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Anyone tuned into city council news has likely heard Speaker Corey Johnson talk about “car culture” this past summer. more
It’s been nearly a week since the city’s planning department officially withdrew its proposal to dramatically transform Riverdale’s Special Natural Area District into what it was calling a Special Natural Resources District. What was meant to be a much-needed overhaul of decades-old environmental rules protecting greenbelts in both the Bronx and Staten Island instead became a controversy that pitted some of New York City’s biggest movers and shakers in planning against each other. more
West 231st Street and Godwin Terrace received a new name on Sept. 28 — at least ceremonially — when a new sign declaring the corner “Loeser’s Deli Place” was unveiled. Loeser’s Kosher Deli, owned and operated by Fredy Loeser, has been a fixture of the Kingsbridge street for 60 years. Fredy’s daughter, Pam Loeser-Halpern, has been campaigning for the name change for the last of those. more
After months of battling between local community board representatives and city government, the efforts to transform Riverdale's Special Natural Area District into a revised Special Natural Resources District is dead. For now. more
There’s a lot of unhappiness among those looking for a place to park along Hudson Manor Terrace. And it’s creating discord between those vehicle owners and the agency responsible for removing already scarce parking in the Riverdale neighborhood: the city’s transportation department. more
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority says it will finally install elevators at the 1 train’s West 242nd Street elevated station, and two local electeds couldn’t be happier. more
Up to this point, Councilman Andrew Cohen has described the changes he would make to the city planning department’s proposal to overhaul Riverdale’s Special Natural Area District as inexplicable. more
Skip the lines. Avoid the rain. Peace out to the sign-holding, pamphlet-thrusting campaign volunteers. Vote early between Oct. 26 and Nov. 5, and get it over with. more
Cars are not really what one might expect in a nature preserve, but history hasn’t exactly been kind to Van Cortlandt Park as the rise of the automobile ultimately split the green space into four sections, including a massive split right up the middle caused by the Major Deegan Expressway. more
After nearly two decades of effort, a pedestrian bridge will finally connect Van Cortlandt Park across the northern part of the Major Deegan Expressway. Councilman Andrew Cohen says he’s secured $11.5 million in city funding to make up the balance of the $23.5 million pedestrian bridge not far from where East 233rd Street and Jerome Avenue meet. more
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