Crawford Mansion Gets the Gas Turned Back On
The town, and the Friends of Crawford Park, had been waiting for months for Con Ed to work on the leak.
According to the Friends of Crawford Park blog post of September 2013, "ConEd has determined that our existing gas line, which was built in 1923, is un-supportable. So there needs to be a new line or a sleeved-line attached the the house. This could cost the town up to $100,000. Bishop is determined to get the gas back asap as this is effecting rentals in the mansion. There is no heat, no hot water and no working kitchen currently."
Bishop Nowotnik had appealed in February for help from anyone able to get Con Ed to move.
County Legislator David Gelfarb of Rye Brook read the news brief written by Dick Hubert after the February town board meeting. Hubert says Gelfarb "got his staff to call up high level Con Edison execs, and in one 'cut through the bureaucratic morass' phone call got Mr. Nowotnik the responses and help he needed."
Crawford Park's 35 acres between North Ridge Street and Lincoln Ave in Rye Brook include gardens, lawns, woods, a walking/jogging path, playing fields,and the historic mansion.