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Band called “Fort Indy” to play Williamsbridge Oval this Thursday!

FIPNA member Brian Aucoin is a member of this new band, which plays a “Make Music New York” FREE concert this Thursday, June 21st at 6 p.m in the Williamsbridge Oval Park.   Poster for Fort Indy Concert

Vote in the Primary, Tuesday, June 26!!!

  Due to redistricting, most Bronxites in Kingsbridge, Kingsbridge Heights, Marble Hill, Norwood, and Bedford Park will no longer be in the 17th Congressional District, represented by Eliot Engel. We will be in the 13th Congressional District, which includes Harlem, Washington Heights, Inwood, and most of the Northwest Bronx (with the exception of Riverdale), and […]

Guess what? You can buy a whole house for this kind of money.

$2000 “affordable” apartments on Orloff Avenue?

  Check  out this ad from a recent edition of the NY Daily News. The managers of the HDC-subsidized building at 3880 Orloff are now trying to get $2000 for their “affordable” two-bedrooms, which are described here as “in the Heart of Riverdale.” Sorry– we’re proud residents of Van Cortlandt Village– but this is NOT […]

A garden grows in Fort Four

A garden grows in Fort Four Park

Saturday, May 19th was “It’s My Park Day” at Fort Four Park, and volunteers from the community, CB8, and the Parks Department came out to break ground on a new community garden in the shadow of the beautiful Our Lady of Angels.   We spent a beautiful day weeding, tilling, spreading mulch and planting and […]

Residents remind city it represents them, too – The Riverdale Press

Residents remind city it represents them, too – The Riverdale Press. Here’s a great Riverdale Press piece about the latest developments in FIPNA’s case against the Board of Standards and Appeals, the Department of Buildings and GRA V LLC, the owner of 3329-33 Giles Place. Our gratitude goes to Dan Padernacht, who is our attorney […]

Another One Bites the Dust

… and the neighobrhood loses another single family home.  

FIPNA Co-Sponsors "It's My Park" Day at Fort Four Park, Saturday May 19

FIPNA Co-Sponsors “It’s My Park” Day at Fort Four Park, Saturday May 19

IT’S MY PARKS DAY MAY 19 – FORT FOUR PARK, KINGSBRIDGE HEIGHTS VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! COMMUNITY SERVICE CREDIT! Paint benches, fencing, park houses, clear litter, rake leaves, mulch, plant flowers and clean up the park playground and greenspace. Volunteers will be provided with brooms, shovels, rakes, paint and brushes. Participate in a fun, free event. Bring […]

Planter project transforms the 238th Street step street

Planter project transforms the 238th Street step street

About 15 neighbors came out on Saturday to help built a 6’X 6′ planter on the 238th Street step street, thanks to a $1000 Love Your Block grant from the Citizen’s Committee for New York. It was hard work (from what I hear!) but the result is truly astounding, and prove what magic can happen […]

Historic Districts Council Walking Tour a Big Success

Historic Districts Council Walking Tour a Big Success

Last Sunday, Historic Districts Council sponsored a walking tour of the new “Fort Independence Historic District” as part of its Six to Celebrate program, which celebrates NYC neighborhoods most in need of preservation.About 30 preservation enthusiasts from around the city (and the neigbhorhood) joined the two-hour tour, which was led by architecture historian Anthony Robins, […]

3412 Giles Place under contract!

Another sign of spring — houses being purchased. Real estate broker Miriam Santos reports that 3412 Giles Place is under contract. Giles Place residents hope that the house below is next — but perhaps it would help if it weren’t being marketed, and priced, as if it were a four-family home when its only a […]

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