenever DPR undertakes such “improvements” there should be an official environmental review with the results made public. What wildflowers will be lost if this project moves forward? A number of city-rare species live in the adjacent wetland.

Signature # 2522

February 24, 2015
11:49am

Alexander SummersStaten Island, NY

Fragmentation accounts for decreased diversity and a poorer overall health of an ecosystem. Paving trails here will continue to dissolve the beneficial aspects of the area and assist in creating a sterile environment. Do not pave trails, it introduces unnecessary contaminants and degrades the conditions of the park overall.

Signature # 2521

February 24, 2015
11:48am

Sue AveryNY State Resident

no message

Signature # 2520

February 24, 2015
12:46am

Karen SchoemerNY State Resident

no message

Signature # 2519

February 24, 2015
12:46am

John MagisanoBrooklyn, NY

no message

Signature # 2518

February 23, 2015
7:30pm

Kristine PaulusManhattan, NY

I am a cyclist and frequently ride through VCP – but please do NOT pave the Putnam trail. Please don’t destroy the few natural areas we have left.

Signature # 2517

February 23, 2015
7:29pm

Michele PaladinoBrooklyn, NY

One of the few remaining freshwater wetlands doesn’t need paving.

Signature # 2516

February 23, 2015
5:36pm

Matthew WillsBrooklyn, NY

We need more natural areas in the city, not less. Keep it “Forever Wild”!

Signature # 2515

February 23, 2015
5:36pm

Jamie HardyBrooklyn, NY

Do not pave the trail! We don’t need to “use” every single space in the city. Wild lands are important to leave wild.

Signature # 2514

February 23, 2015
5:35pm

Molly RouzieBrooklyn, NY

no message

Signature # 2513

February 23, 2015
3:09pm

Elizabeth DagarBrooklyn, NY

Do not endanger wetlands and nature!!

Signature # 2512

February 23, 2015
3:09pm

Sara StopekBrooklyn, NY

This is so important.

Signature # 2511

February 23, 2015
2:38pm

Regina AlvarezManhattan, NY

A bike trail can be made anywhere. A natural area, once it is lost, is very hard to get back. And we have already lost so many natural areas, let’s keep the few we do have!

Signature # 2510

February 23, 2015
2:37pm

Lydia HoltBrooklyn, NY

no message

Signature # 2509

February 23, 2015
2:37pm

Anandi PremlallQueens, NY

no message

Signature # 2508

February 23, 2015
2:36pm

Dina ElkanBrooklyn, NY

New York residents need bike infrastructure AND wild spaces- please don’t meet one need at the expense of another. Wild spaces provide environments to native plant and animal life under ever-increasing threat from human encroachment. Let wild spaces stay wild!

Signature # 2507

February 23, 2015
2:36pm

Lawrence PugliaresStaten Island, NY

No paving! If you want to use a trail, get your feet dirty!

Signature # 2506

February 9, 2015
9:37am

“Wildman” Steve BrillNY State Resident

I’ve been exploring this park since 1982, especially the renewable wild edible plants and fungi. The ecosystems in question are extremely valuable, and should not be disturbed by construction. Even though I’m a bicyclist, this is not an area that should be altered by humans.

Signature # 2505

December 11, 2014
9:11am

DAVID BROADNY State Resident

Leave the trail alone.

Signature # 2504

December 1, 2014
7:44pm

Daniela LeeQueens, NY

Please DO NOT pave the Putnam Trail!!

Signature # 2503

December 1, 2014
7:44pm

Byron LeeQueens, NY

no message

Signature # 2502

September 24, 2014
10:22am

Charles MontgomeryBronx, NY

I am a runner and was recently introduced to the Putnam Trail by a fellow runner. It was probably the most enjoyable run I have ever experienced. The trail is simply beautiful and should be left in its natural state. The $2.3 million dollars the Parks Department wants to spend to pave this trail can be better spent elsewhere. Hands off the Putnam Trail!!!

Signature # 2501

August 13, 2014
11:26am

Angel F GonzalezBronx, NY

Let a bottom up democratic process emerge from our community. Let’s counter the top-down pro-toxic asphalt-petroleum proposal that leaves a greater carbon climate-warming footprint and that is another profit venture for Big Oil. Improve the Biker (I being one) pavement alternative options that already exist: 1) along the Major Deegan from Westchester, 2) on the existing asphalt golf cart trails and 3) down B’way. We need to protect the treasure trough nature wetland from further encroachment and destruction.

Signature # 2500

August 13, 2014
11:26am

Loretta RyanBronx, NY

Yes! Protect the trail, the park eco-system and our health and budgets.

Signature # 2499

August 3, 2014
9:10am

Kim WaldieNY State Resident

Don’t pave the trail and ruin the wet lands!

Signature # 2498

July 31, 2014
5:57pm

Adriana MicheleBronx, NY

My husband, my four year old son and I use the Putnam Trail on an almost daily basis. It is an invaluable learning tool for our son, being one of the only natural areas available to us in the Bronx. He learns about local flora and fauna, the environmental impact of desire paths, and how to share the trail with other lovers of nature be they on foot or bicycle, among countless other things. I feel the Putnam Trail is perfect as it is, however if the Parks Department feels the need to “improve” the Trail, do not pave it with asphalt. Instead use a limestone dust that will not negatively impact the wetlands environment or the people who use the trail.

Signature # 2497

July 31, 2014
5:56pm

Milagros De LeonNY State Resident

Leave it as it is!!!! Children need something other than cement.

Signature # 2496

July 31, 2014
5:55pm

Diego L. RodriguezBronx, NY

I can’t imagine the Putnam Trail being paved with sealed-asphalt. The Putnam Trail is the nature trail I grew up walking down to enjoy nature, watch for birds, or for fishing access to the backside of Van Cortlandt Lake. I’ve walked the trail since I was 4, almost 35 years ago. Now I take my 4 year old son on the trail which serves as a living classroom helping to illustrate the beauty and diversity of nature. My concerns about a paved Putnam Trail begin with the amount of pollution entering the wetlands ecosystem associated with untreated storm run-off, this strikes me as an issue that needs to be looked at closely by the DEP/DEC if not the EPA. I am also concerned that a paved Putnam would become an unrestricted speedway unsafe for pedestrian travel, especially families with young children. These two concerns represent resources that should never be an afterthought, clean water, and future generations. Let’s save the Putnam Trail, by keeping it clean and safe for all.

Signature # 2495

July 31, 2014
5:54pm

DanielManhattan, NY

Beautiful path the way it is that serves the community well!

Signature # 2494

June 17, 2014
5:37pm

Thanh NguyenQueens, NY

no message

Signature # 2493

June 10, 2014
2:05pm

Michele CampbellOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

Save the trails so people can enjoy the beautiful area as well as the natural habitat (animals, plants, trees). Do not put in anything man made such as cement or pavement. Leave it as nature intended. Allow people to enjoy it without man destroying it. We need more trails and less city. Thank you!

Signature # 2492

May 31, 2014
10:27pm

Patrick RiceBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 2491

May 23, 2014
7:16pm

Joep de KrakerOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

From the Netherlands here a plea to keep the track like it is as it is beautiful.

Signature # 2490

May 7, 2014
11:07pm

RoxanneOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

I’ve been running the park since last year. I come from NJ to practice and enjoy the beautiful scenery. It would be hurtful to we runners and Bronx/Riverdale residents to lose such beauty.

Signature # 2489

April 22, 2014
9:20pm

justin murrayQueens, NY

Please don’t pave the Putnam trail.

Signature # 2488

April 17, 2014
11:03pm

susan shawQueens, NY

It’s so important for people’s mental & physical health to be able to get out of the urban environment and walk or bike in nature. this place is valuable beyond measure: free, close by & wild!

Signature # 2487

April 16, 2014
11:27pm

Nancy MintyBrooklyn, NY

I run on this trail all the time!

Signature # 2486

April 14, 2014
9:45am

Manny OrtizBronx, NY

LEAVE IT ALONE!

Why must people feel the need to ruin everything!

Signature # 2485

April 14, 2014
9:45am

Colleen SussmannBronx, NY

This is just total insanity!

LEAVE IT ALONE!!!

Signature # 2484

March 30, 2014
1:02pm

Mark DavisBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 2483

March 28, 2014
9:35am

Jeremy floresBronx, NY

Is not like we have so many trails in the Bronx.. why take something beautiful away..that nature has given us.  Please do not take the trail away by putting in pavement .

Signature # 2482

March 21, 2014
1:17pm

Virginia ScottBronx, NY

The Putnam Trail is essential for me as a quiet trail for walking through the woods in all seasons. To have bikes whirling by on pavement destroys the peace and makes walking on the Trail dangerous.

Hundreds of NYC school children need the opportunity to walk through this woodland path: to see the trees, grasses, birds–in open nature. Paving the Trail will destroy that opportunity.

The Putnam Trail in its natural state is peaceful, calming, lovely. To destroy that peace by turning the Trail into a paved bicycle path will affect the lives of many thousands of Bronx men, women and children—as well as people from the rest of NYC. And the plants, woodland animals and birds for which it is a natural habitat.

Save the Putnam Trail!

Signature # 2481

March 17, 2014
8:26am

ElizabethOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

Please preserve the beauty of nature for all our children.

Signature # 2480

March 13, 2014
8:43pm

LeeBronx, NY

Leave nature alone, enough has been destroyed.

Signature # 2479

March 5, 2014
5:13pm

Kristine RossBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 2478

March 3, 2014
10:55am

kimberly beazerBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 2477

February 23, 2014
7:11pm

Ryane Love H. PittsBronx, NY

Save the wild life!

Signature # 2476

February 23, 2014
7:11pm

Katherine PerezBronx, NY

Save the Putnam!

Signature # 2475

February 23, 2014
7:10pm

Gabriela HernandezBronx, NY

I love running the trail! It’s essential!

Signature # 2474

February 23, 2014
7:10pm

Laura SpalterBronx, NY

yes!

Signature # 2473

February 23, 2014
7:10pm

Tara LintonStaten Island, NY

Save it!

Signature # 2472

February 23, 2014
7:10pm

Eric NewmanBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 2471

February 23, 2014
7:10pm

Twahira KhanBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 2470

February 23, 2014
7:10pm

Catherine FawattOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

Frequent visitor

Signature # 2469

February 23, 2014
7:10pm

Isaias VegaBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 2468

February 23, 2014
7:10pm

Charlie ReynosoBronx, NY

Save the Putnam Trail!

Signature # 2467

February 23, 2014
7:10pm

Margaret SchreiderBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 2466

February 23, 2014
7:10pm

Helene Haitman-KutnowskyBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 2465

February 23, 2014
7:10pm

Kimberly BergBronx, NY

Save the trail!

Signature # 2464

February 23, 2014
7:08pm

Casey BarrettBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 2463

February 23, 2014
7:08pm

Olivia MasonBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 2462

February 23, 2014
7:08pm

Chris YandoliBrooklyn, NY

no message

Signature # 2461

February 23, 2014
7:08pm

Safiya ParkerBrooklyn, NY

no message

Signature # 2460

February 23, 2014
7:08pm

Jamila CousinsBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 2459

February 23, 2014
7:08pm

Janette SanchezBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 2458

February 23, 2014
7:08pm

Dorothea PoggiBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 2457

February 23, 2014
7:08pm

Marcia AklineBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 2456

February 23, 2014
7:08pm

Charlene DubinManhattan, NY

no message

Signature # 2455

February 23, 2014
7:07pm

Nadine ParsonsBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 2454

February 23, 2014
7:07pm

Joanna AndreesonBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 2453

February 23, 2014
7:07pm

Teofilia AcheampongBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 2452

February 23, 2014
7:07pm

Annie BollerBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 2451

February 23, 2014
7:07pm

Michele Torrioni Bronx, NY

no message

Signature # 2450

February 23, 2014
7:07pm

Brendon DefreitasBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 2449

February 23, 2014
7:07pm

Jack UllmanBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 2448

February 23, 2014
7:07pm

Whitney Apollon Bronx, NY

no message

Signature # 2447

February 23, 2014
7:07pm

Stephen FrancuosaBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 2446

February 23, 2014
7:07pm

Bin Feng ZhengBrooklyn, NY

no message

Signature # 2445

February 20, 2014
3:03pm

KarmeryBronx, NY

I wouldn’t want these trails to leave i made good memories on them during summers.

Signature # 2444

January 30, 2014
5:03pm

Sean RiceBrooklyn, NY

I have been running, competing, and coaching Cross Country and running in NYC for 3 decades.
To pave the trail would be a heartbreak to thousands who have and continue to use the amazing and historic run.

Signature # 2443

January 24, 2014
8:15am

Andreas KrusenOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

Please keep the trail natural! Don’t cut down any trees and if the trail must be reformed use the least invasive method possible. No Asphalt!!

Signature # 2442

January 23, 2014
9:36am

Paul ChapmanOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

Why wreck it?!! leave nature alone!

Signature # 2441

January 15, 2014
11:51pm

Mary FloresBronx, NY

Thank you for trying to save the last of the nature trails in Van Cortlandt.

Signature # 2440

January 9, 2014
10:59pm

Matt JohnsonOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

Please keep this trail natural. Asphalt is a petro based material and has negative impacts on wild areas.

Signature # 2439

December 29, 2013
5:33pm

Elaine CuttlerOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

Please do not pave the trail. This will benefit the human life as well as the wildlife.

Signature # 2438

December 29, 2013
1:25pm

David karopkinBrooklyn, NY

I support efforts to protect the putnam trail from being paved over.

Signature # 2437

December 29, 2013
1:25pm

Jessica HollanderBrooklyn, NY

no message

Signature # 2436

December 27, 2013
10:24pm

Adele GotlibManhattan, NY

New York City, the United States, and the Earth as a whole do not suffer from a lack of pavement. What we are losing, destroying at an alarming rate, is natural places and the variety of plants, animals, fungi, and who even knows what else, that live in them and contribute to human health, happiness and well-being. Please don’t contribute to their destruction. Enjoy the miles and miles of paved areas we already have, and then come and enjoy the Putnam Trail in its beautiful, narrow, unpaved state.

Signature # 2435

December 10, 2013
9:54pm

Johnathan HilbertOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

Asphalt is horrible. Keep it natural, keep it safe and beautiful. Stone dust is wonderful for biking, walking and running as evidenced by the American Tobacco Trail in my home state of North Carolina. Asphalt is not necessary, and it is harmful to the environment.

Signature # 2434

December 9, 2013
2:44pm

Eleanor McGeeNY State Resident

As a Yonkers resident and frequent walker/bird enthusiast on this one-of-a-kind Van Cortlandt Park nature trail, I endorse these dedicated efforts to keep it in its current, unpaved and accessible condition. There are many alternatives for bikers, so destroying this path through nature is completely unnecessary. And it will be destroyed – as the home it now is for so many birds. So please put a halt to any and all paving plans.

Signature # 2433

December 7, 2013
4:43pm

Gabriel ReichlerBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 2432

December 2, 2013
1:04pm

steve sapersteinNY State Resident

no message

Signature # 2431

November 24, 2013
11:29am

Sue AlbertNY State Resident

no message

Signature # 2430

November 22, 2013
10:22am

kathy devosQueens, NY

save the trail, leave it natural.

Signature # 2429

November 20, 2013
10:26pm

Melissa Woods Manhattan, NY

You need a reason?? Uh, hello, nature!! “Save the planet” – ring a bell?

Signature # 2428

November 20, 2013
10:26pm

Susan OlivaNY State Resident

no message

Signature # 2427

November 20, 2013
3:26pm

Trish CorbettManhattan, NY

On my first visit, I learned that the City of New York wants to ruin the beautiful trail I was walking on. A terrible idea! There are plenty of paved roads already. The charm and importance of this path for wildlife and people must be preserved.

Signature # 2426

November 19, 2013
6:26pm

Terence McCabeNY State Resident

I enjoy running on the trail as it is and don’t want any trees cut down.

Signature # 2425

November 11, 2013
4:14pm

Cristian gonzalezManhattan, NY

no message

Signature # 2424

November 8, 2013
1:50am

Karen FalkManhattan, NY

I have hiked the Putnam Trail as a workout in preparation for vacation hikes far away from NY. It is beautiful and used by many people without losing its feeling of being far away and of nature. Cement will destroy its character.

Signature # 2423

November 6, 2013
9:15am

Leala ChildsQueens, NY

Leave nature alone. The benefits derived from this
nature trail cannot be taken lightly. Sure it gives us pleasure but it is the ecological and environmental assets which are of utmost importance.

Signature # 2422

November 5, 2013
7:23pm

al chazinQueens, NY

I grew up in the Highbridge part of the Bronx and remember my brothers taking me to Van Cortlandt Park and would like all parts of the park kept pristine!!!

Signature # 2421

November 5, 2013
3:42pm

Barry ZuckermanBronx, NY

As a former resident and user of the Van Cortlandt Park, I believe it would be a pity to convert the natural trail into a paved speedway for cyclers.

Signature # 2420

November 3, 2013
10:23pm

Maiysha CampbellBronx, NY

Please save the Putnam trail!!!

Signature # 2419

November 3, 2013
8:41pm

Ed BrickerNY State Resident

Pavement and asphalt don’t have a place in parks, please, keep the trail close to nature.

Signature # 2418

November 3, 2013
4:07pm

Paul JonathNY State Resident

I strongly support the campaign to keep this trail unpaved and in its undeveloped state.

Signature # 2417

November 3, 2013
4:06pm

Margarite TorresManhattan, NY

Love the Trail. Preserve it for the future.

Signature # 2416

November 3, 2013
4:06pm

NIMIA MONTANEZ-SHIPPERNY State Resident

Save THE PUTNAM TRAIL IN VAN CORTLANDT PARK.

Signature # 2415

November 3, 2013
4:05pm

KevinNY State Resident

Less pavement is better.

Signature # 2414

November 3, 2013
4:05pm

susan and philip likesNY State Resident

no message

Signature # 2413

November 2, 2013
9:00pm

Linda CatlinNY State Resident

no message

Signature # 2412

November 2, 2013
4:29pm

J. MiedzwieckiNY State Resident

no message

Signature # 2411

November 2, 2013
12:50pm

Susan PedersonQueens, NY

We need walking/hiking paths more than we need more paved roads in our “concrete city.” Allow those of us who prefer locomotion-by-feet our few spaces.

Signature # 2410

November 2, 2013
12:50pm

Rick ReidQueens, NY

no message

Signature # 2409

November 2, 2013
10:44am

Cherie SwannNY State Resident

no message

Signature # 2408

November 1, 2013
10:31pm

william tonerNY State Resident

The Putnam Trail should never be paved and must be kept as natural as possible.

Signature # 2407

November 1, 2013
6:08pm

Lilly KnuthNY State Resident

Keep it a trail for hikers and nature lovers. We don’t need more asphalt even if it is for bikes.

Signature # 2406

November 1, 2013
5:19pm

Larry PorcoBronx, NY

I prefer to see the trail remain as dirt. Save the money, because eventually, I hope to see rail (light rail) return to this trail as it should to reduce car traffic on the roads. The rail line would extend north to Suffern over the Tappan Zee to connect with NJ Transit at Suffern with an extension to the Grasslands Rd. office complex and Westchester Medical Center near Valhalla (with possibly a cross Westchester route to the CT. border and transfer point to MetroNorth) and south down 5th Avenue to the southern tip of Manhattan.

Signature # 2405

November 1, 2013
5:19pm

renata dobrynNY State Resident

no message

Signature # 2404

November 1, 2013
5:19pm

Joi MuratoreNY State Resident

no message

Signature # 2403

November 1, 2013
5:19pm

Laurie PucaNY State Resident

no message

Signature # 2402

November 1, 2013
2:11pm

james maloneyManhattan, NY

no message

Signature # 2401

October 31, 2013
4:31pm

Gary NickersonManhattan, NY

I live 22 blocks south of Van Cortlandt Park. I value the Putnam Trail as it is. Already, we have groups of bikers going too fast on it. We don’t need to encourage that.

Signature # 2400

October 28, 2013
11:41am

Nora BrombergManhattan, NY

Save it, don’t pave it!

Signature # 2399

October 28, 2013
12:07am

Sandra CazalzBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 2398

October 28, 2013
12:07am

Jason WheelerBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 2397

October 28, 2013
12:07am

Brenda LopezBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 2396

October 28, 2013
12:07am

Goran MicovicBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 2395

October 28, 2013
12:07am

Raphael YailBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 2394

October 28, 2013
12:06am

Kristine GuialdoManhattan, NY

no message

Signature # 2393

October 28, 2013
12:06am

Ron GuialdoManhattan, NY

no message

Signature # 2392

October 28, 2013
12:06am

Raiden GuialdoManhattan, NY

no message

Signature # 2391

October 28, 2013
12:06am

Amanda BrayBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 2390

October 28, 2013
12:06am

Marcelo MendezBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 2389

October 28, 2013
12:06am

Alex SerranoManhattan, NY

no message

Signature # 2388

October 28, 2013
12:06am

Karmen KlugeManhattan, NY

no message

Signature # 2387

October 28, 2013
12:06am

Mark DalyNY State Resident

no message

Signature # 2386

October 28, 2013
12:06am

Saar WarnerManhattan, NY

no message

Signature # 2385

October 28, 2013
12:06am

Eiran WarnerManhattan, NY

no message

Signature # 2384

October 28, 2013
12:06am

Ben CiurdorBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 2383

October 28, 2013
12:06am

Michal MallonNY State Resident

no message

Signature # 2382

October 27, 2013
10:37pm

Jill EllisOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

no message

Signature # 2381

October 27, 2013
6:07pm

Jacquelyn PowellBronx, NY

Love nature. Love the trail.

Signature # 2380

October 27, 2013
6:06pm

K. RothBronx, NY

Don’t pave the Putnam Trail.

Signature # 2379

October 27, 2013
6:06pm

Laura ChenvenBronx, NY

Just fix it, don’t pave it.

Signature # 2378

October 27, 2013
6:06pm

Nadhilis RojasBronx, NY

It’s perfect the way it is!

Signature # 2377

October 27, 2013
6:06pm

Herman ThompsonNY State Resident

no message

Signature # 2376

October 27, 2013
6:06pm

Eric TarafaNY State Resident

no message

Signature # 2375

October 27, 2013
6:06pm

Max NavazNY State Resident

no message

Signature # 2374

October 27, 2013
6:06pm

Brandon MoralesNY State Resident

no message

Signature # 2373

October 27, 2013
6:06pm

Jesus RodriguezBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 2372

October 27, 2013
6:06pm

Gaspov BatistaBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 2371

October 27, 2013
6:06pm

Juliana AlvaradoBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 2370

October 27, 2013
5:48pm

Deborah GormanNY State Resident

Save trees, animal habitat, and bird habitat.

Signature # 2369

October 27, 2013
5:47pm

Ruth KrausBronx, NY

The trail is at risk. Save the canopy and understory!!

Signature # 2368

October 27, 2013
5:47pm

Russ KemptonBronx, NY

No development please.

Signature # 2367

October 27, 2013
5:47pm

Hamza SantiagoBronx, NY

Save the trail!

Signature # 2366

October 27, 2013
5:47pm

Jasmine YoussefManhattan, NY

no message

Signature # 2365

October 27, 2013
5:47pm

Patrick McNierneyBronx, NY

Save the trail!

Signature # 2364

October 27, 2013
5:47pm

C. PalmerBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 2363

October 27, 2013
5:47pm

Alexandra PerezBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 2362

October 27, 2013
5:47pm

Tamor Bar-DavidBronx, NY

Save the trail.

Signature # 2361

October 27, 2013
5:47pm

Yonda MarrenoBronx, NY

Save the trail!!

Signature # 2360

October 27, 2013
5:47pm

Kevin TorresNY State Resident

Save the trail and save the trees.

Signature # 2359

October 27, 2013
5:47pm

Nadil RojasBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 2358

October 27, 2013
5:47pm

Margarita GonzalezBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 2357

October 27, 2013
5:47pm

Altagracia GarciaBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 2356

October 27, 2013
9:33am

Alexander Hah Out of State Resident/Tax Payer

no message

Signature # 2355

October 26, 2013
6:49pm

Mary LindbergBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 2354

October 26, 2013
6:49pm

Jenny TOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

Please don’t mess with the Putnam Trail. Too many people will lose out to a smaller minority who wish to bike at speed. It’s perfect the way it is.

Signature # 2353

October 24, 2013
6:06pm

Marty TemkinNY State Resident

Pls do not pave this trail, new yorkers have no
where else to go.

Signature # 2352

October 23, 2013
10:03pm

Dave BledsoeManhattan, NY

This trail is my favorite place in New York City, please do not destroy this slice of woodland!

Signature # 2351

October 20, 2013
4:39pm

Myrah MurrellBronx, NY

I love this nature trail. PLEASE don’t pave it!

Signature # 2350

October 14, 2013
11:30pm

Maria LakisManhattan, NY

Don’t pave the trail.

Signature # 2349

October 14, 2013
11:04pm

Colista TurnerQueens, NY

I regularly travel from Astoria, NY to the Bronx to enjoy Van Cortlandt Park. You MUST NOT pave over one of the last few NATURAL green spaces in New York City! Destroying the habitat of the animals and plants who call the park their home is NOT OK!! The community enjoys the park AS IT IS!!!

Signature # 2348

October 14, 2013
7:25am

Varun MurthyOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

Don’t pave the trail!!

Signature # 2347

October 13, 2013
6:17pm

Elliot VermesBronx, NY

This is one of the most beautiful parts of the whole city. To pave it would be extremely irresponsible.

Signature # 2346

October 12, 2013
8:22pm

J. JimenezBronx, NY

Needs to be sustainable and needs to serve the whole and not just some.

Signature # 2345

October 12, 2013
8:21pm

Margaret HughesBronx, NY

The path is beautiful as it is! Please do not ruin it.

Signature # 2344

October 12, 2013
8:20pm

Frank BanksBronx, NY

Don’t do it!!

Signature # 2343

October 12, 2013
8:20pm

Ed McGuirkOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

Do not change!!

Signature # 2342

October 12, 2013
8:20pm

Mark RatnerBronx, NY

Do not spoil nature.

Signature # 2341

October 12, 2013
8:19pm

Joseph P. ReillyBronx, NY

Enough bike trails!!

Signature # 2340

October 12, 2013
8:18pm

Lianee TorresBronx, NY

Paving the Putnam Trail is a bad idea. Many people run the Putnam Trail every day and pavement is not good for the knees.

Signature # 2339

October 12, 2013
8:18pm

Maggie DonovanBronx, NY

Bad idea!

Signature # 2338

October 12, 2013
8:18pm

Gail ManduacchiaNY State Resident

Not good!

Signature # 2337

October 12, 2013
8:18pm

John ManduacchiaNY State Resident

Keep natural.

Signature # 2336

October 12, 2013
8:18pm

Firelei DeLeon-RiceBrooklyn, NY

Keep it natural!

Signature # 2335

October 12, 2013
8:18pm

Jazmun BlancoNY State Resident

No paving.

Signature # 2334

October 12, 2013
8:18pm

Aniecia SommervilleNY State Resident

Keep it natural.

Signature # 2333

October 12, 2013
8:18pm

Jacquie MurphyNY State Resident

Keep it natural.

Signature # 2332

October 12, 2013
8:18pm

Joe SchmidtNY State Resident

No paving.

Signature # 2331

October 12, 2013
8:18pm

Peter DoyleNY State Resident

Please keep

Signature # 2330

October 12, 2013
8:18pm

Betty Kilgannon Bronx, NY

Save our parks

Signature # 2329

October 12, 2013
8:18pm

Justine DonohueBronx, NY

Keep it the way it is!!

Signature # 2328

October 12, 2013
8:17pm

Jonathan Van LunsenBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 2327

October 12, 2013
8:17pm

Jose VasquezBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 2326

October 12, 2013
8:17pm

Edmin RossyBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 2325

October 12, 2013
8:16pm

Patrick SheridanBronx, NY

Enough Pavement already!

Signature # 2324

October 12, 2013
8:16pm

Dan DonohueBronx, NY

I love to run, but not on pavement.

Signature # 2323

October 12, 2013
8:16pm

Randy RosenManhattan, NY

Let nature live!

Signature # 2322

October 12, 2013
8:16pm

Brian LopezBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 2321

October 12, 2013
8:16pm

Edna F. FelixBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 2320

October 12, 2013
8:16pm

Charlotte CohenBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 2319

October 12, 2013
8:16pm

Jadeling ChavezBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 2318

October 12, 2013
8:15pm

Steve MucpayNY State Resident

no message

Signature # 2317

October 12, 2013
8:15pm

Rose BurrusOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

Please keep as is!

Signature # 2316

October 12, 2013
8:15pm

Stephanie BrazisBronx, NY

Don’t pave!

Signature # 2315

October 12, 2013
8:15pm

Kelli Van LunsenBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 2314

October 10, 2013
8:09pm

Charles TangBrooklyn, NY

Putnam Trail is a gem! I hope it will stay wild forever and ever!

Signature # 2313

October 9, 2013
4:04pm

Joy GramoliniManhattan, NY

I first walked the Putnam Trail with my two dogs on a snowy Jan day. It is a treasure that should not be turned into one more bike thoroughfare but repaired and preserved for all to enjoy including those who travel on two feet, not two wheels.

Signature # 2312

October 9, 2013
4:03pm

Christopher LyonsManhattan, NY

This trail is already very accessible and bicycles (and even small motorized vehicles) use it all the time. There is no reason to pave it, and it will do great damage to a park that has already been carved up by highways and a golf course. Van Cortlandt has done its bit for urban mobility and then some. Leave it and its wildlife alone for once. And give New Yorkers desperate for quiet places a chance to walk without having bicyclists whizzing by yelling “TO YOUR LEFT!” Now they can travel the path but at reasonable speeds. Asphalt will encourage them to go as fast as they can, and people will get hurt.

Signature # 2311

October 8, 2013
11:40pm

Yolanda GarciaManhattan, NY

Please do not do anything to the Putnam Trail. Above all, absolutely do not pave it.

Signature # 2310

October 8, 2013
11:39pm

Ashley Flores-MaldonadoManhattan, NY

Nature is hella dope, leave it be!!

Signature # 2309

October 7, 2013
5:04pm

Johnny PitaBronx, NY

I am totally against pavement on the Putnam trail. It is for park recreation.

Signature # 2308

October 7, 2013
5:04pm

Dinesh KBronx, NY

Pro-Trees!!

Signature # 2307

October 7, 2013
5:03pm

Elido DeLeonBronx, NY

Leave it as it is. But make it wider.

Signature # 2306

October 7, 2013
5:03pm

Ana MejíaBronx, NY

I like the natural wood. Leave it as it is. But make it wider.

Signature # 2305

October 7, 2013
5:02pm

Abel CoradinBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 2304

October 7, 2013
5:02pm

Veronica BrozowskiBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 2303

October 7, 2013
5:02pm

Lloyd DrummondNY State Resident

no message

Signature # 2302

October 7, 2013
5:01pm

Marleny RubioManhattan, NY

Instead there should be investment in travel & tourism to the area.

Signature # 2301

October 7, 2013
5:01pm

Bobby NipsNY State Resident

no message

Signature # 2300

October 7, 2013
4:57pm

Hector CruzManhattan, NY

no message

Signature # 2299

October 7, 2013
4:57pm

Sarita MartinezBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 2298

October 7, 2013
10:36am

Marisol NY State Resident

no message

Signature # 2297

October 7, 2013
1:58am

Maria Di ToroManhattan, NY

no message

Signature # 2296

October 6, 2013
8:08pm

Edna MadriagaManhattan, NY

Had the opportunity to be introduced to this amazing trail Oct. 5 and it’s really unacceptable to touch this sanctuary and convert it to something that will only benefit a few and will destroy the natural state of this amazing retreat. Please leave it alone!!!!!

Signature # 2295

October 6, 2013
9:17am

William StriblingManhattan, NY

Save the trail!

Signature # 2294

October 5, 2013
10:07pm

emirjonaBronx, NY

Please save the trail!

Signature # 2293

October 5, 2013
8:36pm

Veronika BorodinaBronx, NY

Please preserve this nature trail to share with future generations. It’s a majestic retreat for those seeking solace, rejuvenation, and a reconnection to the wild. It’s a precious jewel amidst the labyrinths of concrete that surround us and its beauty is truly irreplaceable. Leave it undisturbed.

Signature # 2292

October 5, 2013
5:14pm

Kevin AlexanderBronx, NY

Please don’t pave this trail! Leave it as natural as possible to preserve this wild area.

Signature # 2291

October 5, 2013
5:13pm

Michael KaneBronx, NY

Why ruin a natural setting? This would encroach the concrete jungle into our refuge!

Signature # 2290

October 5, 2013
5:13pm

Amanda AlexanderBronx, NY

Keep the beauty of the trail! Don’t pave it. Tell the cyclists to use wider tires!

Signature # 2289

October 5, 2013
5:13pm

Michael C. CodyreBronx, NY

Please leave it alone.

Signature # 2288

October 5, 2013
5:12pm

Deborah W. BatesOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

A shame to lose the rustic atmosphere.

Signature # 2287

October 5, 2013
5:12pm

Alexandra PaytonManhattan, NY

no message

Signature # 2286

October 5, 2013
5:12pm

Brandon FinnieManhattan, NY

no message

Signature # 2285

October 5, 2013
5:12pm

Ricardo SanmartinNY State Resident

no message

Signature # 2284

October 5, 2013
5:12pm

Terence WoodNY State Resident

Leave it natural.

Signature # 2283

October 5, 2013
5:12pm

Octavio SantosQueens, NY

Keep our trails natural!

Signature # 2282

October 5, 2013
5:12pm

Pin SantosQueens, NY

Keep the natural beauty and pass it down to future generations.

Signature # 2281

October 3, 2013
12:52pm

Hugo LedsmanBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 2280

October 3, 2013
12:52pm

Ray JamesBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 2279

October 3, 2013
12:51pm

Warlin MartinezNY State Resident

no message

Signature # 2278

October 3, 2013
10:29am

Tom SullensBronx, NY

Do not pave!

Signature # 2277

October 3, 2013
9:06am

Drupattie RamroopBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 2276

October 2, 2013
5:33pm

Mary Jane KaplanManhattan, NY

NYC has plenty of concrete already and we lose far too many park trees in storms. Please don’t pave the trail.

Signature # 2275

October 2, 2013
3:40pm

Peter W. PostManhattan, NY

I have been using the Putnam Trail for over 60 years long before it was known as the Putnam Trail! As a boy I found nothing but joy in walking along the RR tracks and exploring the Van Cortlandt Park swamp and viewing the abundant bird and other wildlife found along the trail. The NYC Parks Department is supposed to administer the parks for the people, not cause wanton destruction. Where is your fiduciary responsibility to preserve and protect?

Signature # 2274

October 2, 2013
1:59pm

Marj JoyceOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

no message

Signature # 2273

October 2, 2013
1:39pm

Martha CoviBronx, NY

Save the Nature Trail. Have enjoyed it for decades and met a lot of wildlife, birds, wild turkeys, hawks, owls, etc and birdwatchers. Thanks.

Signature # 2272

October 2, 2013
1:39pm

peter heimgartnerNY State Resident

Parks department: you are a waste of our taxes !!!! leave the trail alone !

Signature # 2271

October 2, 2013
11:12am

Patrick HeaphyBronx, NY

Please do not pave over the trail.
It is nature at its best.
I use it everyday and love it as it is.

Signature # 2270

October 1, 2013
9:07pm

Ann M. SalazarBronx, NY

Don’t pave it. I love going on nature walks here and enjoying the quiet.

Signature # 2269

October 1, 2013
9:07pm

Alfred BraceroBrooklyn, NY

Please don’t ruin the Park!!!

Signature # 2268

October 1, 2013
9:07pm

Anneke ThielBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 2267

October 1, 2013
9:06pm

Dennis ThielBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 2266

October 1, 2013
9:06pm

Tracey PhillipsBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 2265

October 1, 2013
1:32pm

Emma SchwarzManhattan, NY

I recently walked from Van Cortlandt Park north to the Westchester section of the trail. The VC Park section was shady and full of wildflowers and birdsong. The paved section north of the park was like walking on a city street, not like being in a park at all. I don’t know why this beautiful area should be paved. We have enough paved streets in the city and need to preserve wild trails.

Signature # 2264

October 1, 2013
1:32pm

Robert SchwabBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 2263

September 29, 2013
10:10am

Jen DeveryNY State Resident

Save the trail!

Signature # 2262

September 28, 2013
8:04pm

Mabel CohenBronx, NY

Absolutely keep the original trail.

Signature # 2261

September 28, 2013
8:04pm

B. CroakNY State Resident

Stone-dust will make the park a better environment

Signature # 2260

September 28, 2013
8:04pm

Wayne MiddletonBronx, NY

No pavement!

Signature # 2259

September 28, 2013
8:04pm

Kim Amato MiddletonBronx, NY

No pavement!

Signature # 2258

September 28, 2013
8:04pm

Stephen DonnellyBronx, NY

Leave the trail as nature intended.

Signature # 2257

September 28, 2013
8:04pm

R. ReaganBronx, NY

No paving!!

Signature # 2256

September 28, 2013
8:04pm

Juan TejadaBronx, NY

Don’t change it!

Signature # 2255

September 28, 2013
8:04pm

Yliana GonzalezBronx, NY

Do not change it!

Signature # 2254

September 28, 2013
8:04pm

Demostenes GonzalezBronx, NY

No change.

Signature # 2253

September 28, 2013
8:04pm

E. OlmedaBronx, NY

The trail is a good thing.

Signature # 2252

September 28, 2013
8:04pm

M. YaskinskyNY State Resident

Who’s splitting the bill?

Signature # 2251

September 28, 2013
8:04pm

C. SilvaBronx, NY

Stone-dust will make the park a better environment

Signature # 2250

September 28, 2013
8:04pm

Mary Ann CybulskiBronx, NY

Please keep the Putnam Trial natural. Don’t pave it.

Signature # 2249

September 28, 2013
8:03pm

Michael PermuyBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 2248

September 28, 2013
8:03pm

Estefania RodriguezBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 2247

September 28, 2013
8:02pm

Osvaldo MontasBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 2246

September 28, 2013
8:02pm

Deirdre WellsBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 2245

September 28, 2013
8:01pm

Paul RosenbergBronx, NY

No paving please.

Signature # 2244

September 28, 2013
6:01pm

Gerry BigginsNY State Resident

no message

Signature # 2243

September 28, 2013
6:01pm

Nicole OrtizManhattan, NY

no message

Signature # 2242

September 28, 2013
6:01pm

James S. BairdBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 2241

September 28, 2013
6:01pm

Mike KaneBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 2240

September 28, 2013
6:01pm

Guadalupe MichacaBronx, NY

I really like the park the way it is now. The trail is beautiful to walk on.

Signature # 2239

September 28, 2013
6:01pm

Lucy RodriguezBronx, NY

No pavement!

Signature # 2238

September 28, 2013
6:01pm

Donald ButtManhattan, NY

Beautiful the way it is!

Signature # 2237

September 28, 2013
6:01pm

Amanda DeFrancescoBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 2236

September 28, 2013
6:01pm

Suzanne MananoBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 2235

September 28, 2013
12:18am

Brendan LyonsBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 2234

September 23, 2013
9:50am

A. HuguertBronx, NY

Save the animals and the trees, please!

Signature # 2233

September 23, 2013
9:49am

Amber WilliamsonBronx, NY

Let it be.

Signature # 2232

September 23, 2013
9:49am

Mary KellyBronx, NY

Nature please!

Signature # 2231

September 23, 2013
9:49am

Andrea G. FuentesBronx, NY

Nature please!

Signature # 2230

September 23, 2013
9:48am

Linnea ToppBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 2229

September 23, 2013
9:48am

Joel ShulmanBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 2228

September 23, 2013
9:48am

Rebecca CrichlowBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 2227

September 23, 2013
9:48am

Doris CrichlowBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 2226

September 23, 2013
9:48am

Angel ZebalaManhattan, NY

no message

Signature # 2225

September 23, 2013
9:48am

Lisa VasquezBronx, NY

Leave it the way it is!

Signature # 2224

September 23, 2013
9:48am

Paul VirgaBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 2223

September 23, 2013
9:48am

Bruce FultonNY State Resident

Probably leave it as it is.

Signature # 2222

September 20, 2013
12:08pm

Lisa CharlesManhattan, NY

no message

Signature # 2221

September 18, 2013
1:03pm

Eric HooverBrooklyn, NY

no message

Signature # 2220

September 17, 2013
10:26pm

william kolekNY State Resident

Save money and save the trail. No asphalt please!

Signature # 2219

September 16, 2013
2:43pm

Marcial RamirezBronx, NY

Keep it Natural!

Signature # 2218

September 16, 2013
2:43pm

Kate OstranderBronx, NY

Keep it Natural!

Signature # 2217

September 16, 2013
2:43pm

Fred KurtzBronx, NY

Trail OK as it is.

Signature # 2216

September 16, 2013
2:43pm

Carmen KurtzBronx, NY

Trail OK as it is.

Signature # 2215

September 16, 2013
2:43pm

Ruben RodriguezBronx, NY

Keep park as natural

Signature # 2214

September 16, 2013
2:43pm

Wanda BarreroManhattan, NY

Keep the park as natural as possible W.B.

Signature # 2213

September 16, 2013
2:43pm

Ruben RiveraNY State Resident

We like the Natural Feel

Signature # 2212

September 16, 2013
2:43pm

Janneth EnriquezBronx, NY

Keep the park as natural

Signature # 2211

September 16, 2013
2:43pm

Luis EnriquezBronx, NY

Keep the park as natural

Signature # 2210

September 16, 2013
2:43pm

Laura IrwinNY State Resident

Parks are supposed to be natural!

Signature # 2209

September 16, 2013
2:42pm

Anthony BenitezNY State Resident

We want to preserve its naturality…

Signature # 2208

September 15, 2013
9:19pm

Chris CuffyBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 2207

September 15, 2013
9:18pm

Maribel RiveraBronx, NY

Please no!

Signature # 2206

September 15, 2013
9:18pm

Sergio GarciaBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 2205

September 15, 2013
9:18pm

Damion NunezBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 2204

September 15, 2013
9:10pm

Richard StabileBronx, NY

Leave well enough to nature.

Signature # 2203

September 15, 2013
9:10pm

L. McGouganManhattan, NY

no message

Signature # 2202

September 15, 2013
7:09pm

Peggy RayBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 2201

September 15, 2013
7:09pm

John McCarthyBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 2200

September 15, 2013
7:05pm

Mariala QuincheNY State Resident

no message

Signature # 2199

September 15, 2013
7:05pm

Anisa Juliana PattersenBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 2198

September 15, 2013
7:05pm

Sverre MelkstavikBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 2197

September 15, 2013
7:05pm

David DreyfussBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 2196

September 15, 2013
7:05pm

Janet DreyfussBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 2195

September 15, 2013
7:05pm

Asia PerezQueens, NY

no message

Signature # 2194

September 15, 2013
7:05pm

J. McWillisBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 2193

September 15, 2013
7:05pm

Carlos SalazarBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 2192

September 15, 2013
6:50pm

Alberto AlvarezBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 2191

September 15, 2013
6:50pm

Karina MayyerBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 2190

September 15, 2013
6:50pm

Elizabeth MercadoBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 2189

September 15, 2013
6:50pm

Porfirio VelazquezBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 2188

September 15, 2013
6:50pm

Thomas VelazquezBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 2187

September 15, 2013
6:50pm

Oliver ConantManhattan, NY

no message

Signature # 2186

September 15, 2013
6:50pm

Leighton ThornhillQueens, NY

no message

Signature # 2185

September 14, 2013
10:14am

Joel ShulmanBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 2184

August 31, 2013
9:37pm

thomas bauccioBronx, NY

To deface and desecrate it with concrete would be an environmental disaster. The more natural a trail the better.

Signature # 2183

August 31, 2013
6:19pm

Isabella AnQueens, NY

Wildlife is important and must be preserved. We must learn to work with nature and not against it. We must show our appreciation and love towards nature, as well as taking our responsibility in taking good care of God’s gift and world seriously.

Signature # 2182

August 30, 2013
8:48pm

Joe PillaBronx, NY

Widening and asphalting this trail would be such a mistake. Besides the damage the construction would do and loss it would entail, it would encourage folks on motorized bikes and vehicles to use it. I don’t begrudge regular bikers use of the current trail, but there are already ample paved bike paths in VC Park. There’s no need to spoil a good walk to provide another.

Signature # 2181

August 27, 2013
3:32pm

Axie SzekrenyBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 2180

August 27, 2013
11:43am

Paul grayBronx, NY

Another situation where the politicians are getting a kickback from the contractors who will do the work, money or favors, you pick it! Leave the Park alone — it is just fine the way it is!!!

Signature # 2179

August 27, 2013
11:42am

Matt BrownManhattan, NY

I agree: nature does deserve its place in our modern world. It is also important to save areas like this for future generations to experience our sacred trails and wooded areas. New York City needs its nature as much as it needs its concrete. I’m a Fordham graduate living in Manhattan, and retreat to the Bronx regularly for solace and peace. Please don’t pave this trail.

Signature # 2178

August 26, 2013
10:45pm

Claudia FranciamoreBronx, NY

Save the trail!

Signature # 2177

August 26, 2013
10:44pm

Miguel AriesBronx, NY

Save the trail!

Signature # 2176

August 26, 2013
10:44pm

Tiziana Imbemba NY State Resident

no message

Signature # 2175

August 26, 2013
1:04pm

Ildiko biroBronx, NY

Leave the park alone , we don’t need more asphalt. Don’t kill nature.
Thank you.

Signature # 2174

August 26, 2013
11:38am

Sarolta KovacsBronx, NY

Please save the trail and wetlands.

Signature # 2173

August 26, 2013
8:11am

Marsha DavisBronx, NY

I took a walk on the trail for the first time today and it would be a shame if they changed it; it’s beautiful as is.

Signature # 2172

August 25, 2013
9:11pm

Pam FrostBronx, NY

I’m a hiker and I love Putnam Trail. I think that it’s a very unique place and must be saved. This path where I can get completely away from the stresses of Urban life and interact with wild life and breathe healthy air is so necessary for my psychological well being as well as my health. Putnam Trail is so restorative and must be saved!

Signature # 2171

August 24, 2013
6:58pm

Ed SmithBronx, NY

If you pave over the Putnam Trail you will be destroying one of New York City’s natural wonders. You are going to manicure this park for the pleasure of a few over consideration of the many. I object to this inconsiderate action to please the power brokers in the city who don’t use our park and really have no interest in it anyway.

Signature # 2170

August 22, 2013
1:26pm

khalid sabaterBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 2169

August 20, 2013
8:08pm

Deborah FranklinBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 2168

August 18, 2013
3:13pm

Adam SherrerdOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

no message

Signature # 2167

August 13, 2013
6:01pm

Mimi HueBrooklyn, NY

Nature deserves to have its space. Let’s respect nature and allow everyone to enjoy it.

Signature # 2166

August 11, 2013
3:40pm

Brian PorterOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

This is an important area

Signature # 2165

August 11, 2013
1:29pm

Victoria FlexnerManhattan, NY

Don’t ruin the beauty of the putnam trail!!! Save the little bit of nature that is left in NYC!!!!!!

Signature # 2164

August 10, 2013
9:29pm

Diana OmoriManhattan, NY

Please leave it alone. It does not need paving

Signature # 2163

August 10, 2013
9:29pm

Mike MoritaManhattan, NY

SAVE the environment and PUTNAM TRAIL

Signature # 2162

August 10, 2013
12:00pm

Thomas MoloneyManhattan, NY

There’s no place in the Bronx like Van Cortlandt Park.

Signature # 2161

August 9, 2013
12:21am

Sotaro MisawaQueens, NY

Please keep the natural trail!

Signature # 2160

July 27, 2013
7:15pm

Andre LobbanBrooklyn, NY

Save this TRAIL!!!!

Signature # 2159

July 26, 2013
7:31pm

Thomas ClearyManhattan, NY

We have very few natural areas, we don’t need more asphalt.

Signature # 2158

July 26, 2013
4:26pm

Nancy LindayManhattan, NY

Please do not pave over this terrific trail!

Signature # 2157

July 18, 2013
2:15pm

Joel LowyManhattan, NY

no message

Signature # 2156

July 8, 2013
1:08pm

Noel SelegziBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 2155

July 7, 2013
5:39pm

Dawn BiscardiNY State Resident

Does anyone recall the lyrics….”and you don’t know what you’ve got, til it’s gone…pave Paradise, put in a parking lot”? Why WHY would the powers that be decide to ruin one of the few “paradises” left in NYC? THINK AGAIN! Do not pave this lovely place.

Signature # 2154

June 25, 2013
3:24pm

dan youngNY State Resident

Leave nature alone!

Signature # 2153

June 21, 2013
3:11pm

CristinaLianBronx, NY

At one time The Bronx was THE place to come to enjoy nature, let some areas remain that way!

