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Please join us at the next Woodlawn Heights Taxpayers & Community Association general meeting on Monday, September 12th at 7:30PM, at the St Barnabas Elementary School cafeteria. We look forward to seeing you there.  


Voice your opinion, meet some friends, and win a raffle or two. 

Please note the association does not meet during July and August. 


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HISTORICAL SKETCH OF WOODLAWN HEIGHTS 

 

THE CHURCHES OF WOODLAWN HEIGHTS (compiled circa 1980s)

 

2015 SPRING FESTIVAL PICTURES ~click here~

2016 SPRING FESTIVAL PICTURES ~ click here ~ 

 

BRONX History for the really old: enjoy

BRONX History for the middle aged: enjoy

Some neat Pics: Enjoy!

Northernmost Ireland County Kerry pics

The Pneumatic Mail Tubes:

New York's Hidden Highway And Its Development (including the Bronx)

How The Bronx's Uneven Border With Westchester Came to Be:

The jagged line divides some blocks between the two very different counties

 

 

 

August 11, 2016

Proposed Communilife HIV Housing Development between Wakefield Avenue and East 242nd Street has been rejected.  Ecstatic elected officials at the Bronx Community Board 12 meeting last night, hosted by George Torres, district manager of CB 12, announced the news to many happy residents and concerned citizens.

 

July 29, 2016

Upcoming Events at Van Cortlandt Park:

Hike and Draw- Friday, July 29, 6:30 p.m.
Bird Walks- Saturday, July 30,
8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
DogSpeak- Saturday, July 30,
10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Shakespeare in the Park: As You Like It- Sunday, July 31, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Painting Nature- Tuesday, August 2, 2:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Summer Stage Kids: 
Hybrid Movement Company (Cool Circus)- Thursday, August 4, 10:30 a.m.- 11:30 a.m.
Barefoot Dancing: SalsaFest & Nelida Tirado- Thursday, August 4, 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

 

 

 

July 26, 2016

 

33rd National Night Out Against Crime

Tuesday, August 2, 2016 4pm - 8pm

at

Grenada Place

Between Ely Avenue & Laconia Avenue

 

NYPD NY's Finest 47th Precinct

 

July 13, 2016

 

 

Notices of Examination: Department of City Services (DCAS)
 

 

July 4, 2016

Happy Birthday America!!


Juy 1, 2016

July is the seventh month of the year  in the Julian and Gregorian Calendars and one of seven months with the length of 31 days. It was named by the Roman Senate in honor of the Roman general, Julius Caesar, it being the month of his birth. Prior to that, it was called Quintilis.

It is on average the warmest month in most of the Northern hemisphere (where it is the second month of summer) and the coldest month in much of the Southern hemisphere (where it is the second month of winter). The second half of the year commences in July. In the Southern hemisphere, July is the seasonal equivalent of January in the Northern hemisphere.

 

 

Birth Flower and Stone

July's birthstone is the ruby, which symbolizes contentment.

Its birth flowers are the Larkspur or the Water Lily.

 

 

July is Park and Recreation Month.


June 30, 2016

This day on:

1097 - The Crusaders defeated the Turks at Dorylaeum.
1841 - The Erie Railroad rolled out its first passenger train.
1859 - Charles Blondin became the first person to cross Niagara Falls on a tightrope.
1894 - Korea declared independence from China and asked for Japanese aid.
1908 - A meteor explosion in Siberia knocked down trees in a 40-mile radius and struck people unconscious some 40 miles away.
1912 - Belgian workers went on strike to demand universal suffrage.
1913 - Fighting broke out between Bulgaria and Greece and Spain. It was the beginning of the Second Balkan War.
1915 - During World War I, the Second Battle Artois ended when the French failed to take Vimy Ridge.
1921 - U.S. President Warren G. Harding appointed former President William Howard Taft chief justice of the United States.
1922 - Irish rebels in London assassinate Sir Henry Wilson, the British deputy for Northern Ireland.

 

June 27, 2016

ANOTHER HOMELESS SHELTER IN BRONX COMMUNITY BOARD 12

Coming soon to 4747 Bronx Boulevard (corner of 242nd Street and Bronx Boulevard) There are twelve known homeless shelters and cluster sites in Bronx Community Board 12.

WE HAVE MET OUR FAIR SHARE in helping to house our homeless.

 

 

OUR COMMUNITY MATTERS!

 

What can you do? Come join us, meet our elected officials and let your voice be heard.

When: Monday June 27th, 2016

Location: Bronx Community Board 12.

