Keyword: Dan Padernacht
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Laura Spalter has been waiting — and working — a long time for this moment. And she was ready for the five members of Community Board 8’s nominating committee, keeping her hefty resume near her computer as she tried to connect with the people she hopes will help elevate her to CB8’s top spot: chair. more
The decision on who will succeed Rosemary Ginty as chair of Community Board 8 is almost completed after a nominating committee put its support behind vice chair and longtime board member Laura Spalter. more
It’s hard to imagine hiring someone for a job without first sitting them down for an interview. But then again, it’s just as hard to imagine sitting someone down for an interview for a job they already have. more
Could the traffic problems at Kappock Street and Palisade Avenue finally be solved? Community Board 8’s traffic and transportation committee chair Dan Padernacht believes he has the perfect way to make the meeting of those two streets safe, while making neighbors who live there happy at the same time. Now all he has to do is get the city’s transportation department to spend some more time on it. more
It was 60 degrees in the Bronx on Sunday, spring-like weather topped only by the next day when it seemed spring turned to summer. People were outside. Cars were on the road. And at the unusual intersection that joins Orloff Avenue with West 238th and Fort Independence streets in Kingsbridge, it was yet another day of danger. more
Getting to school can be a trip, whether it’s walking a few blocks to someplace like Riverdale/Kingsbridge Academy, or busing in from other towns — and even states — for institutions like Ethical Culture Fieldston School and Horace Mann. more
Bronx renters spend approximately 45 percent of their annual income on housing costs. Bronx homeowners spend approximately 37 percent of their annual income on housing costs. Yes, we need to build more affordable housing, but we must do it thoughtfully. more
Improvements are coming to the subway in many forms. New subway cars are rolling out. Signals have been improved on select lines. And trains have been running faster and more efficiently citywide. more
A small activist group and Community Board 8 have put the city in a difficult spot, forcing the city’s lawyers to decide between defending the rights of Kingsbridge Heights residents and … more
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