Signature # 2152

June 19, 2013
9:18pm

Joy KeithlineManhattan, NY

Please save this trail. We all need soft earth to tread upon so
we can reconnect to that which we are losing all too fast. Even
the worms and the bugs need a place to call home. No need
to pave and “improve.” Protect natural places everywhere, so we can enjoy the song of birds and the delight of a simple trail.

Signature # 2151

June 19, 2013
5:35pm

John Paul MontesBrooklyn, NY

Please, Please, Please!!!!!! Do not allow this to happen. As a runner for the last 17 years, since age 8 years old I have had the opportunity on running on all trails and green spaces within our beautiful city. I have run for High School, Division I College, and club teams the like and it would be a travesty to eliminate such a staple cross country trail that’s part of the fabric of NYC!!!

Signature # 2150

June 19, 2013
3:51pm

Karen BloomNY State Resident

I grew up in the Bronx and spent much time in Van Cortlandt Park. The park created a love of the outdoors for me and led to my becoming an avid hiker. I hope the paving will be reconsidered.

Signature # 2149

June 19, 2013
12:57pm

Eric PiazzaBronx, NY

Please preserve this natural environment for future generations to enjoy.

Signature # 2148

June 19, 2013
12:57pm

Justin DewManhattan, NY

Please don’t pave the putnam trail, there are SO FEW places to hike/run that are “wild” anymore!

Signature # 2147

June 19, 2013
12:57pm

James KemptonNY State Resident

no message

Signature # 2146

June 19, 2013
12:57pm

Diane ZinnManhattan, NY

no message

Signature # 2145

June 19, 2013
12:57pm

KatherineManhattan, NY

no message

Signature # 2144

June 19, 2013
12:57pm

laurenNY State Resident

no message

Signature # 2143

June 19, 2013
12:57pm

Jennifer DiGaetanoQueens, NY

no message

Signature # 2142

June 19, 2013
12:57pm

Janis BerglasNY State Resident

Are you out of your minds?

Signature # 2141

June 18, 2013
8:44pm

Alan GardnerManhattan, NY

Enough urbanization…keep the trail as natural as can be…keep the green green…stop ruining our planet and start preserving it for our kids and their kids…asphalt means more vehicle traffic means more fumes means worse health all around…get a clue and keep it clean!

Signature # 2140

June 18, 2013
7:14pm

Richard GareyBronx, NY

I use this trail regularly on my bike and would like it to remain unpaved. It’s a picturesque trail as-is and paving it would take away from it’s appearance. The ride along the Putnam Trail in the Bronx is beautiful. As soon as you enter into Westchester it is blah.

Signature # 2139

June 16, 2013
12:31am

Marj JoyceOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

Paving this wonderful trail is unnecessary, will conflict with the natural environment, is costly, and will quickly fall into disrepair. The City is losing too many wonderful pieces of paradise to short-sighted paving. To say nothing of the quiet shade!

Signature # 2138

June 12, 2013
1:12am

Lisa TromboneBronx, NY

There’s already enough pavement.

Signature # 2137

June 11, 2013
3:57pm

Albert RosaBronx, NY

I run this trail at least once a month. It’s a great nature walk!

Signature # 2136

June 11, 2013
12:26pm

Jules FormelBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 2135

June 5, 2013
4:53pm

Carl MehlingBronx, NY

There are so few unpaved things in NYC. Please leave one of the few as close to natural as possible.

Signature # 2134

June 5, 2013
12:20pm

Fiona BradyBronx, NY

Paving an earthen trail with asphalt, removing hundreds of trees, and applying Roundup (which kills both beneficial and pest species)…all of these actions have/will have detrimental and long-term impact on these woodlands and alter people’s experience in nature. Not all green spaces are created equal–there needs to be diversity, porous surfaces to absorb storm water, a place to feel soft earth beneath one’s feet, to look up into a green canopy, to meander…all of this exists, and only needs protecting and intelligent, sustainable management. Please do not pave over and negatively alter this natural place.
I would also strenuously argue that an Environmental Impact Assessment be conducted before any further action is taken.

Signature # 2133

June 5, 2013
12:20pm

Thomas TromboneBronx, NY

Paving the trail would obviously require uprooting many more trees than has been alleged and would significantly reduce the trail’s appeal for hikers, birders and naturalists. What few woods we have left in NYC should remain woods.

Signature # 2132

June 5, 2013
7:34am

frank huarcayaOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

I believe we should preserve this natural environment for the future. once you pave this trail it will be paved for generations. How about putting effort into teaching our kids more about nature?

Signature # 2131

June 4, 2013
6:49pm

Guy MaggiOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

This trail harkened to the beginnings of NY. if we change areas like this we will no longer have a glimpse into the past to not only respect the past but to see how much we have accomplished.

Signature # 2130

June 3, 2013
10:00pm

Dennis HellerStaten Island, NY

no message

Signature # 2129

June 2, 2013
3:42pm

Krisztina ImreBronx, NY

I am really sick of people in the city trying to pave everything. Why should we sacrifice nature for someone else’s bicycling convenience?

Signature # 2128

June 2, 2013
3:42pm

Julianne QuinnNY State Resident

no message

Signature # 2127

June 1, 2013
10:19pm

HollyOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

Natural paths are a benefit to all — there is no need for pavement through green space.

Signature # 2126

May 31, 2013
1:16pm

Helene GwennQueens, NY

Please save the trail. We often go to Van Cortlandt Park to get away from asphalt & cement pavements. Van Cortlandt Park is an oasis. The money the Parks Department wants to spend paving over the dirt trail would be better used spending it on fixing playgrounds.

Signature # 2125

May 30, 2013
5:00pm

Kira Rutherford-BoeseBrooklyn, NY

no message

Signature # 2124

May 30, 2013
3:57pm

Karen BlairManhattan, NY

Save the trails and spend the money where it’s really needed…invest in our Children – SAVE THE AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS!!!!

Signature # 2123

May 30, 2013
3:57pm

Barb KOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

NYC of all places should protect the green spaces.

Signature # 2122

May 30, 2013
9:26am

Bryan DulogQueens, NY

I just ran this trail for the first time on Memorial Day. It’s absolutely beautiful and none of the other parks in NYC have anything like this. It would be a shame if this was paved.

Signature # 2121

May 29, 2013
3:33pm

Richard ChamberlainBronx, NY

We need to preserve as many of the remaining sites as possible all without introducing anything into the space that mother nature did not furnish.

Signature # 2120

May 29, 2013
3:33pm

Tito SinhaQueens, NY

As a runner in Van Cortlandt Park since the late 1980s, I strongly support preserving the Putnam Trail as it is today.

Signature # 2119

May 28, 2013
7:18pm

Ellen LurieOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

I lived in New York State most of my life and Manhattan for about 10 years

Signature # 2118

May 28, 2013
5:18pm

Delores LuckeyManhattan, NY

I support efforts to save this trail. I have a friend Rafael who runs this trail each week. We need more opportunities to promote our fitness not less. The beauty of the path will be destroyed if paved and the path will virtually effect negatively the fitness of runners and walkers. Natural ground vs pavement.

Signature # 2117

May 28, 2013
5:17pm

Carl HarrisBrooklyn, NY

Just supporting something that I believe is right.

Signature # 2116

May 28, 2013
12:26pm

Jackie DiSalvoBrooklyn, NY

no message

Signature # 2115

May 27, 2013
2:53pm

Rebecca BallManhattan, NY

This trail is beautiful! Paving it would destroy a unique part of the park and nature. Instead of cutting down trees and paving it, why don’t you put efforts into using what exists to educate kids about the park and nature? Maybe put some funds instead into maintaining the trails? Paved bike paths are great, just somewhere else.

Signature # 2114

May 27, 2013
2:52pm

Isabel Martinez RiveraBronx, NY

I have run in Van Cortlandt park for a while now on “The Flats.” Today I had my first experience running the trails and I want it to be a place that I can enjoy over and over again, in its current unpaved state.

Signature # 2113

May 26, 2013
11:02pm

Candice CoeymanOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

no message

Signature # 2112

May 25, 2013
11:37am

Anne K JohnsonManhattan, NY

Stop destroying the only free amenities for working class people.

Signature # 2111

May 23, 2013
8:31pm

Elisabeth KilmerManhattan, NY

don’t pave paradise to put of a parking lot! i mean, bike roadway.

Signature # 2110

May 23, 2013
12:25pm

ann marie irelandOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

I grew up playing in VCP and want to be part of helping to preserve the beautiful grounds for all of us.

Signature # 2109

May 22, 2013
4:13pm

Ivan BraunBronx, NY

I use the trail regularly and want it improved not turned into a wide paved road.

Signature # 2108

May 21, 2013
10:39pm

Michael ScholzOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

no message

Signature # 2107

May 21, 2013
7:14pm

kristi schrittwieserManhattan, NY

The little bit of nature that NYC has left should be cherished. To remove trees and pave a natural trail is to control the environment, the environment is not for humans to control. I spend hours in nature, unfortunately I leave NY, whatever is left don’t destroy it.

Signature # 2106

May 21, 2013
9:40am

Jose MBronx, NY

The Putnam Trail, is one of the most amazing areas left in the Bronx. For years it continues to keep me excited and happy to have this area to visit when exercising or just to meditate. Please keep this open!

Signature # 2105

May 20, 2013
11:53pm

NoemiBronx, NY

The Putnam Trail, has been a beautiful sight in van cortlandt park for many years. It has been apart of our community promoting a healthy lifestyle. Many people, like myself, use this trail for exercise. It will be a great loss for the community if this trail is taken away. Please don’t close down this trail, it has been a place for all our residents.

Signature # 2104

May 20, 2013
11:52pm

Adam DanforthBrooklyn, NY

no message

Signature # 2103

May 19, 2013
1:36pm

Judi SilliereOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

no message

Signature # 2102

May 18, 2013
7:21pm

CarolStaten Island, NY

Hope this endeavor is successful

Signature # 2101

May 18, 2013
4:09am

Ava ZuritaNY State Resident

no message

Signature # 2100

May 18, 2013
4:08am

Bill MurphyNY State Resident

no message

Signature # 2099

May 17, 2013
4:32pm

Michael ArneyBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 2098

May 16, 2013
3:36pm

carolyn mitchellOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

Please save the historic Putnam trail for future generations of nature lovers. It’s important to preserve the beauty of nature for all our children.

Signature # 2097

May 16, 2013
2:10pm

Donald ArthurBronx, NY

Keep The Putnam Trail Open

Signature # 2096

May 16, 2013
11:09am

Suzanne DoughertyOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

Thanks for doing this!

Signature # 2095

May 16, 2013
11:09am

Murray J FoxOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

no message

Signature # 2094

May 16, 2013
9:27am

Barbara SorrellNY State Resident

no message

Signature # 2093

May 16, 2013
9:21am

Myriam LoorQueens, NY

Keep the trail alive and promote fitness

Signature # 2092

May 16, 2013
9:20am

Patricia CovenyNY State Resident

no message

Signature # 2091

May 16, 2013
9:20am

Walt POut of State Resident/Tax Payer

no message

Signature # 2090

May 16, 2013
7:46am

Cathy TroisiNY State Resident

save the trail and please let it be
for tomorrow’s children, and now, you and me
however it’s used, whether bike, walk, or run
keep putnam as is for every day fun.

Signature # 2089

May 15, 2013
9:46pm

Peter NickmanBrooklyn, NY

It ain’t broke, so don’t fix it.

Signature # 2088

May 15, 2013
8:02pm

Lucy AmatoBronx, NY

New Yorkers need as much natural environment as possible. We work hard and we need calm, natural, quiet spaces, not more asphalt.

Signature # 2087

May 15, 2013
11:48am

Troy SquireBrooklyn, NY

This is a unique and beautiful running trail that I can get to WITHOUT A CAR! Please keep it as it is.

Signature # 2086

May 15, 2013
8:42am

Alex PirkoQueens, NY

Please save the Putnam trail as a nature trail.
There are plenty of paved paths already..

Signature # 2085

May 14, 2013
8:36am

Janet GonzalezNY State Resident

no message

Signature # 2084

May 14, 2013
12:01am

Shawn McKinleyBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 2083

May 13, 2013
6:51pm

Juan Morales-FloresBronx, NY

Please preserve the beauty of Van Cortlandt Park and the habitat for the species of animals and plants that live in it. Improve but keep natural the bike and jogging trail and preserve this much necessary resource.

Signature # 2082

May 13, 2013
3:54pm

Kathryn TurnerOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

Preserve Putman Trail in it’s most natural state, especially significant to city dwellers. Bikers are not excluded. They can get a mountain bike.

Signature # 2081

May 13, 2013
2:00pm

Daphna LazarowNY State Resident

I Have fond Memories On The Putnam Trail From My Years After College Living In Mahopac Putnam County When I Ran And Rollerbladed To Living In Riverdale, Bronx When My Husband And I Were First Married And Enjoyed Peaceful Walks Together DBefore We Moved To The Suburbs To Raise A Family. Everyone Should Have This opportunity To enjoy Special Moments And Create Fond Memories.

Signature # 2080

May 13, 2013
11:37am

Wyeth HunnableManhattan, NY

Please do not pave the Putnam Trail. We need to maintain some areas around cities that are not paved.

Thank you

Signature # 2079

May 12, 2013
6:45pm

Muriel SingerBrooklyn, NY

no message

Signature # 2078

May 12, 2013
2:16pm

Scott StelkManhattan, NY

no message

Signature # 2077

May 12, 2013
12:42pm

Ron AponteOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

Don’t pave any more NYC trails!

Signature # 2076

May 11, 2013
2:20pm

Elizabeth GrachevBronx, NY

The heading speaks for itself — hope those who are for nature conservancy will prevail. Please, leave Nature as it shines.

Signature # 2075

May 11, 2013
11:17am

Glendon GordonNY State Resident

Have used this trail many years on my mountain bike, and have enjoyed the scenery.

Signature # 2074

May 11, 2013
11:16am

Beatriz RodriguezQueens, NY

We have enough pavement in this city. Stop destroying nature with it.

Signature # 2073

May 10, 2013
3:20pm

HeatherNY State Resident

no message

Signature # 2072

May 10, 2013
9:10am

Douglas Mac CullochNY State Resident

If this trail is paved over not only are you doing a disservice to the people/taxpayers that use this trail.You will be serving a crashing blow to the enviorment. Once it is gone, it never comes back. There is no need to change what nature has already provided!

Signature # 2071

May 9, 2013
11:10pm

Mike PeppardBronx, NY

We don’t need any more paved trails in the Bronx. Please leave it alone. I ride my bike almost daily there.

Signature # 2070

May 9, 2013
7:57pm

Martin HalpinNY State Resident

Save The Trail !!! Leave It Alone !!!

Signature # 2069

May 9, 2013
5:52pm

mary ann cybulskiBronx, NY

Please keep the Putnam trail natural.

Signature # 2068

May 9, 2013
3:39pm

Alysha MaiorelliManhattan, NY

The Putnam Trail has so much sentimental value to me as I began my running career surrounded by the trees of this natural bliss in the middle of New York City. To pave it with asphalt would diminish its charm.

Signature # 2067

May 9, 2013
1:13pm

Alexander SlagleBronx, NY

Please Do Not Change The Trail. As a 21 year old, I value the natural beauty for myself and the younger generation.

Signature # 2066

May 9, 2013
1:13pm

Judy RubinNY State Resident

A 15 foot wide paved path will the destroy the scenic beauty of the Putnam Trail. I detest running on asphalt, the natural trails around Van Cortlandt are what make it unique to other city parks. The whole meaning of a trail is it has natural beauty, please do not pave the trail.

Signature # 2065

May 9, 2013
1:13pm

Shauna Arnesen Out of State Resident/Tax Payer

Don’t ruin a beautiful nature park in the midst of the city, these parks should be protected. Using rock dust will preserve the trail, while a paved trail will ruin it. Also, there is no need to widen the trail, this isn’t a freeway!

Signature # 2064

May 9, 2013
10:28am

Deva BooneManhattan, NY

I am a bird watcher and do not want to see valuable habitat destroyed by the paving of the Putnam Trail. Please don’t ruin this beautiful trail.

Signature # 2063

May 9, 2013
10:27am

Claire McGintyNY State Resident

website

Signature # 2062

May 9, 2013
8:40am

Nancy NasserManhattan, NY

Please save the trail my family lives in the Bronx and they enjoy the trail everyday

Signature # 2061

May 8, 2013
9:09pm

Beniamin ChirilaOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

Leave nature alone. Do not pave a road that does not need paving. Let generations to come enjoy a natural, beautiful trail.

Signature # 2060

May 8, 2013
6:44pm

Mats ArvidssonOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

It’s a given that a remodelling a nature like this will be regretted for generations to come. Please keep the trail as it is or with gentle reconstructions.

Regards Mats

Signature # 2059

May 8, 2013
6:44pm

Joe DanielsNY State Resident

no message

Signature # 2058

May 8, 2013
5:33pm

loren drzalOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

no message

Signature # 2057

May 8, 2013
5:32pm

Thomas NemetschkeOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

no message

Signature # 2056

May 8, 2013
12:44pm

Alan RubenManhattan, NY

Please save the Putman trail.

Signature # 2055

May 8, 2013
12:13pm

ErinOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

Please save the Putnam Trail. I know several people who enjoy this trail on a weekly basis. It is so important for humans to spend time in nature DAILY. If all natural trails are paved we will not have this opportunity. Our children will not know what it’s like to run in the dirt and in the woods. They won’t know what a deer or a rabbit looks like. The people using this trail want it to stay natural. Keep it that way!

Signature # 2054

May 8, 2013
12:13pm

danielOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

no message

Signature # 2053

May 8, 2013
11:36am

Paula FosterManhattan, NY

no message

Signature # 2052

May 8, 2013
10:27am

jon rossBronx, NY

While I appreciate any efforts to clean-up and improve our natural spaces it’s troubling to think that the natural aesthetics will be altered for the worse. Please consider the input of folks that utilize the park on a regular basis and help make it a warm, welcoming refuge from the concrete jungle.

Signature # 2051

May 8, 2013
10:27am

Chris ThigpenOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

We have enough asphalt in the world, please preserve the little nature we have left.

Signature # 2050

May 8, 2013
10:27am

Justin ValisOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

Please don’t pave over paradise!

Signature # 2049

May 8, 2013
10:27am

LisaManhattan, NY

no message

Signature # 2048

May 8, 2013
10:27am

Brad SageNY State Resident

no message

Signature # 2047

May 8, 2013
10:27am

Albert LeungManhattan, NY

no message

Signature # 2046

May 7, 2013
11:53pm

Nicole DManhattan, NY

Please let nature be.

Signature # 2045

May 7, 2013
11:53pm

Natasha JohnstonNY State Resident

no message

Signature # 2044

May 7, 2013
11:53pm

Sara StewartNY State Resident

no message

Signature # 2043

May 7, 2013
11:53pm

Daniel GoldowitzNY State Resident

no message

Signature # 2042

May 7, 2013
8:38pm

Leslie JordanBronx, NY

Our natural environments are shrinking. This must not happen.

Signature # 2041

May 7, 2013
2:47pm

Charles hendershottOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

no message

Signature # 2040

May 7, 2013
12:32pm

NinaManhattan, NY

no message

Signature # 2039

May 7, 2013
11:57am

RG RavittsManhattan, NY

To pave or widen this trail is not an improvement. Better to add more native plants, and protect the natural beauty & wildlife that make it special. People who wish to run/walk/bike on pavement have many options already! Please protect the unpaved, narrow, natural charm that invites one to wander in appreciation of nature rather dashing through all unaware.

Signature # 2038

May 7, 2013
11:25am

Stephany EvansBronx, NY

I just moved to the Bronx from the Upper West Side of Manhattan BECAUSE of Van Cortlandt Park and it’s great trails. Please do not pave the Putnam Trail. I have not met one person who was in favor of this.

Signature # 2037

May 7, 2013
10:42am

Jade BriteManhattan, NY

Don’t try to play god. Leave nature alone. Every living thing has its purpose. Asphalt has nothing to do in a forest! Keep out!

Signature # 2036

May 6, 2013
3:12pm

joan minogue Bronx, NY

Leave the trail alone .if you pave it the bikers will only go faster and make it unsafe for the rest of us.

Signature # 2035

May 6, 2013
2:16pm

Tara WestOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

I spent my youth running cross country races at Van Cortlandt Park. I became a national runner. Running on the dirt paths through the canopy of trees is one of my favorite memories during the healthiest phase of my life. Now, when I visit, I walk these trails with my sister and her husband and am just as adamant as they are to keep the Putnam Trail as it is now for generations to come. Thank you.

Signature # 2034

May 6, 2013
2:15pm

KathleenNY State Resident

no message

Signature # 2033

May 6, 2013
2:15pm

Jim ReilinghNY State Resident

Don’t pave the trail.

Signature # 2032

May 6, 2013
2:15pm

Theresa GalvinQueens, NY

no message

Signature # 2031

May 6, 2013
6:58am

C BrownBronx, NY

Stop paving parkland.

Signature # 2030

May 5, 2013
9:32pm

Sarah WenkBrooklyn, NY

We have so little parkland in the city. How can we possibly justify destroying one inch if it??

Signature # 2029

May 5, 2013
7:47pm

Matthew MoralesBronx, NY

As someone who spent years is highschool life running these trails, as an adult who loves to fish at lake and and a person who understands the fine balance of nature and human presence… It makes no sense to destroy what is beautiful to convenience a minority of Road Bikers. The trail is suitable for mountain bikes and hikers alike.

To waste my taxpayer money on a frivolous project, how about funding the remaining greenway project along the Bronx River.

Signature # 2028

May 5, 2013
8:29am

Mary PicardOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

I am a Hoboken resident who works in New York City and who knows too well the consequences of ruining any natural area. Anyone in New York City who watched the devastation of Sandy should understand the folly of paving over ANYTHING that should not be paved over. Paving over the Putnam trail is a stupid idea, in addition to a waste of taxpayer money. Stop destroying New York!

Signature # 2027

May 4, 2013
10:37pm

Gabriel KourieNY State Resident

Save the Trail

Signature # 2026

May 4, 2013
10:36pm

Kathleen KourieNY State Resident

no message

Signature # 2025

May 4, 2013
10:25pm

Gloria KourieNY State Resident

Save the trail

Signature # 2024

May 4, 2013
9:47pm

B. AgostoBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 2023

May 4, 2013
5:56pm

B. SlotnickManhattan, NY

no message

Signature # 2022

May 4, 2013
11:07am

Stella MillerNY State Resident

There is a difference between improving a trail by clearing debris, perhaps laying down a natural substrate for ease of maintenance (and to keep invasives non native plant species from jumping from one side of the trail to the other) and degrading the environment by pouring asphalt in a natural area. What is the science behind moving forward with this project? People in the city go to the woods to escape the “concrete jungle”, they trod on asphalt all day long. Once in natural areas such as this, they can breathe the air, feel the real ground beneath their feet and feel whole again. Do not pave this trail. Leave it be. Leave it natural. Maintain it, improve it, but do not turn it into a mini road.

Signature # 2021

May 4, 2013
11:06am

David KaropkinBrooklyn, NY

Tired of having concrete and pavement put down all over this city’s beautiful green spaces.

Signature # 2020

May 4, 2013
11:05am

Roseann VelezBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 2019

May 3, 2013
4:07pm

NikiBrooklyn, NY

Human-induced habitat fragmentation is one of the major causes of biodiversity loss.
Species confined to fragmented habitats are of major conservation concerns.
Cutting down trees and putting down a paved road could destruct local habitats and fragment populations which could have deleterious impacts on the biodiversity of the trail.
Please preserve the Putnam Trail as is!

Signature # 2018

May 3, 2013
3:48pm

Carol Queens, NY

we need more natural trails

Signature # 2017

May 3, 2013
12:47pm

Helene GwennQueens, NY

We enjoy the park the way it is. Please do not ruin the park by cutting down trees and paving a wide road. People go to the park to get away from paved cement & asphalt roads.

Signature # 2016

May 3, 2013
12:18pm

Tomasz KochanowiczBronx, NY

Please save the trails

Signature # 2015

May 3, 2013
10:24am

jeanNY State Resident

no message

Signature # 2014

May 3, 2013
9:06am

David ShannonOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

As someone who has run 60 marathons and / or trail ultras, please save the dirt trails. They are disappearing too fast.

Signature # 2013

May 3, 2013
9:06am

Lesley HigginsManhattan, NY

no message

Signature # 2012

May 2, 2013
11:55pm

Regina YuManhattan, NY

SAVE THE TRAIL!!!

Signature # 2011

May 2, 2013
7:13pm

G. SoressiNY State Resident

Please preserve the Putnam Trail. We need to protect our resources.

Signature # 2010

May 2, 2013
4:50pm

Paul PalmeseNY State Resident

Please save the trail, I love coming here to enjoy nature and the park.

Signature # 2009

May 2, 2013
4:50pm

ChrisBrooklyn, NY

no message

Signature # 2008

May 2, 2013
10:35am

Victor KravetsManhattan, NY

no message

Signature # 2007

May 2, 2013
10:31am

Tamara LandovaBronx, NY

There are so many other things they could do in the park to keep it up.  There are better uses of taxpayer dollars.

Signature # 2006

May 2, 2013
10:30am

Servianov GolinaBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 2005

May 2, 2013
10:30am

Carl WilloughbyQueens, NY

no message

Signature # 2004

May 2, 2013
10:30am

Peter FeldmannManhattan, NY

no message

Signature # 2003

May 2, 2013
10:30am

Keith HighNY State Resident

Keep it natural please.

Signature # 2002

May 2, 2013
10:30am

James GrimmNY State Resident

no message

Signature # 2001

May 2, 2013
10:30am

Toni RomanNY State Resident

no message

Signature # 2000

May 2, 2013
10:30am

Howard JohnsonNY State Resident

I enjoy walking in the park. Keep it natural.

Signature # 1999

May 2, 2013
10:30am

Sraya ValleBronx, NY

Keep it natural please.

Signature # 1998

May 2, 2013
7:46am

Julian GonzalezQueens, NY

It would be a big mistake to remove the rugged character of this trail. Nature is hard to come by as it is in this city, and to rid us of this treasure would be counterproductive. Save our tax dollars for better purposes, such as public schools or low-income housing. Just a suggestion.

Signature # 1997

May 1, 2013
11:59pm

Jose R JimenezBronx, NY

There are plenty of paved trails throughout the Bronx but there are very very few unpaved trails. Paving this trail over would not only be environmentally damaging, costly, but would also give us a less varied outdoor experience. People seek less manicured trails have a hard enough time finding them. Please preserve this trail as is.

Jose

Signature # 1996

May 1, 2013
11:58pm

EileenManhattan, NY

no message

Signature # 1995

May 1, 2013
6:30pm

Lydia HarrisManhattan, NY

no message

Signature # 1994

May 1, 2013
12:15pm

Brendan MartinNY State Resident

PLEASE DON’T DO THIS! NATURAL SPACE IS SO SO LIMITED AS IT IS.

Signature # 1993

May 1, 2013
12:15pm

Genesis DuranBrooklyn, NY

Save the Trail!

Signature # 1992

May 1, 2013
11:28am

Raymond LiStaten Island, NY

I have lived in Staten Island for over a decade (essentially my childhood) and I have seen patches of trees and nature destroyed in favor of houses. No longer do I see the beautiful green trees in the summer like I did when I was younger when I now drive past those areas today. Such a small area of land made such a large impact on me: I can feel the pain of people who want to see the Putnam trail preserved. You are the voice of the people, and this is the people’s voice.

Signature # 1991

May 1, 2013
11:27am

Nancy WuManhattan, NY

Save the trail!

Signature # 1990

May 1, 2013
11:27am

Maggy GuzmanQueens, NY

Please keep the Putnam Trail au naturale!

Signature # 1989

May 1, 2013
10:58am

sara levineManhattan, NY

no message

Signature # 1988

May 1, 2013
10:31am

Bob GardnerManhattan, NY

I love hiking up there, don’t pave over it!

Signature # 1987

May 1, 2013
10:31am

Deborah Oster PannellBronx, NY

Please save your money, stop the paving, and preserve this beautiful trail for all to enjoy…
PLEASE!!!!!

Signature # 1986

May 1, 2013
10:30am

Isabella SkoviraManhattan, NY

no message

Signature # 1985

May 1, 2013
10:30am

Ed DunnBrooklyn, NY

The Putnam Trail is great! Why would you change it?

Signature # 1984

May 1, 2013
10:30am

Emma CollinsOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

no message

Signature # 1983

May 1, 2013
10:30am

Kelly FiebrandtManhattan, NY

I love to hike.

Signature # 1982

May 1, 2013
10:30am

Samir GoelNY State Resident

SAVE THE PUTNAM TRAIL!

Signature # 1981

May 1, 2013
10:30am

Carina GarciaManhattan, NY

Save the Putnam Trail!

Signature # 1980

May 1, 2013
10:30am

Kyle ButlerManhattan, NY

no message

Signature # 1979

May 1, 2013
10:30am

Katy SBrooklyn, NY

Save the trail!

Signature # 1978

May 1, 2013
10:30am

Carlos EstevezManhattan, NY

Paving the trail would take away its natural beauty.

Signature # 1977

May 1, 2013
8:08am

Sara DavisManhattan, NY

I LOVE Van Cortlandt Park and the Putnam Trail is one of my favorite parts about it. Paving the trail would ruin it.

Signature # 1976

April 30, 2013
8:59pm

SephoraManhattan, NY

no message

Signature # 1975

April 30, 2013
7:18pm

Elvia NegronBronx, NY

Stop we don’t need, nor do we want another road…aren’t you supposed to listen to the people! Well, listen…save the Putnam

Signature # 1974

April 30, 2013
6:47pm

Lara GonzalezBrooklyn, NY

Please don’t destroy this beautiful park! It’s a refuge for us city dwellers.

Signature # 1973

April 30, 2013
6:08pm

Rachael TuckerBrooklyn, NY

Why destroy something so beautiful?

Signature # 1972

April 30, 2013
12:29pm

john RogersBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1971

April 30, 2013
12:29pm

Dawn ConollyBronx, NY

These are such beautiful trails. Why???

Signature # 1970

April 30, 2013
11:11am

joel hallBronx, NY

I did not know they were going to start so soon we must stop them. What is jeff klein saying about this also jeff dinowitz and the other guy who always wants to be with Obama right next to him for a photo op they should all speak up.

Signature # 1969

April 30, 2013
10:40am

Riccel KounsNY State Resident

Dear Ms. Quinn,
My name is Riccel Kouns. I am 17, a runner, and environmentalist. The Putnam Trail is like a second home to me. It has played a major role in my running career, linking Tibbets Brook Park to Van Cortlandt Park. This is the only trail that remains unpaved and I would like to keep it that way. Paving the trail would be detrimental to not only the runners, who prefer a soft ground, but also to the plants, the animals, and the overall atmosphere of the trail. Putting a gravel road on the trail destroys everything that is beautiful about that small path. I love the peacefulness, the quiet, the light pitter-patter of my feet upon the ground, and the occasional mud pile that I must work my way through. Please do not take away one of the greatest things that connects Yonkers to the Bronx. Please do not destroy a runner’s haven. Please save the trail!

Thank you!

Signature # 1968

April 30, 2013
10:40am

Emily FriedManhattan, NY

The Putnum Trail is one of the few trails we have left in NYC. Children and adults alike deserve and need the opportunity to escape the concrete city without having to spend a lot of money to travel far. There are so many paved bike paths here. Let our children explore and experience nature!

Signature # 1967

April 30, 2013
10:40am

Alexandra SinacoriBrooklyn, NY

no message

Signature # 1966

April 30, 2013
10:40am

Nora ChenNY State Resident

Undisturbed nature is going more and more precious each day. Please preserve the trail, and allow the community to keep benefiting from it.

Signature # 1965

April 30, 2013
10:40am

Magdalena MiszczakBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1964

April 30, 2013
10:40am

Sharon BinesBronx, NY

My first experience in Van Cortlandt Park was at 13 with the Harlem Flight Kings. As an adult I learned of the various trails in the backhills, horse trail, backloop, and the hill for the die hard runner. My coach requested to have his ashes thrown in Van Cortlandt Park.

Signature # 1963

April 30, 2013
10:40am

Emily Out of State Resident/Tax Payer

no message

Signature # 1962

April 30, 2013
10:40am

Kit MessickQueens, NY

Don’t pave the trail! Conserve and protect our natural resources!

Signature # 1961

April 29, 2013
8:54pm

Rebecca SalameOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

This trail is so precious to our community, to visitors. It is a bit of nature for a walker or runner, a natural surface to jog/run/walk on beneath trees and amid wild green, let’s keep it as it is, and bring some real nature, unhobbled by pavement and urbanization, into the 21st century with us, and, hopefully, beyond.

Signature # 1960

April 29, 2013
8:53pm

Janis RozensBronx, NY

Don’t destroy the natural beauty of this trail!!!

Signature # 1959

April 29, 2013
8:53pm

Lee AbramsBrooklyn, NY

no message

Signature # 1958

April 29, 2013
8:53pm

Ian SrebnickBronx, NY

Don’t Pave the trail!

Signature # 1957

April 29, 2013
7:07pm

Martina StreckaOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

We LOVE the Putnam trail AS IS!!!! PLEASE LEAVE IT ALONE!!!

Signature # 1956

April 29, 2013
5:21pm

Joyce HallsNY State Resident

I’ve been running in my beloved Van Cortlandt since 1975. Currently I’m walking but I remember the railroad track when the tracks were still there. Please keep the park’s natural beauty.

Signature # 1955

April 29, 2013
5:19pm

joey vajdaBronx, NY

Don’t do this this will destroy the park we don’t need that really!!!

Signature # 1954

April 29, 2013
1:14pm

Donna JasmineBronx, NY

As a newcomer to the Bronx area, I have just begun to explore the wooded beauty of Van Cortlandt Park and The Putnam Trail. Keep it natural, don’t pave over the trail.

Signature # 1953

April 29, 2013
1:11pm

Ieva RozensBronx, NY

Why ruin something that is a perfect as it is? This trail is the most peaceful escape from the everyday chaos of city living and so accessible to all New Yorkers. The variety of trees, plants and wildlife would be totally destoyed if this project were to go through. Just last Saturday we observed a snapping turtle sunning himself by a pond, ducks, egrets, as well as masses of wildflowers – marsh marigolds and trout lilies which have taken years to acclimate and spread throughout the wooded areas. All this to be destroyed for a paved and widened road? Don’t tamper with it!!

Signature # 1952

April 29, 2013
10:21am

Monica RoblesBronx, NY

I’m not happy to hear about this decision to ruin another neighborhood to add to the industrial chaos that narrows down the choices for our kids’s healthy living. My customers are equally unhappy about this too. You’ll hear from them too.

Signature # 1951

April 29, 2013
10:06am

cristina gasparBronx, NY

Please do not pave this trail, it would be the worst environmental offense, and make it the unhealthiest for runners and hikers.

Signature # 1950

April 28, 2013
11:30pm

Edwin SchottensteinManhattan, NY

no message

Signature # 1949

April 28, 2013
11:30pm

Diane SchottensteinManhattan, NY

We thought the trail was damaged by Sandy but apparently they are destroying all the trees. This used to be a beautiful trail where you could feel you were far from the city in a very natural environment. This season it is so bare the golfers speak to you and you can see the cars on the highway. It is really sad and to think they want to pave it over is a travesty. Please reconsider the plan – who knows if the trees can ever be restored though.

Signature # 1948

April 28, 2013
10:38pm

Ginny HoustonBronx, NY

Please don’t destroy this beautiful trail.
This treasure should be preserved for years to come.

Signature # 1947

April 28, 2013
10:38pm

Jacqueline LhoumeauNY State Resident

no message

Signature # 1946

April 28, 2013
8:35pm

Tiernan ShanleyBronx, NY

SAVE THIS!!!!!

Signature # 1945

April 28, 2013
8:35pm

TimOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

Exploring the forests in the Bronx was one of my best experiences while living in New York City last year. Please don’t spend money tampering with them.

Signature # 1944

April 28, 2013
6:08pm

Katie CarskyNY State Resident

no message

Signature # 1943

April 28, 2013
6:08pm

Owen FisherNY State Resident

NO PAVEMENT! There are so many other problems that VCP faces that this money could be spent. Instead of paving why not extend the path south?

Signature # 1942

April 28, 2013
6:08pm

PaulManhattan, NY

Visit the Putnam Trail Chronicle – http://putnamtrailchronicle.blogspot.com

Signature # 1941

April 28, 2013
6:08pm

Nava SimonBronx, NY

I love the nature trail and the abundance of wildlife. Please don’t destroy a beautiful and unique Bronx oasis!

Signature # 1940

April 28, 2013
6:08pm

Katie HenryBronx, NY

Stay natural !!

Signature # 1939

April 28, 2013
6:08pm

Kyle KingBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1938

April 28, 2013
6:08pm

Yolynnette SanchezBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1937

April 28, 2013
6:08pm

Anthony ReynosoBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1936

April 28, 2013
6:08pm

Haysa HolguinQueens, NY

no message

Signature # 1935

April 28, 2013
6:08pm

Richard AlonsoNY State Resident

no message

Signature # 1934

April 28, 2013
6:08pm

Maria SadilBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1933

April 28, 2013
6:08pm

Andres AlvarezBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1932

April 28, 2013
6:08pm

Hal FraserQueens, NY

no message

Signature # 1931

April 28, 2013
6:08pm

Leila ChaitraimManhattan, NY

All for an alternate plan 🙂

Signature # 1930

April 28, 2013
6:08pm

Manuel RodriguezBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1929

April 28, 2013
6:08pm

Francis ClarkBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1928

April 28, 2013
6:08pm

Donell ClarkBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1927

April 28, 2013
6:08pm

Cordoba SantiagoBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1926

April 28, 2013
6:08pm

Joel OlayarriaBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1925

April 28, 2013
6:08pm

Francisco MontesinoManhattan, NY

no message

Signature # 1924

April 28, 2013
6:07pm

Nancy EscobarBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1923

April 28, 2013
6:07pm

Kelly MunozBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1922

April 28, 2013
6:07pm

Alexander SedanoBronx, NY

Hell no, we won’t go.

Signature # 1921

April 28, 2013
6:07pm

Yonit Yermish SedanoBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1920

April 28, 2013
6:07pm

Gloria RiveraBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1919

April 28, 2013
6:07pm

Amadita AndradeBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1918

April 28, 2013
6:07pm

Jam ShakwiBronx, NY

Keep the trail as natural as possible.

Signature # 1917

April 28, 2013
6:07pm

Michael VelezBronx, NY

Keep trail as is.

Signature # 1916

April 28, 2013
6:07pm

Rojas CarlosBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1915

April 28, 2013
6:07pm

Mrs. Tisha DanielsBronx, NY

Keep the trail.

Signature # 1914

April 28, 2013
6:07pm

Denise WatkinsBronx, NY

Keep the trail as it is.

Signature # 1913

April 28, 2013
6:07pm

Cris CuletuBronx, NY

Please don’t pave the trail!

Signature # 1912

April 28, 2013
6:07pm

Salathia MackBronx, NY

Please don’t pave the trail!

Signature # 1911

April 28, 2013
6:07pm

Kevin BethelBronx, NY

Save the trail.

Signature # 1910

April 28, 2013
6:07pm

Mary BethelBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1909

April 28, 2013
6:07pm

Mellanie SpringerBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1908

April 28, 2013
6:07pm

Samuel ChesserBronx, NY

Not urban – natural.

Signature # 1907

April 28, 2013
6:07pm

Rujin TianBronx, NY

Asphalt is not healthy for the ankles.

Signature # 1906

April 28, 2013
6:07pm

John DreyBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1905

April 28, 2013
6:07pm

James BufanoBronx, NY

Do not pave the Putnam Trail please.

Signature # 1904

April 28, 2013
7:05am

Jill PetroskiOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

When in Ny, I am constantly seeking green space. Putnam is an oasis in a concrete desert. Please preserve it. 🙂

Signature # 1903

April 27, 2013
8:59pm

Joe SolleresBronx, NY

I ride my mountain bike through the trail.

Signature # 1902

April 27, 2013
8:59pm

Tyla ScottBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1901

April 27, 2013
8:59pm

Erma HallBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1900

April 27, 2013
8:59pm

John RoselliStaten Island, NY

no message

Signature # 1899

April 27, 2013
8:59pm

Nicole McCarthyBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1898

April 27, 2013
8:59pm

Carlos SanchezBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1897

April 27, 2013
8:59pm

Betty RiveraBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1896

April 27, 2013
8:59pm

Calvin WilsonBronx, NY

Keep organic.

Signature # 1895

April 27, 2013
8:59pm

Melissa BakerBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1894

April 27, 2013
8:59pm

Eastlyn AfriyuBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1893

April 27, 2013
8:59pm

Scott DeGarmoBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1892

April 27, 2013
8:59pm

Melissa MendezBronx, NY

Take walks with family and showed my students on a hiking trip recently.

Signature # 1891

April 27, 2013
8:59pm

Roberto RodriguezBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1890

April 27, 2013
8:59pm

Jannill AbreuBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1889

April 27, 2013
8:59pm

Joe HuntBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1888

April 27, 2013
8:41pm

Natalie CarrasquilloBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1887

April 27, 2013
8:41pm

Alex HusterBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1886

April 27, 2013
8:41pm

Erika GilletteBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1885

April 27, 2013
8:41pm

Demitrie OrtizBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1884

April 27, 2013
8:41pm

James BurkeBronx, NY

Thanks!

Signature # 1883

April 27, 2013
8:41pm

Margarita BurkeBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1882

April 27, 2013
8:41pm

Catherine SlatteryBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1881

April 27, 2013
8:41pm

Bob SincroneBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1880

April 27, 2013
8:41pm

Karhmarit FajardoBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1879

April 27, 2013
8:41pm

Lauren SorianoBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1878

April 27, 2013
8:41pm

Govanny JimenezBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1877

April 27, 2013
8:41pm

Grace BaidalBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1876

April 27, 2013
8:41pm

Luis HernandezBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1875

April 27, 2013
8:41pm

Maria PaulinoBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1874

April 27, 2013
8:41pm

Mayerlin MichesBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1873

April 27, 2013
8:41pm

Nelson OrozcoBronx, NY

good work.

Signature # 1872

April 27, 2013
8:41pm

Rufino ArantBronx, NY

Leave nature alone!

Signature # 1871

April 27, 2013
8:40pm

RafaelBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1870

April 27, 2013
8:15pm

Melissa CapozziBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1869

April 27, 2013
8:15pm

Michael PerdomoBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1868

April 27, 2013
8:15pm

Jonathan PerdomoBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1867

April 27, 2013
8:15pm

Kathleen BradyBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1866

April 27, 2013
8:15pm

Arshad KhanNY State Resident

no message

Signature # 1865

April 27, 2013
8:15pm

Stuart MacmeeNY State Resident

no message

Signature # 1864

April 27, 2013
8:15pm

Jey MarcManhattan, NY

no message

Signature # 1863

April 27, 2013
8:15pm

Beverly CampbellNY State Resident

Leave the trail alone

Signature # 1862

April 27, 2013
8:15pm

Kristy AriasBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1861

April 27, 2013
8:15pm

Nila GlibinQueens, NY

no message

Signature # 1860

April 27, 2013
8:15pm

E. KittBronx, NY

Leave the trail.

Signature # 1859

April 27, 2013
8:15pm

Annette MaldonadoBronx, NY

Leave the trail.

Signature # 1858

April 27, 2013
8:15pm

Melissa SotoBronx, NY

Leave the trail.

Signature # 1857

April 27, 2013
8:15pm

Dorota CapinskaBronx, NY

Leave the trail.

Signature # 1856

April 27, 2013
8:15pm

Nelson AriasOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

Leave the trail.

Signature # 1855

April 27, 2013
8:15pm

Adolfina PortorrealOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

Leave the trail.

Signature # 1854

April 27, 2013
8:15pm

Alberto GuerreroManhattan, NY

no message

Signature # 1853

April 27, 2013
8:15pm

H. BradyBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1852

April 27, 2013
8:15pm

Carl RockBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1851

April 27, 2013
8:15pm

Nancy AlvarezBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1850

April 27, 2013
8:15pm

Tyler MaarBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1849

April 27, 2013
8:15pm

Eileen McGillicuddyBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1848

April 27, 2013
8:15pm

Bernarda RamirezBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1847

April 27, 2013
8:03pm

Angela LopezNY State Resident

We need more trees.

Signature # 1846

April 27, 2013
8:03pm

Amir KhanNY State Resident

No need for asphalt!

Signature # 1845

April 27, 2013
7:42pm

Marisol FloresBronx, NY

Leave the rail.

Signature # 1844

April 27, 2013
6:42pm

Jessica RodgersManhattan, NY

no message

Signature # 1843

April 27, 2013
6:42pm

Deborah GormanBronx, NY

leave the woods alone!!!!

Signature # 1842

April 27, 2013
6:42pm

Messer GloriaManhattan, NY

no message

Signature # 1841

April 27, 2013
6:42pm

Lev VladimirskyBrooklyn, NY

no message

Signature # 1840

April 26, 2013
8:37am

Otto HoeringManhattan, NY

Don’t pave the trail. It’s better un-paved.

Signature # 1839

April 25, 2013
10:14pm

Eva MindrutiuBronx, NY

This park is my morning coffee, nothing makes me feel better in the morning then a walk through Van Cortlandt Park, my runs on the trail saved me from cholesterol pills. The walk in it is a lifesaver. Don’t destroy it with cement, leave it as nature wants it, leave this patch of nature untouched. Give this money to the poor instead.

Signature # 1838

April 25, 2013
10:13pm

Margaret SzokeBronx, NY

I like walking on this trail, my knees were happy on this trail.

Signature # 1837

April 25, 2013
10:12pm

Oscar MindrutiuBronx, NY

We are supposed to go green people, not destroy it!

Signature # 1836

April 25, 2013
10:12pm

Allen ShifrinBronx, NY

Keep the Putnam Trail the way it is. Asphalt is for city streets, not wild areas of parks.
It’s hypocritical to plant trees on city streets and then cut them down in the city parks to make way for an asphalt paved road.

Signature # 1835

April 25, 2013
10:11pm

Michelle BrownQueens, NY

Save the trail!!

Signature # 1834

April 25, 2013
10:11pm

Kelly M. Caceres-BetancourtManhattan, NY

Save the beauty of this trail, the trees and greenery that bloomed through the years and animals that inhabit this space.

Signature # 1833

April 25, 2013
10:10pm

Michelle HusseyBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1832

April 25, 2013
10:09pm

Robert CicconeBronx, NY

Leave the Putnam Trail as-is!

Signature # 1831

April 25, 2013
10:09pm

Desiree SalasBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1830

April 25, 2013
10:08pm

Michael WaldronManhattan, NY

Pavement would conflict with the natural quality of the path with no real added benefit.

Signature # 1829

April 25, 2013
10:08pm

Ronnie AurichBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1828

April 25, 2013
10:08pm

Luis FebusBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1827

April 25, 2013
10:07pm

Luke DriscollBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1826

April 25, 2013
10:07pm

Howard C. DwakanBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1825

April 25, 2013
10:07pm

Alexandra NyashinaBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1824

April 25, 2013
10:06pm

Ed ArroyoBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1823

April 25, 2013
10:06pm

Edward DillonBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1822

April 25, 2013
10:06pm

Linda DillonBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1821

April 25, 2013
10:05pm

Claudia De La FeBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1820

April 25, 2013
10:05pm

Alfredo De la FeBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1819

April 25, 2013
10:05pm

Michael MdivaniBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1818

April 25, 2013
10:04pm

Nina ChkareuliBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1817

April 25, 2013
10:04pm

Eduardo HernandezBronx, NY

I like it as it is. I walk, exercise and rest on the trail.

Signature # 1816

April 25, 2013
10:03pm

Sergio RamirezBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1815

April 25, 2013
10:03pm

Lucille Torres-Deas, MDBronx, NY

No paving!

Signature # 1814

April 25, 2013
10:03pm

Gerardo BatistaBronx, NY

No paving.

Signature # 1813

April 25, 2013
10:03pm

Vach FormucaBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1812

April 25, 2013
10:02pm

John MaisanoBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1811

April 25, 2013
10:02pm

Rafael SanchezBronx, NY

No tienen que hacer eso.

Signature # 1810

April 25, 2013
10:02pm

Lea CeasuneBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1809

April 25, 2013
10:01pm

Krystal LynnBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1808

April 25, 2013
10:01pm

Miguel DuranBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1807

April 25, 2013
10:01pm

John BrandtBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1806

April 25, 2013
10:01pm

Erika LazaroBronx, NY

Don’t cut the trees!