Address: 4101 White Plains Rd, Bronx, NY 10466

Time: 7:00pm

 

June 26, 2016

 

Brexit Results in England by Region:

                                    Stay                       Leave

London                         59.9%                     40.1%

South East                   48.2%                     51.8%

North West                   46.3%                     53.7%

East                             43.5%                     56/5%

Yorkshire/The Humber    42.3%                     57.7%

North East                    42.0%                     58.0%

East Midlands               41.2%                      58.8%

West Midlands             40.7%                      59.3%

 

June 23, 2016

What is the BREXIT?
The Brexit, an abbreviation of "British exit" that mirrors the term Grexit, refers to the possibility of Britain's withdrawal from the European Union.

 

Voters in England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Gibraltar opted to leave the 28-nation bloc by the relatively narrow margin of 1.2 million votes out of more than 33 million cast. The result revealed deep regional and generational divides in the United Kingdom, with young voters, London and Scotland overwhelmingly voting "Remain." By contrast, older voters, the rest of England and Wales voted "Leave" by similary large margins.

 

It initially appeared that many voters quickly developed buyer's remorse after the vote, with more than 2 million people apparently signing an online petition calling for a second referendum to be held. But it was revealed Sunday that many of those signatures were faked, with hackers from Anonymous and the online community 4 Chan likely responsible, Heat Street reported.

 

About 77,000 signatures had already been removed from the petition on Sunday, The Telegraph reported, and the House of Commons announced Sunday afternoon that an investigation would be launched into the allegations of fraud. 

World wide stock markets fell the next business day.


June 14, 2016

 

Happy 241ST Army Birthday!

 

Two hundred forty-one years ago, our nation's leaders established the Continental Army. Today, the Army is the strategic landpower of the joint force; called upon to prevent, shape, and win against our adversaries.

 

The U.S. Army's 241st Birthday is June 14, 2016, a day we celebrate the Total Army Force comprised of multi-component Soldiers and Department of the Army Civilians and their contributions to national defense. The American Soldier trains, deploys, engages, and destroys enemies of the United States in combat operations as the world's premier land force.

 

The American Soldier -- Always Ready, Always Leading


 

June 6, 2016

 

Snag a $865/month North Bronx Studio Apartment

A total of 63 new affordable apartments are coming up for grabs in the North Bronx, with prices starting as low as $865 for a studio.
Webster Commons E, located at 3556 Webster Ave., will contain 23 studio apartments for $865 a month, nine one-bedroom apartments for $929 a month and 31 two-bedroom apartments for $1,121 a month.
The units will be available for households making between $30,995 and $54,360 per year.
A percentage of apartments will be set aside for eligible members of Bronx Community Board 12, city employees and people with mobility, visual and hearing disabilities.
The building is being constructed through the Housing Development Corporation'sLow-Income Affordable Marketplace Program, and the application process will run from June 6 until Aug. 5. Applications will be selected for review via lottery after the deadline passes.
Prospective tenants can submit their applications online at nyc.gov/housingconnect or request an application via mail by sending a self-addressed envelope to Webster Commons E, 87-14 116th St., Richmond Hill, NY 11418.

 

June 4, 2016

Woodlawn Annual Spring Festival- Katonah Avenue; 1-6 PM

Please join us.

 

                                   CLICK HERE FOR THE PHOTOS

 

SPAGHETTI EATING CONTEST:  Click below for rules:

Spring Festival Spaghetti Eating Contest

BE THE FIRST TO EAT A POUND OF PASTA:

Win a $100.00 Gift Certificate to Katonah Pizza & Pasta

SECOND PRIZE:
Win a $50.00 Gift Certificate to Katonah Pizza & Pasta

To register: See Paul at Katonah Pizza & Pasta
(Only 16 contestants can participate)

 

 

June 1, 2016

June is the sixth month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian calendars and one of the four months with a length of 30 days. June contains the summer solstice in the Northern Hemisphere, the day with the most daylight hours.  The Latin name for June is Junius.

 

Birth Flower and Stone

June birth flowers: the rose and the honeysuckle,

The rose has more meanings than one can count! A pink rose means perfect happiness, while a red rose means “I love you.”

A white rose signifies innocence and purity, while a yellow rose conveys jealousy or a decrease in love. 

A bouquet of roses means sincere gratitude, whereas a single rose amplifies the meaning of the color (a single red rose means “I REALLY love you”).  

The other June flower is honeysuckle, which is a strong symbol for the everlasting bonds of love. 

 

NYC Council Member Andrew Cohen Announces Participatory Budgeting Results

 (courtesy of William Ludwig - Wakefield Taxpayers & Civic League, Inc.)

