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Letter: Turn La Cantina Into Bike And Boat Shop

TARRYTOWN, N.Y. -- The Tarrytown-Sleepy Hollow Daily Voice accepts letters to the editor. Please send letters to

To the Editor:

Westchester County is seeking proposals from the private sector to convert the abandoned La Cantina's restaurant at Macy Park off the Saw Mill River Parkway for some public use.

I have a suggestion. I suggest the building be converted into a bicycle and non-motorized boating rental shop. Tourist info about Westchester also could be shared at the site. Non-motorized boats are allowed in Central Park.

Macy Park, the location of the abandoned La Cantina restaurant, is a beautiful park -- in close proximity to the South County bicycle trail and a short walk to the spectacular lake at Macy Park. A boat house, bike rental shop and a small café would be an attractive addition and would encourage people to enjoy one of the region's most attractive assets.

Perhaps, if non-motorized boating is a success at Macy Park, it will encourage the county to drop their opposition to plans to allow Sprain Lake to be used for non-motorized boats. In addition, using the building for a park-related purpose would remind developers, public officials and the community the parkway should not become another Central Avenue with over-development. The Saw Mill River Parkway's picturesque landscape must be preserved.

Paul Feiner

Greenburgh Town Supervisor

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