Signature # 1805

April 25, 2013
10:00pm

Jetzahel AlvarezBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1804

April 25, 2013
10:00pm

Soledad MoralesBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1803

April 25, 2013
9:58pm

Jesus MedinaBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1802

April 25, 2013
9:58pm

Tim ChenBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1801

April 25, 2013
9:58pm

Jose RomeroBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1800

April 25, 2013
9:58pm

Sheldon DerenoncourtBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1799

April 25, 2013
9:09pm

Jason WattBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1798

April 25, 2013
9:09pm

Rene NatividadBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1797

April 25, 2013
9:08pm

James DonohoeBronx, NY

No paving please.

Signature # 1796

April 25, 2013
9:08pm

Henry GorayebBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1795

April 25, 2013
9:08pm

Carlos ArcasBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1794

April 25, 2013
9:08pm

Daisy TaverasBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1793

April 25, 2013
9:08pm

George KishoreBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1792

April 25, 2013
9:07pm

Adriano CarvainoBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1791

April 25, 2013
9:07pm

Dara LillisBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1790

April 25, 2013
9:07pm

Ricardo BetancesBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1789

April 25, 2013
9:07pm

Tiffany UnharronBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1788

April 25, 2013
9:07pm

Izzat IzzatNY State Resident

no message

Signature # 1787

April 25, 2013
9:06pm

Alex SwansonNY State Resident

no message

Signature # 1786

April 25, 2013
9:06pm

Bruce J. ShockeyBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1785

April 25, 2013
9:06pm

Sam WebbBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1784

April 25, 2013
9:06pm

Ruta RozensweigBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1783

April 25, 2013
9:03pm

Eileen McNameeBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1782

April 25, 2013
9:03pm

Elvis PjetrovicBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1781

April 25, 2013
9:03pm

Thomas CoudamancoNY State Resident

no message

Signature # 1780

April 25, 2013
9:02pm

Gabriel RodriguezBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1779

April 25, 2013
9:02pm

Samuel TablasBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1778

April 25, 2013
9:02pm

Maria MorazanBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1777

April 25, 2013
1:44pm

Mike McDonaghBronx, NY

I end my runs on this trail, and it’s a quiet way to end a long run through the streets. Just seems like a waste of what looks like a lot of money. Isn’t there another way to allocate these funds?

Signature # 1776

April 25, 2013
1:43pm

Norah TorresBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1775

April 24, 2013
5:02pm

Jill ViolaManhattan, NY

There are so few trails available in the city environs. Please save this beautiful one from being paved over.

Signature # 1774

April 24, 2013
10:30am

Maria DiazBronx, NY

Please let’s save animals and trees.

Signature # 1773

April 24, 2013
10:30am

LorettaQueens, NY

Let’s stop making things worse.

Signature # 1772

April 23, 2013
4:13pm

Joanna ReyesNY State Resident

I’ve always loved hiking this trail. Please don’t ruin it.

Signature # 1771

April 23, 2013
4:13pm

Maria MartinezQueens, NY

no message

Signature # 1770

April 23, 2013
3:28pm

Ana OrtizNY State Resident

Don’t kill the animals’ home!!!!

Signature # 1769

April 23, 2013
1:47pm

Krystal MorelBronx, NY

Save the park. It’s a land mark of our area.

Signature # 1768

April 23, 2013
10:48am

roz raddManhattan, NY

no message

Signature # 1767

April 23, 2013
10:48am

dr. terry selbertManhattan, NY

no message

Signature # 1766

April 23, 2013
10:48am

dr. dan hamnerManhattan, NY

no message

Signature # 1765

April 22, 2013
11:06pm

John MattesonBronx, NY

I heartily support this petition, for the greater good of VCP and all those who use it.

Signature # 1764

April 22, 2013
3:37pm

Margaret VieraBronx, NY

Nature has a right to live!

Signature # 1763

April 22, 2013
2:38pm

kathryn riveraBronx, NY

Please leave the park alone, I have been going there since I was a kid. Now I take my son there, this place has so many memories and cherished moments I shared with my family.

Signature # 1762

April 21, 2013
10:00pm

Sereane Watkins-FlynnBronx, NY

This is wrong, do not destroy our natural paths, do not change what is not broken.

Thank you,

Sereane

Signature # 1761

April 21, 2013
3:17pm

Sandra SiderBronx, NY

From a homeowner and voter. Cementing the trail is one of the WORST proposals concerning our parks that I have seen in a long time.

Signature # 1760

April 21, 2013
3:17pm

margot jacqzManhattan, NY

Repairing the trail is a fine idea. Further “improving” it as proposed is a fatal slice through the body of a great public park. This is one of the great walks in the city, creating a highway in it’s place seems so very very unhealthy.

Signature # 1759

April 21, 2013
11:38am

Luis PerezBronx, NY

I love strolling around Van Cortlandt Park on a regular, whether it’s to lose some lbs or just enjoy the fresh air with my son. NY is covered in roads…there’s not many areas which allow families to walk freely and just enjoy nature. Our main destination in Van Cortlandt Park is the Putnam Trail. You cannot destroy it.

Signature # 1758

April 21, 2013
11:37am

Christina leeBronx, NY

Please do not destroy van cortlandt park for a paved road. Me and my family only live a few blocks away and we go to van cortlandt all the time and grew up going there. The parks natural state should resume and making the park better should not consist of removing trees and leaving animals homeless.

Signature # 1757

April 20, 2013
10:06pm

Tom FlynnBronx, NY

We already have a massive water filtration project in the
park. Destroying 400 trees to pour cement does not make sense.

Signature # 1756

April 20, 2013
6:19pm

Erlin DaleyBronx, NY

The Bronx needs all the natural beauty it can get. As someone who suffers from tendinitis in the ankles from years of walking on pavement, I value natural surfaces.

Signature # 1755

April 20, 2013
6:19pm

James RiveraBronx, NY

I’m okay with not paving.

Signature # 1754

April 20, 2013
6:18pm

Eddie ValizBronx, NY

No paving.

Signature # 1753

April 20, 2013
6:17pm

Heather MayBronx, NY

No paving instead maintain nature!

Signature # 1752

April 20, 2013
6:17pm

Attila KovacsBronx, NY

No paving please

Signature # 1751

April 20, 2013
6:17pm

Francisco GotiemieBronx, NY

No paving please

Signature # 1750

April 20, 2013
6:17pm

Sandra GordonBronx, NY

Please leave park as is!

Signature # 1749

April 20, 2013
6:17pm

M. CalefBronx, NY

Leave natural.

Signature # 1748

April 20, 2013
6:16pm

Nina OksmonBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1747

April 20, 2013
6:16pm

Bella SpencerBronx, NY

Do not pave it.

Signature # 1746

April 20, 2013
6:16pm

Sheldi HirschuberBronx, NY

Please don’t pave.

Signature # 1745

April 20, 2013
6:16pm

Colleen KeiferBronx, NY

Please don’t pave it.

Signature # 1744

April 20, 2013
6:15pm

Lenka SoniravaBrooklyn, NY

Please don’t pave it.

Signature # 1743

April 20, 2013
6:15pm

Anthony YashinBronx, NY

No, don’t pave it please.

Signature # 1742

April 20, 2013
6:15pm

Faimira KastratBronx, NY

Keep as natural as possible. I come here all the time as my favorite place.

Signature # 1741

April 20, 2013
6:15pm

Zikrullah ChoudhuryBronx, NY

Please no paving.

Signature # 1740

April 20, 2013
6:14pm

Gabor ZsigaBronx, NY

Please don’t pave

Signature # 1739

April 20, 2013
6:14pm

Marla MarkBronx, NY

Please do not pave.

Signature # 1738

April 20, 2013
6:14pm

Erika ReyesBronx, NY

Don’t pave.

Signature # 1737

April 20, 2013
6:14pm

Timothy LimBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1736

April 20, 2013
6:13pm

Sherie LemBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1735

April 20, 2013
6:13pm

Christine StackNY State Resident

no message

Signature # 1734

April 20, 2013
6:13pm

Ronald ShruckBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1733

April 20, 2013
11:48am

Shaylynn RaphaelitoBrooklyn, NY

Save the Putnam Trail! Please make improvements without the pavement and loss of trees.

Signature # 1732

April 20, 2013
10:26am

MichelleBronx, NY

Please do not pave the trail. I am a bike rider as well as a lover of birds. I enjoy the tree cover. At a time when the city is promoting more trees. Why are we losing ours

Signature # 1731

April 20, 2013
10:26am

David KaropkinBrooklyn, NY

Across the city green spaces are being used in ways which impact NYC’s urban wildlife. We must preserve our green spaces and co-exist with the animals that still share our limited green spaces in this concrete jungle

Signature # 1730

April 19, 2013
6:34pm

SusanBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1729

April 19, 2013
9:40am

amandaBronx, NY

What should be done is a traffic light or stop sign so kids can cross safely on their way to the park

Signature # 1728

April 18, 2013
9:58pm

Thomas ClearyNY State Resident

I have been running the Xcountry trail for years, as a Bronx and now a Yonkers resident. The joy, contentment and serenity that it has provided is priceless. I am very saddened to hear of the proposal to cut down over 400 trees that will decimate this beautiful urban oasis

Signature # 1727

April 18, 2013
2:33pm

judith gitlinBronx, NY

We need MORE not less green for psychological, physical and emotional needs!

Signature # 1726

April 18, 2013
10:22am

Douglas KnepperBronx, NY

Don’t pave paradise and put up a tacky road. The Putnam Trail is one of the best (rather) raw nature scenes in NYC. Please keep it that way.

Signature # 1725

April 17, 2013
3:04pm

C GreenBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1724

April 16, 2013
10:15am

Jimmy TraillBronx, NY

If it aint broke don’t fix it. Don’t ruin the most historic park in the Bronx.

Signature # 1723

April 15, 2013
10:40pm

steven paredesBronx, NY

i love van court-land park

Signature # 1722

April 15, 2013
3:35pm

Eberardo BurgosBronx, NY

Do not mess up the putnam trail. Many of us use it for different reasons. I use it to run and get in shape for my fights. Leave it as it it, no one wants it to change.

Signature # 1721

April 15, 2013
10:47am

Joan KlavanBronx, NY

I have been a birdwatcher for 30 years and have spent many hours on the trail with others enjoying the unspoiled areas along the trail. Paving the trail would be a disaster for those of us who enjoy the peace and quiet of this beautiful part of the Bronx.

Signature # 1720

April 15, 2013
10:47am

Michael GiererBronx, NY

i head to the woods to avoid concrete

Signature # 1719

April 15, 2013
9:22am

williamBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1718

April 15, 2013
8:45am

Tarek SalibBrooklyn, NY

Do not pave the trail

Signature # 1717

April 15, 2013
8:45am

LuisBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1716

April 15, 2013
8:45am

AmandaBronx, NY

SAVE IT.

Signature # 1715

April 14, 2013
11:47pm

Christopher PutnamNY State Resident

We only have so many sacred places left, we should honor Teddy Roosevelt’s dream of conservation and save this gift for our children.

Signature # 1714

April 14, 2013
6:39pm

Deirdre AliBronx, NY

Save the Putnam Trail!

Signature # 1713

April 14, 2013
5:42pm

SadiaBrooklyn, NY

no message

Signature # 1712

April 14, 2013
9:41am

Frank J BarkerManhattan, NY

I do not want to see the beautiful trails at Van Cortlandt Park expanded or paved over. Please maintain them in their current form.

Signature # 1711

April 13, 2013
10:04pm

Mashood B BadshahBronx, NY

I run on that track everyday and this project will ruin the whole natural beauty of the park.

Signature # 1710

April 13, 2013
10:03pm

Jim LenaghanOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

Please save this trail, which is a marvelous running and walking site.

Signature # 1709

April 13, 2013
8:15pm

Alba VivarBronx, NY

Preserve the trail. Leave Van Cortlandt Park alone.

Signature # 1708

April 12, 2013
5:51pm

christine issaqManhattan, NY

no message

Signature # 1707

April 12, 2013
1:21pm

Paula Gloria BartonManhattan, NY

Save that trail please. It is the will of the people not those who get 40% Federal Funding. Please look at the books to resolve this problem for the Will of the people if organized is greater than money which is not even there on our credit system.

Signature # 1706

April 11, 2013
8:01pm

Laura SummerhillBrooklyn, NY

I train for the NYC marathon on the Putnam trail because it is easier on the legs. Please to do not pave any more of it.

Signature # 1705

April 11, 2013
6:13pm

Sean O’DonnghaileQueens, NY

I first walked the trail as a freshman at Manhattan College in 1995. Shallow aesthetic concerns of the moment in the mold of the Highline should not be served at the expense of this historically valuable resource.

Signature # 1704

April 11, 2013
6:13pm

Michael KellyBronx, NY

Why destroy something that is perfect the way it is!

Signature # 1703

April 11, 2013
6:12pm

Kathy WitteBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1702

April 11, 2013
6:12pm

Joan MulvihillBronx, NY

Leave the trail alone!

Signature # 1701

April 11, 2013
6:12pm

E foleyManhattan, NY

Please preserve a refuge in our concrete jungle!

Signature # 1700

April 11, 2013
12:01pm

Salim RahmanManhattan, NY

no message

Signature # 1699

April 11, 2013
12:01pm

Lauren Bronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1698

April 11, 2013
11:05am

Greg MossBronx, NY

This is historic….dont change a thing.

Signature # 1697

April 11, 2013
9:57am

randy savittQueens, NY

It should always be green. Bicycles always have their space on streets. Parks should always be left alone except to expand.

Signature # 1696

April 11, 2013
12:16am

Theresa ChazeOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

no message

Signature # 1695

April 11, 2013
12:16am

yoni harrisNY State Resident

save it!

Signature # 1694

April 11, 2013
12:16am

Marcelo BenavidesBronx, NY

Leave our park alone. Use those tax dollars to feed, shelter or train the homeless, disabled and elderly.

Signature # 1693

April 10, 2013
11:14pm

Laura BautistaBronx, NY

Don’t destroy the quality of our air.

Signature # 1692

April 10, 2013
10:05pm

Honorah RoutledgeNY State Resident

no message

Signature # 1691

April 10, 2013
10:04pm

lin blissBronx, NY

Take away the only nature experience in Riverdale? Yeah, that’s smart! smh

Signature # 1690

April 10, 2013
10:04pm

katBronx, NY

pavement in parks doesn’t even make sense!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Signature # 1689

April 10, 2013
10:03pm

Fran Bronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1688

April 10, 2013
10:03pm

Patricia DarbyBronx, NY

This cannot be done. The Bronx and the city needs Van Cortlandt park. The park cannot be touched.

Signature # 1687

April 10, 2013
9:09pm

AmyBronx, NY

Don’t do it please!!!

Signature # 1686

April 10, 2013
9:09pm

Tiffany espinoManhattan, NY

Please do not destroy the only few parks we have left it is unfair to the environment, animals who live on the trail and people who enjoy this natural trail! Let it be!

Signature # 1685

April 10, 2013
8:07pm

Evan SmithBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1684

April 10, 2013
6:48pm

allisonBronx, NY

Do not destroy the magnificence of Van Cortlandt, it is a gem within our neighborhood. Leave the Putnam Trail alone and preserve the natural beauty, history, and memories of Van Cortlandt park for generations to come.

Signature # 1683

April 10, 2013
1:59pm

Jorge Bronx, NY

please save our park.
thank you

Signature # 1682

April 10, 2013
12:46pm

Shafin AhmedBrooklyn, NY

no message

Signature # 1681

April 10, 2013
11:35am

Rosanna Shkreli NY State Resident

I currently live in yonkers and prefer Van Cortlandt Park over Tibbett’s Brook Park. It’s not as adventurous or fun as VCP. I love all the nature at VCP especially the pretty birds and greenery.

Signature # 1680

April 10, 2013
11:34am

Carlene RummeryOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

no message

Signature # 1679

April 10, 2013
11:33am

I MedinaOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

Save the trails where I grew up riding my bike.

Signature # 1678

April 10, 2013
11:33am

KristinaBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1677

April 10, 2013
11:33am

RosieBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1676

April 10, 2013
11:32am

Nadeem Bronx, NY

This park is the best part of Riverdale it’s the largest natural park in the city. I think to change it’s natural beauty would be a horrible idea

Signature # 1675

April 10, 2013
11:32am

Melvin mayoBronx, NY

Do not destroy van cortlandt park. This is a historic park, that has a lot of history for the bronx. A lot of kids grew up n this park including myself.

Signature # 1674

April 10, 2013
11:31am

Kerry Armstrong Bronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1673

April 10, 2013
11:31am

Josefina GarciaManhattan, NY

Van Cortlandt Park is one of the last precious natural landscapes. This park is one with vast memories for many members for the 5 Boros. Please don’t destroy this park family gathers and sport are played here for many generations.

Signature # 1672

April 10, 2013
11:31am

Rebecca Bronx, NY

Do not pave the path!

Signature # 1671

April 10, 2013
11:30am

KatManhattan, NY

no message

Signature # 1670

April 10, 2013
11:30am

Jessica CaroBronx, NY

Leave the Putnam trail alone. Stop wasting tax payer money on nonsense like this & use it to actually fix things that need fixing, like the million potholes that need to be filled.

Signature # 1669

April 10, 2013
11:29am

VeronicaBronx, NY

The Putnum Trail is one of the few trails we have where we run, jog, feel like you are out of the city and explore the wilderness. I was raised in this area and have fond memories here and hope my daughter will be able to appreciate the whole feel. It will be devastating if you even touch one tree here because everyone has a life and purpose here.

Signature # 1668

April 10, 2013
11:29am

Maura ProbstBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1667

April 10, 2013
11:29am

Jose FernandezBronx, NY

I grew up playing sports of all kind in van cortlandt park, from soccer to baseball, to high school cross country and track and would hate to see some of it destroyed for development that destroys the great trails and wildlife.

Signature # 1666

April 10, 2013
11:28am

Jennifer McGrathBronx, NY

Growing up in the Bronx does not allow for much time with nature. I remember hiking and running along the Putnam Trail as a child. This was my only chance to get outside and off of the concrete. I would hate to see that ruined for future generations.

Signature # 1665

April 10, 2013
11:28am

Maria ShkreliBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1664

April 10, 2013
11:28am

Dila BucajBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1663

April 10, 2013
11:28am

Jana MartinOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

no message

Signature # 1662

April 10, 2013
11:27am

Kenyatta SimpsonManhattan, NY

I think that it would be a disrespect to nature to teat the trail down. Think of the healthy nature walks, the animals that have their home there, the beautiful trees that grow in that area. It would be a crime to hurt a living thing!!!

Signature # 1661

April 9, 2013
11:44pm

Christine PerezBronx, NY

Grew up in Van Cortlandt Park…

Signature # 1660

April 9, 2013
11:44pm

justin jungBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1659

April 9, 2013
11:44pm

Michael J VelazquezBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1658

April 9, 2013
11:43pm

joanna marieBronx, NY

Save the bird habitat! Nature paths should not be paved. Paving would mess with the natural eco system that many species currently thrive on. This park is a true gem in our urban environment. Green areas in NYC are growing less and less each year. I enjoy the natural NATURE paths every day.

Signature # 1657

April 9, 2013
11:43pm

Stephen DayManhattan, NY

Ran here dozens of times. Would hate to see it be gone!

Signature # 1656

April 9, 2013
11:43pm

Olsa NdreuNY State Resident

Keep parks natural.

Signature # 1655

April 9, 2013
11:42pm

Gianluca CasapietraManhattan, NY

Keep the trail how it is!!

Signature # 1654

April 9, 2013
11:42pm

Michelle ConleyBronx, NY

I have been running for years on the Putnam Trail and would be very upset to see it be ruined by cement.

Signature # 1653

April 9, 2013
11:42pm

MikaBronx, NY

Save the park

Signature # 1652

April 9, 2013
10:03pm

mary courtneyBronx, NY

Please stop this new construction and stop with the waste of tax payer money. Van Cortlandt Park is beautiful so why mess it up with this insane project.

Signature # 1651

April 9, 2013
10:02pm

Kevin RoutledgeBronx, NY

Natural paths! Asphalt trails are not needed! The money should be spent in other areas. Its a shame that the “Friends of Van Cortlandt” have not taken the correct stance on this issue. No “friend” of mine.

Signature # 1650

April 9, 2013
10:01pm

Beth HigginsBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1649

April 9, 2013
10:01pm

TreyManhattan, NY

Please leave the hiking trails of NYC parks alone, for those of us who love and appreciate them.

Signature # 1648

April 9, 2013
5:03pm

Daniela VelazquezBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1647

April 9, 2013
5:02pm

rachelBronx, NY

I would like to keep enjoying Van Cortlandt Park as near to its ‘natural’ state as possible and wish future generations to find so much solace in VC as i do.

Signature # 1646

April 9, 2013
3:08pm

Frank WassnerOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

Paving the Putnam Trail with asphalt is counter to all that Van Cortlandt Park is all about. The vast majority of trails in the park are stone-dust or dirt surface. Any vehicle that rides on asphalt will also run perfectly on stone-dust. This is not a squishy soft surface, but a firm yet giving one that will easily support even bicycles with narrow tires, wheelchairs, and baby strollers.

A stone-dust surface allows the earth beneath to breathe and absorb moisture. Asphalt smothers the earth beneath it, and any water trapped under the pavement during freeze cycles eventually leads to “frost heaves” which breaks the asphalt.

Cutting away hundreds of trees to widen the path will damage the trail forever. Once paved, it will never return to its original beauty.
New York does not need another asphalt pathway. We need to preserve the natural resources we still have!

Signature # 1645

April 9, 2013
3:08pm

GreciaManhattan, NY

no message

Signature # 1644

April 9, 2013
2:30pm

Andrea MendelsohnManhattan, NY

urban trails are essential for good quality of life!

Signature # 1643

April 9, 2013
1:07pm

TevonBronx, NY

I’ve lived in the Bronx all my life, and if anything we need more places like this. Not less.

Signature # 1642

April 9, 2013
1:07pm

sandraNY State Resident

I love van cortlandt park

Signature # 1641

April 9, 2013
12:35pm

E. ChanBronx, NY

This city needs to preserve the few green spaces that are left. Do not destroy or trees. Do not destroy our dirt paths. Do not destroy the nature trail. What people really want is nature to be kept natural.

Signature # 1640

April 9, 2013
12:35pm

Susan KeithManhattan, NY

There are other bike trails. Please save this urban walking trail.

Signature # 1639

April 9, 2013
11:54am

Djelena BlairBronx, NY

PLEASE do not destroy our beautiful park! We love spending time on the trail in the spring, summer and fall.

Signature # 1638

April 9, 2013
10:47am

Hope GoodellBronx, NY

My husband, son and I love walking along the dirt path that is the current Putnam Trail. It is one of the very few places near our neighborhood that allows us to feel like we really get far away from the noise and cement of the city. We love the path– my 18-month old son picks up twigs, stomps in mud, examines tree roots crossing the path. To see the character of the path changed by paving it over would be extremely sad– a huge loss for my family, for the community, and for The Bronx. I STRONGLY urge you to preserve the Trail in its current state rather than paving over it. We have plenty of other paved things in this city. Leave the Trail as it is now. It’s beautiful.

Signature # 1637

April 9, 2013
10:46am

Elis ForniBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1636

April 9, 2013
10:46am

Abby LesterBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1635

April 9, 2013
8:41am

Elsie RiveraBronx, NY

Please save our walking trails. This park belongs to us the people of the neighborhood.

Signature # 1634

April 9, 2013
8:41am

Carlos Manhattan, NY

Please, do not touch one of the most natural beautiful place in New York City.

Signature # 1633

April 9, 2013
8:39am

JanelleNY State Resident

Save the Putnam Trail and the wildlife/ecosystems reliant on that area!

Signature # 1632

April 9, 2013
8:39am

Michael WeberBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1631

April 9, 2013
8:38am

Evelyn Priego Bronx, NY

We should stop paving everything and preserve more of our environment!!

Signature # 1630

April 9, 2013
8:37am

Diana Febrez Bronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1629

April 9, 2013
12:27am

Carla Bronx, NY

Please do not destroy the Putnam Trail, it is one of the city’s most natural places to visit. I have trained for marathons on this trail, as well as visited to breathe in some fresh air! To destroy it would be a disservice to the community of the Bronx and the larger New York City area!

Signature # 1628

April 8, 2013
11:58pm

AmandBronx, NY

I enjoy my hikes with my dog and boyfriend on the Putnam Trail. It is the only place in the area that allows us to get away from the city life and experience nature. Destroying this path will not only break the hearts of those that treasure this path, but it will also destroy the home to thousands of animals and plants. We already live in a concrete jungle, please don’t add to it. We need MORE places like this park, not fewer of them…

Signature # 1627

April 8, 2013
11:58pm

HugoBronx, NY

Please, keep our parks.

Signature # 1626

April 8, 2013
11:58pm

Peter G PereiraManhattan, NY

keep it natural

Signature # 1625

April 8, 2013
11:57pm

Joshua S. MuñozBronx, NY

Please do not destroy the trail. We need areas like this that only through nature we can have

Signature # 1624

April 8, 2013
11:57pm

Ricardo R RodriguezBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1623

April 8, 2013
11:57pm

Dignangely JimenezBronx, NY

I am in favor of preserving the nature of the trail. Please do not destroy one of the most beautify nature we have in this area. Preserve it so we will not all regret it. Love this area. Save the trail!!! Save the trees. Save nature!! Thank you.

Signature # 1622

April 8, 2013
9:16pm

Melissa TracyBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1621

April 8, 2013
9:16pm

shanaBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1620

April 8, 2013
9:16pm

Marilyn DiamondBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1619

April 8, 2013
7:34pm

cherie yanekBrooklyn, NY

Please preserve the trail – I love running on dirt trails and we don’t need any more pavement.

Signature # 1618

April 8, 2013
7:34pm

Dina PressanoBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1617

April 8, 2013
5:44pm

AnnaBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1616

April 8, 2013
4:14pm

Iqra FakhruddinBronx, NY

Killing off more trees in a place like the Bronx will do no good for our already polluted air. Disrupting the natural ecosystem will not be good for us humans, nor will it be good for the animals and plants that have created a home there. Why spend so much money killing off something so beautiful, and something that the local residents don’t even want to get rid of?!

Signature # 1615

April 8, 2013
4:14pm

Maha Fakhruddin Bronx, NY

I grew up going to this park everyday during the summer time! Save the trail!

Signature # 1614

April 8, 2013
4:13pm

Anna ShulmanBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1613

April 8, 2013
2:15pm

Katheine HamiltonBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1612

April 8, 2013
1:59pm

Celia DubinBronx, NY

Green areas are important for not only recreational use but for physical and emotional well-being. Keep the park open and the save the trails!

Signature # 1611

April 8, 2013
1:58pm

Siobhan BrchnelBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1610

April 8, 2013
1:47pm

Neem DewjiNY State Resident

Please save this trail!

Signature # 1609

April 8, 2013
1:39pm

Tom FullerBronx, NY

The mindlessness if astounding. relatively new resident of the neighborhood–the park is a jewel. we’ve enough asphalt all around us. leave the putnam trail as it is!

Signature # 1608

April 8, 2013
1:38pm

olga eremeyevBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1607

April 8, 2013
1:25pm

margarita Bronx, NY

Hello, I found out that my original signature didn’t go through so I’m trying again. Between my first signature and now I’ve talked to many people about this issue by spreading flyers in the kingsbridge, riverdale and yonkers areas, so I have something to add to my original message. Of the hundreds of people that i talked to, I met only FOUR people who were actually aware that pavement is being planned. THE COMMUNITY CANNOT HAVE AN OPINION ON THE ISSUE IF THE COMMUNITY DOESN’T KNOW ABOUT IT. SPREAD THE WORD! LET PEOPLE KNOW WHAT IS BEING PLANNED FOR THEIR NEIGHBORHOOD! DON’T BE AFRAID TO TALK TO PEOPLE ON THE STREET- WE ARE ALL NEIGHBORS. WE NEED TO SHARE THIS INFORMATION.
I will also say this about pavement- paving the trail will invite people on mopeds, who already like to ride on the paved parts of the VC park parade grounds. Note that they do NOT like to ride on the paths that have stone dust. Paving the trail will lead to lots of people on mopeds which will lead to ACCIDENTS on the trail.

Signature # 1606

April 8, 2013
1:25pm

Joel GultzOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

Formally from The Bronx. Don’t do this to VC Park. Spent many a days there enjoying the park and The Putnam Line in the 1960’s.

Signature # 1605

April 8, 2013
1:25pm

Debra MargolinBronx, NY

I am Bronx born and bred. I can think of so many other projects more deserving of funding than paving the Putnam Trail. Leave the Trail the way it is, and use the funds for more appropriate projects. And please elected officials – remember, we all vote!

Signature # 1604

April 8, 2013
1:24pm

cynthia rodriguezBronx, NY

Van Cortlandt is a much needed escape from the asphalt of the city streets. Do NOT use our city resources to destroy something in the name of ‘improvement’.

Signature # 1603

April 8, 2013
12:20pm

Frank ShannonBronx, NY

Don’t fix what’s not broken, and don’t spend taxpayer dollars that don’t need to be spent.

Signature # 1602

April 8, 2013
12:10pm

anna walkoBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1601

April 8, 2013
12:10pm

Pamela ShamirBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1600

April 8, 2013
12:10pm

Eric RightmyerBronx, NY

Please focus on conserving wildlife instead of gentrifying it.

Signature # 1599

April 8, 2013
10:57am

DanielleBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1598

April 8, 2013
10:56am

CleaBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1597

April 8, 2013
10:56am

Carly Newhouse Bronx, NY

Save the trees!

Signature # 1596

April 8, 2013
10:56am

Amy KlineBronx, NY

Please save our park and wildlife! Van Cortlandt Park is a treasure and a resource for our community.

Signature # 1595

April 8, 2013
10:55am

BetseyBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1594

April 8, 2013
10:55am

Bababunmi Adelana Bronx, NY

Do not destroy parts of Van Cortlandt nature preserve just for sake of saving a small amount money in the short term but a larger continuous amount in the long term.

Signature # 1593

April 8, 2013
10:55am

Christine CyriacksBronx, NY

Please don’t pave over. There is already so little wildlife.

Signature # 1592

April 8, 2013
10:54am

Perla RodriguezBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1591

April 8, 2013
10:54am

Ada BelangerBronx, NY

It’s so important to protect our wild spaces. I urge to reject the proposal to pave over the trail. Thank you.

Signature # 1590

April 8, 2013
10:54am

Sarah StevensonBronx, NY

I am actually a cyclist and runner, so understand the desire for cycling options, but this is not the place to pave — it is a rare and wonderful resource that should be saved.

Signature # 1589

April 8, 2013
10:53am

Inocencia Olivo Bronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1588

April 8, 2013
9:16am

Vironika OsmininaBronx, NY

Please do not destroy one of the few natural oasis this city has remaining! It would take away not only from the beauty of the park, but from the quality of life enjoyed by those who live near the park, and those who visit it! Thank you.

Signature # 1587

April 8, 2013
9:16am

Abram KorsunskyBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1586

April 8, 2013
9:15am

Jennifer UnterBronx, NY

Please do not pave the Putnam Trail!

Signature # 1585

April 8, 2013
9:15am

lauren milazzoBrooklyn, NY

no message

Signature # 1584

April 8, 2013
9:14am

MariaBronx, NY

Is nothing sacred anymore?! We have enough concrete all over this city, leave our parks to their natural beauty!

Signature # 1583

April 8, 2013
7:07am

Chloe glareOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

no message

Signature # 1582

April 7, 2013
11:34pm

Felicita GonzalezQueens, NY

The trail is the little slice of real nature in a modern city. LEAVE IT BE FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS!

Signature # 1581

April 7, 2013
11:34pm

Melany PinaBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1580

April 7, 2013
11:33pm

David HaskellBronx, NY

Van Cortlandt Park is a rare gem in this city and paving over a portion of the park, cutting down trees, and diluting the air quality are neither in the best interest of the community at large or the people that frequent the park. I urge you to leave this wonderful park as its community wants it – clean, natural, and a quiet refuge from the city around it.

Signature # 1579

April 7, 2013
8:50pm

SergeiBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1578

April 7, 2013
5:30pm

Nicole PaganBronx, NY

So many people come to enjoy the beauty and nature of this park, please don’t take it away from us!

Signature # 1577

April 7, 2013
5:30pm

Domenick AcocellaBronx, NY

The Putnam Trail’s fine, what’s left of the original, as it is. Please leave the Putnam Trail alone. Road cyclists have enough, and we pedestrians are running out of, space in which to play. Indeed, there are plenty of bike lanes — which need to be painted more clearly in the Bronx, so there’s a nice way to put people to work if work is what this is about — along the miles and miles of road for cyclists. And — just to make the case better — those trees the planned action is intent on removing help maintain what little breathable air there is in the Bronx. The Putnam Trail is fine as it is; leave the trail alone. Thank you.

Signature # 1576

April 7, 2013
5:30pm

Alec MagnetManhattan, NY

no message

Signature # 1575

April 7, 2013
5:29pm

David SpeightsManhattan, NY

Think what would happen if the proposal were to pave two acres of Central Park. It seems to me that the City targets what they believe to be poorly organized communities to plant their boondoggles that really benefit few but the politically-connected contractors. Look at what happened to the Mosholu Golf Course also in Van Cortlandt Park. How many years over time estimate and how much over budget. Do not listen to the jobs, jobs, jobs rhetoric of the labor unions. Find out first how many people from the neighborhood have actually been hired as workers. This is a beautiful park, a gem, only 25 minutes from Manhattan. Please listen to the community and the people who use and love the park as it is, not the special interest groups who would compromise the integrity and beauty of this park for some unspoken motivations.

Signature # 1574

April 7, 2013
5:27pm

SarahManhattan, NY

no message

Signature # 1573

April 7, 2013
3:18pm

Spencer CarrollManhattan, NY

Please continue to save the environment – and our ability to be nourished from it – and do not waste any more City money by leaving the Putnam Trail just as it is to be maintained by those who love it and use it.

Signature # 1572

April 6, 2013
10:33pm

michaelBronx, NY

Don’t want these woods to go. They have been a part of my life, they should go to the next generation

Signature # 1571

April 6, 2013
5:14pm

Ralph FerraraNY State Resident

no message

Signature # 1570

April 5, 2013
8:02pm

christian lirianoBronx, NY

i spend my time cataloging the biodiversity of this park! theres rare species! dont do this!

Signature # 1569

April 5, 2013
8:02pm

ingridBrooklyn, NY

no message

Signature # 1568

April 5, 2013
9:25am

Janet GottliebBrooklyn, NY

The efforts by the “Bike the Bronx” group, folks who are clearly motivated by their wish to zip through Van Cortlandt Park on their bikes, by citing the needs of wheelchair users and stroller pushers (seriously) are disturbing to me. The Putnam Trail has a backwoods character, mud and all, which must be retained.

Signature # 1567

April 3, 2013
6:43pm

kim licalziManhattan, NY

no message

Signature # 1566

April 2, 2013
11:59am

Denis GreenOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

no message

Signature # 1565

April 2, 2013
11:02am

Steven WaldonBrooklyn, NY

Just save the damn trail already!

Signature # 1564

April 2, 2013
11:01am

Bill CarpenterOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

Trail runner here. Do you really want to pave everything in NYC? I come here several times a year. This will be much less of an attraction if paved.

Signature # 1563

April 1, 2013
4:18pm

Leslie BodenBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1562

April 1, 2013
3:05pm

Elizabeth QuintBrooklyn, NY

no message

Signature # 1561

April 1, 2013
10:49am

christina readManhattan, NY

Asphalt is only good for bikes/cars.
Runners and walkers should come first.
Biking is a sport in these terms, and should not be privileged on public land.

Signature # 1560

April 1, 2013
9:47am

william GilliesManhattan, NY

NYC Parks Department – Please leave the historic Putnam Trail alone. What the NYC Parks Dept really needs to do is put new black top down on the roads in Central Park as they are littered with potholes. Also please put new dirt and cover all the pot holes on the bridal path. If you want I will give you a helping hand. Once you have done both these things the hard working tax payers of New York will thank you for adding value.

Signature # 1559

March 29, 2013
3:38pm

Steven L. ThomaschekQueens, NY

Do not alter the Putnam Trail. Leave it the way it was meant to be.

Signature # 1558

March 29, 2013
11:05am

Patricia FergusonManhattan, NY

Please don’t destroy this natural beauty

Signature # 1557

March 29, 2013
11:05am

KevinNY State Resident

no message

Signature # 1556

March 28, 2013
7:51am

Rhonda avreBronx, NY

Please don’t pave the pathway

Signature # 1555

March 27, 2013
12:00pm

Dorothy HanleyManhattan, NY

Save the Putnam Trail !!

Signature # 1554

March 27, 2013
11:41am

Paul SchulmanManhattan, NY

Paving over the path diminishes the natural beauty of the path and invites high speed vehicles that would endanger and bother walkers and joggers.

Signature # 1553

March 27, 2013
11:41am

JuliaManhattan, NY

no message

Signature # 1552

March 27, 2013
11:41am

Jacayra ReyesBronx, NY

Please save the natural pathway of Van Cortlandt Park’s golf course!!!

Signature # 1551

March 23, 2013
5:40pm

dan youngNY State Resident

no message

Signature # 1550

March 23, 2013
8:38am

Anne KnerBrooklyn, NY

no message

Signature # 1549

March 21, 2013
4:13pm

LindaManhattan, NY

Mayor Bloomberg has been an active advocate of tree planting in NYC’s 5 boroughs, so why ever would he agree to replacing trees with pavement to a nature trail in Van Cortlandt Park? NYC needs all the green, not gray space, it can get! And, when it’s already there why destroy it!?

Signature # 1548

March 21, 2013
4:12pm

Paula GloriaManhattan, NY

I would like to offer my public access timeslot to promote your cause. I would like to video tape a meeting of the organizers at the address on your website. This would look nice, like not just a bunch of scruffy people who want this trail saved. If the Manhattan audience understood the money trail behind this, your problem would be over and the Parks Department would back off. We just have to present it to the public in an elegant manner.

Signature # 1547

March 21, 2013
11:03am

Robert HarringtonBronx, NY

Keep the trail as is.

Signature # 1546

March 20, 2013
9:43pm

Elly Bilek-PsathasBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1545

March 20, 2013
6:36pm

mark hellerManhattan, NY

Please save the Putnam Trail. In defiance of dumb judgment. Do not destroy this beautiful urban oasis. The Putnam Trail is home away from home for many locals, walkers, runners, cyclists and children who use the trail daily. It would be a real eye sore and disruption to the trail’s natural beauty to widen it, use concrete, or any other materials. Leave it alone!!!!!! Vanny and the trail blend perfectly. Very few things in life do. The Putnam Trail is fine as long as its not tampered with. Let future generations enjoy the trail’s natural history. Mark Heller, co-founder indefiance series, runner, triathlete.  I have raced in vanny since i was 12 years old. It’s one of my favorite places in the world.

Signature # 1544

March 20, 2013
6:32pm

eva medina hingleOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

Save The Putnam Trail!!!!!! We can do this.
Love Eva

Signature # 1543

March 20, 2013
2:12pm

Monica McKane-SanchezManhattan, NY

Please keep this area in a natural state. It is better for the health of walkers and joggers, plus we cannot lose any more trees in the city.

Signature # 1542

March 19, 2013
12:37am

Dorothy BardinManhattan, NY

Please do not destroy the beauty of the Putnam Trail.

Signature # 1541

March 18, 2013
6:43pm

Mary SerriBronx, NY

Keep the Putnam Trail for all the hikers and nature lovers to enjoy. Do Not Pave

Signature # 1540

March 18, 2013
6:05pm

Juerg BandleManhattan, NY

I fully support the effort, preventing the City from paving the Putnam trail.

Signature # 1539

March 18, 2013
9:03am

Jeff GallowayOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

I commend those who are working to preserve the Putnam Trail. Having run for over 55 years and run around the world I realized that only those communities that set aside trail space will have a lasting legacy for future generations. A community with trails is a richer community in health, fitness, beauty of nature and direction connection to our ancient roots.

Jeff Galloway
US Olympian
www.RunInjuryFree.com

Signature # 1538

March 17, 2013
9:53pm

Steven LeeManhattan, NY

Please keep the trail unpaved.

Signature # 1537

March 17, 2013
3:53pm

Marvin Out of State Resident/Tax Payer

no message

Signature # 1536

March 16, 2013
7:08pm

Yan PerepletchikovManhattan, NY

Please don’t pave over the trail.

Signature # 1535

March 16, 2013
9:22am

Peggy PriceManhattan, NY

no message

Signature # 1534

March 15, 2013
11:13pm

Barbara RudderManhattan, NY

no message

Signature # 1533

March 15, 2013
2:00pm

Eleni JiavarasBronx, NY

Preserve the historic Putnam Trail.

Signature # 1532

March 15, 2013
2:00pm

Vanessa CorwinManhattan, NY

no message

Signature # 1531

March 15, 2013
6:51am

Christian A. LedesmaQueens, NY

Paving the Trail would be a serious waste of taxpayer money and a terrible destruction of nature.

Signature # 1530

March 14, 2013
6:16pm

Nelson De La CruzBronx, NY

This proposed project does not seem to make sense either from an environmental or economic perspective. May common sense prevail.

Signature # 1529

March 14, 2013
11:53am

David L RosensteinManhattan, NY

Please save some nature in our natural parks, of which Inwood and Van Cortlandt are examples. I grew up playing and hiking in Van Cortlandt and urge the paving over of trails for the convenience of bicycles to stop here. This is not the 20 mile Cape Cod Rail Trail. It’s a modest little path like those in the forested area of Bronx Botanical Garden. Those who don’t want dirt in their sneaker treads can find other paths. So little remains natural, please respect this quiet zone.

Signature # 1528

March 13, 2013
9:01pm

Sherry CarrBronx, NY

This makes no sense. Have we learned nothing from deforestation and disrupting natures delicate balances? For what? Joni Mitchell sang about it in “Big Yellow Taxi”. Those of us who truly, authentically, and purely use the Putnam Trail to be in nature, and not as some byway or speed way on the way to some place else, know that this is a travesty. Please. Stop this nonsense.

Signature # 1527

March 12, 2013
6:20pm

Kevin L BeganicsBronx, NY

Was it the Times article where someone said it should be paved basically because it’s not as ‘fun’ to ride when it’s muddy? I’ve ridden my road bike plenty of times on that stretch, I’m not the greatest bike handler, with no problems. A dismount or two, squirt of the water bottle to clear my cleats, and I’m good.

Signature # 1526

March 12, 2013
6:19pm

andrew pearsonOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

no message

Signature # 1525

March 12, 2013
10:01am

Thomas HubbardBronx, NY

Please do not, I REPEAT, DO NOT, pave over the trail. The reasons are multiple: the required widening of the trail to permit the paving; the addition of an impermeable surface which will increase destructive runoff of rainfall water which, when focused, can become destructive to the area; the fact that the people who are theoretically to be benefited, bike riders, are saying do NOT PAVE; the fact that this is a large tract of more natural wild woods located in the middle of a large city and people do not need this path paved, as it should be allowed to remain in as natural a condition as possible.

Signature # 1524

March 11, 2013
10:49am

Sherry BernerManhattan, NY

no message

Signature # 1523

March 10, 2013
12:04pm

clare KopelakisBrooklyn, NY

Can’t there be a better way? Why would you want to kill off anything natural? We don’t have much left to save. Leave our parks and beaches alone.

Signature # 1522

March 9, 2013
6:53pm

Michael RingBrooklyn, NY

Why does this need to be paved?

Signature # 1521

March 9, 2013
6:39pm

Jae GruenkeManhattan, NY

no message

Signature # 1520

March 9, 2013
5:27pm

SvetlanaManhattan, NY

I’d like to sign this petition and save the Putnam Trail.

Signature # 1519

March 8, 2013
8:29pm

Noel E. JeffersonManhattan, NY

This Putnam Trail is a natural treasure that shouldn’t be ruined for any reason!

Signature # 1518

March 8, 2013
2:13pm

Ellen KastelBronx, NY

I am a regular user of the trail. Please leave it as is for people and all wildlife.
Thank you

Signature # 1517

March 7, 2013
10:22pm

Linda HeimerManhattan, NY

Save the trees and the shade, beauty, and especially oxygen they provide. Save the trail.

Signature # 1516

March 7, 2013
7:50pm

Alla SherbakovBronx, NY

Please save the Putnam Trail!
Please do not cut the trees in Van Cortland Park,we have lost too many of them already!
Please let us and our children enjoy the natural beauty of our favorite place in the Bronx!

Signature # 1515

March 7, 2013
7:49pm

Patricia AlcivarQueens, NY

I LOVE Vancortlandt Park and cannot imagine not being able to run on the trails! This would be a HUGE mistake as this is the mecca of Cross Country. PLease do not take away one of NYC’s best treasures for people of all ages!

Signature # 1514

March 7, 2013
5:18pm

Chris HawsonManhattan, NY

Leave the trail as it is – this supposed ‘improvement’ is a complete misnomer.

Signature # 1513

March 7, 2013
3:32pm

Peter LeonardNY State Resident

Paving is expensive and temporary. Asphalt must be maintained, tree roots will buckle the pavement causing bicycle and pedestrian accidents. plants and trees will need to be kept cut back. A natural trail is more pleasurable for walking, running and off road bicycling and much less expensive to maintain.

Signature # 1512

March 7, 2013
8:53am

Leslie JordanBronx, NY

Please leave this natural beauty the way it is. We work in a concrete jungle but escape to nature.

Signature # 1511

March 7, 2013
7:53am

Narayana Rao RampillaManhattan, NY

no message

Signature # 1510

March 7, 2013
12:15am

Dave & Sue DolenOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

Why does the answer always seem to be paving. More pavement only contributes to N.Y.C’s already high heat signature and global warming for those who believe in that theory. Any semblance of rural / country is always good for the human soul.

Signature # 1509

March 6, 2013
4:00pm

Kristen PedersenBrooklyn, NY

I live in Brooklyn, but work up the hill from VCP. It is my home away from home and VCP is my home for training, especially as I train for the Leadville 100 this summer. Running is hard on the body and the current surface of the putnam trail mixes up the variety and also lessens injury. There is plenty of concrete surfaces to run in in NYC and not enough trails here!

Signature # 1508

March 6, 2013
7:46am

Stuart AlexanderBrooklyn, NY

I ride my road bike frequently on the Putnam Trail the 50 miles up to Brewster and back and I urge you to keep the section inside Van Cortlandt Park unpaved! The money and asphalt would be better spent improving already paved sections that are several miles further north.

Signature # 1507

March 6, 2013
7:45am

Joe MallerManhattan, NY

no message

Signature # 1506

March 5, 2013
9:28pm

Robert S KosykBronx, NY

Why would you want to pave over nature????

Signature # 1505

March 5, 2013
8:50pm

Moira CarrollBronx, NY

This would be a travesty to our natural area. The path is perfectly usable for bikes now. I have used it as a walking and a biking path. If it is paved, walkers will be run over by bikers, and the look will be irreversibly ruined.

Signature # 1504

March 5, 2013
4:42pm

Elana SternManhattan, NY

no message

Signature # 1503

March 5, 2013
2:37pm

Jan MundoManhattan, NY

Keep the country trail!

Signature # 1502

March 5, 2013
11:58am

Yianni PatsalosBronx, NY

Do NOT DESTROY THE TRAIL!

Signature # 1501

March 5, 2013
11:36am

martha kosykBronx, NY

Please do not pave the nature trail. Parks are meant to be kept as natural as possible and not unnecessarily paved over. And besides, hiking on paved trails is harder on the body. The bikers can use dirt bikes or choose an already paved area out of the existing multitudes.

Signature # 1500

March 5, 2013
10:52am

Jon SerriBronx, NY

Save the trail!

Signature # 1499

March 5, 2013
9:52am

Geoffrey EnfieldBronx, NY

Stop paving the world and wasting taxpayers money.
How about concreting all the grass and painting it green?
Then you’ll never have to mow the lawn ever again.

Signature # 1498

March 5, 2013
9:52am

David ZahmBronx, NY

Please maintain + improve the Putnam Trail as it is. NO Pavement Please!

Signature # 1497

March 5, 2013
9:52am

Mary CianniBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1496

March 5, 2013
8:25am

Judy PatsalosBronx, NY

There are miles of asphalt pathways in the Bronx, yet precious little nature (real dirt) trails. Why spend money for a worse end result?

Signature # 1495

March 4, 2013
8:38pm

George PatsalosBronx, NY

Fixing something that is not broken for $2+ million.
What’s wrong with this picture?

Signature # 1494

March 4, 2013
7:27pm

Peter PostManhattan, NY

Please don’t pave the Putnam Trail. A few years ago trails near Vault Hill were paved without any public input. It was a favored area for butterflies that are no longer found there. The habitat was destroyed.

