Giles Building

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 […]

Riverdale Press Point of View: Why We Fight

February 1, 2012 Point of View Why we fight By Margaret Groarke The stalled construction site at 3333 Giles has been terrible for residents of Giles Place. The construction fence collapses with every significant storm and currently sags over the sidewalk, where unheeded violations flutter in the wind. The owner, the shadowy “GRA V LLC” […]

House for sale on Giles Place

Here’s a house for sale on Giles Place. Can’t say I’m thrilled that this real estate agent is listing this legal 2-family as a house with 2 3-bedroom apartments, 1 1-bedroom apartment, and one studio. Can you say “overcrowded”? http://www.trulia.com/property/1028980302-3408-Giles-Pl-Bronx-NY-10463

Sanitation cleans sidewalk for negligent property owner

A big thank you this Tuesday AM to the Sanitation Department, Bronx Division 8, which is cutting the weeds and cleaning the garbage in front of 3329-33 Giles Place. The owner of this property, GRA V LLC, which has spent the last 7 years fighting to build under outdated zoning, neither pays its property taxes […]

Bad News from the BSA

The NYC Board of Standards and Appeals has decided that the construction of a 61 unit apartment building at 3329-3333 Giles Place can proceed, despite the rezoning of the neighborhood, allowing only detached 2-family homes.   After seven years of community opposition and hours of work and appearances where we presented arguments that the builder […]

FIPNA Gains Ground At BSA!

Today was a day of surprises at the Board of Standards and Appeals (BSA). When Jordan Most, attorney for the owners of 3329-3333 Giles Place got up to speak, he conceded several of the points made by the Fort Independence Park Neighborhood Association in our written statements – putting us that much closer to victory. […]

Hey Neighbor, CAN YOU BE THERE?

There are two important events happening next week — two opportunities for us to prevent over-development of our neighborhood. Please try to make it to one or both of these important events.    Tuesday, June 14, 10 a.m., 40 Rector Street in Manhattan. The Board of Standards and Appeals will be holding what may be […]

Our Nabe in the News

The Riverdale Press has published a few interesting articles recently about our neighborhood. Check these out on their website (or get yourself a subscription!) Sholem Aleichem in Poor Condition Adam Wisnieski of the Riverdale Press wrote about housing code violations at Sholem Aleichem, 3451 Giles Place, the large complex of apartments at the intersection of Giles […]

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