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The transformation of the Bronx’s decades old Special Natural Area District into the Special Natural Resources District — complete with new laws — is important, according to the city’s planning department. Even if Staten Island is no longer part of the equation. more
The city had tasked them with holding just a single vote: Approve sweeping changes to the Bronx’s Special Natural Area District, that would essentially transform SNAD into the Special Natural Resources District. Community Board 8 had a much different answer when the full board came together last week at P.S. 37, however: No. In all-caps. more
Alicia West said it twice. Then, Bernard Daly tried to explain it.  Members of Community Board 8’s environment and sanitation committee and the roughly 100-person audience kept asking clarifying questions. They couldn’t believe what they were hearing. more
As Community Board 8 members considered proposed changes to the Special Natural Area District that encompasses a good portion of its territory, one desire kept coming up: Split the Bronx from Staten Island, and develop two unique sets of rules for the two unique areas. more
The one thing leaders of Community Board 8 wanted more than anything else was to get the  Special Natural Area District that has defined this part of the Bronx for more than 40 years separated from the Special Natural Area District that has defined Staten Island. more
First it was bicycle lanes sandwiching Broadway along Van Cortlandt Park. Now, if the city’s transportation department gets its way, it could be bus lanes just a mile or so south in Marble Hill. more
Staten Island political leaders and decision makers seemed to celebrate the city planning commission backing down on proposed changes to the Special Natural Area District on Monday. But those feelings couldn't be shared in the Bronx — it appears the massive overhaul to the environmental greenbelt project will move forward here.  more
It was the beginning of a new year — 1975, that is. The ongoing energy crisis had cars lined up for gas from Riverdale Avenue to Broadway. The former Palisade Avenue home of longtime U.N. Secretary-General U Thant had just burned to the ground. And a McDonald’s restaurant opened its doors on Broadway for the first time, with a Burger King under construction up the road. more
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