Signature # 1493

March 4, 2013
6:28pm

XENIANY State Resident

The Parks Department should be working on saving what little is left of natural areas in NYC and not implementing projects that will destroy them.

Signature # 1492

March 4, 2013
4:58pm

AndyOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

Save this trail!

Signature # 1491

March 4, 2013
4:57pm

Rebecca SwansonBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1490

March 4, 2013
3:57pm

KateBrooklyn, NY

Don’t destroy nature!

Signature # 1489

March 4, 2013
12:16pm

Adriana ShawManhattan, NY

no message

Signature # 1488

March 3, 2013
10:24pm

Ravi ChanderManhattan, NY

Please save the Trail!

Signature # 1487

March 3, 2013
8:04pm

Terry Quinn Queens, NY

Leave the trail in its natural beauty. Do not replace.

Signature # 1486

March 3, 2013
5:32pm

Kathrine SwitzerNY State Resident

Paving the trail greatly increases injuries–runners, walkers, and even dogs all thrive when they exercise on natural dirt surfaces. In any case, we desperately need to preserve our natural surroundings in an over-populated world.

Signature # 1485

March 3, 2013
5:31pm

Fran DicksonManhattan, NY

Please preserve the historic Putnam Trail.

Signature # 1484

March 3, 2013
5:31pm

Todd JenningsNY State Resident

With so many paved pathways in NYC, I don’t understand what value there is in paving over yet another path. The Putnam Trail is already bike accessible, and the wheelchair accessibility rationale is a poor straw argument. The Great Lawn in Central Park isn’t wheelchair friendly; will that have to be paved next??

Signature # 1483

March 3, 2013
4:17pm

Howard PolivyManhattan, NY

no message

Signature # 1482

March 3, 2013
3:50pm

Barry SchneiderManhattan, NY

no message

Signature # 1481

March 2, 2013
7:33pm

Robert FleischerOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

no message

Signature # 1480

March 2, 2013
11:46am

Nelson HarstManhattan, NY

I am an avid cyclist and support the city’s many pro-bike initiatives, especially bike lanes on the streets and along the waterfronts. It’s a great form of transport.

However bicycles should be recognized for what they are– mechanical transportation. Nature trails such as these ought be preserved for pedestrian use: walking and hiking.

Bikes and walking do not play well together; paving will change this from trail to road.

Signature # 1479

March 2, 2013
10:18am

Maxwell Roberts-PereiraManhattan, NY

The Putnam Trail is a beautiful stretch of wooded, natural beauty to run on. The feel of the dirt under your feet as you run and the railroad ties on certain segments make the trail rather unique, especially in the concrete jungle that New York is. Paving the trail would ruin a beautiful trail as well as it’s history.

Signature # 1478

March 1, 2013
9:40pm

Madeline Queens, NY

Don’t destroy beautiful parkland. Too precious to ruin.

Signature # 1477

March 1, 2013
6:58pm

Simon BurdeauxManhattan, NY

no message

Signature # 1476

March 1, 2013
12:25pm

AlixOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

no message

Signature # 1475

March 1, 2013
11:48am

DominiqueBrooklyn, NY

no message

Signature # 1474

March 1, 2013
10:18am

Mark TorgBronx, NY

This has been a perfect place for peaceful times. Pavement does not help. With all the trees it’s just a matter of time before the root systems start tearing up the pavement – and the maintenance will be an ongoing nightmare.

Signature # 1473

March 1, 2013
10:16am

Mary Ann CastleBronx, NY

Leave the Bronx’s dwindling forest as it is for our children to enjoy the smell and feel of earth and worms. To increase access for people who ride bicycles or who use wheelchairs, use part of the golf course and make it into a parallel path with plants and trees and birds. Few Bronxites use the golf course which is an expensive pass time–and takes up much too much of precious forest land in the park as is. Conserve do not destroy

Signature # 1472

March 1, 2013
7:43am

patrick herbBronx, NY

I am an avid mountain biker and this is one of the few dirt trails that you can ride in this city. There are plenty of other paved pathways for road cyclists to ride in between the paved portions of this trail. Paving this trail would vastly change my decision on living in this area of New York.

Signature # 1471

March 1, 2013
7:43am

tiffany herbBronx, NY

My husband and I regularly ride our bikes on the Putnam Trail and we relish the unpaved path. I don’t understand why bicyclists have an issue with the unpaved path. If they are looking for paved roads they have plenty of opportunities to find asphalt to ride on in this city. The rarity of the wilderness and tranquility should be preserved by not paving the trail.

Signature # 1470

March 1, 2013
7:43am

DaveOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

no message

Signature # 1469

February 28, 2013
11:36pm

Zoya KachadurianManhattan, NY

I thought NYC was heading to more green, not more pavement!

Signature # 1468

February 28, 2013
8:34pm

Steve WolfeManhattan, NY

Do we really need more pavement in New York? Maintain the trail in it’s natural state!

Signature # 1467

February 28, 2013
8:12pm

James MoynihanNY State Resident

I am wholeheartedly against paving over the trails! For years they have been host to some fantastic running events and set a beautiful and natural stage for the athletes to compete on.

Please keep this hidden gem of the city the way it is so future generations can enjoy it as well!

Signature # 1466

February 28, 2013
7:53pm

Zoe WolfeManhattan, NY

no message

Signature # 1465

February 28, 2013
6:22pm

Carol WolfeOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

no message

Signature # 1464

February 28, 2013
6:22pm

Emma BentenManhattan, NY

My friend has a track team that runs through there. Don’t pave it over, please!

Signature # 1463

February 28, 2013
5:23pm

Andrea FleischerManhattan, NY

no message

Signature # 1462

February 28, 2013
4:49pm

Stacey FleischerManhattan, NY

Don’t pave the trail!

Signature # 1461

February 28, 2013
4:45pm

Bram WolfeManhattan, NY

no message

Signature # 1460

February 28, 2013
8:46am

Justin IdrovoQueens, NY

I’ve run loads on the trail, it was a high school favorite. We can’t let something like this be destroyed with pavement.

Signature # 1459

February 27, 2013
11:34pm

Theresa DuongBronx, NY

Love the dirt trails and being connected to nature.

Signature # 1458

February 27, 2013
9:30pm

Arnold SonBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1457

February 27, 2013
8:32pm

Emanuel MenascheManhattan, NY

This really is a great place to run. It can be so difficult to find a place to run for miles, let alone one as natural and peaceful as the Putnam trail, it really would be a shame if we lost it.

Signature # 1456

February 27, 2013
8:31pm

Nicholas HoffmanBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1455

February 27, 2013
7:48pm

David M. QuintanaQueens, NY

Save The Putnam Trail

Signature # 1454

February 27, 2013
7:47pm

Kelly McGeheeBrooklyn, NY

no message

Signature # 1453

February 27, 2013
7:42pm

Yosef KesslerBronx, NY

I’ll always remember running on the Putnam Trail last autumn as the leaves began to fall and the trail became a seemingly endless array of beautiful color. Please do not destroy one of the few natural gems left in our city.

Signature # 1452

February 27, 2013
7:42pm

Zora ArumBrooklyn, NY

no message

Signature # 1451

February 27, 2013
6:35pm

Adam FelsenthalManhattan, NY

no message

Signature # 1450

February 27, 2013
6:35pm

Sam ReichManhattan, NY

no message

Signature # 1449

February 27, 2013
6:35pm

J CohenBronx, NY

Don’t pave putnam! I love bringing my team members there for workouts; it means everything to us. Where will we go for our LSD’s if this occurs?

Signature # 1448

February 27, 2013
6:35pm

Eero ArumBrooklyn, NY

I believe that it is intrinsically wrong to construct an asphalt trail on a natural landscape. There are few places in New York City that allow an individual to escape the hectic life of the City, and Putnam Trail is one of those places. Paving the dirt path with asphalt would detract from that experience, no matter how many trees the Parks Department plants.

Signature # 1447

February 27, 2013
12:30pm

Mark ChristopherStaten Island, NY

no message

Signature # 1446

February 27, 2013
12:03pm

Shane VisbalBrooklyn, NY

no message

Signature # 1445

February 27, 2013
11:05am

Benjamin GlazerBrooklyn, NY

please, no.

Signature # 1444

February 27, 2013
9:43am

Arnon AdlerNY State Resident

I grew up near VC Park and still love to run the trail when I come down from Albany to visit my folks. It’s a pearl, a gem; trust me there’s nothing like it elsewhere. Don’t pave it, please!

Signature # 1443

February 27, 2013
9:42am

Matthew BergeOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

Everytime I drive down the Henry Hudson coming from Boston, I remember great times at Cross Country meets in the park. I keep planning a trip to run there again. You pave it, it is lost forever and no need to go back! Don’t Do It!

Signature # 1442

February 27, 2013
7:34am

James ConleyBronx, NY

Maintain this charming trail better to make it more accessible is a terrific idea, but paving it is akin to destroying it. If there’s anything we Bronx residents need, it’s more green space.

Signature # 1441

February 26, 2013
11:07pm

John DoughertyBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1440

February 26, 2013
11:06pm

Evett GiganteBronx, NY

I walk five miles every day, primarily at the greenway at Pelham Bay Park, but I walk the Putman Trail every Saturday in the fall. It’s one of my favorite walking locations/trails. Why must the City parks Department tamper with every bit of natural beauty left in the city? The running track at VCP is a complete mess. Why doesn’t the City use the funds to refurbish the track and leave a truly greenway untarnished?

Signature # 1439

February 26, 2013
11:06pm

Prudence SoobrattieBronx, NY

I always go hiking there with my family. Yes it’s impossible with a stroller but that is the whole point – you want children to experience a rare glimmer of nature in New York, so we used to take the kids out of the strollers and carried them. They loved it then and they love it now. The Putnam trail is an example of nature reclaiming space (the old rail tracks). It should neither be tamed nor improved, for it is a glimpse of nature chaotic and rough in an overly manicured metropolis. It is glorious!

Signature # 1438

February 26, 2013
9:34am

Jon AndreessenOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

no message

Signature # 1437

February 26, 2013
12:04am

David CaseQueens, NY

Don’t destroy the Putnam Trail. Just to run on such a beautiful bit of ground is just not right to destroy.

Signature # 1436

February 26, 2013
12:03am

Madeline CaseQueens, NY

No one should destroy such a wonderful place to run, walk or just have a good time.

Also bring back the Holiday Marathons. They were fun to participate in. Hopefully, with a new mayor, a new Parks Dept. Commissioner, better things will come about again.

Signature # 1435

February 25, 2013
8:13pm

Meghan RyanManhattan, NY

It’s a great nature park full of traila and does not need to be paved to be used. Please leave the trail and park as is!!

Signature # 1434

February 25, 2013
7:07pm

Josh PesinBrooklyn, NY

no message

Signature # 1433

February 25, 2013
4:20pm

Ben IrelandManhattan, NY

I have competed in races along the putnam trail and feel that paving it over would take away from the natural authentic feel that it currently offers both runners and walkers. Pavement causes more severe impacts to the legs of both runners and walkers which is why I prefer to run on unpaved trails like Putnam. Also, from an environmental standpoint it increases runoff and decreases natural rain absorption.

Signature # 1432

February 25, 2013
4:19pm

alberto lopez jr.Manhattan, NY

Please don’t pave. Leave nature at her best & natural ways of being.

Signature # 1431

February 25, 2013
2:14pm

Joseph ChiuBrooklyn, NY

no message

Signature # 1430

February 25, 2013
1:40pm

Michael ClarkBrooklyn, NY

Can we really afford to pave this and then to continue to spend thousands on annual maintenance? How about paving roads that need it like the BQE? Please don’t pave paradise!

Signature # 1429

February 25, 2013
1:39pm

Susan SnyderManhattan, NY

Please don’t pave the Putnam Trail. We runners have plenty of asphalt, but not great trails like this.

Signature # 1428

February 25, 2013
12:47pm

Mark WhalenNY State Resident

There are already plenty of paved areas to run in New York City and the surrounding areas. Once a trail is paved there is no going back to dirt. Please spend the money on another project.

Signature # 1427

February 25, 2013
12:46pm

Erica MunizQueens, NY

no message

Signature # 1426

February 25, 2013
12:46pm

Emily RaischBrooklyn, NY

Save our trail! Great running trails like this are hard to come by- don’t ruin this beautiful spot by paving it over!

Signature # 1425

February 25, 2013
12:45pm

Jeffrey LinQueens, NY

There is no greater nature preserve than Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx and to put additional pavement through the most historic part makes zero sense.

Signature # 1424

February 25, 2013
12:45pm

Lars BrekkenManhattan, NY

There are so many roads and so few trails in this city. Let’s keep this one!

Signature # 1423

February 25, 2013
12:44pm

Helen DoleManhattan, NY

Please keep the trails the way they are! I frequently go up there to run on them and will be sad to see them paved over.

Signature # 1422

February 25, 2013
12:44pm

Jose FernandezBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1421

February 25, 2013
12:44pm

Hayes MooreQueens, NY

Save the Putnam Trail, please.

Signature # 1420

February 25, 2013
12:43pm

Megan BarickmanBrooklyn, NY

no message

Signature # 1419

February 25, 2013
12:43pm

Edward SerranoManhattan, NY

Save our trails

Signature # 1418

February 25, 2013
12:43pm

Stephen EnglandManhattan, NY

Asphalt is U.G.L.Y. It does not belong in this great park! Keep the trail a trail. This is a waste of taxpayer’s money and a loss of a significant amount of trees. End this project now.

Signature # 1417

February 25, 2013
12:42pm

Skyler MosenthalNY State Resident

no message

Signature # 1416

February 25, 2013
12:42pm

Craig MurphyNY State Resident

no message

Signature # 1415

February 25, 2013
12:42pm

Bob Reany Out of State Resident/Tax Payer

soft surfaces save knees

Signature # 1414

February 25, 2013
12:41pm

Jessica ScannellNY State Resident

no message

Signature # 1413

February 25, 2013
12:41pm

Jake Byrne NY State Resident

no message

Signature # 1412

February 25, 2013
12:41pm

Patrick HughesNY State Resident

no message

Signature # 1411

February 25, 2013
12:40pm

Josh HibbsNY State Resident

no message

Signature # 1410

February 25, 2013
12:40pm

Baldomero FernandezManhattan, NY

Please do not pave the trail, in the end it will be more expensive to maintain as well as take away the natural character and charm of the trail.

Signature # 1409

February 25, 2013
12:40pm

Dylan ArmajaniManhattan, NY

no message

Signature # 1408

February 25, 2013
12:39pm

Georgia DeFalcoNY State Resident

no message

Signature # 1407

February 25, 2013
12:38pm

Matthew V.Bronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1406

February 25, 2013
12:38pm

Boriana FacklerManhattan, NY

no message

Signature # 1405

February 25, 2013
12:37pm

Kristen PedersenBrooklyn, NY

I live in Brooklyn, but work near and train in VCP. It’s a wonderful resource for us trail runners, ultrarunners and those seeking sanctuary from the hustle and bustle of NYC!

Signature # 1404

February 25, 2013
12:37pm

Heather Queens, NY

Paving over the little bit of trails we have in this city is just another step to removing more nature in this concrete city.

Signature # 1403

February 25, 2013
12:37pm

Kirby MosenthalManhattan, NY

Save nature!

Signature # 1402

February 25, 2013
12:36pm

brandon blindermanStaten Island, NY

no message

Signature # 1401

February 25, 2013
12:36pm

steven s.Out of State Resident/Tax Payer

no message

Signature # 1400

February 25, 2013
12:35pm

Melissa L WoodsManhattan, NY

Preserve nature and dollars, please!

Signature # 1399

February 24, 2013
6:36pm

Sabrina H.Bronx, NY

Save our Trail!!

Signature # 1398

February 24, 2013
5:08pm

Muantawan ArsrairasQueens, NY

We don’t have many trails close to the City. Please save this one so we don’t have to go to New Jersey for trails.

Signature # 1397

February 24, 2013
12:31pm

Anne PurcellStaten Island, NY

no message

Signature # 1396

February 23, 2013
8:35pm

Deb DolanBronx, NY

The trail is lovely as is. No habitat needs to be destroyed to alter it.

Signature # 1395

February 23, 2013
8:35pm

Shaneka WhittickBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1394

February 23, 2013
8:35pm

W HodgeManhattan, NY

no message

Signature # 1393

February 23, 2013
8:34pm

Idalia VegaBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1392

February 23, 2013
8:34pm

Marva CousinsBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1391

February 23, 2013
8:34pm

Michele TorrioniBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1390

February 23, 2013
8:20pm

Michael MashackBronx, NY

Keep the way it is.

Signature # 1389

February 23, 2013
8:19pm

Howard H. HemmingsBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1388

February 23, 2013
8:15pm

John YoungBronx, NY

It WAS a railway track. It IS a nature trail. Keep it that way!!

Signature # 1387

February 23, 2013
8:15pm

Joseph SanchezManhattan, NY

no message

Signature # 1386

February 23, 2013
8:14pm

Louis KleinmanNY State Resident

no message

Signature # 1385

February 23, 2013
8:14pm

Mera CarelaNY State Resident

no message

Signature # 1384

February 23, 2013
8:14pm

Christina AinaBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1383

February 23, 2013
8:14pm

Brian OlcuBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1382

February 23, 2013
8:13pm

Kyle MaiorunoBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1381

February 23, 2013
8:13pm

Qiana WigfallNY State Resident

no message

Signature # 1380

February 23, 2013
8:13pm

Helen NewmanBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1379

February 23, 2013
7:48pm

lisaBrooklyn, NY

save the trails!

Signature # 1378

February 23, 2013
6:41pm

Sally MelendezBronx, NY

Save the trails

Signature # 1377

February 23, 2013
6:41pm

Karen RiveraBronx, NY

Save the parks!

Signature # 1376

February 23, 2013
6:40pm

Violeta ValentinoBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1375

February 23, 2013
6:40pm

Barbara StronczaBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1374

February 23, 2013
6:40pm

Carol WoodwardManhattan, NY

no message

Signature # 1373

February 23, 2013
6:40pm

Lorita WatsonBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1372

February 23, 2013
6:40pm

Jack UllmanBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1371

February 23, 2013
6:39pm

Violet SmithBronx, NY

Sounds like this is a good cause.

Signature # 1370

February 23, 2013
6:39pm

Eric NewmanBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1369

February 23, 2013
6:39pm

Sam KatzManhattan, NY

no message

Signature # 1368

February 23, 2013
6:39pm

Janice FloodBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1367

February 23, 2013
6:38pm

M. Joanne StraussBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1366

February 23, 2013
5:36pm

Annette PatronBronx, NY

Please preserve all nature trails in the Bronx.

Signature # 1365

February 23, 2013
5:36pm

Raphael SchweizerBronx, NY

Save the Trail – please place stone dust.

Signature # 1364

February 23, 2013
5:36pm

Charlie ReynosoBronx, NY

Save the trail!

Signature # 1363

February 23, 2013
5:35pm

Nancy DawsonBronx, NY

Save the trees and the flowers.

Signature # 1362

February 23, 2013
5:35pm

Cheri JonesBronx, NY

Save! Save! Save!

Signature # 1361

February 23, 2013
5:35pm

Jerri KleinBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1360

February 23, 2013
5:35pm

J BarnesBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1359

February 23, 2013
5:34pm

D PoggiBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1358

February 23, 2013
5:34pm

Jose GonzalesBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1357

February 23, 2013
5:34pm

Diane MurgaloNY State Resident

no message

Signature # 1356

February 23, 2013
5:34pm

D RobinsBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1355

February 23, 2013
5:34pm

Richard StevensBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1354

February 23, 2013
5:04pm

Donald ReckliesBrooklyn, NY

I’m on the Putnam many times a year and it’s just a delightful place. Although admittedly it can become wet and muddy in spots, I have never seen that it’s a problem for pedestrians or bicyclists. Paving, and especially to the width reported, cannot but destroy the ambience. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!

Signature # 1353

February 23, 2013
7:55am

Hrant GadarigianBronx, NY

Please, no more encroachment on the precious little natural world left that surrounds us in NYC.

Signature # 1352

February 21, 2013
11:11pm

TanyaNY State Resident

no message

Signature # 1351

February 21, 2013
8:38pm

Vanni CappelliBronx, NY

There is quite enough asphalt already in the Bronx !!!!!! Go Green!!! Van Cortland, Seton Falls,Pelham Bay, and Botanical Gardens “Forever Wild” !!!!!!!!

Signature # 1350

February 21, 2013
8:37pm

Maryanne DiPasqualeBrooklyn, NY

no message

Signature # 1349

February 21, 2013
6:21pm

Dominique Brooklyn, NY

It is important to preserve as much natural beauty as possible. Let us not allow the Putnam Trail fall into the hands of corporate developers.

Signature # 1348

February 21, 2013
6:21pm

Katie CarskyNY State Resident

no message

Signature # 1347

February 21, 2013
12:23pm

Erich BuchrieserQueens, NY

no message

Signature # 1346

February 19, 2013
5:25pm

Daniel BiddleManhattan, NY

As a regular visitor to Van Cortlandt Park, I love its unique, natural beauty. Please do not widen and pave the Putnam Trail. Unpaved trails are few and far between in NYC and this land is a healthy ecosystem that supports a great diversity. Please follow your motto and keep the trail as close as possible to “Forever Wild.” Thanks.

Signature # 1345

February 19, 2013
5:24pm

brendan keoghNY State Resident

NO more paving of our green spaces in this concrete and asphalt jungle

Signature # 1344

February 19, 2013
5:24pm

KristinNY State Resident

no message

Signature # 1343

February 19, 2013
5:23pm

Kate AssonQueens, NY

Please do not cut down trees and lay asphalt in Van Cortlandt Park. It’s a lovely park just the way it is, and I’ve enjoyed it very much over the years. If you must extend the trail, don’t use asphalt. It’s damaging–causing run-off, flooding, tree-rot… There are less invasive ways to extend the trail (eg stone dust paths) that preserve the wildlife and the integrity of the park. And chopping down 400 trees? Unacceptable.

Signature # 1342

February 19, 2013
10:46am

Eva lugoBronx, NY

Save the trail!!!!

Signature # 1341

February 18, 2013
10:44pm

Adriana KoenekeManhattan, NY

Please, don’t pave this trail.

Signature # 1340

February 18, 2013
10:44pm

Neil Manhattan, NY

Please do not pave the trail!!!

Signature # 1339

February 18, 2013
8:54pm

Matt ContinoNY State Resident

It’s fine for everybody the way it is.

Signature # 1338

February 18, 2013
3:51pm

Isabel MartinezManhattan, NY

I run this trail to capture a bit of serenity and nature in the midst of the chaos of NYC. Please do not ruin this for me and hundreds of other runners, birdwatchers, children, etc.

Signature # 1337

February 18, 2013
2:27pm

MariaNY State Resident

Can’t these top officials use the money for better education and health care—All they think about now is how to further destroy our beautiful parks? We the people need to step in and check ’em. If no one stands up for what is right then they will continue to do what ever they want. I am signing this petition so to keep our Van Cortland Park the way it is…..

Signature # 1336

February 18, 2013
2:26pm

LisaManhattan, NY

Putnam trail is a home to many wonderful migratory birds. Please don’t take their home away. They have lived with us and we need to continue to live with them.

Signature # 1335

February 18, 2013
12:21pm

emilia perezManhattan, NY

This area should stay as untouched as possible.

Signature # 1334

February 18, 2013
12:21pm

wendy perezQueens, NY

We need to preserve the little nature we have left.

Signature # 1333

February 18, 2013
11:43am

Anders PeltomaaManhattan, NY

no message

Signature # 1332

February 18, 2013
11:43am

Cesar Andres CastilloQueens, NY

I sign this petition in the knowledge that paving old Putnam Trail will result in a significant reduction the local biodiversity including plant species and by causation a reduction in breeding bird species, insects etc…

Signature # 1331

February 18, 2013
11:42am

Jack WoodhullManhattan, NY

no message

Signature # 1330

February 18, 2013
8:35am

PETER GUSTASBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1329

February 18, 2013
8:04am

Mike RussoBronx, NY

Paving the Putnam trail would create more of a hazardous environment with toxic oil run off from the asphalt leaching into the soil and water, besides clear cutting the trees along the path taking away bird nesting habitats

Signature # 1328

February 18, 2013
7:35am

Starr Durant-RasonOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

Wildlife on this planet needs all the help we can give it. If this paving is detrimental to it’s well being, then DON’T do it.

Signature # 1327

February 18, 2013
7:34am

Richard SantangeloQueens, NY

no message

Signature # 1326

February 18, 2013
7:33am

Carol HolmesManhattan, NY

no message

Signature # 1325

February 17, 2013
7:11pm

Maggie BradleyManhattan, NY

The Putnam Trail is a respite from the hustle and bustle of the parade grounds and the city in general. To pave it will bring the speed to an area that should remain quiet and slow. There is no “need” to have asphalt and there is need to leave it as it is.
I am a birder and appreciate being able to find a good area for birding close to the subway.
Better would be to make a safe bike lane between Van Cortland Park and the Greenway. That is the dangerous stretch for bikers.

Signature # 1324

February 17, 2013
7:10pm

Kathy DrakeManhattan, NY

I would like to add my voice to the plea to not ruin the natural beauty of Van Cortlandt Park and a bird habitat.

Signature # 1323

February 17, 2013
6:38pm

Donna BrentNY State Resident

We don’t need more paved areas.

Signature # 1322

February 17, 2013
6:37pm

Cynthia GuileManhattan, NY

Please let the trail stay!

Signature # 1321

February 17, 2013
6:37pm

Steve WalterQueens, NY

Van Cortlandt Park is one of the few, maybe only, remaining sites in the region with a population of the Silvery Checkerspot butterfly. This project could lead to extirpation of the species in New York.

Signature # 1320

February 17, 2013
6:37pm

Jean PettiboneManhattan, NY

Please do not pave the Putnam Trail. It is far better as it is now.

Signature # 1319

February 17, 2013
6:37pm

Stephen ChangManhattan, NY

no message

Signature # 1318

February 17, 2013
3:25pm

Chang PengManhattan, NY

Save the trail!

Signature # 1317

February 17, 2013
2:53pm

Mary Jane KaplanManhattan, NY

New York already has too much pavement! Please leave the Putnam Trail as it is for the birds and those who love them. Thank you.

Signature # 1316

February 17, 2013
1:36pm

John GluthNY State Resident

Doesn’t the city have enough asphalt already? What it truly needs is more green space like the Putnam trail. Please leave well enough alone.

Signature # 1315

February 17, 2013
1:06pm

Barbara RubinsteinManhattan, NY

Please leave this trail as is!

Signature # 1314

February 17, 2013
12:39pm

Joyce SerraQueens, NY

Save the trail! Do not widen to 15 feet! Keep the habitat of trees for birds and wildlife!

Signature # 1313

February 17, 2013
12:39pm

Andrew BloxkNY State Resident

no message

Signature # 1312

February 17, 2013
11:55am

Richard TimmOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

no message

Signature # 1311

February 17, 2013
11:54am

john loehrkeManhattan, NY

The beauty of this trail is the quiet proximity to nature. Walkers, joggers, birders, etc. are all able to use it in it’s present state. Paving it would harm beautiful natural eco systems and would benefit only vehicular travel (bikes) which would certainly be ridden fast enough to imperil and discourage the many of us who enjoy this peaceful and beautiful refuge.

Signature # 1310

February 17, 2013
11:25am

HelenQueens, NY

Space — it needs to breath, not be paved over.

Signature # 1309

February 17, 2013
10:45am

diana teta,phdNY State Resident

Not every natural trail and park path has to be paved over under the pretext of accessiblity to bikes, handicapped, blind, walkers, elderly, whatever.
It is important for our children to have the opportunity to view nature in a natural habitat
not usurped by “progress”

Signature # 1308

February 17, 2013
10:32am

Steven RosenthalNY State Resident

i live on long island and work in manhattan…new york city has enough asphalt already! for all the
runners and bikers and birders and others who use the trail the number of places where we can actually connect with the parks and open spaces of NYC are diminishing every day, there are more than enough other places for people who want to push strollers, or other more delicate activities. what better way to introduce more people to our precious natural resources and to connect with the city the way it used to be. Once lost, this authentic trail could never be regained.

Signature # 1307

February 16, 2013
7:37am

David Wen Riccardi-ZhuManhattan, NY

The last thing NY needs is more (over) development of its remaining natural spaces.

Signature # 1306

February 15, 2013
11:47pm

Larry RamerQueens, NY

Keep the Putnam trail the way it is.

Signature # 1305

February 15, 2013
2:56pm

Seth FrancisBrooklyn, NY

I ran on this trail for cross country during high school. I have very fond memories of this trail and always think about it even when I’m not running on it.

Signature # 1304

February 14, 2013
10:16pm

Annisa TiaraOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

Preserving what we have left is what we need to do for a change these days. We can always lose what we have today, tomorrow.

Signature # 1303

February 13, 2013
9:24pm

J ChowManhattan, NY

As one of the few true trails left in the NYC parks system, please leave this unpaved. As a previous half-marathon trail runner in Van Cordlandt park, I would be disappointed to see this unexpected, but welcome, bit of nature paved over. We don’t need more asphalt. I’m also a cyclist, but there are enough areas for that pursuit.

Signature # 1302

February 10, 2013
4:15pm

Louise FrazaManhattan, NY

This trail provides nesting sites for several of New York city’s birds, including the Rose-breasted Grossbeak. Natural habitat is a precious resource in our area and needs to be protected for the enjoyment and education of our people.

Signature # 1301

February 10, 2013
4:15pm

Janos MartonManhattan, NY

We need to preserve the limited wilderness NYC has. Bikers can use the trail as it exists.

Signature # 1300

February 9, 2013
6:22pm

Maureen MadiganBronx, NY

Please do not allow the destruction of this area

Signature # 1299

February 8, 2013
2:36pm

Paulina NY State Resident

Van Cortlandt Park will lose a large part of its beauty and uniqueness if the Putnam Trail is paved 🙁

Signature # 1298

February 8, 2013
10:53am

michael markBrooklyn, NY

Say no “to Bloomberg Boulevard” in Van Cortlandt Park!

Signature # 1297

February 7, 2013
2:08pm

Arnold GoreManhattan, NY

Ir is foolish to destroy this pristine natural wooded escape from the asphalt jungle. It is a waste of scarce taxpayer funds for parks, Preservation is most important.

Signature # 1296

February 7, 2013
10:00am

Sharon BrodyNY State Resident

no message

Signature # 1295

February 5, 2013
8:40pm

Karen HighOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

no message

Signature # 1294

January 31, 2013
4:40pm

Deborah GormanNY State Resident

leave the trail alone!!!!!

Signature # 1293

January 31, 2013
1:01pm

Paul WortmanManhattan, NY

I want to see the last wild areas of New York City preserved for future generations of people and wildlife. Do not cut down more trees and pave more land with asphalt.

Signature # 1292

January 31, 2013
11:36am

Matthew TurovBronx, NY

It is essential that this terrible plan to permanently alter the natural beauty and character of the Putnam Trail not go forward. It’s unalterably wrong to cut down 400 trees, enlarge and pave this trail. I would think there are wetlands protection laws in force that will stop this ill-conceived plan. If nature is threatened even in a beautiful natural section of this park, one wonders what hope there is for preservation at all.

Signature # 1291

January 29, 2013
10:39pm

Roger Hill-SukieBronx, NY

Please leave this natural and beautiful trail alone. Paving over it would be a tragedy.

Sincerely,
RHS

Signature # 1290

January 29, 2013
9:27pm

Leslie JordanBronx, NY

Please do not destroy this natural surrounding. Putnam trail must remain as it is. It is part of what makes this place so wonderful to go to.

Signature # 1289

January 29, 2013
9:18am

Ruth KrausBronx, NY

Van Cortlandt Park is my home park. I do not want to see any trail widened. I do not want to see trees removed to widen any trail.

Signature # 1288

January 28, 2013
11:44pm

Stella MillerNY State Resident

no message

Signature # 1287

January 28, 2013
8:03pm

Elizabeth AzzeNY State Resident

no message

Signature # 1286

January 28, 2013
7:53pm

Martha CoviBronx, NY

Please save the Putnam Trail in it’s natural beauty.
No need to widen the path at great expense.I have been using it for the past 55 years, first with children, then grandchildren and now pets, hiking, bicycling and birdwatching.
Thank you.

Signature # 1285

January 28, 2013
6:05pm

Brendan FogartyNY State Resident

“Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out … that wilderness is a necessity…” John Muir

Signature # 1284

January 28, 2013
6:05pm

Andrew BakshQueens, NY

I lead bird walks at Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx and frequent the Putnam Trail. It is a disgrace that this trail is being considered for asphalt pavement. Whose decision was this? I speak with many of the joggers and bikers who traverse the trail and they are always interested in learning about the many plants and birds they see along the trail. Paving the trail will mean widening the area and thus losing more plants and wildlife.

Signature # 1283

January 28, 2013
6:04pm

Bill SQueens, NY

We have enough paved “trails”. Leave this one alone. Spend the money on education.

Signature # 1282

January 28, 2013
12:01am

Irwin SeltzerManhattan, NY

I have loved riding on the Putnam trail for many years and have always thought that all it needed was the kind of low-impact upgrade to make it more accessible to cyclists who want to use it to get to the South County trail. It is a unique environment and certainly should not be asphalted. The stone dust surface will work for everyone.

Signature # 1281

January 27, 2013
5:41pm

Nikki LoveManhattan, NY

no message

Signature # 1280

January 25, 2013
10:15pm

Susan SiskindManhattan, NY

Save this beautiful, historic natural trail for generations to enjoy.

Signature # 1279

January 25, 2013
10:55am

genevieve schmittBrooklyn, NY

Save the Putnam Trail, use tax money fixed pot holes instead…plenty of those around

Signature # 1278

January 25, 2013
9:19am

Daniel RanellsBronx, NY

There are enough asphalt trails in the area, if there’sa cheaper option for improving the trail, we should choose it and spend the extra money elsewhere.

Signature # 1277

January 24, 2013
5:25pm

KatherineNY State Resident

There are not many preserved trails in the area to run or hike on. Please don’t destroy this trail as well!!!

Signature # 1276

January 24, 2013
2:10pm

Brian CalavanBrooklyn, NY

Any opportunity to preserve a soft dirt trail in this asphalt-concrete metropolis should be seized. Paving the trail would serve the interests of a few while dismissing those of the many. I bike, and I run, in this city. We do not need another paved bike route at the expense of a dirt multi-use trail.

Signature # 1275

January 24, 2013
12:04pm

Hakan KerisliBrooklyn, NY

There can never be enough natural beauty in the urban jungle. But there can always be too much concrete.

Signature # 1274

January 23, 2013
8:19pm

City Council Candidate Benjamin KallosManhattan, NY

As a City Council candidate and triathlete always in search of varied training locations I support preserving New York City’s natural resources and using environmentally friendly surfaces that minimize negative impacts of exercise on joints while opening the trail up to broader use.

Signature # 1273

January 20, 2013
8:27pm

Karl RutterBrooklyn, NY

Please save the Putnam Trail it is a great value to the community and a historic treasure to be preserved.

Signature # 1272

January 4, 2013
9:07pm

Matthew TurovBronx, NY

This trail is a natural wonderland surrounded by asphalt. Destroying ANY of the natural beauty of this area would permanently affect the quality of the park. Cutting down trees and expanding the trail violates conditions pertaining to wetlands conservation and could adversely affect birds that nest in the area in Spring. Let’s not forget the additional litter that will come with greater accessibility, much of which will end up in the lake and pond, affecting the animals that live there. This park is already vivisected by parkways. There is already plenty of the park set aside as recreational areas. Why can’t we leave what little nature is left alone!?

Signature # 1271

December 18, 2012
3:30pm

Karoline KaonQueens, NY

no message

Signature # 1270

December 14, 2012
8:45am

jack wengerManhattan, NY

just what we need more concrete in the city??

Signature # 1269

December 10, 2012
10:24am

DELORES RUBINManhattan, NY

PAVEMENT IS NOT NEEDED – LEAVE THE TRAIL NATURAL

Signature # 1268

December 9, 2012
2:07pm

Bob StoneBrooklyn, NY

Fighting the arrogance of the Bloomberg administration’s policies (parks being just one) is a full-time job. You have my best wishes.

Signature # 1267

December 8, 2012
7:55pm

Tobi BergmanManhattan, NY

Organizing idea: Figure out how much would be saved with a plan that just widens the path a little and improves the existing surface. Find a playground that really needs improvement, and build support in that community for using the money there instead.

Signature # 1266

December 8, 2012
7:55pm

Lawrence Scheyer Manhattan, NY

Please do not put a non-permeable surface on the Putnam Trail. It would be a mistake to ruin the natural environment like that, and a ridiculous and irresponsible waste of taxpayer money.

Signature # 1265

December 8, 2012
7:54pm

Phil KonigsbergQueens, NY

no message

Signature # 1264

December 8, 2012
7:54pm

Carol SchachterManhattan, NY

I love the Putnam Trail and am appalled about the possible desecration by the City. If something isn’t broken, why fix it? Save this historic treasure!

Signature # 1263

December 5, 2012
10:51am

Dave WolfeManhattan, NY

no message

Signature # 1262

December 1, 2012
1:54pm

Jennifer GBronx, NY

We need to keep and preserve the natural settings that are in place. We need to honor the personality and feel of an area that is around to provide us with a place to exercise, explore and feel close to nature. If you want paved roads by all means go to the city

Signature # 1261

December 1, 2012
1:53pm

Brian DrennenBronx, NY

Please save the trail and all the beauty this nature trail provides to the people who use and enjoy it.

Signature # 1260

November 27, 2012
9:43pm

BasilNY State Resident

no message

Signature # 1259

November 21, 2012
8:10pm

Frank Miceli JrNY State Resident

Please save the trail!

Signature # 1258

November 19, 2012
10:34am

Seth RudermanOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

I grew up in NYC and live in Northern NJ. This trail is one of the wonders of NYC. Please leave it alone.

Signature # 1257

November 19, 2012
10:34am

Helen SotoOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

I support Holiday Marathons in Van Cortlandt Park, BX, NY. Please allow the race organizers to hold the events.

Signature # 1256

November 18, 2012
9:32pm

GuillermoOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

Leave the trail alone!!!

Signature # 1255

November 16, 2012
3:25pm

audrey jaroszBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1254

November 16, 2012
3:24pm

AngelaNY State Resident

It would be a shame if this trail was paved. A great trail to run on.

Signature # 1253

November 16, 2012
3:24pm

Matthew GallegosNY State Resident

From Westchester I love this trail and would hate to see it change. I avoid paved trails as much as possible.

Signature # 1252

November 16, 2012
3:21pm

AbbyBrooklyn, NY

Please do not pave the Putnam Trail and please allow holiday marathons.

Signature # 1251

November 12, 2012
5:55pm

Edward JoyBronx, NY

No asphalt, keep it green!

Signature # 1250

November 12, 2012
5:54pm

maxwell abramManhattan, NY

no message

Signature # 1249

November 10, 2012
8:33pm

ShawnOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

no message

Signature # 1248

November 10, 2012
8:33pm

noreen keenanBronx, NY

STOP THE PAVING. WHY DONT THE POLITICIANS SPEAK UP??????

Signature # 1247

November 10, 2012
8:33pm

Kevin ChristopherNY State Resident

Let us race!

Signature # 1246

November 1, 2012
7:11pm

Chris PetittBronx, NY

I live across from VCP and visit it every day. Putnam trail is a great place to walk and run. To alter the trail would be to undermine the attractiveness and spirit of the park. And it would create a terrible precedent. Bad idea.

Signature # 1245

November 1, 2012
7:11pm

Zach ElfersOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

Save the Putnam trail!

Signature # 1244

October 29, 2012
5:10pm

Rachael StatmoreOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

Save the trail!

Signature # 1243

October 24, 2012
11:31am

Terry GrahamBronx, NY

I agree with the points made on this site regarding the inadvisability of the planned widening and paving of the Putnam Trail, with one additional observation: blacktop is inherently ugly, and gets uglier over time. Why spoil the natural beauty of the park?

Signature # 1242

October 23, 2012
4:50pm

P.nooneyBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1241

October 22, 2012
11:05pm

Jordan LaksBronx, NY

Leave it…

Signature # 1240

October 22, 2012
11:04pm

johanna valenciaBronx, NY

I love that trail. I was looking forward to running it this year over the thanksgiving holiday.

Signature # 1239

October 21, 2012
7:59pm

michael urbBronx, NY

Save the trail, save our money and save the history!!

Signature # 1238

October 21, 2012
7:59pm

RobertBronx, NY

Save it

Signature # 1237

October 21, 2012
7:59pm

kevin fitzgeraldBronx, NY

There is no need to make the path 15 feet wide, 8 feet would be plenty.

Signature # 1236

October 21, 2012
7:58pm

jonathan bloomBronx, NY

STPT

Signature # 1235

October 13, 2012
6:37pm

Lisa SmithBronx, NY

Please save the Putnam Trail, it’s so beautiful. It gives great oxygen and CO2 for people and for the creatures living within their natural habitat. It’s also great for bike riding, walking, running and just looking at nature. Again PLEASE SAVE THE TRAIL!!!!!

Signature # 1234

October 8, 2012
10:11pm

Katherine WindsorOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

I hope the trail is saved!

Signature # 1233

October 8, 2012
10:10pm

Jay PegramManhattan, NY

Save the Trail as a natural preserve.. The Parks department can definitely work on paving roads like Mosholu Parkway and Pelham Parkway bike paths and leave this trail as a more natural preserve …

Signature # 1232

October 8, 2012
10:09pm

Robert QuillManhattan, NY

no message

Signature # 1231

October 8, 2012
10:09pm

Dolores HipplerBronx, NY

Don’t pave over our childhood memories!

Signature # 1230

October 2, 2012
10:54pm

Mina MadaniBronx, NY

I agree with this statement: The Parks Dept should improve the Putnam Trail with a stone dust surface and keep it at its current 8ft width. This plan will still serve all users well and meet ADA guidelines. This plan is also much cheaper and will require lower maintenance costs in the future.

Signature # 1229

October 2, 2012
10:54pm

AlyssaNY State Resident

keep nature natural!

Signature # 1228

October 2, 2012
10:54pm

Sara AskotzkyManhattan, NY

Please save the trail and allow us to have community runs in the park. I moved to NYC from Wisconsin and the Holiday Marathons have been a huge influence on me. I love New York because of these races and the running community.

Signature # 1227

October 2, 2012
10:53pm

JenniBrooklyn, NY

no message

Signature # 1226

October 2, 2012
10:52pm

kathy gevlinNY State Resident

The thanksgiving run was such a wonderful event last year — we had planned to have a bunch of family members up to run it this year …such a shame to end such a great event!

Signature # 1225

October 2, 2012
10:51pm

N WeissmanManhattan, NY

Take a look at the rail trail from Hopewell Junction to Poughkeepsie. One side is asphalt, the other is crushed stone.

Signature # 1224

October 2, 2012
10:51pm

JohnBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1223

September 14, 2012
12:23am

Art ByramOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

New York has enough impervious coverage.

Signature # 1222

September 14, 2012
12:22am

Ariel FrancoeurManhattan, NY

Please preserve the Putnam Trail!

Signature # 1221

September 14, 2012
12:22am

Mary TierneyBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1220

September 11, 2012
6:24pm

Andrew PlatekManhattan, NY

Please save me some asphalt pounding and preseve some history. Keep the trail unpaved.

Signature # 1219

September 8, 2012
10:54pm

Friederike EdelmannManhattan, NY

Please don’t pave this perfect trail!

Signature # 1218

September 8, 2012
10:54pm

Kathy O’DonnellBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1217

September 8, 2012
10:54pm

jose colonManhattan, NY

no message

Signature # 1216

September 8, 2012
10:53pm

suzanne JohnsonManhattan, NY

Save the Putnam Trail

Signature # 1215

September 8, 2012
10:53pm

Bobby LeongBrooklyn, NY

Keep the Putnam trail for multi-use purposes and preserve it’s beauty at minimal cost to taxpayers.

Signature # 1214

September 8, 2012
10:52pm

Matthew MartinezManhattan, NY

I love the Putnam trail. It is my escape from the paved paths in Manhattan. We cannot allow this to happen.

Signature # 1213

September 8, 2012
10:51pm

Tito PerezBronx, NY

I have been running along the trail since the 1970’s. I ride a bike upstate and love the natural trail at the Park. It should never be paved. We need to have The Bronx BP on board and demand that the parks department allow “Health Runs” to be held at the park. I and 10 others have participated in the Holiday Runs. Very few community events take place there and communities need events and “health outtings.” I support your cause. Let’s continue to demand a paved-free trail and continuation of our Holiday runs in the county of the Bronx.

Signature # 1212

September 8, 2012
10:48pm

Andy HamiltonOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

I visited last year from Ireland & enjoyed running on it. Had hoped to come back again this year.

Signature # 1211

September 4, 2012
3:41pm

David BrannManhattan, NY

Please save the Putnam Trail!

Signature # 1210

September 4, 2012
3:41pm

CaitrinManhattan, NY

no message

Signature # 1209

August 31, 2012
3:12pm

Anthony Manhattan, NY

Please do not pave!

Signature # 1208

August 28, 2012
10:30am

Patrick WardManhattan, NY

Please do NOT pave this trail.

Signature # 1207

August 26, 2012
5:16pm

Patricia KozakiewiczBronx, NY

Please do not destroy the quiet beauty of the Putnam Trail. Wildlife will be displaced by removing trees all along the trail. The canopy of shade provided by trees along the route is welcomed during hot summer months.

Signature # 1206

August 26, 2012
5:16pm

Jim BlockBronx, NY

There are so many options for bikes these days. It would be nice to preserve that pastoral walkway that we treasure so much.

Signature # 1205

August 26, 2012
5:16pm

Taylor MucariaNY State Resident

Please preserve the Putnam Trail!

Signature # 1204

August 25, 2012
11:10am

Allen SmithManhattan, NY

We need to keep the Putnam Trail as it is – great for runners, walkers, bikers.

Signature # 1203

August 24, 2012
8:01am

Claudia SadowskiNY State Resident

Please save the trail!

Signature # 1202

August 22, 2012
1:35pm

Michael NievesBronx, NY

The Putnam Trail and all dirt trails in VCP for that matter provide respite from the concrete hustle of NYC. We cannot ignore the severe ecological impact more pavement will bring to the park, or the reciprocal health detriments to us. We should always consider the almost symbiotic relationship between an urban community and its wooded oasis. Save the Putnam Trail and preserve community vitality and vigor.

Signature # 1201

August 21, 2012
5:18pm

Linda GaitanNY State Resident

Save the trail. As a NY State resident, my husband and I as well as my children enjoy exploring all areas of NYS Parks for hiking and recreation. My sons are older and enjoy the outdoors, esp hiking and exploring the beautiful parks NYS has to offer.

Signature # 1200

August 21, 2012
8:53am

ChingOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

No user of a trail likes a trail to be paved. Please listen to the users.

Signature # 1199

August 20, 2012
7:15pm

Sara PorselandBrooklyn, NY

no message

Signature # 1198

August 20, 2012
5:50pm

Jessica Lee BravoBrooklyn, NY

Please do not turn the Putnam Trail into a pavement. PLEASE!!! Please do not ignore the desires of the community!

Signature # 1197

August 20, 2012
5:50pm

Lander BravoBrooklyn, NY

We do not need anymore pavement, we need more trails, more back to the land, more nature!

Signature # 1196

August 20, 2012
5:50pm

Tracy ReinholtOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

This is a gorgeous trail, and a rare find within city limits. Please leave it alone!

Signature # 1195

August 19, 2012
6:36pm

Ann Bronx, NY

The trail is beautiful…..why would you waste so much money & ruin it?

Signature # 1194

August 19, 2012
6:36pm

RobertBrooklyn, NY

we’re already in a concrete jungle!!!! leave the damn trail alone!!!

Signature # 1193

August 18, 2012
11:19pm

Brittany HoggManhattan, NY

Why on earth would you want more pavement in NYC??

Signature # 1192

August 18, 2012
11:19pm

AndreaManhattan, NY

no message

Signature # 1191

August 18, 2012
11:19pm

Paul SookdarBronx, NY

We runners need more trails in the Bronx. Please save this trail.

Signature # 1190

August 18, 2012
11:19pm

Nita TarangoOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

no message

Signature # 1189

August 18, 2012
12:41am

StephenNY State Resident

no message

Signature # 1188

August 17, 2012
8:22pm

LaraNY State Resident

There are enough paved areas in NYC, dirt trails are harder to find. Leave the trail alone!

Signature # 1187

August 17, 2012
1:57pm

Sharon HoskinsNY State Resident

What I have always loved most about Van Cortlandt Park was the challenge of running through the trees on that dirt trail. It is a nice respite from the city streets. I remember it from HS Track days and go back there when I can. Please don’t pave it and take away from the natural beauty. Why waste money on unnecessary “improvements”?

