Monday, December 5, 2022

What's in a Name?

This afternoon, at the suggestion of a reader, I did a little exploring on the Galvan Foundation website: When I clicked on the menu item "Selected Properties," the first images to appear were these, labeled "Henry Hudson Riverfront Park."

The H. Van Ameringen Foundation (the late Henry Van Ameringen being the Van in Galvan) contributed $650,000 toward the renovation of the entrance to Promenade Hill when it was determined that the project as it was designed could not be realized with the $1.1 million in DRI (Downtown Revitalization Initiative) funds earmarked for the purpose. Is it possible that Galvan, the great benefactor of Hudson, does not know that Promenade Hill, the historic Georgian mall established by the Proprietors in 1795, is not the same as Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, the park created early in the 21st century when the tank farm that was once there was finally eliminated? 

Update: As of Wednesday, December 7, the Galvan website has been corrected. This public space is now being called "Promenade Hill Park."

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