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An invitation from Manhattan College: Bring the whole family! This Sunday is our annual Festival of Lessons & Carols. It is a wonderful holiday event for our entire community. Sunday, 5 December 4:30pm in the Chapel (preludes begin at 4:15) Afterward, the blessing of the Christmas creche and the lighting of the tree on the […]

Playground parity: Can Bronx children be trusted with sand?

Playground parity: Can Bronx children be trusted with sand?

“I have asked the Parks Department why there are no sandboxes in my neighborhood in the Bronx, or as far as I can tell anywhere outside of Manhattan, and the response I got was troubling. I was told that residents in the outer boroughs do not treat the sand boxes with respect” My children […]

A plan to add Howard E. Padernacht Way to Giles Place street sign

Howard (Howie) Padernacht was a friend and neighbor on Giles Place, and the Sholem Aleichem.  Many would call him the Mayor of Giles Place.  He practically patrolled the community even to the point of walking up and down the street wheeling a garbage can to pick up litter. Before I met Howie, though, I met […]

What do you want repaired around our neighborhood?

See-Click-Fix is a new internet based tool for identifying local problems (and hopefully, getting them fixed!) Check it out at, and add your own complaints. FIPNA recommends also reporting them to 311.

Photo By Stephen Murphy

Big obstacles for 3882 Cannon Place’s developer

While we have known for more than a year that VOA was no longer interested in operating supportive housing at 3882 Cannon Place, Community Board 8 now has a letter from VOA clearly stating that they have not heard from developer Ismael Fernandez for more than a year, and that they have no plans to […]

Free Health Fair

Free Health Fair — community residents are invited to come and be screened. Sponsored by the Methodist Home for Nursing & Rehabiliation Wednesday Sept. 15th from 10 am-2pm Recieve free health services including: Health Screenings, Eye Exams, Audiology Screenings, Blood Pressure Screenings, & more Located at Methodist Home, 4499 Manhattan College Pkwy, Riverdale Questions: Contact […]