Signature # 1186

August 17, 2012
1:57pm

Michael YorioBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1185

August 16, 2012
5:01pm

Claudia CancelQueens, NY

Please save the trails. It’s a wonderful place for the community to have to relax in and have a little escape from the hectic routine of everyday life.

Signature # 1184

August 16, 2012
5:01pm

Michaela PetersonBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1183

August 16, 2012
3:04pm

Lynn Bronx, NY

Let’s leave the trail the way it was intended to be for all runners, cyclists and walkers to continue to enjoy and not make it like every other trail in NYC.

Signature # 1182

August 16, 2012
3:04pm

LeyaBronx, NY

The park and the Putnam trail is one of the highlights of the Bronx. We have few attractions the way Manhattan or Brooklyn now have. We should be encouraging people to visit the Bronx and its many parks. We need to preserve this area!

Signature # 1181

August 16, 2012
3:03pm

ANnie C BaiNY State Resident

Please save the trails!

Signature # 1180

August 16, 2012
9:10am

JonathanQueens, NY

Paving the trail is such a waste of money. Money which can be used for something else, like feeding the hungry. Please keep the remaining nature areas alone, NYC has enough asphalt.

Signature # 1179

August 15, 2012
10:49pm

Francisco De Los SantosQueens, NY

Leave it alone please we are messing up nature

Signature # 1178

August 15, 2012
10:49pm

Paul SinquefieldNY State Resident

As a military officer who has served in some of the worst places on the planet, I am disturbed that we here in the U.S. would destroy such a beautiful part of our own country. The people of the Bronx and Yonkers deserve a beautiful place to retreat and enjoy the stunning NY countryside.

Signature # 1177

August 15, 2012
10:48pm

Whitney RichmanOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

save the trail!

Signature # 1176

August 15, 2012
10:48pm

camille colonManhattan, NY

no message

Signature # 1175

August 15, 2012
10:47pm

Juan OquendoOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

Im against of everything that protect woods. Im not a person who knows a lot, but like what nature gives to us. If that trail have a long history of many walkers, bikers, people like and want to preserve what God give to us to keep it in his nature way, let do it!!!….you pave now, spend people’s money. The next mayor that come, do you think he will put the same attention to keep paved; that trail paved every year?…I don’t think so….no more project….the land will have another use, but not for the people of the Putnam Trail!!!!

Signature # 1174

August 15, 2012
2:25pm

PatBrooklyn, NY

It’s ridiculous to convert a nature trail into an asphalt ‘roadway’. It’s hard enough as it is to find suitable trails for running in the City. Leave the trails alone, please!

Signature # 1173

August 15, 2012
2:25pm

Lionel Bronx, NY

Why destroy a wonderful place to walk, run and be close to nature.
We love it the way it is, please leave it alone.

Signature # 1172

August 15, 2012
2:25pm

mark w pinckneyBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1171

August 15, 2012
2:25pm

KristyBrooklyn, NY

no message

Signature # 1170

August 15, 2012
11:33am

Pat HorneNY State Resident

New York City has plenty of asphalt and concrete. Let’s leave the Putnam Trail as it is: unpaved and narrow. It will save money for taxpayers, decrease runoff and keep one of the city’s natural gems undisturbed.

Signature # 1169

August 15, 2012
11:33am

KristenOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

Keep it green!

Signature # 1168

August 15, 2012
11:33am

taylorOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

Keep the trail

Signature # 1167

August 15, 2012
11:33am

david leeBrooklyn, NY

no message

Signature # 1166

August 15, 2012
11:32am

Giovanni CanaleQueens, NY

I love the natural soft feel of the Putnam trail. We already have enough concrete and asphalt in NYC.

Signature # 1165

August 14, 2012
4:00pm

Richard DeFinoBronx, NY

We have enough cement in the Bronx keep some green.

Signature # 1164

August 14, 2012
4:00pm

Lisa maddenBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1163

August 14, 2012
4:00pm

Leatrice M. JonesManhattan, NY

The Trail is fine the way it is. Why must it be disturbed?

Signature # 1162

August 14, 2012
3:59pm

Donnia DunbarNY State Resident

I LOOOOVE this trail. I run this trail once a week for my long runs. I love the view. Please do not change anything about it. It’s the BEST trail thus far in NY that i have run on.

Signature # 1161

August 14, 2012
1:25pm

Steven WaldmanNY State Resident

no message

Signature # 1160

August 14, 2012
1:25pm

Marshall BrownOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

It’s a place a I look forward to the multiple times a year I come to NYC. Don’t destroy what little we have remaining.

Signature # 1159

August 13, 2012
11:11pm

jimBronx, NY

Natural areas have to preserved in NY city.
Looking back in many years time, it will be considered to be common sense!!!!

Signature # 1158

August 13, 2012
11:11pm

Kimako JonesOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

There is not enough green space in the boroughs. We need to preserve what we can.

Signature # 1157

August 13, 2012
10:41pm

Maria ReinaresQueens, NY

Please, save the trail!!!

Signature # 1156

August 13, 2012
10:40pm

atsushi hamanakaOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

Save the trail! It’s a great place to run.

Signature # 1155

August 13, 2012
10:40pm

Denine GuyManhattan, NY

Please save the trail! It is such a great place to go, for a nice long run.

Signature # 1154

August 13, 2012
10:40pm

GailManhattan, NY

Please save the trail!

Signature # 1153

August 13, 2012
7:43pm

Mike D.SkaraOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

Please leave the park just as it is.

Signature # 1152

August 13, 2012
7:43pm

marjani hallBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1151

August 13, 2012
7:43pm

Angela King-HorneNY State Resident

no message

Signature # 1150

August 13, 2012
7:42pm

Matt StrawnBrooklyn, NY

This trail is a treasure and a welcome escape from the countless miles of paved surfaces in the five boroughs.

Signature # 1149

August 13, 2012
7:42pm

MaggieManhattan, NY

Please leave the trail alone!

Signature # 1148

August 13, 2012
3:09pm

Paul FioreNY State Resident

Please save the trail !!! A great trail for a great city…

Signature # 1147

August 13, 2012
3:09pm

Noah SheroffNY State Resident

no message

Signature # 1146

August 13, 2012
3:09pm

John SloaneManhattan, NY

The last thing citizens of the five boroughs are clamoring for is the paving over of the best rural trail remaing in the city. We have enough blacktop and concrete already. Let the people keep their last little piece of wooded wonderland, and let elected and appointed officials learn at whose pleasure they serve!

Signature # 1145

August 13, 2012
3:09pm

EileenBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1144

August 13, 2012
3:09pm

Rob FursichNY State Resident

keep the trail as is

Signature # 1143

August 13, 2012
3:09pm

Michael EliasQueens, NY

We need more trails not less. Look at how many people are getting run over running in the streets!!!!

Signature # 1142

August 13, 2012
11:37am

Rana SindhikaraOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

Please save the Putnam Trail!!

Signature # 1141

August 13, 2012
11:37am

Elizabeth ZhuManhattan, NY

Save the trail and allow Holiday races!

Signature # 1140

August 13, 2012
11:37am

Paul MorrisManhattan, NY

no message

Signature # 1139

August 13, 2012
9:34am

Kristine KelleyNY State Resident

Please save the trail!!!

Signature # 1138

August 13, 2012
9:34am

janNY State Resident

save the trail

Signature # 1137

August 13, 2012
9:34am

EUGENE ATWOODOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

I have used the Putnam Trail since 1975 to train for cross country races, for track, for road races, and to run and walk just clear my head. There are a number of good paved surfaces where I could have done this. The great value of the trail is its natural state; where it is possible to forget for awhile that you are even in a big city. Please, please preserve the Putnam Trail in something close to its natural state.

Signature # 1136

August 13, 2012
9:33am

Diane TiaoQueens, NY

no message

Signature # 1135

August 13, 2012
9:33am

JamieNY State Resident

no message

Signature # 1134

August 13, 2012
9:33am

ToniNY State Resident

no message

Signature # 1133

August 12, 2012
8:59pm

amandaQueens, NY

I literally drive from another borough 3 times a week just to run on this trail, because I love it so much. Sometimes when it rains I specifically go to this trail because I love running around the mud and puddles. If this area gets paved I will probably never go to Van Cortlandt park again…I will just go more often to the other, more natural, parks in the area, such as Forest Park. What a shame.

Signature # 1132

August 12, 2012
8:59pm

GaryQueens, NY

no message

Signature # 1131

August 12, 2012
3:29pm

David meekOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

Work at marble hill school for environmental studies. Keep it natural!

Signature # 1130

August 12, 2012
3:29pm

Michael MagretaManhattan, NY

no message

Signature # 1129

August 12, 2012
3:28pm

Mary RoganBronx, NY

I just returned from a run on the Putnam Trail. The Bronx path, unpaved and a canopy of beautiful trees, was a delight to run on this hot day. As I crossed into Westchester, with a wider trail and black topped, my ankles began to hurt from the pounding and it was harder to breath because there was less tree shade and more sun. There is no comparison between the beauty of the Bronx trail and the road like feel of the Westchester trail. Losing that natural path is a real detriment to the environment, the park and the human spirit. As my father would say: “There is nothing worse than doing something well that should not have been done at all.” The Bronx Putnam Trail is perfect as it is.

Signature # 1128

August 12, 2012
11:39am

LinnaQueens, NY

Please do not destroy a natural haven; the trail is perfect the way it is. Don’t spend unnecessary taxpayer money on this project; use it to improve the quality of life in a place that needs it!

Signature # 1127

August 12, 2012
11:39am

Cat O’DohertyBrooklyn, NY

no message

Signature # 1126

August 12, 2012
11:39am

Don FavreManhattan, NY

Please listen to us.

Signature # 1125

August 12, 2012
11:39am

Robert ButlerManhattan, NY

Please don’t pave over the Putnam Trail. Let’s keep what little of nature we have left in the city in a natural state. We have enough asphalt as it is.

Signature # 1124

August 12, 2012
11:39am

Tiffany IvoryBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1123

August 12, 2012
11:39am

matt barkerOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

no message

Signature # 1122

August 12, 2012
11:39am

Tessa BenauBrooklyn, NY

no message

Signature # 1121

August 11, 2012
9:42pm

Alex DiamantisBronx, NY

Don’t waste tax payer money to give us something no one wants.

Signature # 1120

August 11, 2012
9:42pm

kendra boltBronx, NY

Its unpaved trail sets this park apart from the rest, and is the primary reason for my visits. Why homogenize our parks and take away a big part of what makes this one so special?

Signature # 1119

August 11, 2012
9:42pm

Elizabeth M. TerryManhattan, NY

As the 2nd place female finisher of the 2011 Labor Day Marathon, who attended Mount Hope Elementary School in the Bronx as a 2nd grade student & seven-year-old in Ms. Cello’s class, I really support everyone’s effort to save Putnam Trail.

Signature # 1118

August 11, 2012
9:42pm

Karina ChristiansenNY State Resident

no message

Signature # 1117

August 11, 2012
1:06pm

Joey S.Manhattan, NY

Don’t pave the trail. It’s perfect the way it is.

Signature # 1116

August 11, 2012
1:06pm

Keira RakoffNY State Resident

Save the trail!!! NY needs trails like this

Signature # 1115

August 11, 2012
11:23am

Frank LBronx, NY

Save the trail or I won’t vote for you

Signature # 1114

August 11, 2012
11:23am

Laura NeelyNY State Resident

no message

Signature # 1113

August 11, 2012
12:51am

JAQUANBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1112

August 11, 2012
12:51am

Diahann SturgeBronx, NY

I love running this trail it is so beautiful and peaceful. It would be a shame not to be able to run there anymore. It would be a shame to pave it. It would only ruin it.

Signature # 1111

August 10, 2012
5:37pm

John Zarella Brooklyn, NY

Stop messing with things that aren’t broken. Pave the pot holes on the BQE and the exit ramp off the brooklyn bridge. Any changes made to the trail are not needed. Put resources to work on some of the items i’ve mentioned.

Signature # 1110

August 10, 2012
5:37pm

Jack PillaOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

no message

Signature # 1109

August 10, 2012
5:36pm

Jennifer DavinoBrooklyn, NY

no message

Signature # 1108

August 10, 2012
10:49am

Larry PhillipsNY State Resident

Leave the trail alone there is enough cemented enities around all ready

Signature # 1107

August 10, 2012
10:27am

RoseBrooklyn, NY

no message

Signature # 1106

August 10, 2012
10:27am

Elana sternManhattan, NY

no message

Signature # 1105

August 9, 2012
11:29pm

Kathleen Hughes Bronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1104

August 9, 2012
11:29pm

MCBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1103

August 9, 2012
11:29pm

Craig GoldbergNY State Resident

Save the Trail! There is no need to pave it.

Signature # 1102

August 9, 2012
11:29pm

DanielleBronx, NY

I’ve been running in Van Cortland since I was 7 years old – that was 25 years ago. I have always loved the fact that the Putnam trail was a true woods trail in the middle of the Bronx – an escape from the concrete jungle. DO NOT pave this beauty!

Signature # 1101

August 9, 2012
11:29pm

Pete PeraOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

It is a special place for me and my girlfriend.

Signature # 1100

August 9, 2012
12:25pm

Krista GiffinManhattan, NY

This trail is one of the few places in the city where one can truly experience the beauty of nature. I’ve had some of the most glorious moments in my life running on it. Please do not pave it! The community does not want it paved. Do not use our tax dollars in a way that is incongruous with our needs and desires. Thank you!

Krista Giffin

Signature # 1099

August 9, 2012
12:25pm

Endor FinManhattan, NY

As an active volunteer in the community, as well as (small,) financial-donor, and as an active trail-runner, I urge you to please save the Putnam Trail.

Further — I also own and operate a small concrete & stone company — which means I am always looking to increase my business through newer and bigger contracts. But this is one project that if I was offered, I would have to decline. Some projects should not be built. This is one of them.

Please take this legitimate, credentialed petition seriously. We don’t need another paved area in the city, we need nature-trails in the city!

Signature # 1098

August 9, 2012
12:25pm

Cathy GManhattan, NY

no message

Signature # 1097

August 8, 2012
11:55pm

Christine DunneryNY State Resident

no message

Signature # 1096

August 8, 2012
11:55pm

Chris EkstromBronx, NY

I’ve recently returned to the Bronx after living in Brooklyn for a year where I developed knee problems from running on asphalt. A lot of people depend on the Putnam trail to stay healthy. Please don’t pave my trail.

Signature # 1095

August 8, 2012
11:55pm

david redlineOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

no message

Signature # 1094

August 8, 2012
4:47pm

jackie broderNY State Resident

I lived and worked in VC for 8 years, that trail is perfect the way it is. I have bad knees and love that trail because asphalt kills me, leave it alone!

Signature # 1093

August 8, 2012
4:47pm

Deborah MoskoNY State Resident

Save the trail!!

Signature # 1092

August 8, 2012
11:23am

David GoldbergManhattan, NY

The Putnam Trail is an invaluable resource for New Yorkers that should be preserved!

Signature # 1091

August 8, 2012
11:23am

carlaNY State Resident

use the funds to plow existing paved paths- bronx river & north/south county trailways- in winter.

Signature # 1090

August 8, 2012
11:23am

Daisy DominguezNY State Resident

I miss the holiday marathons and hope you reconsider paving the trail.

Signature # 1089

August 8, 2012
10:30am

Carl StonesOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

We’ve already got enough asphalt.

Signature # 1088

August 7, 2012
9:37pm

Anne DohertyBronx, NY

Preserve the trail as it is…we need more green space that is closer to its natural state, not less.

Signature # 1087

August 7, 2012
2:52pm

ariana gailieNY State Resident

Paved trails are too common. Preserve nature!

Signature # 1086

August 7, 2012
2:52pm

David FarquharOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

From my many years in the area and numerous fellow runners (Taconic Road Runners Club from 1979) I’m very much concerned that the Putnam Trail will be spoiled by the proposed “improvements”. Don’t let it happen! David Farquhar

Signature # 1085

August 7, 2012
2:52pm

Jim McQueeneyOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

Preserve the trail in its present, unpaved condition.

Signature # 1084

August 7, 2012
2:51pm

adam einhornNY State Resident

no message

Signature # 1083

August 7, 2012
2:51pm

Anthony D’AgostinoManhattan, NY

no message

Signature # 1082

August 7, 2012
2:51pm

Andrea GallegoQueens, NY

SAVE THE TRAIL!!!!!!!!!

Signature # 1081

August 7, 2012
2:51pm

BrianNY State Resident

Save the trail!

Signature # 1080

August 7, 2012
9:57am

yuri espersonQueens, NY

save it natural

Signature # 1079

August 7, 2012
9:57am

Eric SchoenfeldNY State Resident

Keep the trail as it was made. You can’t improve on natural beauty.

Signature # 1078

August 6, 2012
1:23pm

David OrtizBronx, NY

Nature is expected to maintain its most natural form. Please save the trail and do not pave it. Thank you!

Signature # 1077

August 6, 2012
1:23pm

Norma SamameBrooklyn, NY

Keep the original beauty of the park – there is no need for asphalt in this section of Van Cortlandt!

Signature # 1076

August 6, 2012
1:23pm

C. DrakeBrooklyn, NY

Please keep the Putnam Trail. It is one of the best hiking and running trails in the city. As city dwellers, we need all the trees we have! After last year’s storms, can we really be discussing taking trees down to lay asphalt?

Signature # 1075

August 6, 2012
1:23pm

claude MeliareneOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

no message

Signature # 1074

August 6, 2012
1:23pm

Gary CorbittOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

Please save this historic treasure.

Signature # 1073

August 6, 2012
10:00am

AngelinaNY State Resident

I want to save the Putnam Trail because I love to run there.

Signature # 1072

August 5, 2012
5:51pm

Ray SchwartzOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

no message

Signature # 1071

August 5, 2012
5:51pm

Alan DuleBronx, NY

Please don’t pave over one of the few nature trails in NYC

Signature # 1070

August 5, 2012
5:51pm

David A BrownManhattan, NY

Please leave it the way it is!!

I travel all the way from lower Manhattan to run on these unique trails

Signature # 1069

August 5, 2012
5:50pm

Ingrid HagardManhattan, NY

no message

Signature # 1068

August 5, 2012
5:50pm

Samantha GBrooklyn, NY

no message

Signature # 1067

August 5, 2012
5:50pm

Jonathan StarkManhattan, NY

no message

Signature # 1066

August 5, 2012
5:49pm

sallyBrooklyn, NY

Save the Putnam Trail

Signature # 1065

August 5, 2012
5:49pm

Noémie BonnetNY State Resident

no message

Signature # 1064

August 4, 2012
4:36pm

Steven LeeManhattan, NY

no message

Signature # 1063

August 4, 2012
4:36pm

Stacey SkoleManhattan, NY

no message

Signature # 1062

August 4, 2012
4:36pm

Sean ThomasManhattan, NY

Please save this wonderful trail. There are enough paved parks, why not leave a few with natural trails so the people who wish to enjoy them may.

Signature # 1061

August 4, 2012
4:36pm

Michael GrossQueens, NY

Please keep this natural. No need to pave this.

Signature # 1060

August 3, 2012
5:36pm

Rebecca RensOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

N.Y.City Mayor Bloomberg NYC Parks Dept., elected officials, community planning boards,

Please save the Putnam Trail for nature lovers, hikers, birders, conservation-minded people, runners, cyclists and members of the Bronx and wider communities.

Signature # 1059

August 3, 2012
5:36pm

Robert AnastasioNY State Resident

I am a long time user of this trail. It is one of the few natural running paths of any length in the NYC area. It would be a shame if this becomes yet another asphalt path in the city.

Signature # 1058

August 3, 2012
5:36pm

MM ErichBronx, NY

Save the Putnam Trail

Signature # 1057

August 3, 2012
5:35pm

Wei ChenManhattan, NY

no message

Signature # 1056

August 3, 2012
5:35pm

Timothy ReedBrooklyn, NY

I agree with this earlier comment: It’s not progress to cut down trees in order to create an asphalt-paved, highway-sized lane that bikes can speed through. Quiet, low-key green spaces are a precious urban resource that should be preserved. Whoever recommends cutting down old-growth trees to “improve” the park should stop and consider how that sounds.

Signature # 1055

August 3, 2012
5:35pm

Barry SerberBronx, NY

Please save this trail!

Signature # 1054

August 3, 2012
11:03am

Nicole CarpinielloNY State Resident

no message

Signature # 1053

August 3, 2012
11:03am

Eileen O’LearyNY State Resident

no message

Signature # 1052

August 3, 2012
11:03am

Tom WestmorelandNY State Resident

no message

Signature # 1051

August 3, 2012
11:03am

Ravi ChanderManhattan, NY

I love this trail.

Signature # 1050

August 3, 2012
11:03am

Marie FinamoreBrooklyn, NY

It’s not progress to cut down trees in order to create an asphalt-paved, highway-sized lane that bikes can speed through. Quiet, low-key green spaces are a precious urban resource that should be preserved. Whoever recommends cutting down old-growth trees to “improve” the park should stop and consider how that sounds.

Signature # 1049

August 3, 2012
11:03am

Eleanor DuganStaten Island, NY

The Screw-up fairy must be on the planning staff of the NYC Parks & Recreation

Signature # 1048

August 3, 2012
12:35am

Rory HookerOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

Keep the trail environmentally safe for all and user friendly.

Signature # 1047

August 3, 2012
12:35am

Julie CianciNY State Resident

Save the Putnam Trail. I have walked thru and it would be a disgrace to ruin such a beautiful part of nature.

Signature # 1046

August 3, 2012
12:34am

Robin LepakOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

no message

Signature # 1045

August 2, 2012
7:15pm

PaulOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

The Putnam Trail offers a respite from the concrete monotony that NYC can be. It’s a beautiful path and ought to remain unaltered!

Signature # 1044

August 2, 2012
3:21pm

Majeed RahmanBrooklyn, NY

I love to walk this trail and I want to preserve it in the present condition.

Signature # 1043

August 2, 2012
3:21pm

Mollie BruhnNY State Resident

Save the trail!

Signature # 1042

August 2, 2012
3:21pm

Denis Manhattan, NY

no message

Signature # 1041

August 2, 2012
3:21pm

Josh ParisBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1040

August 1, 2012
11:13pm

dinda evansOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

I was born in NY and loved what open spaces and forests there were…Please save them including this one..there are excesses of sprawl, roads, malls and little nature for other species and our own serenity

Signature # 1039

August 1, 2012
11:13pm

Dean CapoteNY State Resident

no message

Signature # 1038

August 1, 2012
11:13pm

SeanBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1037

August 1, 2012
11:12pm

KippyBronx, NY

Take all the trees put ’em in a tree museum
Charge all the people a dollar and a half just to see ’em
Don’t it always seem to go that you don’t know what you got till it’s gone
Pave “Paradise” put up a parking lot.

Signature # 1036

August 1, 2012
11:12pm

Kirsten AndersenNY State Resident

Please leave the Putnam Trail as it is; it has a beautiful rural quality. In addition, anything involving the destruction of trees should be avoided!

Signature # 1035

August 1, 2012
11:11pm

Darren MarelliBrooklyn, NY

no message

Signature # 1034

August 1, 2012
10:19am

Howard KestenbaumNY State Resident

no message

Signature # 1033

August 1, 2012
10:19am

John HuvaneBronx, NY

Please do not pave this trail. It is such a nice change of pace to run on something other than concrete and asphalt in this area. It’s great appeal is that it’s unique with it’s natural feel (even though it’s an old railroad right of way). As you run north on this path into Yonkers, toward Tibbetts Brook Park, the trail turns into a wide asphalt roadway, and becomes like any other “rails-to-trails” path you find elsewhere. Please preserve the unique character of this portion of the putnam trail. Thanks.

Signature # 1032

August 1, 2012
10:19am

George hirschManhattan, NY

I have been to Van Cortlandt Park as a runner and spectator over many years and feel strongly that the Putnam Trail should not be paved over. It will not benefit the users of the Park and this money can be used in countless meaningful ways.

Signature # 1031

August 1, 2012
10:18am

tim comptonBronx, NY

paving over nature is like putting a mustache on a painting of the mona lisa…

Signature # 1030

August 1, 2012
10:17am

Warren LugoBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1029

August 1, 2012
10:17am

Frank WassnerOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

I find it difficult to understand why the city of New York wants to spend so much money to pave this beautiful trail when a much less expensive stone-dust surface will serve all users, and at the same time, preserve the setting that makes this trail such a prize for the city.

Signature # 1028

August 1, 2012
10:16am

Patti HaganBrooklyn, NY

Please, NYC Parks Dept., do not waste scarce tax dollars on this environmentally destructive, totally unnecessary, unneeded, unwanted widening & paving of the Putnam Trail — yet another expensive bad idea from the Everlasting Bloomberg Mayoralty. Save habitat, trees, dollar$. NYC Parks: Don’t do it!
Patti Hagan, Brooklyn, NY

Signature # 1027

August 1, 2012
10:16am

Nelson LQueens, NY

Just another WASTEFUL government program pushing Sustainable Development. Just because the money is available doesn’t mean it should be spent, especially when the expenditure means destroying something useful and enjoyed in favor of something useless and unwanted.

Signature # 1026

July 31, 2012
4:09pm

Nancy SwansonBronx, NY

If it’s not broke, don’t fix it!!!! Leave it be!

Signature # 1025

July 31, 2012
4:09pm

george rodriguezBronx, NY

don’t mess with “MOTHER NATURE”!!

Signature # 1024

July 31, 2012
4:08pm

Mike KOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

Listen to the people and save money/time…some things are better off left alone, espeically a natural trail.

Signature # 1023

July 31, 2012
12:50pm

Joel appelbaumBronx, NY

Keep nature alive.

Signature # 1022

July 31, 2012
12:15pm

Kevin Shelton-SmithBronx, NY

People love this trail as it is for its gentle blending with nature.

Signature # 1021

July 31, 2012
12:15pm

Jack WengerManhattan, NY

no message

Signature # 1020

July 31, 2012
12:15pm

Robert SimmonsNY State Resident

This is a nature trail that I frequent and this one section of the Putnam trail should not be paved.

Signature # 1019

July 31, 2012
11:00am

Sarah PollackManhattan, NY

no message

Signature # 1018

July 31, 2012
11:00am

Dennis BurnsBronx, NY

There are not many places left,where one can run on natural Earth. Let’s not pave over this one.

Signature # 1017

July 31, 2012
11:00am

Duilio PalmieriBronx, NY

Please keep the trail as it is.

Signature # 1016

July 31, 2012
11:00am

Heather LaurelQueens, NY

Please do not pave over this rare and fabulous New York City trail!

Signature # 1015

July 31, 2012
11:00am

Jonathan StengerManhattan, NY

Please preserve this beautiful and cherished trail. The benefits sought by those seeking to pave this trail with asphalt can better be achieved through other methods. Let’s work together to connect this trail with the remaining Putnam right of way all the way down through Kingsbridge, and into the neighborhoods that want, and need, better recreation options. Asphalt paving does not need to be part of that solution.

Signature # 1014

July 31, 2012
11:00am

Hannah LipmanBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1013

July 31, 2012
11:00am

jeffOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

keep the trail as it is now.

Signature # 1012

July 31, 2012
11:00am

JuliaNY State Resident

I am an avid runner. i feel that this trail belongs to those who want to better their lives and run.

Signature # 1011

July 31, 2012
11:00am

Arnold GoreManhattan, NY

It is a rare pleasure to escape the confines of the Asphalt Jungle surrounding us and playing host to the major part of our day. We need a brief but complete escape to enjoy the natural shelter of one of the last remaining refuges in this most highly developed cityscape. Why waste precious taxpayer funds to deliberately destroy natural parkland. How ironic, the original reason for the extraordinary state grant of funds for “park improvements” was based on the attempt to compensate for the city’s “alienation of parkland” sacrificed by the Northwest Bronx residents due to the siting of the water filtration plant erected in Van Cortlandt Park on what used to be the driving range and before that the first hole of the Mosholu Golf Course.

Signature # 1010

July 28, 2012
1:07pm

Ronnie ScharfmanBronx, NY

It’s so precious!

Signature # 1009

July 28, 2012
1:07pm

gene grabinerNY State Resident

FOR THE PUTNAM TRAIL

There is yet a refuge in the grass
If only we listen to these green stories
These humming buzzing lives.
Even in the cracks of city sidewalks, Brooklyn wears
Verdure, the Bronx still flowers. These days
We feel such a tenuous
Verdant edge; but,
There is a green that has concocted
Escape from developers’ dozers
Escape from
Under this mayor’s custom soles.
O Walt, we are the leaves
You sang. This grass is thickening, we will
Block the weeds.

Gene Grabiner

Signature # 1008

July 24, 2012
10:34pm

Veronica BrozowskiBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1007

July 24, 2012
10:34pm

Martha WestonNY State Resident

DO THE LEAST HARM! Please resurface with rock dust. Not only is it water permeable, similar in maintenance cost to asphalt, but keeps bike speeds down. Most important it does not require the very extensive tree clearing and cutting.

Signature # 1006

July 24, 2012
10:33pm

Francis ChapmanBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1005

July 24, 2012
10:32pm

LindaBrooklyn, NY

I love the trail and run on it when I can. I’m a VCTC member and have signed the petition to save the trail.
My best to Mikes and all fighting the good fight.
Linda Norton

Signature # 1004

July 23, 2012
1:13pm

Ben LubinBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1003

July 23, 2012
1:13pm

Wendy LubinBronx, NY

Please save the trees and the natural beauty of our parks. Please save the expense. Please listen to the people who enjoy nature and preservation, and please do not do unnecessary irrevocable damage.

Signature # 1002

July 22, 2012
3:58pm

JoseManhattan, NY

Don’t destroy the trail!

Signature # 1001

July 22, 2012
3:57pm

luisaBronx, NY

Please don’t destroy the trail. It’s my family’s form of escape from the fast pace of the city. It is truly the main reason why we were attracted to move into the Riverdale area!

Signature # 1000

July 22, 2012
3:55pm

JenniferBronx, NY

Please do not disturb the Putnam Trail. It is a natural oasis for humans and wildlife alike. As a former trail intern for Friends of Van Cortlandt I know about the many dangers facing the trail such as invasive species, non-native species and weeds. Please do not cut down trees. There is no chance for the new trees if we are cutting down older trees. What is the point of having a new tree planting initiative in urban areas if we are cutting trees down on this trail?

Signature # 999

July 22, 2012
3:52pm

J C CarolBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 998

July 22, 2012
3:52pm

dianeBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 997

July 22, 2012
3:52pm

Jose R. Del ValleBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 996

July 22, 2012
3:51pm

EileenBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 995

July 18, 2012
11:28am

Nicole MathisonBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 994

July 16, 2012
3:10pm

Bart KalnayOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

Please don’t pave the trail!

Signature # 993

July 16, 2012
3:10pm

daan uiterwykOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

do not let the parks dept ruin another part of the city

Signature # 992

July 14, 2012
9:56pm

Kimberlee PiperOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

no message

Signature # 991

July 14, 2012
9:56pm

Josh JacobsBronx, NY

Please don’t make the trail a road.

Signature # 990

July 14, 2012
9:56pm

Jason JonesBronx, NY

Please help save our environment and the natural beauty of the trail!

Signature # 989

July 8, 2012
1:27pm

Melody J™Bronx, NY

I hike here every day, please don’t destroy it!

Signature # 988

July 5, 2012
1:27pm

Tammy KohlschmidtBronx, NY

Please leave the trail as it is. We need nature as wild as it can be. There is enough concrete and signs of development.

Signature # 987

July 5, 2012
1:27pm

MarceloBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 986

July 5, 2012
1:26pm

AngieBronx, NY

Stop destroying nature in the name of progress – Many people enjoy and rely on the Putnam trail and there is no reason for it to be ruined.

Signature # 985

July 5, 2012
1:26pm

Basilios PipinosBronx, NY

Save Tax dollars for useful things and leave the trail alone so that other generations can enjoy it as well.

Signature # 984

July 3, 2012
10:13am

Jim BuckleyNY State Resident

Keep the trail as it is.

Signature # 983

July 3, 2012
10:13am

Matthew MejiaBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 982

July 3, 2012
10:12am

Daniel MejiaBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 981

July 3, 2012
10:12am

Rachel MejiaBronx, NY

I go on this trail often because it is an oasis in this concrete city we live in. It is one of the few shaded, non-paved areas left around here. The overlapping trees add a therapeutic quality to the trail, which would be lost if it was expanded. Aside from that, it is one of the few places that myself and others can jog and walk because it is not paved. It is better for the knee and ankle joints to jog/walk/run on dirt surfaces because it has more give than pavement. We need to keep the trail as is; there are plenty of other paved, sun-scorched areas for exercise.

Signature # 980

July 1, 2012
7:17pm

Yossi RosenBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 979

July 1, 2012
7:16pm

Jodie barbashBronx, NY

Why ruin this lovely trail?

Signature # 978

July 1, 2012
7:16pm

Colleen SpilkaBrooklyn, NY

no message

Signature # 977

June 28, 2012
4:06pm

Richard HelfmanManhattan, NY

no message

Signature # 976

June 28, 2012
4:06pm

Maureen MadiganBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 975

June 28, 2012
4:06pm

gene grabinerNY State Resident

Please save the Putnam Trail. Keep it just as it is. Bronx residents have precious little natural beauty apart from the Park, and this exceptionally special trail. The Putnam Trail should not be sacrificed so that bicyclists from Westchester might have therir own corridor to Manhattan.

Signature # 974

June 28, 2012
4:05pm

James O’BrienManhattan, NY

Paving has made so many beautiful trails off limits to walkers, runners and those who enjoy the tranquility of a nature trail. I sincerely hope the Putnam Trail does not become the next casualty.

Signature # 973

June 28, 2012
4:05pm

Dr. Madeline PincusBronx, NY

Going to the woods or park should stay a natural experience. Paving a walkway destroys the interaction of human beings with the earth. This is an important part of the therapeutic experience of nature. Thank you.

Signature # 972

June 26, 2012
8:42pm

Raymond YeeBronx, NY

I reside in Van Cortlandt Village, and favor a green environment. I also want people to know that NYC DEP is planning on cutting the park trees on the Jerome Park Reservoir that also must be saved! There is NO reason for this since they lie out on the outer fence.

Signature # 971

June 26, 2012
8:41pm

Mary S. MontalvoManhattan, NY

Although legally I live in Manhattan, I actually live on Marble Hill and have frequently walked with my family through Van Cortlandt Park including the Putnam Trail and would hate for the trail to be modernized thus losing its natural aura. Life on the trail is not a race to an end but rather a graceful combination of nature and history.

Signature # 970

June 26, 2012
8:40pm

Abel CoradinBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 969

June 25, 2012
4:47pm

Kim KuzmenkoBronx, NY

All that money and you want to “pave paradise and put up an interstate lane”??
There are cheaper, greener alternatives.
Have you even been to this oasis of ours? Asphalt, removing so many trees will make it not so much of a paradise for either people OR animals.
Please reconsider the current plan.
Kim Kuzmenko

Signature # 968

June 25, 2012
4:47pm

Terence MainBronx, NY

Please don’t change Putnam Trail. It is SUCH a haven of wildlife in our community. To think of putting asphalt wider than the lane of an interstate highway sickens me. Now it is a calm and cooling place for community residents. Imagine ASPHALT on a hot day; or ANY day for that matter.
I’m not sure that you have visited this little oasis of ours. I go there several times a week. If you had seen how great this place is I strongly believe that you would re-consider what I consider to be a very non-green plan and ugly at that.
I beg that you make some phone calls, poll the community before you do something so very drastic to one of few remaining natural landscapes in the City.

Sincerely,
Terence Main

Signature # 967

June 25, 2012
4:46pm

Louise O’BoyleBronx, NY

When all the natural wonder is gone- someone (years from now)will say- WHY? WHY? did we NOT preserve it. Putnam Trails are important for today and always.
PLEASE-PLEASE- KEEP IT AS IT IS….BEING A bIG CITY W/ TALL SKYSCRAPERS – WE NEED TO APPRECIATE NATURE IN OUR FREE TIME…..The Trails cAN calm the stress of everyday life….

Signature # 966

June 25, 2012
4:45pm

December BailsManhattan, NY

no message

Signature # 965

June 25, 2012
4:45pm

Walter GreenwoodBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 964

June 25, 2012
4:44pm

Michael O’BoyleBronx, NY

This is INSANITY!!!!!!!!!!!!! This trail is one of the crown jewels of Van Cortlandt Park and NYC. Tell me when we are protesting this. I will be there.

We must stop this at all costs. I run that trail all the time. When I get to the Westchester border. I turn around and come back. What a disappointment that is up there.

This trail is inspiring and such a valuable resource that all park goers should stand up for it.

Signature # 963

June 25, 2012
4:43pm

Monica GarciaManhattan, NY

Please keep the nature trail in Van Cortlandt Park. It gives new yorkers the feeling of being outdoors. Please do not reduce the number of forest trail runs in the city. We need more environmentally-friendly options. Thank you!

Signature # 962

June 25, 2012
4:43pm

Gerald CohenNY State Resident

I live in Yonkers, just over the border from the Bronx, and use the trails in Van Cortlandt Park for walking 4-5 times a week. Trails such as the Putnam Trail are a vital part of the parks system, giving a place of true connection with nature in the midst of city life. The proposed plan of Save the Putnam Trail meets the needs of the many users of the parks without destroying trees and the natural beauty of the area. I strongly urge the Parks Department to follow this plan; paving and widening the trail would be very detrimental to the experience of so many that use the park.

Signature # 961

June 25, 2012
4:42pm

Aileen KilcommonsBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 960

June 23, 2012
11:04pm

JasonBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 959

June 23, 2012
11:04pm

Kisha Bronx, NY

This nature trail in it’s current condition is the only place within the nyc area that makes me feel immersed in a natural habitat. We need natural rugged places of beauty that haven’t been altered by humanity so that we can learn to truly appreciate nature as it is.

Signature # 958

June 23, 2012
11:04pm

Shira SilvermanBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 957

June 23, 2012
11:04pm

Joan MulvihillBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 956

June 23, 2012
11:03pm

Brian O’ConnorBronx, NY

To Whom it May Concern,

I have long enjoyed the natural beauty of Van Cortlandt Park, as I live but a few blocks away from its southern entrance. I spend many of my afternoons in the park running, walking and biking. It has kept me living in my neighborhood for almost eight years so far.

I am extremely concerned about the Putnam Trail expansion. The cost of conducting a project such as this, with the environmental impact it will undoubtedly have on the trail, make this a very concerning project to me. I run the Putnam Trail at least four times a week and if it were to be paved, this would prevent me from running safely, with the anticipated volume of bikers who would use the widened path.

I fail to understand why other, less environmentally-damaging surfaces cannot be used and why the vast number of trees need to be cut in order to go ahead with the planned changes. I urge you to listen to your constituents and revise your plans for this gem of a trail.

Signature # 955

June 21, 2012
11:32pm

nevio dobryQueens, NY

Just don’t do it. Its perfect the way it is.
The natural way.

Signature # 954

June 21, 2012
11:32pm

GEORGE WEINERNY State Resident

no message

Signature # 953

June 21, 2012
11:31pm

Paula Sinclair, M.D.Bronx, NY

There are few places in New York City that are as special as its parks. They provide a bit of nature, a restfulness, and an appreciation of life that we all need. Your plans for expanding and paving the Putnam Trial go against those very values, which are the values that created our parks in the first place. Please reconsider. Listen to the voices of those who use and enjoy the trails!

Signature # 952

June 21, 2012
11:31pm

Thomas MayManhattan, NY

no message

Signature # 951

June 21, 2012
11:30pm

AlmaBronx, NY

Please do not pave the putnam trail. A lot of young runners use it for training and it is better for them to train on a natural surface.

Signature # 950

June 20, 2012
10:14am

Bernard GoldrayBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 949

June 20, 2012
10:14am

nicole wolfBronx, NY

Pls take care to leave the trail as inconspicuous as possible. WE are OVERPAVED here in the Bronx. PLEASE let nature breathe!

Signature # 948

June 20, 2012
10:13am

Suleiman RifaiManhattan, NY

no message

Signature # 947

June 20, 2012
10:13am

DanQueens, NY

no message

Signature # 946

June 20, 2012
10:13am

Rachel SternNY State Resident

Why waste money paving a trail? Trails are the best surface for training and they’re so much more beautiful.

Signature # 945

June 19, 2012
4:51pm

Mary McGrathManhattan, NY

no message

Signature # 944

June 19, 2012
4:51pm

Matt KmetzNY State Resident

Please do not pave this trail.

Signature # 943

June 19, 2012
4:50pm

leslie decaturManhattan, NY

no message

Signature # 942

June 19, 2012
4:50pm

CarrieManhattan, NY

There’s no need to pave the trail. Please help preserve an area of sanctuary.

Signature # 941

June 19, 2012
4:49pm

Matthew LaurieBronx, NY

There is absolutely ZERO reason to pave this path. There is nothing wrong with the way it is now. You will be spending/wasting money on a project that does not have to be done in the first place. I, along with hundreds of other locals…run, train, and compete in the Putnam Trail and if you close it for unnecessary construction, you’re only going to create more of a burden for us. Do us all a favor and please don’t pave the trail. Thanks.

Signature # 940

June 18, 2012
11:22am

SarahBronx, NY

I run on this trail every day and I love it. Please leave it unpaved.

Signature # 939

June 18, 2012
11:22am

amarilizBronx, NY

Please save the trail.

Signature # 938

June 18, 2012
11:22am

MatNY State Resident

no message

Signature # 937

June 18, 2012
11:22am

Ryan DavisManhattan, NY

The trail is perfect as it is. There’s no need to widen it, and especially no need to pave it.

Signature # 936

June 17, 2012
5:05pm

Hilary RussManhattan, NY

The number of people who would benefit from keeping this trail as is — or from minimally invasive upgrades — must outweigh by far the number of people who would benefit from paving and widening it. Please don’t ruin something that is nearly perfect as it is with some wrongheaded plan. It is an extremely unique place. Why not just market that? Why mess it all up?

Signature # 935

June 17, 2012
5:05pm

Alex PirkoBronx, NY

Nature before pavement.

Signature # 934

June 17, 2012
1:32pm

Mary Ann CastleBronx, NY

If you want a bike trail–take some of the Western part of the GOLF COURSE–that few Bronxites use– and make it into a bike trail.

Leave the Putnam Trail as it is—old trees that provide shade and flowers–rustic nature–there is no need to make substantial changes.

Signature # 933

June 17, 2012
1:32pm

SpasiukBronx, NY

Doomberg leave the city alone.

Signature # 932

June 17, 2012
1:31pm

Tracy TongNY State Resident

Please keep the trail as is!

Signature # 931

June 17, 2012
1:31pm

Greg SalamoneBronx, NY

Trails should never be paved.

Signature # 930

June 16, 2012
4:19pm

hugh p murrayBronx, NY

leave alone.ive been living in kingsbridge all my life and using the park for over 50 years for sports,walking & biking through the trail. it’s just too nice & natural to mess with.

Signature # 929

June 16, 2012
4:17pm

Anthony OrtizBronx, NY

Why try to fix something that isnt broken….the trail is a testament to how society and nature can coexist.

Signature # 928

June 16, 2012
4:17pm

Daniel RapcienskiBrooklyn, NY

Livin’ in a concrete jungle. It’s one of the few places we have left!

Signature # 927

June 16, 2012
4:16pm

Lymibeth Bronx, NY

no message

Signature # 926

June 16, 2012
4:16pm

SheilynBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 925

June 16, 2012
4:15pm

SuzieNY State Resident

no message

Signature # 924

June 14, 2012
5:54pm

JENNIFER ESTEVESBronx, NY

PLEASE KEEP THE PUTNAM TRAIL AS IS. IT IS TRULY A JEWEL. VCP NEEDS TO BE PRESERVED.

Signature # 923

June 14, 2012
5:54pm

george rodriguezBronx, NY

save the last of our natural habitats!!!

Signature # 922

June 14, 2012
5:53pm

Jose BurgosBronx, NY

As a runner I have to point out how research suggests unpaved and uneven ground has shown to strengthen your lower legs. As for widening the path, the narrow path provides a psychological benefit by energizing those who use it by keeping us close to nature.

Signature # 921

June 13, 2012
8:58am

LeksHBronx, NY

Pl. Save this trail as it is

Signature # 920

June 12, 2012
6:45pm

Theo FigueroaBronx, NY

Save the historic trail in van Cortlandt Park.
Stop the paving of this natural oasis in the Bronx! Keep it natural! Keep it green!

Signature # 919

June 12, 2012
6:44pm

Ramesh& lekshmi bahlBronx, NY

Pl. Leave the trail in the most natural way except cleaning etc.

Signature # 918

June 12, 2012
6:44pm

Naomi WerneQueens, NY

Please do not pave a trail. It is crucial for all in this great city to communicate with nature.

Signature # 917

June 12, 2012
6:44pm

Filip CondeescuBronx, NY

When my father passed away 5 years ago, I was not there. That morning when I received the shocking call that he was gone, at 5am in the morning, I went into Van Cortlandt park and walked on this very path as tears were falling down my face. Somehow being surrounded by all those trees, with nothing but the soil and the plants and the wood, made me feel slightly closer to him than I felt otherwise. I am urging you, PLEASE, PLEASE do not take this oasis of beauty away from us by chopping down the trees and separating us from the very earth in between them!! We are already lost in the concrete jungle and the desert of dust and pollution that is NYC!!!

Signature # 916

June 12, 2012
6:43pm

Noemi BaezBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 915

June 12, 2012
6:43pm

Leoties ParedesBronx, NY

So we’re spending tax payer money and destroying the environment? This doesn’t sound like a winning situation to me! Keep the peace and rethink your decisions!

Signature # 914

June 12, 2012
6:43pm

Odette WilkensQueens, NY

This will be disastrous for the park.

Signature # 913

June 10, 2012
4:10pm

Kathleen Murray Bronx, NY

Preserve the natural beauty of the park. Save the trail. Do not cut down trees.

Signature # 912

June 10, 2012
4:09pm

Christine WalshManhattan, NY

Please don’t pave our trail! There is enough pavement in NYC.

Signature # 911

June 10, 2012
4:09pm

Mariann SullivanManhattan, NY

Please don’t pave the Putnam trail.

Signature # 910

June 10, 2012
4:09pm

Sara TantilloBronx, NY

Please do not change the trail. It is such a gift from the hard city streets.

Signature # 909

June 10, 2012
4:08pm

Rich GreenbergBrooklyn, NY

Surely the city has more pressing concerns — for example children’s programs that need the funds — than this project that would spoil one of the most unpretentious, accessible, refreshing things about the Bronx.

“They paved paradise, put up a parking lot.”
– Joni Mitchell, from a song of the same name.

Signature # 908

June 10, 2012
4:08pm

Bob MilgromBronx, NY

If we don’t act, they’ll cover God’s green earth with concrete and barbed wire.

Signature # 907

June 10, 2012
4:08pm

Jacqueline KuhlsBronx, NY

As a regular in VC Park, I say Yes to the 8ft wide trail with stone dust surface. The 15’wide asphalt “trail” proposal defies common sense…C’mon NYCParks – follow the “Save the Putnam Trail” recommendations!

Signature # 906

June 10, 2012
4:07pm

Doris MaatBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 905

June 10, 2012
4:07pm

Scott TysonNY State Resident

I only recently discovered the Putnam Trail in the course of videotaping for a movie that I made about the abandoned railroad that once ran along the trail. Without question, the city’s plan to “improve” the trail by widening it and paving it over leaves much to be desired.

Signature # 904

June 4, 2012
4:33pm

Alexandra AylwardManhattan, NY

Please do not remove one the few real dirt trails in NYC.

Signature # 903

June 4, 2012
4:33pm

A GoldfederBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 902

June 3, 2012
10:47am

Jeannette SandersonNY State Resident

no message

Signature # 901

June 3, 2012
10:46am

Riccel KounsNY State Resident

The trail cannot be destroyed. The muddy trail that connects Yonkers to the Bronx is a relief from the concrete. I am a runner foremost but also a biker and I can easily move through the mud, roots, and rocks that up the path. As a self proclaimed treehugger, I must say that you would be destroying the homes of thousands of creatures and plants. Hundreds of people walk that path everyday and they are content with how it is now. Its a wooded, serene, and beautiful area. Paving Putnam would be a waste of money and you would be ruining the trail that everyone loves. SAVE THE TRAIL!!!!!

Signature # 900

June 3, 2012
10:46am

Jean DesjardinsManhattan, NY

no message

Signature # 899

June 2, 2012
6:24pm

John ChambersBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 898

June 2, 2012
6:24pm

lisa San FeliceBronx, NY

To someone who lives next to the park, is a nature lover, and uses the park all of the time as a hiker, runner and bicyclist, this is a beauty! To remove trees and pave the trail would only be destructive to the park and those of us who use and respect it the way it is.

