Poggio: Cleanup under way at Polo Grounds stairway site

From Marco Poggio and Leonard Greene at the New York Daily News on June 1, 2017:


Preservationists and local residents went to bat in a Manhattan park Thursday to spruce up the last remaining link to a piece of baseball history.

The John T. Brush Stairway was once an important passageway that connected the rocky cliffs of Coogan’s Bluff in Washington Heights to a hollow that was home to the Polo Grounds where New York’s baseball Giants played.

Although the Daily News spearheaded a project to restore the 80-step staircase, garbage and overgrown vegetation had made the approach and a local park nearly inaccessible to residents of the housing complex built decades ago where the ballpark once stood.

“This has been a dumping ground for many years,” said Barbara Williams, 68, president of the Polo Grounds Towers Resident Association.

Read the full article here: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/manhattan/cleanup-begins-historic-manhattan-baseball-site-article-1.3214109

Originally published: June 2, 2017. Last Updated: June 2, 2017.