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A house that has towered over Sedgwick Avenue for more than a century is coming down. Permits were filed Wednesday to fully demolish the 3,700-square-foot home at 3377 Sedgwick. more
There’s a good chance the home at 3377 Sedgwick Ave., is on its way to becoming nothing but history after a developer known for various apartment buildings in the Bronx shelled out $1.25 million to make it his own, likely quite interested in the fact it’s on property that allows a multifamily building that could rise as high as 75 feet. more
Nothing beats sitting down with someone you disagree with and having that long discussion to clear the air. After months of asking the city’s environmental protection department to show up at a Community Board 8 meeting and answer questions about the Jerome Park Reservoir, they finally did. more
The State Historic Preservation Office no longer supports efforts by DEP to keep the Jerome Park Reservoir’s smaller north basin dry, officially withdrawing its October endorsement of the city’s agency plan. DEP officials had hoped to keep the basin empty as a way to quickly store water just in case the Croton water filtration plant under Van Cortlandt Park lost power. more
Squeaky wheels get the grease, as the saying goes — or, in this case, water. After months of challenging the city’s environmental protection department over plans to keep Jerome Park Reservoir’s north basin dry indefinitely, its 50,000-odd neighbors got the news they’d been hoping for: the DEP will keep water in the basin. more
There is a lot of debate over the effectiveness of so-called “big stick” diplomacy. As you may have guessed, this ideology’s roots date back to President Theodore Roosevelt and his often-quoted line, “speak softly and carry a big stick — you will go far.” It’s an idea that actions (or the knowledge that such actions are available) are more powerful than words, which can be perceived sometimes as empty. more
The last few months have been busy for the community, including a number of stories, which have earned broader attention. Like an administrator accused of preying on kids at SAR Academy, a few decades after the last time someone was accused of such a crime. Or the closure of a deli in Kingsbridge that hasn’t been closed in six decades. more
There’s a secret buried just below the surface of New York City: Those pipes which are essential to bringing that famous-tasting water into our homes and businesses? They’re old. Like, really old. more
Rats are about as New York as Yankee Stadium, a dollar slice, or getting excited over a clean subway car. They’re everywhere — so much that you barely notice when they scuttle from view around a corner, down the storm drain, or from one pile of sidewalk garbage on pick-up day to the next. more
The mood was tense at the quarterly meeting of the Croton Facility Monitoring Committee, and Anne Marie Garti had not even brought up Jerome Park Reservoir quite yet. In fact, several attendees to that Oct. 7 meeting were there for that very purpose, especially after many had heard last summer the city’s environmental protection department would keep the reservoir’s north basin dry just in case there was ever a need for more water capacity at the Croton facility under Van Cortlandt Park. more
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