Creating a Bridge to Re-Unite neighbors

Creating a Bridge to Re-Unite neighbors

Creating-a-Bridge-to-Re-Unite-Neighbors-3.29.14 The Friends of Van Cortlandt Park and Bronx Community Board 8 invite you to join us for an event to highlight a broken link and a broken promise in Van Cortlandt Park: a Pedestrian Bridge over the Major Deegan to connect its eastern and western halves and connect the broken Old Croton Aqueduct Trail. […]

Van Cortlandt Village braces for DDC Cannon Place project

Van Cortlandt Village braces for DDC Cannon Place project

  Cannon Place and the surrounding area brace for at least 18 months of infrastructure work. Stay tuned for updates. See the Riverdale Press story here.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

New York Times features Van Cortlandt Village and FIPNA

New York Times features Van Cortlandt Village and FIPNA

Check out the New York Times’s February 17 “Living In” feature about Van Cortlandt Village–  “Affordability and Pride of Place.” They last featured our community in 2007 but like to revisit the most interesting neighborhoods.  

New York Times: Bloomberg’s “affordable” apartments are not actually affordable for their communities

Last week, the NYTimes ran a story– “Some ‘affordable’ units too costly” February 13– affirming what we have been saying for years: that the subsidized units financed under Bloomberg’s New Housing Marketplace do not actually serve the housing needs of the communities (largely in the Bronx) where they are being built. HPD is using a “median income” […]

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 […]

Another One Bites the Dust

… and the neighobrhood loses another single family home.  

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