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Urban Pathways Actions in Astoria, December 2008

December 24, 2008 Board 1 Opposes Urban Pathways’ Building BY RICHARD GENTILVISO From the outset, there were concerns and Community Board 1 overwhelmingly voted against a proposed 50-unit building for homeless people who have also been diagnosed with mental illness and/or substance abuse issues. “It’s unfair to house people in an area without basic […]

City Council overrode the Mayor’s Veto on the Kingsbridge Armory


FIPNA Historical Research

This should be a working file of things we collect. Let us know if you have items to upload and we will add. Send to Landmarks Preservation – request_for_evaluation FIPNA 030804 Old photo  of Jerome Park Reservoir wall – Cousin and Aunt of Arax Hogroian Fort Independence Historic District Designation – Fort Independence Historic […]

Alert: Monday Vote on Armory

From A Larger Group: Hi all, Today the leaders and staff at City Hall spoke with press and made calls but no vote today. Negotiations will happen over the weekend and we need to continue influencing City Council to not accept the welfare fund that Bloomberg is pushing. There’s no way it will pay real […]

Information on the Site and the Financing for Urban Pathway’s proposal

Site ownership can be found on the City’s web page: Go to to the Finance Department. Look for Block 3258 and Lot 120 on ACRIS and you can find out the ownership. Check on Assessments and you can find out if they paid their taxes, etc. Housing Funding can be found […]

Urban Pathways video about Ivan Shapiro House

UP has made this video to tell people about Ivan Shapiro and what they do. Ivan Shapiro House is similar to what UP wants to build in our neighborhood, with a few exceptions: The plan here is to include 40% regular apartments (IS is all supportive housing), parking (IS has none), and a preference for […]

Does Supportive Housing Hurt Property Values?

Does Supportive Housing Hurt Property Values? A Real-World Study.

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