Palisades parklands, wounded by Sandy, preparing for comeback

The Record,
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Protecting the Palisades


The Palisades Interstate Park Commission has undertaken a massive cleanup of superstorm Sandy damage to its historic riverside parklands, estimated at $2.5 million.

The Palisades Interstate Park, which draws hundreds of thousands of visitors annually, is an oasis of hiking trails overlooking the Hudson River and offers picnic areas, 160 boat slips and vistas of New York Harbor. But Sandy left parts of it broken, torn and tattered.

Fortunately, it's off-season as officials continue to size up damage and plan repairs. "The park is not open now anyway for active recreation," said Jim Hall, executive director of the park commission. "We hope to get the systems all back online by spring."

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