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The developer behind a West 246th Street house that was recently subjected to the ire of Community Board 8 land use chair Charles Moerdler, is speaking out about claims work on the house were not above board. more
Halloween is that time of year when we hear stories about the scary and the unexplained. None of those stories are real. At least we hope they’re not. But there is one very real mystery at 625 W. 246th St., and neighbors — as well as some city officials — are anxiously waiting to solve the ghost house that isn’t supposed to be there. more
Summertime created some of the biggest controversies our community had seen in a while, especially when it comes to protecting the greenbelt that helps define parts of the community we live and work in. But there also was a push to make mass transit faster — more often than not, earning the ire of those who ride, and even those who don’t. more
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
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
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
Preserving the environment takes work and sometimes a little sacrifice. But some single-family homeowners living within Riverdale’s Special Natural Area District would prefer that sacrifice not total $25,000 in bureaucratic red tape for something as simple as building a deck or installing a swimming pool. more
It’s hard to find a leader like Father Ted Hesburgh. He led the University of Notre Dame for 35 years — transforming the school from just a football favorite to one with academic prowess. He worked under a number of presidents beginning with Dwight Eisenhower, and he even joined hands with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., singing “We Shall Overcome.” more
Stephanie Coggins and Sura Jeselsohn arrived early at the Equitable Building off Broadway in lower Manhattan for the 10 a.m. meeting. They were more than ready to express their disapproval of proposed changes to Bronx’s Special Natural Area District, this time directly to a body that could easily decide its fate: the City Planning Commission. The two women took their seats in the basement meeting room and waited. And waited. And waited. more
Bronx borough president Ruben Diaz Jr., has now weighed in on sweeping changes to the zoning laws protecting Riverdale's greenbelt — and it's a solid no. more
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