Cold Spring Public Restroom and Metro-North Station Upgrades Completed

Ribbon Cutting with Metro North, Assemblywoman Galef, Mayor Phillips, and local officials
November 9, 2005

Assemblywoman Sandy Galef and Metro-North President Peter A. Cannito had a Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony October 17 at the new public restrooms constructed at the foot of Main Street in Cold Spring. Cold Spring Mayor Anthony Phillips and other local and county officials were in attendance at this event.

The restrooms were constructed as part of a $156,500 construction grant obtained by Galef from Metro-North. Additional work funded by the grant included upgrades for the Cold Spring train station, a new stairway for commuters, a new ornamental fence, and several walkway upgrades.

Galef said, “I am very pleased that this project has been successfully completed. Having public restrooms available will help the residents and merchants of Cold Spring and will provide a much-needed service for commuters of Cold Spring. I thank Metro-North and the Village of Cold Spring for this successful partnership. I was happy to advocate for state dollars to make this rather unique project for Metro North happen.”

Cold Spring Mayor Anthony Phillips added, “I began planning this project six years ago. It’s finally a success, thanks to many.”

Betty Budney, a Philipstown Councilwoman, commented, “These restrooms were a necessity for the Village of Cold Spring. They are a true asset for the businesses and residents of downtown Cold Spring who have long offered their bathroom facilities to shoppers along our Main Street. It is a boon for Cold Spring’s thriving tourist industry.”