12 Jun 2011, Posted by Rob Crow in News

Help the Embankment Preservation Coalition win up to $25,000 in the National Trust for Historic Preservation “This Place Matters” Community Challenge. The Trust selected the Coalition from 250 entrants to compete with 99 others in the challenge.

Now It’s Up to You!

As of this weekend, we rank #10 out of 100 participants. To bring a prize home, The Embankment Coalition needs your vote!

Just click on embankment.org for instructions.

Voting ends June 30, 2011
Anyone with a valid email may vote.
You do not need to be a New Jersey resident.
Please vote and forward to Facebook, Twitter – help the Embankment Coalition


The Coalition works to preserve a massive stone structure, one of the last remnants of the Pennsylvania Railroad Harsimus Branch, for use as a habitat-oriented park and segment of the East Coast Greenway biking and walking trail from Maine to Florida. For more than one hundred years, the Embankment and a predecessor elevated structure carried the PRR’s freightway to the Hudson River, contributing to the growth of the Port of New York and New Jersey. Preservation of the transportation corridor is essential to good public access to the Hudson River from Downtown Jersey City. The Embankment has long formed the backdrop to festivals and parades, including those of Holy Rosary Church, the oldest Italian parish in the state, and St. Anthony’s, the oldest Polish parish, which is also on the National Register of Historic Places.