Want to know more about the City’s new zoning proposals?

The city is proposing some major changes to zoning requirements, and Community Board 8 is holding hearings on those changes this month. At this link, you can find out all the details about what the City is proposing. Thanks to ANHD for putting together the info. (Again, corrected link: http://www.anhd.org/?p=7225) Community Board 8 will hold […]

Identify Stormwater Runoff Problems

Dear Friends, How does large rain storms impact your property? This weekend’s rains promise a great opportunity to focus on these impacts. The survey is a series of questions to help you tell us what, where, when, etc. of runoff in the neighborhoods. We are exploring the impacts of storm water in our local communities: […]

Walk around the Reservoir Postponed

This weekend’s event has been postponed due to inclement weather. The DEP just issued the following press release: GUIDED TOURS AND LIMITED ACCESS RECREATION AT JEROME PARK RESERVOIR POSTPONED DUE TO THE THREAT OF INCLEMENT WEATHER The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced that due to the potential for inclement weather […]

May 2015 NYT article on Croton filtration plant

In this article, the Times reminds us that the plant, as we predicted, ended up costing more than 3 times what the DEP said it would cost. The Times says of those of us who opposed it, “They saw themselves as being deprived of acres of parkland.” This seems an odd turn of phrase; it […]

IMPORTANT: Land Use meeting Monday March 30, 7:30 pm

IMPORTANT: Land Use meeting Monday March 30, 7:30 pm

              The Stagg group thinks this is looks like work that doesn’t require a permit. What do you think? MEETING NOTICE:  LAND USE COMMITTEE  DATE: Monday, March 30, 2015  TIME: 7:30 PM  PLACE: Manhattan College School of Engineering, 3825 Corlear Avenue, Fischbach Room, 4th Floor  The STAGG GROUP is planning to build […]

Builder takes over disputed Cannon Place lot

Builder takes over disputed Cannon Place lot

          http://www.riverdalepress.com/stories/Builder-takes-over-disputed-Cannon-Place-lot,56540?page=3& The Stagg Group has purchased the lot at 3469 Cannon Place and plans to begin construction on a 100-unit apartment complex “in about six months,” according to a spokesman for the company. Adolfo Carrión, the former Bronx Borough President and current advisor to the developer, said that the project […]

Triangle and Bailey Place Tree Pits Now Have Stone Surrounds

Triangle and Bailey Place Tree Pits Now Have Stone Surrounds

The Triangle and Bailey Place tree pits now have paving stone surrounds even though earlier comments by the arborist suggested the were passe. Despite the cold, workers from CAC Construction even worked on the weekend to complete the job. However, the recent rain created a stream that was washing away the sand between the stones, […]

Sholem Aleichem Houses featured in New York Times: Shades of a Bronx utopia

Sholem Aleichem Houses featured in New York Times: Shades of a Bronx utopia

The Appraisal column in today’s New York Times features the Sholem Aleichem Houses, birthplace of Bess Myerson and still a great example of the direct impact of quality housing and good architecture on peoples’ lives.    

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