Signature # 897

June 2, 2012
3:12pm

Nick ChmuraManhattan, NY

no message

Signature # 896

June 2, 2012
3:12pm

John BurroughsBronx, NY

I walk in Van Cortlandt Park frequently, like it the way it is.

Signature # 895

June 2, 2012
3:11pm

Harriet FritzBronx, NY

Please save the Putnam Trail do not widen it or pave it.

Signature # 894

June 2, 2012
3:11pm

Cosmin BanciuBronx, NY

There are so few green trails and spaces left in NYC, let’s not ruin this trail by paving it with asphalt.

Signature # 893

June 2, 2012
3:11pm

Deborah Oster PannellBronx, NY

Aww, let’s just save the money for something else. We should use stone dust and leave the paving for another project. Who wants all the construction noise in the park, anyway? This is such a beautiful trail – let’s not mess it up!! Be smart and use our money wisely… 🙂

Signature # 892

June 1, 2012
9:19pm

JoeBrooklyn, NY

no message

Signature # 891

June 1, 2012
9:19pm

Ariel HidalgoManhattan, NY

SAVE THE TRAIL!
I love running there with my family

Signature # 890

June 1, 2012
9:19pm

IanBronx, NY

We have to preserve our natural resources!!

Signature # 889

June 1, 2012
9:19pm

Jeff OakleyBrooklyn, NY

Nature in nature and city in city.

Signature # 888

June 1, 2012
9:19pm

GN NiereQueens, NY

Let us preserve our parks and trails!

Signature # 887

June 1, 2012
9:19pm

Christopher McGovernNY State Resident

We need more pavement in NYC? Really?

Signature # 886

June 1, 2012
9:19pm

Brent DAvisonManhattan, NY

Please keep the trail open.

Signature # 885

June 1, 2012
9:19pm

TyroneBrooklyn, NY

no message

Signature # 884

June 1, 2012
9:19pm

Bill SycalikManhattan, NY

Please keep the trail intact. There are few places in the city for “off-asphalt” adventure. Please keep this one of them.

Signature # 883

June 1, 2012
1:37pm

Lina SchuerchBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 882

June 1, 2012
1:37pm

Martha A. CoviBronx, NY

Please preserve the Putnam Trail in the park.
We used it for years to walk with grandchildren and dogs.
Thank you.

Signature # 881

June 1, 2012
1:37pm

Lucy Torres-DeasBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 880

June 1, 2012
1:37pm

Erika Bronx, NY

Please save the Putnam Trail!

Signature # 879

June 1, 2012
1:37pm

Tom McCaffreyBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 878

May 29, 2012
11:34pm

wilfredoBronx, NY

Putnam’s – keep trail as it is now. Let’s not come to destroy what nature has made with his own hands. Please unite and fight to keep our nature.

Signature # 877

May 28, 2012
8:20pm

Sal CannellaBronx, NY

Keep the Putnam trail as nature intended. We have enough paved streets in the Bronx.

Signature # 876

May 28, 2012
8:19pm

Robert GraettingerBronx, NY

I’m flabbergasted that paving the trail would even be considered!! As others have noted, there are many thousands of miles of paved everything… save the crunch and comfort of the TRAIL

Signature # 875

May 27, 2012
10:13pm

Sara FollettBronx, NY

The trail is one of the green space treasures that must be preserved !

Signature # 874

May 27, 2012
10:13pm

Karen MarderBronx, NY

Please do not pave the trail with asphalt.

Signature # 873

May 27, 2012
10:12pm

LaVerne BowenBronx, NY

Please save the trail….for our community…..nature needs to be preserved in our very hectic and uncertain times…..

Signature # 872

May 27, 2012
10:12pm

A. Aslanian-PersicoBronx, NY

It would be nice to repair some of the chronic flooded areas along the trail, but it should not be widened or repaved.

Signature # 871

May 27, 2012
10:12pm

Kenneth JonesBronx, NY

I do not want the Putnam Trail widened or paved. Please do not cut down trees or alter the natural beauty of the trail.

Signature # 870

May 27, 2012
10:11pm

christopher HillBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 869

May 27, 2012
10:11pm

Bryant MercedesBronx, NY

I run these Trails every morning 5-6 times a week! I would hate to see such an amazing path destroyed. Please leave our trails alone and let nature do its job. Thank you.

Signature # 868

May 27, 2012
10:11pm

Karen DavernBronx, NY

I visit Van Cortlandt Park on a regular basis and I love having a natural escape within walking distance from where I live. I would hate to see unnecessary money be spent on asphalting the Putnam Trail when so many of us nature lovers enjoy it the way it is.

Signature # 867

May 22, 2012
10:42am

Jose DiazBronx, NY

Hit a giant pot hole this morning on East 233rd Street. Please fill in the pot hole and others all over the bronx with funds slated for the Putnam Trail.

Signature # 866

May 22, 2012
10:41am

Ruth MarquezBronx, NY

No asphalt,no dust or anything that would change something as beautiful as the Putnam Trail.

Signature # 865

May 22, 2012
10:41am

Adrienne MarquezBronx, NY

Please leave trail as is. Where are community Leaders when we need them to stand up for their constituents? Remember who voted you in!

Signature # 864

May 22, 2012
10:40am

Luis MarquezBronx, NY

its a beautiful trail whether walking,running or biking. please do not disturb what nature has reclaimed. Thank You

Signature # 863

May 22, 2012
10:40am

Jasmin RomanOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

no message

Signature # 862

May 22, 2012
10:40am

John p. kooBronx, NY

Build a separate biking trail next to the soft running trail if some paving is planned. All concrete/asphalt pavement will destroy the rare nature trail– it is definitely worth preserving.

Signature # 861

May 19, 2012
11:40am

v.a.shanahanBronx, NY

Every thing does not have to have concrete, beauty is in nature.

Signature # 860

May 18, 2012
5:24pm

Joshua VernatterBronx, NY

Widening the trail will eliminate space for trees and plants, and destroy the natural beauty of the trail.

Signature # 859

May 18, 2012
5:23pm

Lorraine BakerBronx, NY

Can’t find anything better to do with OUR money? Try using it fill in some potholes or pave our streets and leave what little bit of nature we still have in OUR city alone! Thank you

Signature # 858

May 18, 2012
5:23pm

Magdalena MiszczakBronx, NY

For crying out loud! Leave this beautiful trail as it is! Get real Parks Department! Is this your idea of making New York the greenest city in USA? PLEEEEASE!!!

Signature # 857

May 18, 2012
5:22pm

Wendy Bronx, NY

Please preserve the trail!

Signature # 856

May 18, 2012
5:22pm

Frederick A DolberBronx, NY

Thanks for informing me by the note in my mailbox Your proposal makes sense

Signature # 855

May 18, 2012
5:21pm

Bella FradlisBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 854

May 18, 2012
5:20pm

Zach YoungermanOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

The trail is an important recreational corridor.

Signature # 853

May 18, 2012
5:19pm

Bette DewingManhattan, NY

There is just no place to walk safely – non-stressfully due to shared bicycle paths.
It’s a special hazardous to those with disabilities or just not as steady of foot as they once were. Many elders no longer use the John Finley Walk since it became a shared walk depite protestes from every local elected official and civic group.

Save this trail!

Signature # 852

May 18, 2012
5:18pm

Susan SiskindManhattan, NY

Leave our beautiful nature trail alone. Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan should do her job repairing the roads in the Bronx which are worse than Baghdad instead of building bike lanes!

Signature # 851

May 14, 2012
4:33pm

Jack BrownManhattan, NY

no message

Signature # 850

May 14, 2012
9:25am

Albert AhronheimManhattan, NY

no message

Signature # 849

May 14, 2012
9:25am

Paul AguirreBronx, NY

I don’t see the point of destroying one of the few nature trails in NYC to put in another paved road which can be found everywhere

Signature # 848

May 14, 2012
9:25am

Susan DownesBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 847

May 14, 2012
9:25am

Miriam Ben-AbuBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 846

May 14, 2012
9:25am

johnBronx, NY

I love the putnam trail as is!

Signature # 845

May 14, 2012
9:25am

Barbara RubinsteinBronx, NY

I’m in favor of saving any and all of our natural areas.

Signature # 844

May 14, 2012
9:25am

Brittany TarbellNY State Resident

no message

Signature # 843

May 11, 2012
10:23am

Joan LunoeBronx, NY

It’s a beautiful walking trail as it is. It also seems that it would be cheaper to leave it as it is. Please don’t destroy this piece of living history.

Signature # 842

May 11, 2012
10:23am

Sumie Hernandez-MossNY State Resident

Save the dirt trail!!!

Signature # 841

May 7, 2012
9:51pm

Terry HoflerBronx, NY

Just walking on the remnants of the old track bed is a unique experience. Why destroy an existing piece of history right here in our backyard? Crossing into the Westchester section is very disappointing.

Signature # 840

May 7, 2012
9:50pm

Jason RodriguezBronx, NY

I have enjoyed the natural beauty of this area for quite some time. Please preserve the natural aspect of the Putnam Trail. It is vital to our community as well as to visitors of our community. More importantly, it is vital to nature itself. Let it be. It is perfect the way it is. Natural.

Signature # 839

May 7, 2012
9:50pm

Laura Anne GilmanBronx, NY

I love biking along the trail – it’s perfect for walkers, joggers and bikers who want a respite from the concrete, a place where you can remember that NYC is GREEN, too.

Maintain the trail, don’t change it!

Signature # 838

May 7, 2012
9:49pm

Larry ShapiroQueens, NY

Please revise the plan to reduce environmental impact: a narrower corridor with a crushed stone surface rather than asphalt.

Signature # 837

May 7, 2012
9:48pm

Allen ShifrinBronx, NY

Pave roads, not trails.

Signature # 836

May 7, 2012
9:47pm

Celia EngelmanOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

Please save the Putnam Trail for all Americans, not just New Yorkers. Don’t pave it.

Signature # 835

May 7, 2012
9:46pm

Bridget McCarthyNY State Resident

Grew up a few blocks from Van Cortlandt Park.
Please save the Trail!

Signature # 834

May 7, 2012
9:45pm

John O’ConnorBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 833

May 7, 2012
9:45pm

Ana PoughBronx, NY

Please stop destroying our beautiful and natural park.

Signature # 832

May 7, 2012
9:44pm

Sarah GallagherManhattan, NY

For crying out loud! Asphalt? Just what NYC needs more of. Get real, Parks Department. Leave this trail in the lovely state-of-nature it presently enjoys.

Signature # 831

May 7, 2012
9:43pm

Keith R.A. DeCandidoBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 830

May 7, 2012
9:43pm

Jennifer GattoOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

no message

Signature # 829

May 7, 2012
9:42pm

FlaviaBronx, NY

I love VCP! Hopefully it stays the way it is and is preserved!

Signature # 828

May 7, 2012
9:42pm

CourtneyBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 827

May 7, 2012
9:41pm

Barry BraunsteinBronx, NY

The trail is paved in Westchester,which creates a speedway for cyclists.Let us have a walking path free of hazards.

Signature # 826

May 7, 2012
9:40pm

Scott AhaernBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 825

May 3, 2012
5:14pm

Mark LenahanBronx, NY

Personally I am in favor of leaving the trail exactly as is.
Given that that does not seem to be one of the options, as little as possible should be done.

What is the obsession with paving? There is no lack of pavement in NYC. Cyclists already use the trail quite happily and there is respect between those who walk, those who run and cyclists.
Paving will mean more reckless behavior, accidents, confrontations and litter.

Further, there should NOT be food concessions or commercialism or any sort.

Signature # 824

May 2, 2012
8:15am

Brenda Seidner REillyManhattan, NY

no message

Signature # 823

May 2, 2012
8:15am

Matt ShieldsOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

I like my trails unpaved.

Signature # 822

May 2, 2012
8:15am

peter heimgartnerNY State Resident

Let the people who actually use the trail have a say in how they want their environment to be. We ask for no asphalt, because its better for our health now and in our future.

Signature # 821

May 2, 2012
8:15am

carrieBrooklyn, NY

pls dont do this its a mistake

Signature # 820

May 2, 2012
8:15am

MariaNY State Resident

no message

Signature # 819

May 2, 2012
8:15am

Sheryl HautBronx, NY

It is extremely important to preserve this historic and beautiful trail. Please do not make a terrible mistake.

Signature # 818

April 30, 2012
1:46pm

Ryan KorbyOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

no message

Signature # 817

April 30, 2012
1:46pm

Mollie BruhnBrooklyn, NY

Stop the paving!

Signature # 816

April 30, 2012
1:46pm

Jackie WurstOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

no message

Signature # 815

April 30, 2012
1:46pm

Mary Pat SmithNY State Resident

Keep it real – don’t pave!!

Signature # 814

April 30, 2012
1:46pm

Elena MakovskayaOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

Running on trails is a lot healthier in many ways that running on pavement. This park and trail is one of the best things that NYC has to offer. I have also enjoyed the Holiday Marathons that used to take place on this trail – this is the only Trail Marathon inside NYC and should be preserved. This even was free, open to all and promoted running and healthy way of living. We need more events like that, we do NOT need more pavement!

Signature # 813

April 30, 2012
1:46pm

MikeGManhattan, NY

Please keep the trail natural (no asphalt) and find a better use for the funds. Thank you.

Signature # 812

April 30, 2012
1:46pm

D TanManhattan, NY

no message

Signature # 811

April 30, 2012
1:46pm

Charlie ConwayManhattan, NY

Please do not pave this trail! Let’s keep nature as natural as possible!

Signature # 810

April 28, 2012
10:34pm

BrachyahuBronx, NY

Beautiful dirt track, great for running especially for people who are unable to run on tarmac or paved routes.

Signature # 809

April 27, 2012
12:02pm

Mickaella GottliebQueens, NY

It is important to preserve our historic trail.

Signature # 808

April 27, 2012
12:02pm

John LawrenceBronx, NY

why spoil this last nature walk in the park. There are plenty of places to ride your bike here; can’t the walkers, birdwatchers, nature lovers have their place too? The park has areas available for tennis, cricket, swimming, baseball, horse back riding, track, picnics and bike riding. Why can’t the people who just want to stop and enjoy an unpaved fragment of nature be permitted their little space too?

Signature # 807

April 27, 2012
12:02pm

Shavon FentonBronx, NY

Removal of the Putnam Trail destroys a historically important region of Van Cortlandt Park.

Signature # 806

April 27, 2012
12:02pm

Carina CruzBronx, NY

I’ve been on the amazing trail I think. Saving the trail is a great idea it can save the earth. all day long i love earth with all my heart.you should too

Signature # 805

April 27, 2012
12:02pm

William SainesBrooklyn, NY

no message

Signature # 804

April 27, 2012
12:02pm

Charlotte LabbeBronx, NY

This a nice trail as is..

Signature # 803

April 27, 2012
12:02pm

Julia GranBronx, NY

Please do not widen and add asphalt to the trail. Preserve it’s original look.

Signature # 802

April 27, 2012
12:02pm

norbert sanderNY State Resident

the Putnam trail is a welcome respite from the world of concrete and macadam paths.There is no compelling need to destroy it in favor of a pavement that will hurt both walkers and runners alike.

Signature # 801

April 27, 2012
12:02pm

charles sheerBronx, NY

I have enjoyed the trail for decades, as a former runner and nature lover. I have walked it for years. Please do not alter it – it is needed by those who enjoy the park as well as the animals who live there.

Signature # 800

April 27, 2012
12:02pm

James JenningsManhattan, NY

PLEASE don’t pave over any running trails. They’re much better as is.

Signature # 799

April 22, 2012
6:17pm

Jean StemmManhattan, NY

I am signing this petition in the hopes that the Putnam trail will infact remain as a trail and not blacktop. We runners cherish those few places that we can still put our feet on real earth and run in environments as close to nature as we can get.

Signature # 798

April 22, 2012
6:17pm

Kevin McAllisterBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 797

April 22, 2012
6:17pm

Sean Macmillan Manhattan, NY

no message

Signature # 796

April 22, 2012
6:17pm

Francis LarosManhattan, NY

no message

Signature # 795

April 22, 2012
6:17pm

Carol DrakeBrooklyn, NY

no message

Signature # 794

April 22, 2012
6:17pm

Alexandra WarrenBrooklyn, NY

Runners MUCH prefer nature trails to pavement. It’s much healthier and cheaper. Don’t use pavement please!

Signature # 793

April 22, 2012
6:17pm

Matthew KantackBrooklyn, NY

no message

Signature # 792

April 22, 2012
6:17pm

Ileana Torres Bronx, NY

no message

Signature # 791

April 22, 2012
6:17pm

Jason RochmanBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 790

April 22, 2012
6:17pm

John doughertyBronx, NY

I am opposed to paving over the Putnam trail.

Signature # 789

April 22, 2012
6:17pm

Elizabeth doughertyBronx, NY

I am opposed to paving over the Putnam Trail.

Signature # 788

April 22, 2012
6:17pm

anthony connorBronx, NY

Much prefer trail unpaved! Please do not share email.

Signature # 787

April 17, 2012
3:05pm

Todd RuppelNY State Resident

Why destroy nature. Use the funds elsewhere or not at all.

Signature # 786

April 17, 2012
3:05pm

Ellen McGrailNY State Resident

no message

Signature # 785

April 17, 2012
3:05pm

noreen fordeNY State Resident

no message

Signature # 784

April 17, 2012
3:05pm

Colette mcgoldrickBronx, NY

Please do not destroy this trail I love it I hate it when asphalt is poured over trails.all the natural beauty is destroyed

Signature # 783

April 17, 2012
3:05pm

Stephanie YordanBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 782

April 17, 2012
3:05pm

LouiseBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 781

April 17, 2012
3:05pm

Patricia KallenNY State Resident

no message

Signature # 780

April 17, 2012
3:05pm

Joanne Bronx, NY

no message

Signature # 779

April 17, 2012
3:05pm

NoraNY State Resident

no message

Signature # 778

April 11, 2012
6:30pm

Krys WasielewskiNY State Resident

Please don’t pave-over the nature trail in Van Cortlandt Park. The paving affects every runner in Metropolitan Area, who wants to retain soft surfaces in forests in urban settings.

Signature # 777

April 11, 2012
6:30pm

SFLBronx, NY

Even though I am handicapped and can’t use the trail, I think it should be saved as a natural habitat and not paved over.

Signature # 776

April 10, 2012
11:17pm

MaritzaStaten Island, NY

I’ve hiked this trail and it’s lovely. Leave it the way it is.

Signature # 775

April 10, 2012
11:17pm

Carrie JacobsonNY State Resident

no message

Signature # 774

April 10, 2012
11:17pm

cecile olsonBrooklyn, NY

leave nature the way you found it. Thanks

Signature # 773

April 10, 2012
11:17pm

JeanineBrooklyn, NY

This trail should be preserved.

Signature # 772

April 10, 2012
11:17pm

Judy longNY State Resident

no message

Signature # 771

April 5, 2012
11:13pm

Nancy ShawBronx, NY

no paving, please

Signature # 770

April 5, 2012
11:13pm

Janet GottliebBronx, NY

Enough of New York City is paved over. The Putnam Trail is a respite from that, and should remain as it is.

Signature # 769

April 5, 2012
11:13pm

Tony VazquezBrooklyn, NY

Walkers,runners & bicyclists use this path. NYC & the Bronx need more natural spaces, not more concrete!

Signature # 768

April 5, 2012
11:13pm

Dina SeidenBrooklyn, NY

This is a travesty. How can this even be under consideration?

Signature # 767

April 5, 2012
11:13pm

Maureen BonfanteQueens, NY

This is one of the many great wonders of our fine city and state. We have enough paved ways in the concrete jungle and not enough parks and green spaces. Preserve the trail as it is. Invest in more parks, park maintenace, nature trails, education, tourism to them. Don’t waste tax payer dollars on paving what does not need to be paved.

Signature # 766

April 5, 2012
11:13pm

Roy GilbertQueens, NY

Please leave the trail as is. Total waste of taxpayers’ money to expand it and pave it over. We need more trails like this, not fewer.

Signature # 765

April 3, 2012
7:05pm

Lisa WBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 764

April 3, 2012
7:05pm

Marie WBronx, NY

Please preserve nature.

Signature # 763

April 3, 2012
7:05pm

Nawal LBronx, NY

We run and walk using the trail for years, nobody ever complained about it, this is a waist of money and torture to the echo-system, no need for it ! use the money for something better instead please.

Signature # 762

April 3, 2012
7:05pm

Clive MorrickManhattan, NY

The Putnam trail is a rare thing in NYC. Please leave it alone. It does not need to be paved.

Signature # 761

April 3, 2012
7:05pm

Ardit GjonajBronx, NY

I love that trail. Please save it!

Signature # 760

April 3, 2012
7:05pm

Hrant GadarigianBronx, NY

No to paving..Keep things as they are and stop using taxpayer money where it isn’t needed. There’s enough asphalt to go around already.

Signature # 759

April 3, 2012
7:05pm

Lee RuelleManhattan, NY

As an avid runner and hiker, I urge you to not pave the Putnam Trail. There is plenty of asphalt in New York already. Thank you.

Signature # 758

April 3, 2012
7:05pm

Don ReckliesBrooklyn, NY

The Putnam Trail, as it now exists, is well used by walkers and cyclists both and seems to be a problem for neither group. The last thing VanCourtlandt Park needs is another strip of gravel or asphalt bisecting it! Please don’t destroy the character and charm of the trail by paving it!

Signature # 757

March 29, 2012
7:12am

David ConnellyBronx, NY

Please save the Putnam Trail. Thank you

Signature # 756

March 28, 2012
11:42pm

Alex CuozzoNY State Resident

I’ve been running at Van Cortland Park since 1972 and have enjoyed the escape from the concrete jungle the trails provide. The Putnam Trails are a historic part of Van Cortland Park. Paving the trails would not only ruin the natural beauty of the park but also remove a historic part of the City.

Signature # 755

March 28, 2012
11:42pm

monica leideStaten Island, NY

we need to keep our natural resourses lets NOT PAVE PARADISE AND PUT IN A PARKING LOT

Signature # 754

March 28, 2012
11:42pm

Joseph LeahyQueens, NY

Save the Putnam Trail.

Signature # 753

March 28, 2012
11:42pm

DaveNY State Resident

As an avid runner, I mjust attest to the benefits of running on non-paved trails. Please save the money and DO NOT pave this trail!

Signature # 752

March 28, 2012
11:42pm

Elmer EckertBronx, NY

Please Preserve the trail to keep it all natural and to hold its historic value. I have ran the trail many times and it is full of nature. There are many other things that funds can be used for and path does not have to be paved it holds no future for a highway

Signature # 751

March 28, 2012
11:42pm

Andrew SNY State Resident

Best trail in NYC!

Signature # 750

March 28, 2012
11:42pm

AndrewBronx, NY

This trail needs to be preserved for everyone to enjoy.

Signature # 749

March 28, 2012
11:42pm

GaryStaten Island, NY

DONT PAVE OVER THE TRAIL! KEEP IT NATURAL!

Signature # 748

March 26, 2012
10:53pm

Glen Out of State Resident/Tax Payer

no message

Signature # 747

March 26, 2012
10:53pm

Rose HallOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

I raced this trail in college….it should be preserved as it was when so many other collegiate athletes have competed here.

Signature # 746

March 26, 2012
10:53pm

John SassoneNY State Resident

Spend the money on current park upkeep. For ex.:Paint the parking lot lines in Alley Pond Park. You can no longer see them. Also use some for a WOODEN boardwalk in Coney Island

Signature # 745

March 26, 2012
10:53pm

Joseph McMahonQueens, NY

Please preserve the historic Putnam Trails!

Signature # 744

March 26, 2012
10:53pm

Michael BalbosBrooklyn, NY

Please don’t pave-over the nature trail in Van Cortlandt Park. The paving affects every runner in the city who wants to retain soft surfaces in forests in urban settings. (Not to mention hikers, birdwatchers, etc.)

Signature # 743

March 26, 2012
10:53pm

William AshOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

Leave the trails natural. Who will repair black top or concrete as time and weather destroy it.I like the dirt.

Signature # 742

March 26, 2012
10:53pm

Paul OlascoagaManhattan, NY

Gem of nature.

Signature # 741

March 26, 2012
10:53pm

PauloBrooklyn, NY

Good ponits all around. Truly appreciated.

Signature # 740

March 26, 2012
10:53pm

tucker dulinBrooklyn, NY

i support the effort to keep the trail more natural.

Signature # 739

March 26, 2012
10:53pm

Christopher BonnerQueens, NY

Nature deserves to live in NYC/Bronx!

Signature # 738

March 26, 2012
10:53pm

AllisonQueens, NY

no message

Signature # 737

March 26, 2012
10:53pm

Lauren M. CarterQueens, NY

I’ve been running on these trails since HS and the memories I have are indescribable. Not to mention this is natural beauty in a city that is constantly on the cutting edge.

Signature # 736

March 26, 2012
10:53pm

David RedlineOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

no message

Signature # 735

March 26, 2012
10:53pm

Muantawan ArsrairasQueens, NY

Please preserve the natural trail.

Signature # 734

March 26, 2012
10:53pm

Sonya SlymanOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

Paving a natural trail ruins the natural beauty of the environment. Remember us natural trail users-we like them that way! We deserve a place to use just as much as those that might want paved trails. There are enough paved trails in the city, please consider our needs too.

Signature # 733

March 26, 2012
10:53pm

Sonya SlymanOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

Paving a natural trail ruins the natural beauty of the environment. Remember us natural trail users-we like them that way! We deserve a place to use just as much as those that might want paved trails. There are enough paved trails in the city, please consider our needs too.

Signature # 732

March 26, 2012
10:53pm

Greg van InwegenOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

Nyrrc member. Please don’t pave it. My knees are bad enough without more pavement to deal with. And hiking on pavement is not very inspiring.

Signature # 731

March 26, 2012
10:53pm

Kashawn RossManhattan, NY

no message

Signature # 730

March 26, 2012
10:53pm

Christina SaylerOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

Save the Putnam Trail. Please don’t pave it.

Signature # 729

March 26, 2012
10:53pm

Octavia S. ColemanBronx, NY

Please save one of the last accessible urban trails in this region. Don’t make people drive cars long distances to enjoy natural beauty.

Signature # 728

March 26, 2012
10:53pm

EricBrooklyn, NY

Restore nature dont pave over it

Signature # 727

March 26, 2012
10:53pm

Matt IsaacBrooklyn, NY

I travel to the park from Brooklyn and run on the trail — please leave it unpaved!

Signature # 726

March 26, 2012
10:53pm

Deborah PesaQueens, NY

no message

Signature # 725

March 26, 2012
10:53pm

Linda Aanonsen Staten Island, NY

no message

Signature # 724

March 26, 2012
10:53pm

Tony LaRoccaStaten Island, NY

Keep the trails…… Speaking words of wisdom Let it be…..let it be

Signature # 723

March 26, 2012
10:52pm

Alma Ramos-McDermottOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

Van Cortlandt as we know and love it wouldn’t exist if paving various parts over the years were seen as “good solutions” to whatever problems existed at the time. Why mess with a good thing and change 321 yrs of greenness? Leave the park alone. Let the actual users use it the way it was meant to be used – as a nature trail, not a roadway.

Signature # 722

March 26, 2012
10:52pm

Margaret Nolan-BranBrooklyn, NY

Save any and all parkland for our children to enjoy in the future!

Signature # 721

March 26, 2012
10:52pm

Caroline BradyStaten Island, NY

no message

Signature # 720

March 26, 2012
10:52pm

Erica CostanzoOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

I started running VCP while a freshman at MSV. I joined the track team that began my love for running. I’ve completed three marathons since running those trails. It was beautiful running each morning…it reminded me of home in NH and truly brought out my love of running. Please don’t pave these beautiful trails, it would be a shame.

Signature # 719

March 26, 2012
10:52pm

AdrianaQueens, NY

Please the park is perfec the way it is!

Signature # 718

March 26, 2012
10:52pm

Reno StirratOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

I ran Van Courtland in College.

Signature # 717

March 26, 2012
10:52pm

Karen EngelNY State Resident

no message

Signature # 716

March 26, 2012
10:52pm

Richard PadroBronx, NY

Keep it fresh and real

Preserve !!!

Signature # 715

March 26, 2012
10:52pm

Cynthia BarrettStaten Island, NY

Please save your trails. They are important to us and our future young athletes.

Signature # 714

March 26, 2012
10:52pm

Jeannette DoboszBrooklyn, NY

no message

Signature # 713

March 26, 2012
10:52pm

CLAIRE HAROUNIBrooklyn, NY

SAVE THE PUTNAM TRAIL

Signature # 712

March 26, 2012
10:52pm

John BritzStaten Island, NY

no message

Signature # 711

March 26, 2012
10:52pm

BrandiManhattan, NY

This destruction of natural beauty is appalling! Paving trails? For what? Surely shoveling and constantly repairing concrete cannot be easier than letting people who already live in a concrete jungle have a place of beauty to retreat to!

Signature # 710

March 26, 2012
10:52pm

Karl HuntingOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

no message

Signature # 709

March 26, 2012
10:52pm

Richie ChinStaten Island, NY

no message

Signature # 708

March 26, 2012
10:52pm

Kristin DeAngelisStaten Island, NY

no message

Signature # 707

March 26, 2012
10:52pm

YolandeStaten Island, NY

Why pave over the wonderful trails that hundreds of runners use for cross country meets? Why?

Signature # 706

March 26, 2012
10:52pm

John GoudeliasBrooklyn, NY

This trail is one our city’s treasures. Please preserve it.

Signature # 705

March 26, 2012
10:52pm

Michael DeVitoStaten Island, NY

Please conserve the park!

Signature # 704

March 26, 2012
10:52pm

DonnaStaten Island, NY

Let it remain in its beautiful natural state, so that the trail may be enjoyed by present and future runners.

Signature # 703

March 15, 2012
3:01pm

ShannonOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

no message

Signature # 702

March 15, 2012
3:01pm

Barbara TupperOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

Nature trails should remain as natural as possible and not turned into another concrete jungle. We have destroyed enough land through paving – SAVE THE PUTNAM TRAIL!!

Signature # 701

March 15, 2012
3:01pm

Marc GartenbergOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

Please save one of the last accessible urban trails in this region. Don’t make people drive cars long distances to enjoy natural beauty.

Signature # 700

March 15, 2012
3:01pm

KimOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

Save the Putnam Trail! A trail is a trail, not a friggin’ cart path.

Signature # 699

March 15, 2012
3:01pm

Gail WarshawOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

We need to save the wonders of nature. We have plenty of paved areas. We need nature to continue to exist for generations.

Signature # 698

March 15, 2012
3:01pm

JOSEPH FALCONManhattan, NY

SHAME ON YOU, IN THE NAME OF PROGRESS U ARE MAKING A BIG MISTAKE. GOING BACK TO NATURE IS PROGRESS WE HAVE ENOUGH SIDE WALKS. STOP PAVING OVER WHAT GOD GAVE US. BESIDES IT WILL REQUIRE LOTS OF UP KEEP AND IT COST MONEY TO KEEP DOING THAT.

Signature # 697

March 15, 2012
3:01pm

Ian HarrisNY State Resident

no message

Signature # 696

March 15, 2012
3:01pm

Christina Lopez-ChiaffarelliBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 695

March 15, 2012
3:01pm

Jesse RoehrichManhattan, NY

no message

Signature # 694

March 15, 2012
3:01pm

Greta RozensweigBrooklyn, NY

Why destroy something that was not ours to begin with. How can killing trees that are older than all of us even be a choice. Preserve, respect and love!

Signature # 693

March 15, 2012
3:01pm

Elaine FowlerManhattan, NY

Please do not uproot trees and ruin the trails. Also, please allow Holiday Marathons to continue their great efforts in the community that encourage healthy lifestyles.

Signature # 692

March 15, 2012
3:01pm

Danielle BlumenstockBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 691

March 15, 2012
3:01pm

Alison LuscherNY State Resident

All paving will do is create dangerous situations between runners/pedestrian and cyclists. Never mind paving over a creating polution in a beautiful area. Why does the city need to come to the parks?

Signature # 690

March 15, 2012
3:01pm

Linda StefanskiOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

no message

Signature # 689

March 15, 2012
3:01pm

Fay GartenbergBronx, NY

Please Parks Administration, preserving Putnam Trail does far more good than what your current plan to cut down more trees and pave more asphalt. New York needs this trail to maintain a healthy quality of life. It really is rare to have something this natural, green and lush in the area.

Signature # 688

March 15, 2012
3:01pm

Laura GelmanOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

I lived in NYC for 14 years before moving to Northern New Jersey. I still run in Van Cortland park a few times a year and it’s a treasure for both me and my family, which includes 3 children who also love the trails.

Signature # 687

March 15, 2012
3:01pm

Hannah LiebermanManhattan, NY

no message

Signature # 686

March 15, 2012
3:01pm

Rita ShueyOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

no message

Signature # 685

March 15, 2012
3:01pm

michael markBrooklyn, NY

save the trail

Signature # 684

March 15, 2012
3:01pm

Glen Out of State Resident/Tax Payer

no message

Signature # 683

March 14, 2012
2:31pm

Matthew FeblesManhattan, NY

Resources better suited to other things than paving over a completely useable trail

Signature # 682

March 14, 2012
2:31pm

Marie Brooklyn, NY

There are enough trees destroyed in this world. We don’t have to better our quality of life at the expense of nature. Our well-being and health depends on the trees and plants. Please preserve the Putnam Trail!

Signature # 681

March 14, 2012
2:31pm

Patrick SilverioOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

Please preserve the original trail to keep the natural beauty of the area because paving can damage an already delicate ecosystem. You can use the money projected for paving for something of more importance such as beautification, exercise stations, bird watching points of interest, maintenance, and security. Thank you!

Signature # 680

March 14, 2012
2:31pm

alfred beilinBronx, NY

hello im looking for matt alopton is he still about
alf

Signature # 679

March 13, 2012
10:53pm

Jenny DavidsonOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

no message

Signature # 678

March 13, 2012
10:53pm

Jeremy ShawOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

Please don’t do this!

Signature # 677

March 13, 2012
10:53pm

Sarah Out of State Resident/Tax Payer

As a resident of Jersey City, I rely on parks and trails in the New York metro area for training in addition to Liberty State Park. The loss of this trail would mean one less green space to run in, in an area with precious little green space to begin with, and paving the trail would very likely damage the ecological system that has managed to survive along the trail.

Signature # 676

March 13, 2012
10:53pm

Daniel BrownBronx, NY

Keep pavement out of Van Cortland’s natural areas. We have enough of it in the Bronx.

Signature # 675

March 13, 2012
10:53pm

Vernier Morfa Del Rosario Out of State Resident/Tax Payer

I’m a runner

Signature # 674

March 13, 2012
10:53pm

Dave GoldbergManhattan, NY

Keep up the good work/fight. Thanks to the Holiday Marathons, I realize what a rare treat that trail is.

Signature # 673

March 13, 2012
10:53pm

Stacey GrahamOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

no message

Signature # 672

March 13, 2012
10:53pm

Dennis CedenoManhattan, NY

My stomping ground.

Signature # 671

March 13, 2012
10:53pm

Lauren SantonastasoOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

no message

Signature # 670

March 13, 2012
10:53pm

David M Shotwell JrOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

Please do not pave this historic trail. Generations of runners have enjoyed running because of this trail and Van Cortlandt Park. Paving has a negative environmental impact which is not limited to decreasing impervious surfaces and increasing erosion through runoff. It also brings increased maintenance costs and creates injury hazards as it breaks down. Leave it natural.

Signature # 669

March 13, 2012
10:53pm

Erica GomezOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

no message

Signature # 668

March 13, 2012
10:53pm

Bizerta GomezOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

no message

Signature # 667

March 13, 2012
10:53pm

Pablo GomezOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

no message

Signature # 666

March 13, 2012
10:53pm

Lisa GuttierezManhattan, NY

no message

Signature # 665

March 13, 2012
10:53pm

GRACIELA AGUIAROut of State Resident/Tax Payer

By signing this petition, I am asking the Parks Administration to preserve the Putnam Trail. It will be a real shame if this trail disappears.

Signature # 664

March 13, 2012
10:53pm

Alexandra GoncalvesBrooklyn, NY

no message

Signature # 663

March 13, 2012
5:39pm

Mirza RuizBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 662

March 13, 2012
5:39pm

emmaOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

Please DO NOT pave the Putnam trail!

Signature # 661

March 13, 2012
5:39pm

Susan NesbihalNY State Resident

I love xc at van cortdland and it should remain!!

Signature # 660

March 13, 2012
5:39pm

Amanda HefferanOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

Please save and keep the trail! It is good to have some none pavement once in awhile!

Signature # 659

March 13, 2012
1:26pm

Peter HughesQueens, NY

It stinks! Save the bloody trails people.

Signature # 658

March 13, 2012
1:26pm

LARRY PHILLIPSNY State Resident

please save the putnam trail

Signature # 657

March 13, 2012
1:26pm

CatherinaManhattan, NY

It would be a shame to lose one of the very few unpaved trails in the city.

Signature # 656

March 13, 2012
1:26pm

Maureen McConnellNY State Resident

Save the trail, we need it to preserve those special times we step onto something that make us reflect and appreciate its natural existence, and its history.

Signature # 655

March 13, 2012
1:26pm

angela sykesManhattan, NY

The Putnam Trail is one of the best places to run in New York. It’s beautiful and makes anyone who is there feel like they’re miles away from the city. The narrow dirt trail surrounded by trees is what makes this place so special. Please do not ruin it by paving it. It is perfect just the way it is. Please do not change it.

Signature # 654

March 13, 2012
1:26pm

William GeelanBronx, NY

Please save the Trail. It offers a peaceful, safe escape from the day to day grind of life in the Bronx. Please rethink your proposal.

Signature # 653

March 13, 2012
1:26pm

Lisa DonlanManhattan, NY

Please DO NOT pave the Putnam trail.
My friends and I drive an hour every Saturday to run on dirt.
There are practically no dirt trails anywhere in NYC. Why destroy this one?
Why destroy trees and pave a dirt trail?
Please Parks- use your budget to replace the many astroturf fields you laid down 10 years ago and can not afford to replace as they wear out! Please do not pave the dirt train in VC park!

Signature # 652

March 13, 2012
1:26pm

JC MuylManhattan, NY

We come all the way from Manhattan for the sole purpose of enjoying the nature trails in VC. Please keep them as they are!

Signature # 651

March 13, 2012
1:26pm

Denis StreltsovOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

There are very few soft ground trails left, they must be preserved as they are a healthy alternative to hard surfaces of which there are plenty. Please don’t pave.

Signature # 650

March 13, 2012
1:26pm

Sally HurOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

PLEASE don’t pave the Putnam Trail. It is a beautiful natural trail that is hidden jewel in a city filled with asphalt.

Signature # 649

March 13, 2012
1:26pm

David AllaraOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

Preserving the natural environment and keeping the trail unpaved is very important. The paving of the trail would negatively impact not only the outdoor enthusiasts who use the trail, but the wildlife who call the trail home.

Signature # 648

March 13, 2012
1:26pm

Neil HumeOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

no message

Signature # 647

March 13, 2012
1:26pm

Drew W. PennyfeatherOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

This is my XC home course for college (NJIT). PLEASE leave the paths and trails the way they currently are! This change will impact HUNDREDS of NCAA Div-1 XC runners!

Signature # 646

March 13, 2012
1:26pm

Lianne PricelOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

no message

Signature # 645

March 13, 2012
1:26pm

Janet TurleyBrooklyn, NY

no message

Signature # 644

March 13, 2012
1:26pm

Michael GivenOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

Save the trail!

Signature # 643

March 13, 2012
1:25pm

Bob JorissenOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

Don’t mess with a good thing

Signature # 642

March 13, 2012
1:25pm

Sarah FilikOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

no message

Signature # 641

March 13, 2012
1:25pm

Caroline BaileyBrooklyn, NY

To destroy more woods to widen a nature trail is simply ridiculous. Additionally, paving a trail means more costs each year to patch potholes. This doesn’t make environmental or fiscal sense.

Signature # 640

March 13, 2012
1:25pm

Jose MancholaOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

no message

Signature # 639

March 13, 2012
1:25pm

MaggieManhattan, NY

Trails are trails because they are dirt. If you pave them, I might as well be on a road.

Signature # 638

March 13, 2012
1:25pm

William HulbertOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

I raced Van Cortlandt numerous times during my college XC years and I could just not imagine the course being the same if it was paved. It would change years of history with XC racing that have occurred there.

Signature # 637

March 13, 2012
1:25pm

Mitch SlaterOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

no message

Signature # 636

March 13, 2012
1:25pm

Laura SwiftOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

no message

Signature # 635

March 13, 2012
1:25pm

Mary NguyenOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

Very little green space in the city left. We need to preserve this area!

Signature # 634

March 13, 2012
1:25pm

Thomas GogginBronx, NY

Our city government’s behavior is absolutely deplorable. They, along with corporate business, destroy our urban communities, our economic and intellectual opportunities, and our natural surroundings. Save Putnam Trail and rid Margot Perron’s office from causing further destruction.

Signature # 633

March 13, 2012
1:25pm

John SloaneManhattan, NY

Isn’t there enough blacktop and concrete already in this City? The Putnam Trail has until now been a bucolic escape, and an important part of that escape has included the feel of dirt crunching under your shoes as you walk the trails. When it’s paved it’ll feel just like Times Square? What’s next, I wonder, install a pedestrian plaza?
Finally, Ms. Margot Perron should not be occupying two posts of influence, as both Van Cortlandt Park Administrator and as President of the Board of Directors of the Van Cortlandt Park Conservancy. This is a clear conflict of interest. Seemingly, she seems to think that being a public servant means she gets to be served by them. Hopefully, the City Coucil and the next Mayor will bring some sanity back to the running of this Jewel in the Bronx–something that her decisions regarding the Trail and the Marathons clear show she needs.

Signature # 632

March 13, 2012
1:25pm

Mike AnisOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

let it be. no need to ruin good trails. people need to walk on dirt, roots, rocks. The city has enough pavement.

Signature # 631

March 13, 2012
1:25pm

Benjamin FrielingManhattan, NY

Let’s be more sustainable. It’s good enough as is already!

Signature # 630

March 13, 2012
1:25pm

David HararyNY State Resident

I love these marathons and will support what they support.

Signature # 629

March 13, 2012
1:25pm

Sreeni NairOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

Please don’t destroy this gem of a trail.

Signature # 628

March 13, 2012
1:25pm

Nicole FalcaroManhattan, NY

It is ridiculous to pave trails! Runners need soft surfaces to preserve our knees and legs – we are not all road-pounding harriers. Trails require less maintenance than paved roads, and I’d hate to see my tax money go to making something look less natural, more man-made, and harmful to the health and aesthetics of the park.

Signature # 627

March 13, 2012
1:25pm

Kathy HoeglerNY State Resident

no message

Signature # 626

March 13, 2012
1:25pm

Thomas BroganQueens, NY

I am against the paving of the Putnam Trail.

Signature # 625

March 13, 2012
1:25pm

Angela MorgenthalOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

no message

Signature # 624

March 13, 2012
1:25pm

Tim MorganOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

I ran at Van Cortlandt Park many times as a college athlete for cross country, and I am dismayed that such a proposal is being considered. There was a similar trail (flat and smooth dirt and gravel, easily walkable and runnable) near where I went to college, and a paving company got a contract to modify a section of it that needed no such work. It was a travesty that such a thing took place, and the same can be said of this project being proposed. For the benefit of all the users of this well-known and well-frequented park, most of whom I’m sure do not want to see such an unnecessary modification take place that will take away from the natural outdoor feel of the existing trail, please maintain it in its existing form. Paving it will accomplish nothing but add to the urbanization of an area where environments preserving a natural, arcadian-like escape are in unfortunately short supply. Thank you.

Signature # 623

March 6, 2012
7:45am

DannyBronx, NY

Haven’t we done enough to destroy nature? Let’s save this trail!

Signature # 622

March 6, 2012
7:45am

Lynn SchwabManhattan, NY

Please do not widen or pave the Putnam Trail. It is a beautiful natural trail that is hidden jewel in our city filled with asphalt.

Signature # 621

March 6, 2012
7:45am

lorraineOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

i agree with leigh druckenmiller

Signature # 620

March 6, 2012
7:45am

Isiah ViveretteBronx, NY

I practically live on these trails and am greatly saddened to hear of possible demolition. Please let us gather together and save such a rich and lively ecosystem and recreational retreat.

Signature # 619

March 6, 2012
7:45am

Ayleen CruzManhattan, NY

Please don’t destroy another beautiful escape.

Signature # 618

March 6, 2012
7:45am

Ben LabradorOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

Please preserve nature, Don’t Pave the Putnam Trail!!!

Signature # 617

March 1, 2012
5:39pm

Donald HowardBronx, NY

I bought a mountain bike to adapt to the environment. There is no need to adapt the environment for a road bike. Leave it alone!

Signature # 616

March 1, 2012
5:39pm

Lee DinnebeilNY State Resident

Does everything have to be paved?

Signature # 615

March 1, 2012
5:39pm

toby tanserManhattan, NY

no message

Signature # 614

March 1, 2012
5:39pm

leigh DruckenmillerNY State Resident

Maybe clear/impove the dirt, but do not pave it, as the park already has so many paved trails, and many uneven/windy dirt ones. This one is smooth and straight and perfect. It is great to travel south out of Westchester’s paved sections, and enjoy the fine cinder-packed soil.

Signature # 613

March 1, 2012
5:39pm

Eryc WhiteleyBronx, NY

This trail should be left as is.

Signature # 612

March 1, 2012
5:39pm

Melissa OrtizBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 611

March 1, 2012
5:39pm

AyeshaBronx, NY

Hey I don’t think that there is enough green in the city as there is. It would be a major loss to take away from the little we have.

Signature # 610

March 1, 2012
5:39pm

Jamal FairbanksBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 609

March 1, 2012
5:39pm

holly maloneQueens, NY

no message

Signature # 608

March 1, 2012
5:39pm

ben brombergNY State Resident

no message

Signature # 607

March 1, 2012
5:39pm

Steve HildenbrandOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

We’ve run hikes thru here, and everyone loved the trail, just as it is! It looks like a natural trail. There’s nothing natural about asphalt, and it would destroy the sense of walking thru real nature, far away from the city.

Signature # 606

February 26, 2012
8:55pm

Rafaella GunzBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 605

February 26, 2012
8:55pm

Alice SuBronx, NY

Pllease save this haven of peace and beauty. It is so needed in our neighborhood.

Signature # 604

February 26, 2012
8:55pm

Samantha AchaiaBrooklyn, NY

Save the trail!!

Signature # 603

February 26, 2012
8:55pm

SeanBronx, NY

Fix the path but don’t destroy the environment!

Signature # 602

February 26, 2012
8:55pm

tracey hardimanOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

save our school

Signature # 601

February 26, 2012
8:55pm

bob parisiNY State Resident

Would be a shame to have future generation of runners thinking that there was no difference between I-95 and a x-country trail.

Signature # 600

February 26, 2012
8:55pm

Leola JacksonNY State Resident

no message

Signature # 599

February 26, 2012
8:55pm

ray sBrooklyn, NY

Save tax payer’s $$! Please save these trails which easily accommodates both cyclists & runners in its current state.

Signature # 598

February 16, 2012
6:19pm

Tyler DrownBrooklyn, NY

no message

Signature # 597

February 16, 2012
6:19pm

Ben SumersNY State Resident

One of the most wonderful places to run, ever….

Signature # 596

February 14, 2012
6:21pm

Meg RiordanBronx, NY

As an avid runner (I run on the Putnam and Old Croton Aqueduct Trail for 1 – 2 hours per day, accompanied by my dogs), I was stunned to see recent machinery in action to prepare the trail for paving. The Bronx is filled with concrete and asphalt, and these trails offer a chance for feet to make contact with real earth, dirt, roots, and rocks. It offer a chance to feel like one is genuinely IN nature (all while being in the Bronx). From an ecological view, I am also confounded as to ‘how’ adding more impervious surfaces – to replace dirt – benefits the natural wooded habitat. I urge policy makers to stop this project. Please. M. Riordan, Ph.D.

Signature # 595

February 14, 2012
6:21pm

Subash ShankarBronx, NY

As a regular user of the trail, I am dismayed at the proposed destruction of this gem which is one of the few remaining trails in the city. An unpaved trail provides a soft uncanted forgiving surface for runners and walkers, along with a habitat for small wildlife. Please reconsider your decision.

Signature # 594

February 14, 2012
6:21pm

Libro KomadaBrooklyn, NY

Leave the bloody trail alone and use the money to pay teachers and firemen.

Signature # 593

February 14, 2012
6:21pm

Chiseche MibengeBronx, NY

A beautiful trail, turtles, squirrels, dogs, kids, cyclists, runners – everyone loves it exactly the way it is.

