The Fort Independence Park Neighborhood Association is a Bronx community group in the neighborhood located roughly between Bailey Avenue and Sedgwick Avenue, around Fort Independence Street and Van Cortlandt Park S. We aim to work together to improve our community and stand up for our common interests.
Some things we’ve done together:
- Won the downzoning of parts of our neighborhood from R6 to R4A, to maintain the mix of small homes and apartment buildings we now have
- Won the designation of the Fort Independence Historic District, with the help of the Historic Districts Council, which celebrated us as one of their Six to Celebrate in 2012.
- Monitored several development projects, to prevent illegal construction and to minimize construction disruption for neighbors
- Won traffic lights and crosswalks at the intersection of Fort Independence and Heath Avenue
- Beautification projects: Created a garden on Cannon Place and W 238th Street, built planting beds on the W 238th Street Steps, and planted numerous tree pits, with grants from the Citizens Committee for NYC
- Hosted a Department of Health workshop on rats, and how to limit their presence.
I could go on. If you’d like to be part of what we do, join our email list by sending an email to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.