Road at former Greystone hospital site to be named for Christie, Nov. 20

The last vestige of Greystone's one-massive Kirkbride Building, in October 2015, shortly before its demolition. Photo by Berit Ollestad
The last vestige of Greystone's one-massive Kirkbride Building, in October 2015, shortly before its demolition. Photo by Berit Ollestad
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A new access road to Central Park of Morris County in Morris Plains will be named “Gov. Chris Christie Way” at a ceremony on Monday, Nov. 20, 2017.

The Governor and First Lady Mary Pat Christie are scheduled to attend the 12:45 pm groundbreaking, along with Morris County Freeholders.

The access road will wind through grounds of the former Greystone Park State Psychiatric Hospital. Activists sought to preserve the stately Kirkbride Building, erected in 1876, but the Christie Administration had it demolished in 2015.

The site has been designated for passive recreation.

Central Park sign , Photo courtesy of Morris County Freeholders.
Photo courtesy of Morris County Freeholders.

 

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2 COMMENTS

  1. Why are we naming roads, bridges, and other structures after public servants? These people aren’t donating their time to the community. These public servants are very well paid with benefits the average worker can only dream about. Why aren’t we naming these structures after teachers, police officers, fireman and other emergency responders that actually make a difference? I vote we end this public structure naming of any elected official.

  2. So sad that Chris Christie’s legacy will be remembered by nothing more than a back road. And he doesn’t even deserve that. Greystone was demolished by the crushing weight of Christie’s ego, and he’s making sure everyone knows it by basically rubbing it in the faces of everyone who supported and campaigned to save the fabled Kirkbride that *HE* won the fight. Christie, his administration, and the Morris County Board of Chosen Freeloaders should be nothing but ashamed of themselves for allowing the demolition of what could have been a successful example of rehabilitation and reuse of an irreplaceable historic building. I’m not a fan of Phil Murphy’s agenda, but January 16, 2018 can’t come soon enough.

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