Signature # 592

February 14, 2012
6:21pm

Loretta O’DonnellManhattan, NY

Leave the park alone

Signature # 591

February 14, 2012
6:21pm

Denise ParcellsManhattan, NY

Save the trail!

Signature # 590

February 14, 2012
6:21pm

Wendy PattersonOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

no message

Signature # 589

February 14, 2012
6:21pm

Maureen SprattBrooklyn, NY

no message

Signature # 588

February 14, 2012
6:21pm

Luis ColonBronx, NY

Please do not pave the trail it was not meant to be!!!!

Signature # 587

February 14, 2012
6:21pm

LaurenBronx, NY

I have been hiking on the putnam trail since I was a kid, and remember when there were still railroad ties to climb over. Please keep the trail as it is, it is a hidden treasure in van cortlandt park. It is important to preserve the trees along the trail, some of them are considered the oldest in the city. Leave the trail 8ft wide, and unpaved. It is important to have permeable surfaces so the ground can absorb rain water, and prevent erosion.

Thank you!

Signature # 586

February 14, 2012
6:21pm

terence mcdonaghNY State Resident

don’t pave the trail with asphalt!

Signature # 585

February 14, 2012
6:21pm

george hirschManhattan, NY

This seems like an easy decision for all concerned.

Signature # 584

February 14, 2012
6:21pm

Elvia Negron-PerezBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 583

February 6, 2012
9:18pm

WILLIAM J SUSSMANNBronx, NY

Through my clubs

Signature # 582

February 6, 2012
9:18pm

Dennis BurnsBronx, NY

Don’t destroy the ecosystem by brininging inheavy machinery and tearing up the land.

Signature # 581

February 6, 2012
9:18pm

sean mooreNY State Resident

I run on the trail

Signature # 580

February 6, 2012
9:18pm

sherry fraserNY State Resident

Please do not pave over the Putnam Trail – natural is better for the environment, eco system surrounding the trail, and for all who make use of it. There are certainly other surface enhancements to consider that are more environmentally friendly and less costly before going to asphalt.

Signature # 579

February 6, 2012
9:18pm

AmyManhattan, NY

no message

Signature # 578

February 6, 2012
9:18pm

Jennifer MobleyBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 577

February 6, 2012
9:18pm

GIULLIStaten Island, NY

no message

Signature # 576

February 6, 2012
9:18pm

julio velazquezNY State Resident

Save this environmentally sensetive trail! Asphalt is not the answer.

Signature # 575

February 6, 2012
9:18pm

Jennifer LaurieBronx, NY

Theres no reason to pave. Use my tax dollars elsewhere.

Signature # 574

February 6, 2012
9:18pm

Erin MurrayBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 573

February 6, 2012
9:18pm

penelope sheelyNY State Resident

Please preserve the Putnam Trail as it is a valuable asset to our state.

Signature # 572

February 6, 2012
9:18pm

Julia RenaghanManhattan, NY

no message

Signature # 571

February 6, 2012
9:18pm

Jagtar KhindaManhattan, NY

Do not Pave.Save the trail!

Signature # 570

February 6, 2012
9:18pm

Warren LugoOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

no message

Signature # 569

February 6, 2012
9:18pm

Donald F. CostelloBronx, NY

Preserve Putnam Trail!

Signature # 568

February 6, 2012
9:18pm

Patrick ThompsonBronx, NY

Please leave the rest of the Trail run alone!!

Signature # 567

February 6, 2012
9:18pm

D KStaten Island, NY

Please embrace nature the way it was meant to be appreciated and leave the trail alone. Thank you.

Signature # 566

February 6, 2012
9:18pm

L FongNY State Resident

We are always talking about reducing the obesity rate in our country. Holiday Marathons provide a free opportunity for the general public to partake in the most simpliest form of exercise- running on the beautiful, versatile Putnam Trail. Please dont take it away from us!

Signature # 565

February 6, 2012
9:18pm

Allen SmithManhattan, NY

no message

Signature # 564

February 6, 2012
9:18pm

Patricia O’Manhattan, NY

no message

Signature # 563

February 6, 2012
9:18pm

margaret carinciQueens, NY

I love nature and have enjoyed walking and running on the trails in Van Cortland Park and also Forest Park

Signature # 562

February 6, 2012
9:18pm

Tomasz KochanowiczBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 561

February 6, 2012
9:17pm

Jeanette GissenBrooklyn, NY

Do not pave.

Signature # 560

February 6, 2012
9:17pm

Kyle M. HallBronx, NY

Please protect one of the last wild places in the Bronx–an oasis of peace and calm.
No pavement necessary; stone dust will do just fine, cost less, and be safer for everyone.

Signature # 559

February 6, 2012
9:17pm

Paul ArroyoBronx, NY

Our forefathers never thought of paving the Putnam Trail when they occupied these lands so why should you? Leave the Putnam Trail and Van Cortlandt Park in peace and let us enjoy these areas as they were meant to be enjoyed.

Signature # 558

February 6, 2012
9:17pm

Tracy ReinholtOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

no message

Signature # 557

February 6, 2012
9:17pm

GretchenBrooklyn, NY

Save!!!!!

Signature # 556

February 6, 2012
9:17pm

Ravi RampersaudBronx, NY

It would be a travesty to pave over this trail. The entire city is already paved. Pls don’t do it!

Signature # 555

February 6, 2012
9:17pm

Danica JovanovicStaten Island, NY

no message

Signature # 554

February 6, 2012
9:17pm

daniel hennessyNY State Resident

Please save the Putnam trial by not paving it – there is already ample bike routes close by i.e. the South Country trial.

Signature # 553

February 6, 2012
9:17pm

Sanela kolenovicStaten Island, NY

no message

Signature # 552

February 6, 2012
9:17pm

Ann FitzgeraldBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 551

February 6, 2012
9:17pm

Dominique JeannotBrooklyn, NY

no message

Signature # 550

February 6, 2012
9:17pm

vera KingNY State Resident

Have run on it for 20 years…it can be shared with bikers and runners by using a dust surface rather than paving it.

Signature # 549

February 6, 2012
9:17pm

jose holguinNY State Resident

please save the trail.

Signature # 548

February 6, 2012
9:17pm

charles brewster jrBronx, NY

Save the Putam Trail!

Signature # 547

February 6, 2012
9:17pm

ElyManhattan, NY

no message

Signature # 546

February 6, 2012
9:17pm

Kevin GormanBronx, NY

I think there is enough of Van Cortlandt park that is paved already. I use this path regularly to run and it is so nice on my knees not to have to run on a concrete path.

Signature # 545

February 6, 2012
9:17pm

Sarah Rutledge GormanBronx, NY

Please let the path stay natural. My family goes to Van Cortlandt Park every day.

Signature # 544

February 6, 2012
9:17pm

V. AltieriBrooklyn, NY

no message

Signature # 543

February 6, 2012
9:17pm

BrianaManhattan, NY

no message

Signature # 542

February 6, 2012
9:17pm

Michael EisnerBrooklyn, NY

no message

Signature # 541

February 1, 2012
10:58pm

NadiaBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 540

February 1, 2012
10:58pm

Arnold GoreManhattan, NY

Keep the Putnam trail a natural oasis away from the asphalt of the city. At most install a stone dust rail all users can enjoy. Park funds are scarce don’t waste them on this environmentally destructive plan to pave the trail.

Signature # 539

February 1, 2012
10:58pm

Kevin Shelton-SmithBronx, NY

Please don’t spend all this money on paving the trail. Paving damages runner’s knees. Older long distance runners need softer surfaces. With only a 3 feet width of soft surface we have to run in single file and cannot pass runners going the other way without the risk of being hit from behind by a silent bike. Why give bikes 8 feet of our trail and us only 3? There are hundreds of runners here and only a few bikes. Where it is already paved, you don’t see many bikes. Runners are the majority user and bikers are the minority. Compromise with stone dust right across and we should all be happy.

Signature # 538

February 1, 2012
10:58pm

david ripponBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 537

February 1, 2012
10:58pm

heather alumbaughBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 536

February 1, 2012
10:58pm

Robert AsherNY State Resident

no message

Signature # 535

February 1, 2012
10:58pm

Colleen McMahon-HealeyNY State Resident

no message

Signature # 534

February 1, 2012
10:58pm

Angelina RobertsBronx, NY

Save the Putnam Trail!

Signature # 533

February 1, 2012
10:58pm

Jim FoleyNY State Resident

no message

Signature # 532

February 1, 2012
10:58pm

Carl R MorrishowBronx, NY

Why can’t you give this stretch of land a historical landmark status and leave it alone. Pave right next to it if you need to but don’t disturb this long running piece of history.

Signature # 531

February 1, 2012
10:58pm

Rachel KimberNY State Resident

no message

Signature # 530

February 1, 2012
10:58pm

Nicholas UrsaManhattan, NY

Please leave the trail the way it es.

Signature # 529

February 1, 2012
10:58pm

Peter BogolubBronx, NY

My son and I traverse this serene trail as often as possible. Please, please, please do not harm this trail!

Signature # 528

February 1, 2012
10:58pm

Nancy CavillonesBronx, NY

The Putnam Trail is an amazing part of Van Cortlandt Park. Don’t take it away.

Signature # 527

February 1, 2012
10:58pm

Ana LeivaBronx, NY

Keep the Putnam trail ALIVE – NO PAVEMENT!!!!!

Signature # 526

February 1, 2012
10:58pm

Maryann KhindaNY State Resident

no message

Signature # 525

February 1, 2012
10:58pm

matthew toonkelBrooklyn, NY

Save the Traillllll

Signature # 524

February 1, 2012
10:58pm

Dave SimkoNY State Resident

Save the Trail!

Signature # 523

February 1, 2012
10:58pm

Paulina NunezNY State Resident

no message

Signature # 522

February 1, 2012
10:58pm

Melissa PattersonOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

Please preserve the Putnam Trail!!!

Signature # 521

February 1, 2012
10:58pm

Mike DaileyBronx, NY

Please do not pave the trail.

Signature # 520

February 1, 2012
10:58pm

Rachel GissingerBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 519

February 1, 2012
5:29pm

aja marshBrooklyn, NY

no message

Signature # 518

February 1, 2012
5:29pm

Elisa MessoreBronx, NY

Nothing could be more important for Van Cortlandt than saving a running trail in a park so famous for and steeped in history of running. It remains such an important part of competitive cross country running while also inviting people to enjoy all types of activities. Please don’t broaden and pave!

Signature # 517

February 1, 2012
5:29pm

nelson laplanteQueens, NY

Keep the Putnam Trail a trail. Paving the trail is a WASTE of money, money that the city does NOT have. It would ruin the traditional, historical aspects of the park.

Signature # 516

February 1, 2012
12:53pm

Amy WilsonManhattan, NY

Dear Mayor Bloomberg and associated government agencies please leave our trails alone!! We live in an area surrounded by concrete and asphalt. There are very few areas in the five boroughs for runners and hikers alike to experience natural trails. You and your administration are threatening to boycott runner’s and running organizations from using a trail so that you can pave it!! That is ludacris. Let us enjoy nature the way it was intended.

Signature # 515

February 1, 2012
12:53pm

Will “GottaRUN” SanchezManhattan, NY

Listen to the people Commissioner Benepe. Don’t asphalt the Putnam Trail. What’s next – destroying Coney Island’s boardwalk?

Signature # 514

February 1, 2012
12:53pm

Eamon FoleyNY State Resident

Please keep as many trails and hiking routes as possible, we need the outdoors, particularly for kids.

Signature # 513

February 1, 2012
12:53pm

JuliaManhattan, NY

save trails everywhere! we need them like we need oxygen!

Signature # 512

February 1, 2012
12:53pm

stogsNY State Resident

no message

Signature # 511

February 1, 2012
12:53pm

Michael HickeyNY State Resident

no message

Signature # 510

January 31, 2012
8:46pm

sam arnsteinNY State Resident

I love riding my bike on the dirt trail

Signature # 509

January 31, 2012
8:46pm

RobertaManhattan, NY

no message

Signature # 508

January 31, 2012
8:46pm

Amy KoopManhattan, NY

no message

Signature # 507

January 31, 2012
8:46pm

mikeBrooklyn, NY

no message

Signature # 506

January 30, 2012
12:32pm

aura cardonaBronx, NY

grew up with the Bronx Parks as my playground!!! please allow our children have them to enjoy as I did!!!

Signature # 505

January 30, 2012
12:32pm

Spencer EllisStaten Island, NY

If we don’t preserve our parks and trails then our knees will be shot.

Signature # 504

January 30, 2012
12:32pm

Charles BifulcoNY State Resident

no message

Signature # 503

January 30, 2012
12:32pm

chrisQueens, NY

save the putnam trail!!!

Signature # 502

January 30, 2012
12:32pm

Tim BurrowsManhattan, NY

I strongly support this effort. There is no reason why the Putnam Trail should be paved. And the Parks Dept. does too much paving as it is, rather than protecting.

Signature # 501

January 30, 2012
12:32pm

stephanie GehrsitzNY State Resident

Please do not pave the trail. There is already little nature in the area and we need to keep what we have. Walkers, runners and even bikers will like it. It is so much healthier on the joins to walk/run on soft ground and the animals will thank us, too!

Signature # 500

January 30, 2012
12:32pm

Michael TobinStaten Island, NY

Please keep as many trail as is possible.

Signature # 499

January 30, 2012
12:32pm

Ray SchwartzOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

no message

Signature # 498

January 29, 2012
9:01am

Mildred Bronx, NY

no message

Signature # 497

January 29, 2012
9:01am

Michael SmythOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

It is quite ridiculous to think that this land should be used for anything other than the beautiful trail which is there currently.

If these changes are being considered for something as artificial and fleeting as profits, I urge you to think again, lest your conscience give you trouble sleeping.

Signature # 496

January 29, 2012
9:01am

Lynn LeonQueens, NY

no message

Signature # 495

January 29, 2012
9:01am

Louisa WangManhattan, NY

Please Save the the Trail!!!

Signature # 494

January 29, 2012
9:01am

Bryan CockerhamManhattan, NY

Putnam Trail is one of the few natural escapes we have in this otherwise concrete world. Please don’t denature it. I’d prefer you didn’t even cover it with stone dust.

Signature # 493

January 29, 2012
9:01am

Erik JensonManhattan, NY

no message

Signature # 492

January 29, 2012
9:01am

Atsushi HamanakaOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

Don’t pave. Save money and nature.

Signature # 491

January 29, 2012
9:01am

Randy MercerOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

no message

Signature # 490

January 29, 2012
9:01am

Joe CatalanottoQueens, NY

Laps on the flats always made me feel better!!

Signature # 489

January 29, 2012
9:01am

Dylan gieblerNY State Resident

no message

Signature # 488

January 29, 2012
9:01am

Melissa MeadOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

Save the trail!!

Signature # 487

January 29, 2012
9:01am

Adam VessNY State Resident

no message

Signature # 486

January 29, 2012
9:01am

Margarita CortezNY State Resident

Save the trail! Save Van Cortlandt Park. There is so little greenery in NYC. We need everything we have.. Also Van Cortlandt Park is an important asset to us all. People love running there, and it brings lots of joy and it brings people together in so many ways. ( Let us be heard )

Signature # 485

January 29, 2012
9:01am

Paul fioreNY State Resident

I am an avid athlete and I would like to keep our trails open for runners like myself. New York provides a perfect mix of city and wildlife. Don’t screw it up.

Signature # 484

January 29, 2012
9:01am

Tim KeeganNY State Resident

no message

Signature # 483

January 29, 2012
9:01am

SiobhanNY State Resident

no message

Signature # 482

January 29, 2012
9:01am

Joe GarlandNY State Resident

It makes no sense. I posted something here: http://runwestchester.wordpress.com/2012/01/26/at-least-its-not-for-a-parking-lot/

Signature # 481

January 29, 2012
9:01am

Brad AckermanNY State Resident

Save the trail!

Signature # 480

January 29, 2012
9:01am

Darcy DahlManhattan, NY

having tripped over – and injured myself on – many poorly maintained sidewalks and paved paths while running to the Putnam trail, I am disheartened by the irony of someone thinking paving it is a good idea.

Signature # 479

January 29, 2012
9:01am

Stefan OlivaQueens, NY

One of the few amazing places in the city to run on soft surface. While in highschool, it was this trail that made me appreciate running at its most pure. Truly a distance runner’s dream.

Signature # 478

January 29, 2012
9:01am

Brian NY State Resident

no message

Signature # 477

January 29, 2012
9:01am

Justin MitchellNY State Resident

no message

Signature # 476

January 29, 2012
9:01am

Zuri WilsonNY State Resident

Keep NY fit and active! Please!

Signature # 475

January 29, 2012
9:01am

Tomoko TaniiNY State Resident

Please save the trail!

Signature # 474

January 29, 2012
9:01am

Justin BrittonNY State Resident

Please do not damage the Putnam trail at all, preserve the little amounts of trails that the NY State area has..don’t want everyone finding an excuse to not be out and about.

Signature # 473

January 29, 2012
9:01am

Cathy CapozziOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

Please leave the Trail in its natural state. Please don’t pave the Trail!

Signature # 472

January 29, 2012
9:01am

Greg SalamoneBronx, NY

Van Cortlandt is the one place I can go to feel like I’ve gotten “away” from the city and in to real nature. I love being on the trails, in the middle of the woods, and feel like I am alone and with nature. Paving a trail would probably bring lots of new traffic to the trails. Personally, I consider this unwanted traffic…rollerbladers, strollers, etc. With more traffic could also bring more trash along the trail.

Signature # 471

January 29, 2012
9:01am

KevinBronx, NY

Please do not destroy the putnam trail. This is one of the few natural paths we nyc residence have to enjoy.

Signature # 470

January 29, 2012
9:01am

JolyndaOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

I lived in NYC for 10 years, and now I live in Montclair NJ and work in the City. I am a runner and I love these city parks. Please don’t pave the Putnam Trail! Sadly, these beautiful unpaved trails have become few and far between.

Signature # 469

January 29, 2012
9:01am

Jenn IfillBronx, NY

I love the Putnam Trail! It’s the best trail for a run and is absolutely beautiful. I think spending money to pave rather than upkeep is a mismanagement of our money! This trail is a historical part of the Bronx and should be kept for all to enjoy as well as future generations.

Signature # 468

January 29, 2012
9:01am

Lauren JollyOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

no message

Signature # 467

January 29, 2012
9:01am

Chris HawsonManhattan, NY

There is no need to pave what is already a perfectly good surface for all users.

Signature # 466

January 29, 2012
9:01am

CathyManhattan, NY

no message

Signature # 465

January 29, 2012
9:01am

JamieNY State Resident

no message

Signature # 464

January 29, 2012
9:01am

jeremy lebowitzOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

i work in NY, pay taxes to NY, and really don’t want the Putman trail altered in anay way. I want to continue running the trail as is.

Signature # 463

January 29, 2012
9:01am

janeManhattan, NY

no message

Signature # 462

January 29, 2012
9:01am

TheresaBronx, NY

I have spent many hours walking the Putnam Trail. Even though my kids won’t need their stroller by the time the trail is redone, I love the idea of a bike/foot/stroller-friendly, well-drained surface that preserves the intimate, tree-shaded feeling of the current trail.

Signature # 461

January 29, 2012
8:59am

EddieBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 460

January 29, 2012
8:59am

Brent RichardsonOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

save the trail!

Signature # 459

January 29, 2012
8:59am

Jason GodlewiczBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 458

January 29, 2012
8:59am

Jaquan Bronx, NY

PLEASEEEEE SAVE THE TRAIL ! 🙁 :’-(

Signature # 457

January 29, 2012
8:59am

Tom McGonnigleBronx, NY

What are you people NUTS there is no reason to pave any part of these trails. This is a decision being made by people that have no idea what they are doing,nor do they really have any idea what it means, Nature Trail.

Signature # 456

January 29, 2012
8:59am

Ragh SrinivasanOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

no message

Signature # 455

January 29, 2012
8:59am

FrankBronx, NY

I will vote against all of you if you pave the Putnam Trail. Why destroy this great land so you can invent a job for a contractor. You are being fiscally irresponsible during a recession, going ahead with a project that no one in the community supports, & destroying nature. No one who knows this area would do this. John Q Voter

Signature # 454

January 29, 2012
8:59am

Angela King-HorneNY State Resident

no message

Signature # 453

January 29, 2012
8:59am

Michael McKennaNY State Resident

Please don’t pave the trail. There is enough pavement throughout the city. The dirt trail gives the legs a nice break

Signature # 452

January 29, 2012
8:59am

Cynthia HernandezNY State Resident

no message

Signature # 451

January 29, 2012
8:59am

RheaBronx, NY

Keeping the trail the way it is now is better for people, animals, and foliage.

Signature # 450

January 29, 2012
8:59am

Ariel HidalgoManhattan, NY

Keep this wonderful activity available to all new yorkers!!!!

Signature # 449

January 29, 2012
8:59am

Larry KelloggManhattan, NY

Please don’t pave the trail.

Signature # 448

January 29, 2012
8:59am

Larry KelloggManhattan, NY

Please don’t pave the trail.

Signature # 447

January 29, 2012
8:59am

MaciekBrooklyn, NY

this must be a joke!

Signature # 446

January 29, 2012
8:59am

Bartosz K.Queens, NY

Please save

Signature # 445

January 29, 2012
8:59am

FilipBrooklyn, NY

no message

Signature # 444

January 29, 2012
8:59am

Suzette JonesOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

I was visiting family in NYC, when I had the pleasure of running on the beautiful trails in the park for a Holiday Race on Christmas day 2011.
Please keep the park! We were surprised to find such a beautiful spacious park in NYC!

Signature # 443

January 29, 2012
8:59am

Kevin ValentaOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

The Putnam Trail has a direct impact on the quality of life in NYC. As important as Central Park is, the dispersion of parks throught NYC is critical to maintaining a healthy balance between commercial and residential uses and the open space to serve those uses.

Signature # 442

January 29, 2012
8:59am

Ron AponteOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

Putnam Trail is fine the way it is.

Signature # 441

January 26, 2012
5:31pm

Dan DohertyBronx, NY

All parts of VCP are a historical part of the Bronx and New York City. I grew up running the trails here, and to take this away from every future runner/walker/out door enthusiast is a shame.

Signature # 440

January 26, 2012
5:31pm

ElanaManhattan, NY

no message

Signature # 439

January 26, 2012
5:31pm

Craig GoldbergNY State Resident

Don’t pave the trail. It is not necessary.

Signature # 438

January 26, 2012
5:31pm

Yoko HayashidaOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

no message

Signature # 437

January 26, 2012
5:31pm

Dave KlecknerManhattan, NY

While I appreciate the need to protect environmentally sensitive areas, it is feasible for runners, hikers and others to co-exist with nature without paving the Putnam trail. Instead of paving the trail, please improve the trail with a stone dust surface, keeping its current 8ft width.

Signature # 436

January 26, 2012
5:31pm

Lisa ArbucciBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 435

January 26, 2012
5:31pm

Lauren PrimeranoBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 434

January 26, 2012
5:31pm

AndrewManhattan, NY

Don’t ruin one of the best running surfaces in NYC. It one of the few things that has brought me to the Bronx!

Signature # 433

January 26, 2012
5:31pm

JoAnn PateBronx, NY

Paving the Putnam Trail would destroy the natural habitat of that stretch. Also it would make it very dangerous for runners as bikers would use it as a speedway.

Signature # 432

January 26, 2012
5:31pm

Beth DexterNY State Resident

Relatively speaking, there aren’t too many non-paved trails in the NY Metro area left for us longer distance runners. Please leave nature to nature. We enjoy it as-is!!!!

Signature # 431

January 26, 2012
5:31pm

MelissaManhattan, NY

Save the trail! Save Van Cortlandt Park. There is so little greenery in NYC. We need everything we have (and more)

Signature # 430

January 26, 2012
5:31pm

Karen LoopsManhattan, NY

Please do not pave the Putnam Trail!! VCP is special and unique amongst city parks precisely because it remains in its natural state… it’s more like being in a rural state park than one in the middle of the city. There are plenty of paved trails in other city parks (CP, for one). Not to mention that asphalt is environmentally WRONG in so many ways, and it does not belong in a beautiful wooded park!

Signature # 429

January 26, 2012
5:31pm

PaulManhattan, NY

I’m on the xc/track teams at Columbia, and we frequently utilize the trail in question. It provides a much needed escape from the boundless pavement of NYC- its seclusion and uniqueness would certainly be missed.

Signature # 428

January 26, 2012
5:31pm

Sabrina HallBronx, NY

Please save our trail.

Signature # 427

January 26, 2012
5:31pm

Bob OrazemStaten Island, NY

Say no to paving!!!

Signature # 426

January 26, 2012
5:31pm

Joe NuaraOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

Save the trails!!!

Signature # 425

January 26, 2012
5:31pm

Arlene TiengManhattan, NY

no message

Signature # 424

January 26, 2012
5:31pm

CA SmithStaten Island, NY

LEAVE THE TRAIL AS IT IS!!!

Signature # 423

January 26, 2012
5:23pm

Michael BrokawOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

As an avid outdoor enthusiastic I suggest you maintain the trail as dirt with a slight upgrade to a stone dust surface, NO PAVEMENT!

Signature # 422

January 26, 2012
5:23pm

Pat NoonanManhattan, NY

Please do not pave the Putnam Trail!!

Paving and widening the trail will cause irreparable damage to the environment and community of Van Cortland Park.

It is also one of the extremely rare, true trails to run on for those who live in and around NYC.

Please save our trail!

Thank you,

-Pat

Signature # 421

January 26, 2012
5:23pm

Karen MarmonBrooklyn, NY

This is one of my favorite trails in NYC and the best place to experience nature! New York already has a runoff problem of rainwater overflowing the sewers and more pavement will compound the problem. In addition, widening the trail will involve cutting out plants and creating a greater boundary for wildlife to cross. Please also consider the trail runners and bikers that come here specifically because it is not paved, a unique trait in New York City which has so many paved recreation areas already.

Signature # 420

January 26, 2012
5:23pm

Briggitte MartinezManhattan, NY

no message

Signature # 419

January 26, 2012
5:23pm

Elizabeth MonroeNY State Resident

no message

Signature # 418

January 26, 2012
5:23pm

Justin MendozaOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

no message

Signature # 417

January 26, 2012
5:23pm

Denise GilsonBronx, NY

The trail should remain as it is, natural, beautiful and accessible.

Signature # 416

January 26, 2012
5:23pm

Jill WatsonManhattan, NY

Please do not pave the trail. It is fiscally irresponsible to spend such a large amount of money on something most people don’t want. The majority of users of the trail would prefer it stay unpaved. It is one of the few only places easily accessible from Manhattan where I can go to feel like I’ve escaped into the woods. I love running there. It is environmentally irresponsible to tarnish such a beautiful place.

Signature # 415

January 26, 2012
5:23pm

Michael EliasQueens, NY

The trail should be left natural. We have enough pavement in NYC.

Signature # 414

January 26, 2012
5:23pm

MARK WALSHOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

It would be a shame to pave the trail and probably create more problems in the long run.
If maintenance is an issue recruit groups such as the runners hikers and bicyclist to donate their time to keep the trails safe with clean up efforts.
Post a few run at your own risk signs if can’t clear the trails in the snow due to slightly uneven surfaces and plowing problems.
Can’t anything remain kind of like it was a hundred or two hundred yrs ago?

Signature # 413

January 26, 2012
5:23pm

David SchoerManhattan, NY

no message

Signature # 412

January 26, 2012
5:23pm

Gaitrie RamnarineBronx, NY

Please save the trail

Signature # 411

January 26, 2012
5:23pm

Dean HutchinsonNY State Resident

no message

Signature # 410

January 26, 2012
5:23pm

JamesManhattan, NY

no message

Signature # 409

January 26, 2012
5:23pm

Jack PillaOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

Please don’t pave the Putnam Trail! We need more dirt, not pavement.

Signature # 408

January 26, 2012
5:23pm

Stephen SternerOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

Please leave the trail as natural as possible.

Signature # 407

January 26, 2012
5:23pm

Gerald McGeeNY State Resident

I live in SW Yonkers, close to the Putnam Trail which I use regularly for walking and birding. The trail should remain as it is.

Signature # 406

January 26, 2012
5:23pm

RoseBronx, NY

Paving over this land will destroy the natural beauty of it. There are already too few natural places in boroughs that we can escape to. Paving and widening paths does not beautify a park. Please preserve the area’s natural character.

Signature # 405

January 26, 2012
5:23pm

Rima SidhuManhattan, NY

no message

Signature # 404

January 26, 2012
5:23pm

Ben StarrBrooklyn, NY

Please don’t pave the trail.

Signature # 403

January 26, 2012
5:21pm

John McShaneBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 402

January 26, 2012
5:21pm

Evan GuttmanManhattan, NY

Roads shouldn’t be in a park. Who thought this was a good idea??

Signature # 401

January 26, 2012
5:21pm

Heather BemisOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

no message

Signature # 400

January 26, 2012
5:21pm

Sean FlynnManhattan, NY

NYC, please use common sense. Thank you!

Signature # 399

January 26, 2012
5:21pm

Danyel Out of State Resident/Tax Payer

no message

Signature # 398

January 26, 2012
5:21pm

EmilyManhattan, NY

no message

Signature # 397

January 26, 2012
5:21pm

Juerg BandleManhattan, NY

no message

Signature # 396

January 26, 2012
5:21pm

Juliene Bell-SmithNY State Resident

We need this park!

Signature # 395

January 26, 2012
5:21pm

Britt BergerNY State Resident

no message

Signature # 394

January 26, 2012
5:21pm

Emily ChanManhattan, NY

no message

Signature # 393

January 26, 2012
5:21pm

Rich macdonaldOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

no message

Signature # 392

January 26, 2012
5:21pm

Jennifer GranitBronx, NY

I prefer to experience nature as it is…natural.

Signature # 391

January 26, 2012
5:21pm

Ronny QuevedoBronx, NY

Save the Putnam Trail

Signature # 390

January 26, 2012
5:21pm

David StaleyNY State Resident

Save the trail!

Signature # 389

January 26, 2012
5:21pm

Enrik ReyesNY State Resident

Whoever decided to pave this trail has it all backwards. Bronx officials should champion the effort to save this little green space and promote its natural beauty. What brings 100s and 1000s to the Bronx and Van Courtland Park is this natural trail. Come’on Bronx… lead the cause in saving one of NYC’s last natural resources and parks. This crown jewel is a haven from all the overpopulated and over-paved trails in the five boroughs. Rethink the problem and develop alternatives to capitalize on its value that all Bronx (and NYC) residents will be proud of.

Signature # 388

January 26, 2012
5:21pm

KateOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

no message

Signature # 387

January 26, 2012
5:21pm

EndorManhattan, NY

Leave the trail alone please.

Signature # 386

January 26, 2012
5:21pm

Anne GibbonsBronx, NY

Van Cortlandt Park is already carved up mercilessly by the thruway and parkways. Please preserve the rustic nature of the Putnam Trail. Paving it may be nice for cyclists who will whiz through the park in just a few minutes, but it serves no one else and harms the natural environment. The park is not just for one group and it’s not just about users. It’s about protecting what little remains of a natural environment in New York City. PLEASE DO NOT DO SOMETHING IRREVERSIBLE AND DEAD WRONG! It is simply not worth it on any level! Thank you.

Signature # 385

January 26, 2012
5:21pm

M RuizBronx, NY

Please preserve the natural beauty of the Putnam Trail. NYC doens’t have much of these as is and would be a shame to lose.

Signature # 384

January 26, 2012
5:21pm

Katy Stoffel-WalterManhattan, NY

no message

Signature # 383

January 26, 2012
9:05am

Tamara EwoldtManhattan, NY

Is it really necessary to pave over everything? i prefer it as it is, but a stone dust surface at the current 8 ft width in keeping with the 5k course in Van Cortlandt Park seems fair enough.

Signature # 382

January 26, 2012
9:05am

dan youngNY State Resident

Is there anything sacred in this world anymore.If its not broken,dont fix it.Leave well enough alone.NO BLACKTOP[CHEMICALS]IN THE WOODS!!!

Signature # 381

January 26, 2012
9:05am

Madeline BostOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

Please do not pave the Putnam Trail. Stone dust is the preferred surface for walking, running, even biking and is environmentally friendly.

Signature # 380

January 26, 2012
9:05am

david greenbergManhattan, NY

please preserve the trail! A jewel!

Signature # 379

January 26, 2012
9:05am

TAGManhattan, NY

Save the putnam trail. I loved the run, brought me up to the bronx

Signature # 378

January 26, 2012
9:05am

Kathryne MorehouseManhattan, NY

no message

Signature # 377

January 26, 2012
9:05am

Sherry CarrBronx, NY

Paving the Putnum trail is an incredibly bad idea. Not only is it insensitive to nature, but defeats the purpose of being authentically in nature and out of traffic and congestion that is the daily assault on most of our senses. As a runner, I count on the softer surfaces to buffer my ride, but I mostly head there (at least 3 days a week) to run in nature and experience that which cannot be experienced in most places in the 5 boroughs — out of my classroom, off the streets, off the pavement…period.

Signature # 376

January 26, 2012
9:05am

aimeeManhattan, NY

Keep it natural we have so few “dirt paths” in NYC

Signature # 375

January 26, 2012
9:05am

Nancy MuirManhattan, NY

What a wonderful asset this trail is to our community. Please leave it natural – it’s one of the few escapes from the rest of the paved city streets, sidewalks, and paths.

Signature # 374

January 26, 2012
9:05am

Juli BorstQueens, NY

No asphalt on the Putnam trail, please. I ride a bike with my family every year on Wabash Trace Trail in Iowa; it has a crushed stone surface. Part of the trail near Malvern IA was paved with asphalt- and had already started falling apart by the time I rode it again the next year. We ride with fat tires, skinny tires, and even one recumbant bike, and the crushed stone trail surface works for all of us. I’d love to ride Putnam Trail and hear the hypnotic sound of crushed stone under my wheels.

Signature # 373

January 26, 2012
9:05am

Amy Cooper Manhattan, NY

Please preserve the natural beauty of the Putnam Trail. It is a valuable place to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. This trail means a lot to the New York running community.

Signature # 372

January 26, 2012
9:05am

Stacey SkoleManhattan, NY

no message

Signature # 371

January 26, 2012
9:05am

Charles CastiglioniOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

why would you pave the Putnam trail if it is environmentally sensitive? is there a kickback?

Signature # 370

January 26, 2012
9:04am

Thomas WongBrooklyn, NY

Keep the Putnam Trail or I will ensure to vote you out of office

Signature # 369

January 26, 2012
9:04am

david leeBrooklyn, NY

Please perserve the natural state of this trail. NYC doens’t have much of these as is and would be a shame to lose Putnam Trail

Signature # 368

January 26, 2012
9:04am

dan ingegnoNY State Resident

do not pave the trail!!!!

Signature # 367

January 26, 2012
9:04am

dan ingegnoNY State Resident

do not pave the trail!!!!

Signature # 366

January 26, 2012
9:04am

Steven LeeManhattan, NY

no message

Signature # 365

January 26, 2012
9:04am

Sean ThomasManhattan, NY

Please do not shut down this trail!

Signature # 364

January 26, 2012
9:04am

Debra AlfanoNY State Resident

Please keep the trail in its natural state of beauty.

Signature # 363

January 26, 2012
9:04am

SallyBrooklyn, NY

It would be a shame to cover the beautiful trail. This is a place where we can have a nice trail run/walk and enjoy nature. It’s an escape from the crazy city life sometimes. We need to invest the money to help improve the trail not ruin it.

Signature # 362

January 26, 2012
9:04am

Alex NeuhoffManhattan, NY

Don’t ruin the Putnam trail!

Signature # 361

January 26, 2012
9:04am

Mike HalovatchManhattan, NY

DON’T PAVE THE PUTNAM TRAIL!!! THERE IS PLENTY OF PAVEMENT IN NYC ALREADY!

Signature # 360

January 26, 2012
9:04am

Beth PowmesamyManhattan, NY

Use the paving money for ecological education programs for youth, reforestation efforts and maintenance.

Signature # 359

January 26, 2012
9:04am

Neil FitzgeraldBronx, NY

I run the Putnam trail every morning, along with a number of East African athletes who are among the greatest runners in the world. We recognize that this route is unique in New York City as a place to run and walk on a natural surface. It is better for the environment, better for the health of those who use it, and it invites users who respect and value the park. Who needs another mile of street? God knows this city has enough of that!

Signature # 358

January 26, 2012
9:04am

Jennifer LiggioManhattan, NY

Don’t take away from the beautiful environment. Cherish what we have left of it don’t destroy it

Signature # 357

January 26, 2012
9:04am

Maria LiggioManhattan, NY

It’s a beautiful place to run. Don’t take it away

Signature # 356

January 26, 2012
9:04am

Kim VuBrooklyn, NY

no message

Signature # 355

January 26, 2012
9:04am

Barbara ConnollyManhattan, NY

Please, preserve Van Cortlandt Park natural state. Paving the Putman Trail runs counter to what a natural trail is.

Signature # 354

January 26, 2012
9:04am

Carol KraussBronx, NY

NY Parks should not be allowed to move forward with this project. The money could be used to fix things already broken within the park

Signature # 353

January 26, 2012
9:04am

Denis MikhaylovOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

no message

Signature # 352

January 26, 2012
9:04am

Lauren LaRocheQueens, NY

no message

Signature # 351

January 26, 2012
9:04am

Doug FreemanNY State Resident

Please keep the Putnam trail as true to its natural state as possible. Many local residents walk, jog, and bike along this trail and enjoy its harmonious fit into the natural character of the surrounding parkland. By paving over the Putnum Trail we would lose a great public amenity.

Signature # 350

January 26, 2012
9:03am

Lorraine ClarkeBronx, NY

Please save the Putnam Trail. It’s a wonderful trail to run on & we don’t need it paved!

Signature # 349

January 26, 2012
9:03am

Emily PeckQueens, NY

This is a great trail that should be preserved as is

Signature # 348

January 26, 2012
9:03am

admas belilgneManhattan, NY

no message

Signature # 347

January 26, 2012
9:03am

Patrick ByrneManhattan, NY

There’s no reason to pave it. It works fine as it is, and it’s a shame that an argument for NOT paving over more of NYC even needs to be mounted.

Signature # 346

January 26, 2012
9:03am

RebeccaBrooklyn, NY

Save the trail! It’s a wonderful place to run as it stands!

Signature # 345

January 26, 2012
9:03am

Taeya Konishi-SchogelBrooklyn, NY

Please keep this open to us runners!! we love trail runs once in awhile and get away from the city.

Signature # 344

January 26, 2012
9:03am

Holly BrewsterManhattan, NY

Please do not pave the Putnam Trail. It is really a gem and should be protected.

Signature # 343

January 26, 2012
9:03am

ElizabethManhattan, NY

no message

Signature # 342

January 26, 2012
9:03am

T. RebelloManhattan, NY

I love this trail and truly hope you do all you can to preserve it!

Signature # 341

January 26, 2012
9:03am

Leah REddyManhattan, NY

no message

Signature # 340

January 26, 2012
9:03am

Lara GonzalezBrooklyn, NY

no message

Signature # 339

January 26, 2012
9:03am

Matthew VanzoBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 338

January 26, 2012
9:03am

nancyNY State Resident

please do not pave our trail1

Signature # 337

January 26, 2012
9:03am

Wei ChenManhattan, NY

Save the Putnam trail. It is one of our few nature refuges to enjoy in NYC!

Signature # 336

January 26, 2012
9:03am

Jeff BaezNY State Resident

It is unconscionable to say that the trail will be closed for environmental protection and then paved. Don’t do it!!!

Signature # 335

January 26, 2012
9:03am

sandra fretelliereBrooklyn, NY

Please keep one of the last unpaved trail of NYC, we don’t need more pavement!

Signature # 334

January 26, 2012
9:03am

Tanya KaufmanOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

no message

Signature # 333

January 26, 2012
9:03am

Suhagi Out of State Resident/Tax Payer

no message

Signature # 332

January 26, 2012
9:03am

Ellie DuganOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

no message

Signature # 331

January 26, 2012
9:03am

Luciano MedinaBrooklyn, NY

Please keep our trail as nature has it.

Signature # 330

January 26, 2012
9:03am

PamOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

no message

Signature # 329

January 26, 2012
9:03am

Larry JooOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

Please do not pave over this trail. It is part of the park’s charm and would create unnecessary construction of pavement in A PARK. It is a trail and should be kept that way. A stone dust surface, as this petition supports, would be an excellent alternative instead.

Signature # 328

January 26, 2012
9:03am

BobbyeManhattan, NY

Please do not pave! Nature trails are needed!

Signature # 327

January 26, 2012
9:03am

David GoldbergManhattan, NY

Please preserve this trail! It is a beautiful, semi-natural trail that is one of the only place in the city to experience a true walk in the woods without getting in your car.

The city has enough paved paths. It feels like this decision is being made by people who have never bothered to use the trail as it is. use the money where it is really needed and leave good enough alone!

thanks!

Signature # 326

January 26, 2012
9:03am

Evan GuttmanManhattan, NY

Roads shouldn’t be in a park. Who thought this was a good idea??

Signature # 325

January 26, 2012
9:03am

Michelle Queens, NY

It’s not broke don’t fix it, it’s a natural environment let it be, I’m sure the park could use the money in a better way, asphalt and concrete do not add a natural beauty to this place

Signature # 324

January 26, 2012
9:03am

Darbi RobertsManhattan, NY

one of the best trails in the city – keep it natural!

Signature # 323

January 26, 2012
9:03am

EmilyManhattan, NY

New York doesn’t need more pavement; keep a beautiful woodland path as is!

Signature # 322

January 26, 2012
9:03am

Mordy SerleBrooklyn, NY

Don’t loose sight of what is important, even if it is not the most efficient or economical way!

Signature # 321

January 26, 2012
9:03am

jay cManhattan, NY

no message

Signature # 320

January 26, 2012
9:03am

Evan GuttmanManhattan, NY

Roads shouldn’t be in a park. Who thought this was a good idea??

Signature # 319

January 26, 2012
9:03am

Christine NeelyOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

With so few real parks and un-disturbed places in NYC you NEED to save the Putnam Trail, for all of NYC and the people who visit it frequently!

Signature # 318

January 26, 2012
9:03am

Kate PManhattan, NY

no message

Signature # 317

January 26, 2012
9:03am

Cassandra M. KnottBrooklyn, NY

Paving over this land will the destroy the natural beauty of it. There are already too few natural places in boroughs that we can escape to. Paving and widening paths does not beautify a park. Man’s presence is overly abundant in NYC. Please leave this be.

Signature # 316

January 26, 2012
9:03am

Stephen FitzpatrickManhattan, NY

Please leave the Putnam trail alone!!!

Signature # 315

January 26, 2012
9:03am

Greg LyonsBronx, NY

It’s my favorite place to run, especially in the holiday marathons

Signature # 314

January 26, 2012
9:03am

Ricky NilssonManhattan, NY

no message

Signature # 313

January 26, 2012
9:03am

Will O’ConnellNY State Resident

It doesn’t make sense to widen the trail, or to pave it. Keep it natural, keep it beautiful.

Signature # 312

January 26, 2012
9:03am

Amanda NewmanQueens, NY

The only reason I go to this park is to run on the unpaved trails…if that goes away it will be one less place I can go in the city…and one less reason to live here.

Signature # 311

January 26, 2012
9:03am

Sara MNY State Resident

The trails in Van Cortlandt Park bring a rare and vital opportunity to enjoy nature in the midst of New York City. Paving the trail would be a shame. I’m certain the moneys allocated to pave the Putnam Trail could be better utilized elsewhere.

Signature # 310

January 26, 2012
9:02am

Dana BrooksBrooklyn, NY

Please don’t waste money on ruining a natural beauty in NYC. I can’t really understand the justification for this project.

Signature # 309

January 26, 2012
9:02am

Agatha KlukManhattan, NY

Please save it!

Signature # 308

January 26, 2012
9:02am

Dennett Edwards Queens, NY

no message

Signature # 307

January 26, 2012
9:02am

Michael ChengQueens, NY

Please do not destroy a rare and beautiful piece of nature in this concrete jungle of ours.

Signature # 306

January 26, 2012
9:02am

Pat KeaneNY State Resident

Please leave the trail as is.

Signature # 305

January 26, 2012
9:02am

Helena UthasManhattan, NY

no message

Signature # 304

January 26, 2012
9:02am

Marshall BrownOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

The precious places of nature are becoming too few.

Signature # 303

January 26, 2012
9:02am

Den BurnsnisBronx, NY

Do not destroy unnecessary trees and habitat. You know that is wrong.

Signature # 302

January 26, 2012
9:02am

VipinOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

leave a patch of green in the city of concrete

Signature # 301

January 26, 2012
9:02am

Andrew KraszewskiBrooklyn, NY

I would like to see the trails as natural as they can be while also allowing enjoyable use by the public. Asphalt paving is very damaging. Thank you

Signature # 300

January 26, 2012
9:02am

MarissaQueens, NY

no message

Signature # 299

January 26, 2012
9:02am

Christopher WoodManhattan, NY

no message

Signature # 298

January 26, 2012
9:02am

Michael SandersonManhattan, NY

The trail does not need paving

Signature # 297

January 26, 2012
9:02am

BWOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

no message

Signature # 296

January 26, 2012
9:02am

Lauren BoschBrooklyn, NY

I’ve enjoyed running on the trail several times.

Signature # 295

January 26, 2012
9:02am

Shweta BharadwajOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

no message

Signature # 294

January 26, 2012
9:02am

Steven WeberBrooklyn, NY

Please don’t pave our trail and instead let us enjoy the natural beauty of it!!

Signature # 293

January 26, 2012
9:02am

janahleeNY State Resident

no message

Signature # 292

January 26, 2012
9:02am

Shervon M. SmallBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 291

January 26, 2012
9:02am

Jennie Queens, NY

no message

Signature # 290

January 26, 2012
9:02am

EkaterinaManhattan, NY

Pls keep this trail! It means a lot to our community!

Signature # 289

January 26, 2012
9:02am

Ellen KManhattan, NY

Please improve the trail without paving it.

Signature # 288

January 26, 2012
9:02am

tomom iManhattan, NY

Paving the Putnam Trail would ruin the beauty of nature.

Signature # 287

January 26, 2012
9:02am

KathleenNY State Resident

no message

Signature # 286

January 26, 2012
9:02am

Brian OManhattan, NY

To ruin the history and beauty of Van Cortlandt Park could send a bad message to other parks in the city. By paving the Putnam Trail, you take away the park’s unique charm. Doing this would cause irreparable damage to the park.

Signature # 285

January 26, 2012
9:02am

Brittany AndersonManhattan, NY

The Putnam Trail offers a natural sanctuary like nowhere else in the city. I had one of the best running experiences of my life participating in a half-marathon on it this fall. Paving it over would completely alter its attraction and beauty.

Signature # 284

January 26, 2012
9:02am

David LebronBronx, NY

Save the Trail. Dont ruin the park.

Signature # 283

January 26, 2012
9:02am

Alison McDevittManhattan, NY

Please do not pave over a trail we love just the way it is.

Signature # 282

January 26, 2012
9:02am

Richard WellsOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

No need for drastic change.

Signature # 281

January 26, 2012
9:02am

VIckie CoxNY State Resident

no message

Signature # 280

January 26, 2012
9:02am

rebecca greeneQueens, NY

no message

Signature # 279

January 26, 2012
9:02am

Michael DixonManhattan, NY

The Putnam Trail is a beautiful oasis of nature in NYC. There are plenty of paved trails in Van Cortlandt and other city parks. Leave the Putnam Trail as-is and let people get a break from the pavement.

Signature # 278

January 26, 2012
9:02am

Margarita KrivitskiManhattan, NY

Please keep the Putnam trail as is. Having run my first half marathon on the trail I can say it is truly one of a kind in NYC and shouldn’t be paved over and widened. Thanks for considering our opinions!

Signature # 277

January 26, 2012
9:02am

heather mooreBrooklyn, NY

please keep this world class trail runner’s delight as it currently is.

Signature # 276

January 26, 2012
9:02am

KathyNY State Resident

no message

Signature # 275

January 26, 2012
9:02am

Casey wuManhattan, NY

no message

Signature # 274

January 26, 2012
9:02am

Caroline NY State Resident

The Holiday Marathons are a wonderful way to promote health and community on a regular basis throughout the year! I hope that the wonderful natural setting for the venue is maintained and that the races can continue well into the future.

Signature # 273

January 26, 2012
9:02am

Carlo AOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

Save the trail!! Yeeehaaa
Seriously trail = dirt and nature.
Keep the asphalt and concrete out of there: more paved area = more ranoff and more damages to the communities around the trails. Also, why should you pave it? So you can drive a car through it? Please..move your butt from the couch or if you are too lazy to do it, let people who want to do it alone

Signature # 272

January 26, 2012
9:02am

Whitney RichmanOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

save the trail

Signature # 271

January 26, 2012
9:02am

Charlotte RizzoNY State Resident

Leave the environment alone. Please do not pave the Putnam trail. We have enough concrete creep as it is. Please keep our green spaces green!

