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Our Nabe featured in Riverdale Press!

Check out the excellent story about development pressures in Van Cortlandt Village, and about the fine work of FIPNA!,48744 It’s nice to have a serious local newspaper (I think every neighborhood should have one!).

Want to buy a 2-family house on Giles?

Check out this Zillow listing for 3321 Giles Place: New construction, pretty nice, although we hope the new owners decide to put a little more greenery in front of the house, or they are going to bake as the sun hits all that concrete! I’d also advise any bidders that the sale price should […]

FIPNA Gains Ground At BSA!

Today was a day of surprises at the Board of Standards and Appeals (BSA). When Jordan Most, attorney for the owners of 3329-3333 Giles Place got up to speak, he conceded several of the points made by the Fort Independence Park Neighborhood Association in our written statements – putting us that much closer to victory. […]

Hey Neighbor, CAN YOU BE THERE?

There are two important events happening next week — two opportunities for us to prevent over-development of our neighborhood. Please try to make it to one or both of these important events.    Tuesday, June 14, 10 a.m., 40 Rector Street in Manhattan. The Board of Standards and Appeals will be holding what may be […]

What’s with the dead tree?

I was getting a flat fixed at JA Flat Fix on Bailey Avenue just south of 238th St (fast and only $8!), and I got talking to the guys there about the trees on the block. (The people who work on that block obviously care about the trees — there’s one little shrub of a tree […]


State Senator Gustavo Rivera is inviting his constituents to join him in getting healthy. Rivera hopes to lose 25-30 pounds over the next 5 months, and he’s inviting us all to make a healthy pledge — lose weight, exercise regularly, develop busier eating habits. There’s a kick-off event this Saturday, June 11th from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at […]

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