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Neighbors: we need your help protecting rezoned neighborhoods

As many of you know, we have been fighting over the fate of the lot at 3333 Giles for more than a decade. In 2004, through the help and hard work of Community Board 8, parts of Van Cortlandt Village (including this lot) were rezoned to permit only detached 2-family homes. It was widely recognized […]

Progress at Bailey Place Greenstreet

Progress at Bailey Place Greenstreet

Bob Drake, who’s been monitoring the construction closely, sent this recent photo of the project. You can see the new walkway on the left, and Bob reports that the trough runs all the way to the top.  

Park Clean-up at Fort Four/ Come stake a garden plot!

The Kingsbridge Heights Neighborhood Improvement Association is sponsoring a Park Clean- up on Saturday, June 22, 2013 from 11 AM to 4 PM at Fort Four Park Playground at Sedgwick and Reservoir Avenues, Bronx, NY. The purpose of the event is to clean and revitalize the park and involve the community in a fun day […]

Immense diversity of plants in Van Cortlandt Park, Professor Finds

The latest Lehman College magazine includes an article on Professor Jack Henning’s research on plant life in Van Cortlandt Park — “Four Year Survey of Plants In Van Cortlandt”    

Wondering about impact of new Riverdale Crossing Mall?

The Community Board 8 Traffic and Transportation Committee will hold a meeting about the development on Wednesday, June 12, 2013, at 7:30 p.m. in the Manhattan College Engineering Building, on Corlear Avenue and 238th Street. At this website, you can see some drawings and layouts of the mall, which is already under construction. http://www.riverdale-crossing.com/ This […]

KHCC hosts Citizenship Workshop 3/21

KHCC hosts Citizenship Workshop 3/21

Join a CSA!

Join a CSA!

As winter turns to spring, its time to consider joining a CSA. There are two in our area of the bronx: The Van Cortlandt CSA, and the Norwood Food Coop. Basically, you pay (in cash or food stamps) early in the year to a coop, and buy a share of what the farmer produces. Every […]

In the New York Times: Should the Putnam Trail be paved?

In the New York Times: Should the Putnam Trail be paved?

Yesterday’s New York Times explored the debate over whether or not to pave the Putnam Trail. …Battle lines have been drawn, and arguments amassed, on both sides of a plan to pave and widen the path, known as the Putnam Trail in Van Cortlandt Park. On one side are bicyclists and advocates for the disabled who […]

A car jumped the bollards on the median on Tuesday, just before 5:30 p.m. Photo: Jordan Moss

New Median may not be adding to safety

I’ve been concerned about the new median installed in front of Food Dynasty since it was installed, but Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. when I saw this car perched on top of the bollards, I decided it was time to write about it. Having a median in the middle of this large, busy, multi-directional intersection seems […]

Free Flu Shot on Thursday!!

Bronx Community Board 8 2/21 | 11:30 – 2:30 pm 5676 Riverdale Avenue, Room 100 Bronx, New York 10471 District Manager: Nicole Stent Board Chair: Robert Fanuzzi 718-884-3959

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