Signature # 270

January 26, 2012
9:01am

Jennifer ChingNY State Resident

We don’t need another paved asphalt road; we do, however, need more places where we can appreciate and enjoy nature.

Signature # 269

January 26, 2012
9:01am

Marie BarabNY State Resident

Please save the Putnam Trail.

Signature # 268

January 26, 2012
9:01am

Jane CNY State Resident

Don’t pave the Putname Trail!! The trail is amazing–not only does the trail promote active lifestyle for many of the residents, it is also a unique and beautiful route. Let’s save something that’s beautiful.

Signature # 267

January 26, 2012
9:01am

Jennifer McMenemyManhattan, NY

Keep this trail a TRAIL! Paving it will take away the natural beauty–the reason why people love walking/running/biking it. It’s such a wonderful wilderness escape from the city. If it must be done, use rock dust and don’t widen.

Signature # 266

January 26, 2012
9:01am

Carolyn MurphyNY State Resident

Please save this trail. It is beautiful and fun and I grew up down the block from here and love coming back to run on this trail. I live in Westchester, where we have so many great trails, but this one is the star of the Bronx.

Signature # 265

January 26, 2012
9:01am

FatimaManhattan, NY

no message

Signature # 264

January 26, 2012
9:01am

Rosanna HeilQueens, NY

Please don’t destroy the Putnam Trail by paving it – NYC has enough asphalt already!

Signature # 263

January 26, 2012
9:01am

Patrick McgeeManhattan, NY

One of the best places to run in NYC! Love it there.

Signature # 262

January 26, 2012
9:01am

Sharon LockeNY State Resident

Use the money to improve the trail with naturally…

Signature # 261

January 26, 2012
9:01am

DominiqueManhattan, NY

We have enough man made things, why keep destroying nature

Signature # 260

January 26, 2012
9:01am

kevin velardezQueens, NY

I come from queens and commute two hours by train to run through the beautiful trails in the park. Please don’t pave the trails.

Signature # 259

January 26, 2012
9:01am

Maeve TownsendNY State Resident

no message

Signature # 258

January 26, 2012
9:01am

Bill cohenOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

no message

Signature # 257

January 26, 2012
9:01am

Lester HarperNY State Resident

no message

Signature # 256

January 26, 2012
9:01am

RosieManhattan, NY

no message

Signature # 255

January 26, 2012
9:01am

Huw RichardsManhattan, NY

no message

Signature # 254

January 26, 2012
9:01am

Lynette McBrideBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 253

January 26, 2012
9:01am

Matthew TurkManhattan, NY

no message

Signature # 252

January 26, 2012
9:01am

Renee O.Brooklyn, NY

no message

Signature # 251

January 26, 2012
9:01am

stephen marsaleseNY State Resident

Save this Beauty!

Signature # 250

January 26, 2012
9:00am

Melissa FormisanoBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 249

January 26, 2012
9:00am

Tiago DionisioOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

no message

Signature # 248

January 26, 2012
9:00am

Brad SageNY State Resident

no message

Signature # 247

January 26, 2012
9:00am

Denice SzekelyQueens, NY

no message

Signature # 246

January 26, 2012
9:00am

Stacey KeatingManhattan, NY

Natural beauty is free of charge! Keep your money Mr. Bloomberg and let us keep our park naturally lovely.

Signature # 245

January 26, 2012
9:00am

John UlmerBronx, NY

I fully support saving the Putnam trail

Signature # 244

January 26, 2012
9:00am

Lars Brekken Queens, NY

no message

Signature # 243

January 26, 2012
9:00am

Otto HoeringManhattan, NY

The Putnam trail should remain un-paved. There are very few places left to run without pounding your legs and feet on the pavement. Don’t take this away from us. We don’t need to make every piece of nature in to a road.

Signature # 242

January 26, 2012
9:00am

Lucinda McConnellManhattan, NY

no message

Signature # 241

January 26, 2012
9:00am

XavierBronx, NY

Stop being so damn greedy. Save the Putnam Trail and that’s it. Your proposal for change makes absolutely no sense. Put on your running sneaks and find out why this is so precious to everyone!!!

Signature # 240

January 26, 2012
9:00am

James EarlOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

Waste of money.

Signature # 239

January 26, 2012
9:00am

Patricia HickeyManhattan, NY

we have enough asphalt in the city!!!!!

Signature # 238

January 26, 2012
9:00am

christin kastlOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

no message

Signature # 237

January 26, 2012
9:00am

Cassandra EkureManhattan, NY

no message

Signature # 236

January 26, 2012
9:00am

Rina BanderManhattan, NY

no message

Signature # 235

January 26, 2012
9:00am

Elvin PolitanoQueens, NY

Please save the Trails…This means alot to us runners .Thank you

Signature # 234

January 26, 2012
9:00am

sandy liQueens, NY

I love the trail as is. It is one of the last few true trails in the city. Pls dont widen and pave it.

Signature # 233

January 26, 2012
9:00am

Rajiv RajManhattan, NY

Our leaders need to see they are destroying nature, being fiscally irresponsible and pushing a project that the majority of the community does not support. Thank you!

Signature # 232

January 26, 2012
9:00am

Gregory SansManhattan, NY

I grew up running in Van Cortlandt Park and I think this is a shame that you are considering paving the Putnam Trail. PLEASE DO NOT DO THIS. The nature trails are what makes VCP so special and you are planning on ruining all that is sacred about this piece of Heaven in the Bronx.

Signature # 231

January 26, 2012
9:00am

Esther CuencaBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 230

January 24, 2012
5:34pm

L. NortonBronx, NY

The trail is so runner/walker/bird watching friendly, a real jewel in the Bx. Pls. help protect the integrity of this trail by keeping it dust/stone, environmentally safe.
Than you,
Linda Norton

Signature # 229

January 24, 2012
5:34pm

Kathleen DalyNY State Resident

no message

Signature # 228

January 24, 2012
5:34pm

Jacqui RManhattan, NY

Many runners train on these trails. They are invaluable for training and preventing soft tissue injuries.

Signature # 227

January 24, 2012
5:34pm

Alison KaplanBronx, NY

Don’t pave the trail, spend the money on maintaining it. Work with volunteers who are willing to maintain it as it currently is. It is environmentally and fiscally irresponsible to pave the trail.

Signature # 226

January 24, 2012
5:34pm

Victor Littlejohn Manhattan, NY

no message

Signature # 225

January 24, 2012
5:34pm

Benigno VerazManhattan, NY

Please, preserve Van Cortlandt Park natural state. Paving the Putman Trail runs counter to what a natural trail is.

Signature # 224

January 24, 2012
5:34pm

AlixBronx, NY

I live nearby and run the trail weekly. This would be a shame for the forest, for the runners, and for the Bronx!

Signature # 223

January 24, 2012
5:34pm

Shana GroeschlerOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

Please leave a surprisingly beautiful trail beautiful. Don’t pave the Putnam Trail.

Signature # 222

January 24, 2012
5:34pm

Oz PearlmanManhattan, NY

I love the Putnam Trail and want to see to it that it remains unpaved. It does not seem an efficient use of taxpayer funds and I think it should be left in its current trail state.

Signature # 221

January 24, 2012
5:34pm

Fred MillerOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

Do not pave the Putnam Trail with asphalt!!!!

Signature # 220

January 24, 2012
5:34pm

Phil GermakianOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

Don’t Pave the Putnam Trail

Signature # 219

January 24, 2012
5:34pm

jim morrisNY State Resident

please leavee the trail just that, a trail, we do not want or need more roads.

Signature # 218

January 24, 2012
5:34pm

Horace GrantBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 217

January 24, 2012
5:34pm

Christina MarieOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

This trail has been incredible to me and I would be heartbroken to see it paved. It surrounded by lush trees and grass which really sell it for me. Paving it would ruin what so many of us enjoy about hitting a trail. A better idea would be to invest some money in maintaining the trail as is. :0)

Signature # 216

January 24, 2012
5:34pm

Nicholas SoulakisBrooklyn, NY

I wish to see the Putnam Trail improved with a stone dust surface and kept at its current 8ft width!

Signature # 215

January 24, 2012
5:34pm

HeatherQueens, NY

This is one of the few trails left within NYC and in the NYC parks, please don’t pave it!

Signature # 214

January 24, 2012
5:34pm

SelmaBronx, NY

A shame that we are ruining this beautiful trail. A real injustice…to pave this natural beauty. No one benefits except the contractor..I hope the Parks Dept. and the mayor intervene to save this trail.

Signature # 213

January 24, 2012
2:02pm

Nicholas NapolitanoBronx, NY

Paving this trail is an aweful idea. There are plenty of other ways to use these funds to support trails in Van Cortlandt Park and create bike friendly lanes in other parts of the Bronx

Signature # 212

January 24, 2012
2:02pm

stacey CooperNY State Resident

Please keep this beautiful trail as it is.

Signature # 211

January 24, 2012
2:02pm

Trinity ChoNY State Resident

I adore the Putnam Trail, and I think that it would be of great benefit to not take this great trail away from NYC! The people of NYC need to be able to witness nature, not simply more pavement. Let them keep a great piece of our environment, please!

Signature # 210

January 24, 2012
2:02pm

Rob JackloskyBronx, NY

I’ve written letters to the Riverdale Press, the mayor, and local politicians.

Signature # 209

January 24, 2012
2:02pm

AnthonyOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

I come in the city every week-end to run with my group on the few soft surface trails. Please keep Putnam the way it is.

Signature # 208

January 24, 2012
2:02pm

Tony kharitonovOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

please concentrate the tax payer money on fixing existing paved roads. Why waste money on this!

Signature # 207

January 24, 2012
2:02pm

Stephane LarochelleManhattan, NY

Who decided to pave the Putnam trail, and for whose benefit? The contractor that will do the work and his politician friend are the only two people that come to mind. Seriously, please provide a justification, this just does not make any sense. Why not also pave over the great lawn in central park while you are at it…

Signature # 206

January 24, 2012
2:02pm

Justin MurrayQueens, NY

please leave one of the few unpaved trails in the city, unpaved.

Signature # 205

January 24, 2012
2:02pm

Millie ReyesNY State Resident

I travel ALL THE WAY from West Point, NY to run the Holiday Marathons through the beautiful Putnam Trail. It would be a SHAME to prohibit the Holiday Marathon events. I thought we were a state ADVOCATING living an ACTIVE lifestyle to prevent obesity and sedentary lifestyle illnesses!!! What the Putnam Trail needs to be improved is a stone dust surface and kept at its current 8ft width and NOT pave asphalt! I HOPE
NYC Parks department REALLY reconsiders the PROHIBITION of the Putnam Trail use by Holiday Marathons!

Signature # 204

January 24, 2012
2:02pm

Enrik ReyesNY State Resident

no message

Signature # 203

January 24, 2012
2:01pm

Philip McCarthyManhattan, NY

The Parks Department should be preserving our natural areas, not laying down pavement over them.

Signature # 202

January 24, 2012
2:01pm

tom mooreNY State Resident

why???please keep the trail green.surely you can find other needs for the money.again i ask why pave such natural beauty???

Signature # 201

January 24, 2012
2:01pm

Manfred AndersBronx, NY

Please keep it a trail!!

Signature # 200

January 24, 2012
2:01pm

Wallis FingerBrooklyn, NY

Please do not pave over the Putnam Trail.

Signature # 199

January 24, 2012
2:01pm

AntjeOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

no message

Signature # 198

January 24, 2012
2:01pm

Tiffany LewisBrooklyn, NY

Please keep this trail available and unpaved!

Signature # 197

January 24, 2012
2:01pm

Sam Kohn Manhattan, NY

Dear NYC parks: Leave well enough alone!

Signature # 196

January 24, 2012
2:01pm

Rose ItzcovitzNY State Resident

no message

Signature # 195

January 24, 2012
2:01pm

Lea RavitzOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

no message

Signature # 194

January 24, 2012
2:01pm

nicole sin queeManhattan, NY

Love the trail the way it is. Please do NOT pave it!!!

Signature # 193

January 24, 2012
2:01pm

VivienneManhattan, NY

no message

Signature # 192

January 24, 2012
2:01pm

Tim DeckerOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

I believe that we already have enough paved recreation areas and that paving the Putnam Trail would be an entirely unnecessary expense. Please leave it as is for us to enjoy.

Signature # 191

January 24, 2012
2:01pm

Shane SkowronQueens, NY

There’s enough asphalt in the city. Paving another trail will ruin the quality of life for a lot of NYC residents, and is a waste of money. Please find other ways to improve it.

Signature # 190

January 24, 2012
2:01pm

Michael SamuelsManhattan, NY

With so few green spaces to enjoy in the city, I find it Very hard to understand why you would want to proceed with this endeavor. NO ONE wants this except YOU!

Signature # 189

January 24, 2012
2:01pm

Peter BellaManhattan, NY

Please, preserve the trail as it is and do only regular repairs.

Signature # 188

January 24, 2012
2:01pm

Scott MartinManhattan, NY

We runners/walkers/hikers don’t have enough unpaved trails to enjoy in the city. This one is beautiful and enjoyable and well worth preserving in its current state. Paving and widening it will spoil it. The cyclists and other wheeled recreational users have plenty of other options for paved trails in the city as well as just outside the city traveling throughout Westchester (I say as a sometimes cyclist myself).

Signature # 187

January 24, 2012
2:01pm

William BerrielBrooklyn, NY

Putting asphalt on it will only make it worse for it’s intended purpose.

Signature # 186

January 24, 2012
2:01pm

Michelle HoffmanOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

Leave this beautiful piece of nature alone! Its perfect now!

Signature # 185

January 24, 2012
2:01pm

Matthew GallegosNY State Resident

My wife and I love the trail as it currently is. We live in lower Westchester and frequently use the Van Cortlandt park and its trail system. The Putnam Trail is always one of the best parts of the hikes. Please do not pave this trail. We do everything we can to avoid the paved trails.

Signature # 184

January 24, 2012
2:01pm

TammalaManhattan, NY

This totally UNCALLED FOR! tHIS TRAIL should stay THE WAY IT IS! & YOU SAY YOU’LL PUT pavement ON IT?!… that is destroying nature!!

Signature # 183

January 24, 2012
11:57am

Karima JonesOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

no message

Signature # 182

January 24, 2012
11:57am

Marty Schaivone Out of State Resident/Tax Payer

I’m a bit confused as to why you want to spend millions to pave a sensitive park area. Please stop this nonsense.
Thank you

Signature # 181

January 24, 2012
11:57am

William GroganOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

Please keep it a trail, we have enough paved roads!

Signature # 180

January 24, 2012
11:57am

Aleksandra ZuberManhattan, NY

Please do not destroy the trail area and pave over this section. Better to spend money cleaning the leaves and trees than pay to ruin our parks.

Signature # 179

January 24, 2012
11:57am

Kevin McAllisterBronx, NY

It’s great just the way it is. No need to change.

Signature # 178

January 24, 2012
11:57am

Frank DeleoBrooklyn, NY

It’s a trail. It’s not really meant to be paved. It’s supposed to be in a primitive, yet gently trodden state. If it sometimes seems to be overused, the solution is not to “improve the surface” but to provide trail users with a larger selection of unimproved trail ways in the city.

Signature # 177

January 24, 2012
11:57am

Marc AndersonOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

Asphalt doesn’t make it better, take the road less traveled and that will make all the difference.

Signature # 176

January 24, 2012
11:57am

Kamen YotovBrooklyn, NY

Asphalt is not an environment protective substance!

Signature # 175

January 24, 2012
11:57am

Sahu Habibi Manhattan, NY

Save the trail for future XCers.

Signature # 174

January 24, 2012
11:57am

Michael ScottQueens, NY

no message

Signature # 173

January 24, 2012
11:57am

Noah FinnQueens, NY

As a runner and a cyclist, I think the Putnam Trail works well the way it is. Paving it will only take away much of the feeling of being in nature, without providing any measurable benefit.

Signature # 172

January 24, 2012
11:57am

Maciek MacakManhattan, NY

Why do you want to pave one of the last few soft running trails left in this City? It looks almost like a sabotage.

Signature # 171

January 24, 2012
11:57am

Lori DiamondQueens, NY

no message

Signature # 170

January 24, 2012
11:57am

Michele WaltersQueens, NY

Please do not asphalt the trails. Save the Putnam trails! The pristine beauty of nature is a wonderful and relaxing place to run or walk.

Signature # 169

January 24, 2012
11:57am

ArpanQueens, NY

no message

Signature # 168

January 24, 2012
11:57am

Moriah rosaManhattan, NY

Save the trail!

Signature # 167

January 24, 2012
11:57am

herbManhattan, NY

Wasting taxpayers money for an asphalt road on Putnam Trail where you guys mentioned no running events can be held and now you want to wast $1 Million dollars of our taxpaying money. This is what is wrong with this country wasting unnecessary money from the people that work hard for their money. Stone dust surface is better and will last longer please do the right thing for once.

Signature # 166

January 24, 2012
11:57am

RitaQueens, NY

no message

Signature # 165

January 24, 2012
11:57am

Ryan NY State Resident

Paving over one of NY’s already limited number of nature trails should be a crime. Paved paths already outnumber wooded trails in the city, and more can be created alongside any major roadways without destroying the Putnam trail. Once this piece of nature is lost, it cannot be replaced.

Signature # 164

January 24, 2012
11:57am

Wayne BatesNY State Resident

Save your money and leave the natural beauty of the trail.

Signature # 163

January 24, 2012
11:57am

Jeff LynnNY State Resident

Please keep the Putnam Trail as is for our enjoyment, and save the money for needed expenses.

Signature # 162

January 24, 2012
11:57am

KapoQueens, NY

I wish to see the Putnam Trail improved with a stone dust surface and kept at its current 8ft width. I do trail runs there on a regular basis and doing anything else to it would ruin the natural surroundings.

Signature # 161

January 24, 2012
11:57am

Kwabena Debrah-Dwamena IIIManhattan, NY

Please save the Putnam Trail.

Signature # 160

January 24, 2012
11:57am

Neil FitzgeraldBronx, NY

I run the Putnam trail every morning, along with a number of East African athletes who are among the greatest runners in the world. We recognize that this route is unique in New York City as a place to run and walk on a natural surface. It is better for the environment, better for the health of those who use it, and it invites users who respect and value the park. Who needs another mile of street? God knows this city has enough of that!

Signature # 159

January 24, 2012
11:57am

Larry KelloggManhattan, NY

Please don’t pave the trail.

Signature # 158

January 23, 2012
5:56pm

Carlos PerezQueens, NY

no message

Signature # 157

January 23, 2012
5:56pm

David LuljakOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

As a former resident of the metropolitan area, I oppose any paving or other form of degrading the natural environment of the Putnam Trail, or the disturbance of citizens’ current use of the natural environment of the trail.

Signature # 156

January 23, 2012
5:56pm

Robert VillaniNY State Resident

Absolutely do not pave. Let the natural beauty and legacy of this trail remain.

Signature # 155

January 23, 2012
5:56pm

Richard LaceyManhattan, NY

Please keep New York parks as green and natural — asphalt-free! — as possible, and spare Putnam trail from urbanization.

Signature # 154

January 23, 2012
5:56pm

Tim HendersonNY State Resident

This is an unwanted waste of taxpayer dollars. Leave it dirt, the city has enough blacktop.

Signature # 153

January 23, 2012
5:56pm

Ojars StikisOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

Why? What is the reasoning or justification for paving a trail? As it is, there are too few ‘soft’ trails in our metro area. The disappointment of a few paving contractors/lobbyists should not outweigh the general public interest in enjoying this trail.

Signature # 152

January 23, 2012
5:56pm

Madeline CaseQueens, NY

Don’t ruin the Putnam Trail. What a great place to walk and run on. Asphalt will ruin everything. Why fix something if it’s not broker.

Signature # 151

January 23, 2012
5:56pm

Davidf S. CaseQueens, NY

Are you crazy or something? Why do you want to fix something if it’s not broken. This is a buitiful trail and I like to run on it. My wife loves walking on it as well.

Signature # 150

January 23, 2012
5:56pm

Hideki KinoshitaOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

NYC doesn’t have many trails left. Please spare the Putnam Trail from being paved. There are so many other pavement options for bicyclists, roller bladers, and runners to exercise on.

Signature # 149

January 23, 2012
5:56pm

Sherry LaneManhattan, NY

no message

Signature # 148

January 23, 2012
5:56pm

Emily FriedManhattan, NY

It is imperative to preserve the Putnam Trail. There are so few places where New Yorkers can escape paved roads, walkways, and trails. The Putnam Trail is not only historic but is also environmentally sensitive and to pave it would destroy any chance for environmental purity.

Signature # 147

January 23, 2012
5:56pm

Brian BurnsOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

Have been visiting & running in Van Cortland Park since 1967. Am originally from the Bronx.The historic aspects & natual aspects of the Park should be kept as they are for future visitors.

Signature # 146

January 23, 2012
5:56pm

Katie CarrollManhattan, NY

no message

Signature # 145

January 23, 2012
5:56pm

JessicaOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

This is the only trail running available in NYC and I trek the whole way from Hoboken, NJ to participate in, enjoy and give back to the Holiday Marathons.

Signature # 144

January 23, 2012
5:56pm

Michael BielikManhattan, NY

Please keep our city parks natural and do not pave asphault over these trail and stone sections. If you say it’s hard to maintain the trail in it’s current condition, it will be even worse if it is paved by asphault, and subject to degredation.

Signature # 143

January 23, 2012
5:56pm

Mandi SusmanBronx, NY

I run in Van Cortlandt Park at least once a week and will be there much more in the coming year as I train for my first marathon. It will make my training more difficult and less enjoyable to have to complete all my park runs on asphalt. Its harder on the joints and makes the longer mileage that much more difficult

Signature # 142

January 23, 2012
5:56pm

Matt McCulloughQueens, NY

I am against the paving of the Putnam Trail and I support the Save the Putnam Trail Campaign.

Signature # 141

January 23, 2012
5:56pm

Rachel CutlerBrooklyn, NY

I used to live on this trail and ran on it daily. I still come back often to run and race on it. Please keep it the amazing place that it is.

Thank you!

Signature # 140

January 23, 2012
5:55pm

mark w pinckneyBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 139

January 23, 2012
5:55pm

Gary CorbittBronx, NY

Van Cortlandt Park is known worldwide for its
Cross Country course and running history that has happened in this park. Please preserve this trail.

Signature # 138

January 23, 2012
5:55pm

Lisa CaoBrooklyn, NY

Please save the Putnam trail! I discovered my love of running at 15 years old on this trail and I’ve been running on it for 10 years!

Signature # 137

January 23, 2012
5:55pm

John BaglioBronx, NY

Please don’t pave this environmentally sensitive area. It the only dirt trail that connects multiple parks and is a recreational, environmental and historical treasure.

Signature # 136

January 23, 2012
5:55pm

AnnetteOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

I am not understanding this action at all and I am not happy about the motion to pave such a beautiful trail without asking the residents. The trail is heavily used, a great place for NYC and allows us to see nature in our urban jungle.

Signature # 135

January 23, 2012
5:55pm

Mickaella GottliebQueens, NY

no message

Signature # 134

January 23, 2012
5:55pm

Laura SwiftOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

no message

Signature # 133

January 23, 2012
5:55pm

Daiki NakajimaOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

I always like to run on trails all over the place and especially enjoy it when there are events held. I would be saddened to hear that the putnam trail would be paved. This was one of my favorite tails in the vicinity of NYC

Signature # 132

January 23, 2012
5:55pm

crystal leeBrooklyn, NY

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Signature # 131

January 23, 2012
5:55pm

Kevin NunnBronx, NY

Please do not increase the width or pave over the beautiful Putnam Trail in Van Courtland Park. Van Courtland and its trails are known throughtout the country for excellence in cross country running. NCAA and High School Championships are held within the Park. On days when the major races are held on the regular trails, most neighborhood runners and those familiar with the park switch to the Putnam Trail to avoid conflict with the major track meets which take over Vannie’s trails and the flats (parade grounds). If the Parks Department assigned someone to examine how the park is actually used, they would see that by far the preponderance of activity is due to running. Several years ago the park’s department ruined the parade grounds when it put asphalt oiver nearly one half of the trail that went around the flats. This caused the running community to run on the grass leaving a stamped down trail that was only just recently made into a half decent running trail. People come from all over the city to run in Van Courtland – just go there on a spring or fall day and see. Anyone with half a brain would know that destroying that trail with asphalt is one of the dumbest ideas ever planned for the park. Leave the trail alone and spend the money improving the rest rooms, which seem always closed, repairing the grass which is taking way too long, and improving lighting.

Signature # 130

January 23, 2012
5:55pm

E SweetingQueens, NY

no message

Signature # 129

January 23, 2012
5:55pm

Marc SchreiberNY State Resident

Keep the Trail accessible to all rec users, please.

Signature # 128

January 23, 2012
5:55pm

Cassandra MillerManhattan, NY

In our current economic downturn, our taxpayer money can be better spent than on the paving of a random NATURE trail, enjoyed by many AS-IS.

Signature # 127

January 23, 2012
5:55pm

Christy LeggieroNY State Resident

Please do not widen the trail, and disrupte the beauty that surrounds us; do not destroy what is left of a historical landmark by tearing the trees and bushes from their natural enviornment, to build a unnatural pathway. There have been alternatives set forth in front of you, and they are fair, and furthermore, it’s a better choice financially. Save the Putnam Trail, and you save so much more than you can ever imagine!

Signature # 126

January 23, 2012
5:55pm

John EngManhattan, NY

Save the Putnam Trail!!!! The NYC parks are a treasure and should not mimic a highway.

Signature # 125

January 23, 2012
5:55pm

Jose Benitez Queens, NY

A local runner for 13 years, One of my all time favorite runs has been vcp’s “railroad”… I trained on it as a xavier high school freshman, a Fordham University cross country runner, and now, as a city employee training for marathons year round! We love it as is!

Signature # 124

January 23, 2012
5:55pm

Cassandra MillerManhattan, NY

In our current economic downturn, our taxpayer money can be better spent than on the paving of a random NATURE trail, enjoyed by many AS-IS.

Signature # 123

January 23, 2012
5:55pm

David ObelkevichManhattan, NY

My wife and I are avid outdoorsmen, having cycled to California in 1990 and run a total of 250 marathons. Please keep the Putnam Trail as a trail, and don’t make it a paved road.

Signature # 122

January 23, 2012
5:55pm

michael grossQueens, NY

no message

Signature # 121

January 23, 2012
5:55pm

Kathy WeintraubBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 120

January 23, 2012
12:24pm

Darren RosaManhattan, NY

I am city born and raised and appreciate every piece of soft earth and tree that comprises the bit of nature we have. I do not want the paving.

Signature # 119

January 23, 2012
12:24pm

lori horganBrooklyn, NY

no message

Signature # 118

January 23, 2012
12:24pm

Ian StuartOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

Insane! Pave the Putnam trail? Why?

Please don’t do it.

Thank you,

Ian Stuart
858-602-2090

Signature # 117

January 23, 2012
12:23pm

Nydia VOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

There is way too much asphalt in New York and not enough nature to get away to as it is. Let’s try to preserve whatever little is left. Save the Putnam trail

Signature # 116

January 23, 2012
12:23pm

Carl MehlingBronx, NY

Seems to me it’s a no-brainer to leave the Putnam Trail unpaved. Paving/widening is both environmentally and fiscal irresponsible. Additionally, it’s against the desires of the majority of the community.

Signature # 115

January 23, 2012
12:23pm

Gail MarinoQueens, NY

Surely these funds can be used to improve the parks in more nature-friendly ways. Please reconsider.

Signature # 114

January 23, 2012
12:23pm

Donna ValeoNY State Resident

no message

Signature # 113

January 23, 2012
12:23pm

MichelleNY State Resident

no message

Signature # 112

January 23, 2012
12:23pm

Chris E.NY State Resident

I have run on this trail since high school and it is the best place to run in the state of New York, in my opinion. It should be left exactly as it is – why mess with perfection?

Signature # 111

January 23, 2012
12:23pm

anthony galfanoNY State Resident

SAve th ePutnam Trail

Signature # 110

January 23, 2012
12:23pm

Dean Leggiero NY State Resident

I live in yonkers adjacent to the trail-let us be able to join together and have the races!!!

Signature # 109

January 23, 2012
12:23pm

Courtney HartBrooklyn, NY

Please don’t pave this beautiful trail!

Signature # 108

January 23, 2012
12:23pm

Ed AltmanManhattan, NY

Please do not pave the Putnam Trail. It is a beautiful trail in the woods and paving it would diminish it’s character.

Signature # 107

January 23, 2012
12:23pm

Jay RadnerQueens, NY

Paving this historic section of a public park seems to be a dramatic waste of funds that could easily be directed to uses that promote nature and fitness. It seems counterintuitive to do something that encourages use of motor vehicles when we should be enhancing the current state of park land in a way that makes it accessible to all, rather than focused on driving and use of petroleum – all of which makes our parks less inviting to the public. Please re-direct these funds to a more appropriate and suitable purpose that does not include paving over nature!

Signature # 106

January 23, 2012
12:23pm

Elizabeth AzzeNY State Resident

no message

Signature # 105

January 23, 2012
12:23pm

Lillian ParkQueens, NY

Please keep nature as little disturbed as possible.

Signature # 104

January 23, 2012
12:23pm

Bob JessenNY State Resident

All of the Friends of the Hudson Trail are with You!

Signature # 103

January 23, 2012
12:23pm

Allison DickinBrooklyn, NY

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Signature # 102

January 23, 2012
12:23pm

Josefine InfanteQueens, NY

Isn’t there enough pavement in NYC? Please don’t allow the destruction of this unique trail. Paving it will ruin the trail for all that enjoy it in its current state.

Signature # 101

January 23, 2012
12:23pm

Dan ShumQueens, NY

Please save the Putnam Trail as I enjoy the runs and walks whenever I can. Please DO NOT pave over the trail with asphalt as this is not environmentally sound. We don’t have a lot of trails to begin with in NYC as it is.

Signature # 100

January 23, 2012
12:23pm

Simone SmithBrooklyn, NY

Please keep the trail as is… We need to improve trail with a stone dust surface – It’s beautiful to run the trails in the summers – it’s cool while the weather is hot.

Signature # 99

January 23, 2012
12:23pm

Nike MizelleQueens, NY

Please leave our park trails unpaved. Making trails wider will only encourage to bring motorbikes and stolen cars. We love our park and use it a lot, please do not waste our taxes!!!

Signature # 98

January 23, 2012
12:23pm

Scott AngarolaQueens, NY

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Signature # 97

January 22, 2012
11:17pm

Harry MoralesManhattan, NY

no message

Signature # 96

January 22, 2012
11:17pm

Edgar CostaManhattan, NY

no message

Signature # 95

January 22, 2012
11:17pm

jill golaBronx, NY

Save the trail!

Signature # 94

January 22, 2012
11:17pm

Clio SleatorManhattan, NY

no message

Signature # 93

January 22, 2012
11:17pm

David StoeltingBrooklyn, NY

Please do not pave the trail, and please allow the Holiday Marathons back in Van Cortlandt Park!
Thank you.

Signature # 92

January 22, 2012
11:17pm

Ellen MQueens, NY

Please preserve the Putnam Trail.

Signature # 91

January 22, 2012
11:17pm

Miguel FernandezBrooklyn, NY

no message

Signature # 90

January 22, 2012
11:17pm

Elena CastanedaOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

no message

Signature # 89

January 22, 2012
11:17pm

David IsaacNY State Resident

Isn’t there enough pavement in NYC? Please don’t be so shortsighted by allowing the destruction of this unique urban environment. Paving it will ruin the park for our, and future generations.

Signature # 88

January 22, 2012
11:17pm

Jacqueline PalmerQueens, NY

no message

Signature # 87

January 22, 2012
11:17pm

yuriQueens, NY

Let people who use the park and the trail decide what to do with it!

Signature # 86

January 22, 2012
11:17pm

Chris CalimanoStaten Island, NY

save the trail!

Signature # 85

January 22, 2012
11:17pm

Rodnel JanvierBrooklyn, NY

This trail isn’t hurting anyone, please let it be!

Signature # 84

January 22, 2012
11:17pm

David HalloranQueens, NY

I have run the Putnam Trail several times and enjoyed its close-to-nature, soft trail surface. I have observed cyclists using the trail as is; I cannot understand why it needs to be paved. At a time when Parks staff is decimated or worse, spending money on a project that is opposed by the community is lunacy and indefensible.

Signature # 83

January 22, 2012
11:17pm

Howard KestenbaumNY State Resident

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Signature # 82

January 22, 2012
11:17pm

Denise MastOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

Fill in the potholes, not the parks.

Signature # 81

January 22, 2012
11:17pm

Greg FleeceBronx, NY

Please don’t pave the path!

Signature # 80

January 22, 2012
11:17pm

David GottesmanOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

Preserve this last bit of nature in NYC. Also, in a time of austerity, why spend the money on this of all things?

Signature # 79

January 22, 2012
11:17pm

Chad HeuschoberManhattan, NY

Please consider using a stone dust surface for the betterment of all who use this beautiful trail. If the purpose is to make the trail accessible to a wider community (eg, cyclists), why not open it even further to include walking and running pedestrians? A stone dust surface can be used by all!

Signature # 78

January 22, 2012
11:17pm

Dwayne McNicholasManhattan, NY

no message

Signature # 77

January 22, 2012
11:17pm

JessBrooklyn, NY

no message

Signature # 76

January 22, 2012
11:17pm

Kenneth WeingoldBrooklyn, NY

no message

Signature # 75

January 22, 2012
11:17pm

Cynthia GManhattan, NY

Please do what you might to save Putnam Trail. As a resident of Washington Heights/Inwood, the Putnam Trail is an amazing nearby natural treasure. Thank you for your time and consideration.

Signature # 74

January 22, 2012
11:17pm

Eric BresslerNY State Resident

The putnam trail must be left in its current state. Paving in such an area is unnecessary, wasteful, and environmentally unsound.

Signature # 73

January 22, 2012
11:17pm

Timothy ReedBrooklyn, NY

The Putnam Trail is a wonderful place to run and should be saved for future generations!!

Signature # 72

January 22, 2012
8:39pm

Jose FernandezBronx, NY

Save the Putnam Trial.

Signature # 71

January 22, 2012
8:39pm

Paul SwemManhattan, NY

no message

Signature # 70

January 22, 2012
8:39pm

James HarkinsBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 69

January 22, 2012
8:39pm

Fred DalyOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

Asphalt means cyclists barreling through the park at high speeds. That’s not the way to make the park appealing to the greatest number of people.

Signature # 68

January 22, 2012
8:39pm

PaulManhattan, NY

The Putnam County trail is one of the most beautiful trails accessible by Subway. Please don’t ruin it.

Signature # 67

January 22, 2012
8:39pm

Harold KelvinNY State Resident

I have shown nearly 200 individuals this beautiful trail in VC Park, and they love its soft surface. Paving it will detract from its forest-like setting.

Signature # 66

January 22, 2012
8:39pm

GrantManhattan, NY

I thought the NYC Parks Dept purpose was to preserve the natural beauty of our city parks. As Joni Mitchell once sang: “Don’t always seen to go, That you don’t know what you’ve got til it’s gone. They paved Paradise, put up a parking lot.”

Signature # 65

January 22, 2012
8:39pm

Ben FinkelbergOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

I came for 10K run to Van Cortland park last year and it was a lovely trail. It is unconscionable to say that the trail will be closed for environmental protection and then pave over it. Please do not do this!

Signature # 64

January 21, 2012
9:05am

Joey LeftowManhattan, NY

no message

Signature # 63

January 21, 2012
9:05am

argenis apolinarioBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 62

January 21, 2012
9:05am

Chris EkstromBrooklyn, NY

Please preserve the integrity of the Putnam Trail.It’s a sanctuary in our urban landscape. Please pave no more than an 8 foot wide path with an ecologically friendlier stone dust surface.

Signature # 61

January 21, 2012
9:05am

Robert UdewitzManhattan, NY

Please save the trail

Signature # 60

January 21, 2012
9:05am

Otto LamOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

no message

Signature # 59

January 21, 2012
9:05am

Louisa LamOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

no message

Signature # 58

January 21, 2012
9:05am

Steven ParkBronx, NY

If VC park is truly a nature preserve, why destroy it by paving the paths?

Signature # 57

January 21, 2012
9:05am

Rebeca ArayaBronx, NY

Please keep our Putnam Trail as is without paving, we need it for the wildlife as well the people who use it for recreation.

Signature # 56

January 21, 2012
9:05am

Alex MatskevichBrooklyn, NY

Please don’t entomb Mother Earth! Please use asphalt to cover potholes, not our parks!

Signature # 55

January 21, 2012
9:05am

Leoni ParkerNY State Resident

no message

Signature # 54

January 20, 2012
5:55pm

Jeff PowellManhattan, NY

Please preserve what is left of the natural trail system of New York City. The last thing we need is more pavement.

Signature # 53

January 20, 2012
5:54pm

Firdaus DotiwalaBronx, NY

PLEASE leave the trail as it is. there is enough pavement in this city. we don’t need any more.

Signature # 52

January 20, 2012
5:54pm

Dominic LombardoManhattan, NY

Our NYC metro area needs less pavement, not more. After all, this is a CITY. Please keep the trail as natural as possible and use taxpayers’ dollars on projects benefiting the largest number of people. Thank you

Signature # 51

January 20, 2012
5:54pm

JazminBronx, NY

This is so unfair!!!!! There are such a few places like this for well recreation ..!!! Please !!

Signature # 50

January 20, 2012
5:54pm

Stephen KairysManhattan, NY

Please reconsider your plans to pave/widen the Putnam Trail. Doing so will harm the environment,
(in an environmentally sensitive area)
and take away one of the jewels of the NYC parks system. Why spend $1 million on such a destructive project?

If you are going to do anything, I suggest improving the trail with a stone dust surface.

Many thanks. Many agree with me and it would be a same if your plans to pave the trail went forward.

Signature # 49

January 20, 2012
5:54pm

Bernd ErpenbeckManhattan, NY

I would like the trail as it is, unpaved. Paving it is not only bad for the environment it is also a waste of money.

Signature # 48

January 20, 2012
5:54pm

neal schreibmanBrooklyn, NY

no message

Signature # 47

January 20, 2012
5:54pm

Barbara Senecal-DavisBrooklyn, NY

Please do not pave the Putnam trail, it is one of the few unpaved running trails in the area and a rare find.

Signature # 46

January 20, 2012
5:54pm

sheryl simmonsBrooklyn, NY

no message

Signature # 45

January 20, 2012
5:54pm

miguel ortizBronx, NY

I am in support of keeping the putnam trail as is.

Signature # 44

January 20, 2012
5:54pm

Amanda MatosNY State Resident

no message

Signature # 43

January 20, 2012
5:54pm

talise s geerBronx, NY

The Putnam Trail is a great to run and also enjoy nature. Save the Putnam Trail!

Signature # 42

January 20, 2012
5:54pm

David MonahanNY State Resident

Don’t ruin a special environmental place by paving it and cutting down trees.

Signature # 41

January 20, 2012
5:54pm

Michael BalbosBrooklyn, NY

Please do not use asphalt paving on the Putnam Trail

Signature # 40

January 20, 2012
5:54pm

Amanda WeinerManhattan, NY

Save the trail!

Signature # 39

January 20, 2012
5:54pm

sherry fraserNY State Resident

I am most concerned about the environmental impact of the decision to put a hard surface on the Putnam Trail. As a member of the Van Cortlandt Track Club who uses the trail regularly, the trail is environmentally best if kept natural and not covered with a hard surface.

Signature # 38

January 20, 2012
5:54pm

LindaOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

Please use the stone dust – much better environmentally and cheaper too! Also better for runners and walkers from less pounding and much safer for multipurpose use because cyclist will go slower on this surface.

Signature # 37

January 20, 2012
5:54pm

Andrew o’flahertyManhattan, NY

Save the trail… Or let The Holiday Marathons use it.

Signature # 36

January 20, 2012
5:54pm

Sarah BaglioBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 35

January 20, 2012
5:54pm

Charles LudgateBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 34

January 20, 2012
5:54pm

JorgeOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

These beautiful pictures show the ancient landscape of America. We must keep this alive for next generations.

Signature # 33

January 20, 2012
2:58pm

mick burkeOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

save the trail

Signature # 32

January 20, 2012
2:58pm

Rachel NY State Resident

I just love running the trails!

Signature # 31

January 20, 2012
2:58pm

SaraBronx, NY

Please leave it as it is or just do a stone dust surface

Signature # 30

January 20, 2012
2:58pm

Christopher StewartBronx, NY

I run the Putnam for training and for enjoying God’s creation. It is a vital part of our community’s quality of life. Do not remove it!

Signature # 29

January 20, 2012
2:58pm

Ellen NguyenBrooklyn, NY

no message

Signature # 28

January 20, 2012
2:58pm

Jeffrey LinQueens, NY

The Putnam Trail serves far more people who go there expressly to walk the dirt and stone and gravel paths, not to walk along asphalt that they can do all over the city. This is a small pocket of nature that should not be done over for a small, insignificant population.

Signature # 27

January 20, 2012
2:58pm

Victoria ArnsteinNY State Resident

The Putnam Trail is my favorite place to ‘get-away’ in New York City, why would anyone want to destroy trees and pave a road through this beautiful place??

Signature # 26

January 20, 2012
2:58pm

Jose VargasBronx, NY

Perfect as is. Thank you.

Signature # 25

January 20, 2012
2:58pm

Jonathan StengerManhattan, NY

An asphalt surface is not needed to achieve the stated aims. Please do not use asphalt paving on the Putnam Trail in Van Cortlandt Park!

Signature # 24

January 20, 2012
2:58pm

Christopher JaworskiOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

Our metro area needs less pavement, not more. Please keep the trail as natural as possible and use taxpayers’ dollars on projects benefiting the largest number of people. Thank you, and with respect.

Signature # 23

January 20, 2012
2:58pm

CiaraBronx, NY

Please do not put a street through our natural and beautiful park. This should be about protecting nature, not about getting votes.

Signature # 22

January 20, 2012
2:58pm

Reiko CyrManhattan, NY

Please leave the Putnam trail unpaved. There are so few places in the city where I can run on unpaved trail (which is easier on the knees). And it is a beautiful part of the park that shouldn’t be changed. The money that would have been used to pave the trail can be better used elsewhere. Thank you.

Signature # 21

January 20, 2012
2:58pm

Nicholas MarcoBronx, NY

This trail has been a landmark for years. It has been a big part of the community, and paving it would be unjust. As citizens, we do not want this park paved and we certainly do not want to use tax money to pay for something no one wants.

This is just a political ploy to gain votes, taxes, and revenue from adding refreshment stands. If people want pavement and concession stands, they can go to other parks that are solely dedicated to things of that nature.

Why does everything natural and good have to be taken away from the people who cherish it, and be replaced with something that will benefit no one? I am all for fairness for every person, but that is not the way the world works. It is dishonest and an inefficient way to live.

There are more than enough paved parks to accomodate everyone in the neighborhood, but making sure ALL of them are paved is a selfish act. How many people in wheelchairs are going to use this trail? A very small number to say the least. But the amount of runners this will impact negatively is a large number. This is not a good way to make decisions, especially because there are many other parks that can accomodate people in wheelchairs.

Making life difficult for a large group of people in favor of a handful of people is just flat out ridiculous and illogical.

Please leave the trail alone because that is what is best.

Signature # 20

January 20, 2012
2:58pm

Aliya FrazierManhattan, NY

no message

Signature # 19

January 20, 2012
2:58pm

Tim RyanManhattan, NY

The lose of another urban trail brings NYC closer to un-inhabitable.

Signature # 18

January 20, 2012
2:58pm

Jacques Van EngelBronx, NY

I regularly walk on the Putnam Trail, and I am 100% against the use of any asphalt as this would increase the speed of bikers zooming by and form a hazard for pedestrians. A stone-dust surface would allow bikers to continue using the trail as they are today, yet not at dangerous speeds. I also feel the cost to make an asphalt road is not justified, and besides feel it would be damaging the natural environment as well.

Signature # 17

January 20, 2012
2:58pm

karalyn leavensBronx, NY

With so many paved trails throughout Van Cortlandt park falling into disrepair, it would be a shame to let the Parks Department pave another trail that it won’t maintain.

Signature # 16

January 20, 2012
2:58pm

Atilio CiucciBronx, NY

The Putnam trail represents one of the few accessible nature running/biking trails in our area. Paving it would ruin the quiet natural atmosphere much like it did on the yonkers section.

Signature # 15

January 19, 2012
10:42pm

BrendanBronx, NY

The people in the area really need the Putnam Trail to be left as is. Change is not always a good thing. Obama, if nothing else, surely taught us that.

Signature # 14

January 19, 2012
10:41pm

Michael OlivaNY State Resident

The Parks Dept should improve the Putnam Trail with a stone dust surface and keep it at its current 8ft width. This plan will still serve all users well and meet ADA guidelines. This plan is also much cheaper and will require lower maintenance costs in the future.

Signature # 13

January 19, 2012
10:41pm

Eric A. SeiffBronx, NY

It is mindlessly destructive to pave over this unique and beautiful trail for a handfull of bikers who surely can find other pavement in New York City. There are few flat hard -packed trails for walkers and runners equal to the exisitng Putnam pathway. In this time of economic stress, the government of this city must be able to alllocate money for dramatically more worthy necessities.

Signature # 12

January 19, 2012
10:41pm

Meg LewisNY State Resident

Please reconsider the proposed changes to the Putnam Trail.
Thank you

Signature # 11

January 19, 2012
10:41pm

Marie FinamoreBrooklyn, NY

I think it would be overkill to turn the Putnam Trail into a wide paved road. Please scale the project back (in accordance with the Save the Putnam Trail parameters), saving taxpayers money and preserving the natural beauty of the trail. Thank you.

Signature # 10

January 19, 2012
10:41pm

Frank WassnerOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

At a time when the city of New York is cutting services left and right, it is going to spend over $1 million to pave the Putnam Trail through Van Cortlandt Park?
This is ludicrous! A stone dust surface will provide the improvement needed on the trail, and allow all interested users access to the trail.

As a matter of fact, last weekend while running on the Putnam Trail, a cyclist on a bike with thin tires passed me, and appeared to be handling the UNIMPROVED trail JUST FINE!

I am troubled by the statement made by the New York Parks Dept in regards to the Holiday Marathons use of the Putnam Trail. They said that the Holiday Marathons would NEVER use the trail because it is environmentally sensitive. But PAVING over the trail with ASPHALT is not going to damage this ENVIRONMENTALLY SENSITIVE trail?

There are a hundred reasons I can add for not paving the trail, but this message system will not hold that much text.

Please; let’s use COMMON SENSE here. The Putnam Trail does not need, nor would 99.9% of its users be happier with an asphalt surface than a stone dust surface.

Thank you.

Signature # 9

January 19, 2012
10:41pm

SJ CorberBronx, NY

Please go back to original plan for narrower stone-ash trail which fits in with the character of the park and minimizes damage to the environment.

Signature # 8

January 19, 2012
10:41pm

Marc CovitzOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

Personally, I like the trail just as it is now. It is almost like you are going back in time when you are on the “Old Put.” I was disappointed when the Parks Dept re-did the Cross Country Trail several years ago and basically landscaped it. There’s enough landscaped trails in the park already. Leave “Old Put” alone.

Signature # 7

January 19, 2012
10:41pm

Angelo FortuneBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 6

January 19, 2012
10:41pm

Brendan MartinNY State Resident

I think there is such a value to true trails and nature within New York City because of how few there are remaining. Destroying any of what is left would be a crime. Please think twice before you reduce the already limited amount of natural trails in the best city in the world. Thank you!

Signature # 5

January 19, 2012
10:41pm

Jack WengerManhattan, NY

no message

Signature # 4

January 19, 2012
10:41pm

Jose’ CooperOut of State Resident/Tax Payer

Save the knees, ankles, hips, and shins. Don’t waist $1,000,000 paving an environmentally beautiful trail.

Signature # 3

January 19, 2012
10:41pm

Lisa MaddenBronx, NY

There is enough asphalt in the borough already – please keep this trail with a stone dust surface. It is much more pleasant to run and walk on. Surely there are other projects more in need of this money.

Signature # 2

January 19, 2012
10:41pm

Duilio PalmieriBronx, NY

no message

Signature # 1

January 13, 2012
5:59pm

Michael ArnsteinBronx, NY

The Putnam Trail is a treasure in New York City. A true wilderness haven for city dwellers. Destroying this incredible environment would be a tragedy. Save The Putnam Trail!