IMPORTANT: Land Use meeting Monday March 30, 7:30 pm

IMPORTANT: Land Use meeting Monday March 30, 7:30 pm

              The Stagg group thinks this is looks like work that doesn’t require a permit. What do you think? MEETING NOTICE:  LAND USE COMMITTEE  DATE: Monday, March 30, 2015  TIME: 7:30 PM  PLACE: Manhattan College School of Engineering, 3825 Corlear Avenue, Fischbach Room, 4th Floor  The STAGG GROUP is planning to build […]

Builder takes over disputed Cannon Place lot

Builder takes over disputed Cannon Place lot

          http://www.riverdalepress.com/stories/Builder-takes-over-disputed-Cannon-Place-lot,56540?page=3& The Stagg Group has purchased the lot at 3469 Cannon Place and plans to begin construction on a 100-unit apartment complex “in about six months,” according to a spokesman for the company. Adolfo Carrión, the former Bronx Borough President and current advisor to the developer, said that the project […]

Sholem Aleichem Houses featured in New York Times: Shades of a Bronx utopia

Sholem Aleichem Houses featured in New York Times: Shades of a Bronx utopia

The Appraisal column in today’s New York Times features the Sholem Aleichem Houses, birthplace of Bess Myerson and still a great example of the direct impact of quality housing and good architecture on peoples’ lives.    

FIPNA to participate in a roundtable discussion of Affordable Housing/Historic Preservation at HDC

FIPNA to participate in a roundtable discussion of Affordable Housing/Historic Preservation at HDC

The affordable housing crisis in New York has impacted the entire city. As activists concerned with maintaining and nourishing NYC’s diverse neighborhoods, we ask you to join us in taking back this important public conversation about affordable housing and neighborhood preservation from the real estate lobbyists. AFFORDABLE HOUSING / HISTORIC PRESERVATION: A ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION Tuesday, […]

NYCHA parking spaces available to rent!

NYCHA parking spaces available to rent!

  In an effort to relieve the parking in the Kingsbridge Heights area, Bronx Community Board 8 has learned that there is available a limited number of parking spaces at both the NYCHA Ft. Independence and Bailey Avenue -West 193rd Street developments for non-NYCHA residents and the community.  Parking is on a first come, first served basis. The application, rules and requirements for “new” applicants are available on […]

Van Cortlandt Village Jane's Walk: May 3 at 2pm

Van Cortlandt Village Jane’s Walk: May 3 at 2pm

The Municipal Arts Society is sponsoring a Jane’s Walk in Van Cortlandt Village, led by Bronx Historian Lloyd Ulton. Should be interesting! Van Cortlandt Village: From Revolutionary Battle Site to Urban Oasis Date: May 3, 2014 Time: 02:00 PM Borough: Bronx Meeting Place: Corner of Sedgwick Ave & Dickenson Ave, at the BX1 BX2 BX10 bus stop. Walk Host: Professor […]

The Fort Independence Cultural Resource Survey

Fort Independence History Report   The cultural resource survey commissioned in 2011.

A survivor from the Revolutionary War

A survivor from the Revolutionary War

Recently, we received a great email from someone with great memories of a childhood spent on Cannon Place:  The area is particularly dear to me as my grandparents lived there and I often stayed at their house on Cannon Place. Unfortunately, the house and its neighbor, both beautiful Georgian revival structures built by an architect named […]

Will 238th Street be the ass-end of the new mall?

Will 238th Street be the ass-end of the new mall?

The contractors of the new mall “Riverdale Crossing” didn’t shovel 238th Street all winter, and the area is covered in filth and graffiti. We know the traffic problems are going to be horrific, but we cannot let them treat us like the ass-end of this development. (Thanks to Dart Westphal for taking this beautiful pictures.) […]

Gas leak rattles Cannon Place

Gas leak rattles Cannon Place

Just a day after the deadly natural gas explosion in Harlem, residents of Cannon Place were rattled by a major gas leak that could be smelled all day, up and down the street where workers had unearthed the old gas main. Riverdale Press story is here.

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