Check out Vintage Photos of the Ridgewood Reservoir Pumping Station from NYC H20

Text and vintage photos from NYC H20, Ridgewood Reservoir photos from Ridgewood Social

Ridgewood Reservoir was recently listed on the New York State Register of Historic Places on December 7, 2017. The reservoir is a cultural and ecological treasure that will remain to be discovered by generations to come. The excitement is palpable among elected officials and community members.

Congresswoman Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) said, “For years, our community has been fighting to preserve the Ridgewood Reservoir, and today’s accomplishment is an important milestone. The Reservoir is a piece of living history that transcends generations of New Yorkers.”

State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr., a member of the Senate Committee on Environmental Conservation agreed. “NYC H2O has been instrumental in showcasing the reservoir’s natural beauty, historical significance to Queens and Brooklyn, and its function as an educational asset to thousands of students. I would like to thank them, and the others who worked tirelessly on this issue, for years of advocacy in protecting and preserving the Ridgewood Reservoir.”

NYC H20 just shared a gift for Ridgewood Reservoir Fans with vintage photos from DEP’s Archive of the Reservoir and Pumping Station. You can view them here:

NYC H2O teaches people about New York City’s incredible water system and its local water ecology. They offer free STEM water ecology field trips to New York City school children including outdoor water-themed events and tours with visits to historic reservoirs and other important sites. They also run volunteer beach clean-ups to help NYC’s wetlands and public lectures on NYC’s local water ecology. Join them at an event, or even better, contact them to volunteer!


NYC H2O’s Facebook Page:
Blog on Reservoir:
The link for filing for the National Register:

Ridgewood Reservoir is located in Highland Park on Jackie Robinson Pkwy, Brooklyn, NY 11208. 

“Jackie Robinson Pkwy., Vermont Ave., Highland Blvd. bet. Bulwer Pl. and Cypress Hills St. Conveniently located on a high plateau that straddles Queens and Brooklyn,Highland Park offers stunning views of Ridgewood Reservoir, the Rockaways, the Atlantic Ocean, and nearby cemeteries.”

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