 

May 30, 2016

 

Memorial Day is an important day in America. It’s a day to give thanks, to pay tribute and to remember those who gave their lives to protect our country. In reality, we should be thankful every single day of the year, but the third Monday of May is the official day where we all come together to honor our fallen soldiers.


The Woodlawn Taxpayers Association hosted the 90th Memorial Day Ceremony at the Rita Ley Triangle on Van Cortlandt Park East on Monday, May 29th.

 

"Your silent tents are green. We deck with fragrant flowers; Yours has the suffering been, The memory shall be ours."

~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

 

May 16, 2016

BINGO & BREWS event May 20th at 8PM sharp

 

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Movie Night at Indian Field: 42

Saturday, May 21, 2016

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.

 

42 is a biographical sports film about Jackie Robinson and the racial integration of American professional baseball.

 

Location:

 

Indian Field Comfort Station in Van Cortlandt Park , Bronx

Cost: FREE.

 

 

This information is published through our Public School system.

May 4, 2016

 

Bronx Week - Health Day (Montefiore Hospital)

 

May 1, 2016

 

Naming May

May is the fifth month of the year, has 31 days, and is named after the Greek godess Maia. May is the fifth month of the year in our modern day Gregorian calendar.

 

May is the fifth month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian calendar and consists of 31 days. It is commonly associated as a month of spring in the Northern Hemisphere and autumn (fall) in the Southern hemisphere. It is said that this is the month when plants really start to grow.

May does not start or end on the same day of the week as any other month.

 

Birth Flower and Stone

Its birth flower is the Lily of the Valley and the Crataegus monogyna.

The birthstone for May is the emerald which represents love or success.

 

 

April 27, 2016

 

Do you think you might have Unclaimed Funds ?

 

IDNYC is the newly launched New York City municipal identification program. All New York City residents 14 years and older who reside in New York City's five boroughs are eligible for the ID, regardless of immigration status.

BRONX COMMUNITY BOARD 12 4101 WHITE PLAINS RD BRONX, NY 10466 WHEELCHAIR ENTRANCE IS ON EAST 229 STREET

APRIL 26 - MAY 13

TUES, WED, FRI, SAT: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM THU: 11:00 A.M. - 7 P.M. ON THE LAST DAY THE SITE WILL CLOSE AT NOON

 

April 1, 2016

 

Naming April - Aphrodite’s Month

April is the fourth month of the year in the Gregorian calendar and its predecessor, the Julian calendar.  Its name is derived from the latin word aperit, which means to open. It is considered that April is the month of the growing season and when trees and flowers begin to “open”. It is also believed that the month’s name is named after the Greek goddess, Aphrodite (Aphros).

April was originally the second month of the year in the Roman calendar and consisted of 30 days. It became the fourth month consisting of only 29 days when January was designated the first month of the year around 450 BCE. April became 30 days long again when Julius Caesar reformed the calendar.

Birth Flower and Stone

April’s birth flower is the daisy and sweet pea.

The birthstone for April is the diamond which symbolizes innocence.

 

March 25, 2016

Good Friday

New York City Public Schools will be closed.

 

March 24, 2016 

We received this very sad news this morning from a teacher at the O'Grady House of Irish Music. We extend our sincere condolences to Mr. O'Grady's family and the incredible artists and students that have benefited from his generosity.

"Very sad to share this with you... Martin O'Grady passed away yesterday evening.
We will have a tribute to him this evening outside the music house at 7:30pm. All students and families are welcome. We will all play a tune together in his honor. If children would like to create drawings or pictures for Martin, we will hang them on the gate. We will also leave flowers in the garden.
Please feel free to forward this email to family and friends of the house.

Hope to see you this evening."

 

MARTIN O'GRADY 

1931 - 2016

Born on a small farm, near Ballaghadereen, County Roscommon, Ireland in May 1931 Martin  O'Grady is the oldest son of seven children.  In 1956, Martin immigrated to England as a plumber and pipefitter.  Martin obtained a Master Plumbers License in NYC and Westchester County and a plumbing business called “O’Grady Plumbing.”

In 2004, Martin purchased a building at 279 E. 236th Street, Bronx NY as an investment. Martin soon discovered a new way of life in an artist friendly neighborhood that appreciates music and art therapy. He believes that it keeps brain cells alive and activated. It is now his privilege to have partnered with parents, and children in the noble profession of art- music teachers who inspire and expose children to the arts of music, dance, acting and drama early on in life.

Martin has chosen to donate his surplus money to Irish and multicultural arts that have a national and international focus. Martin dreams big and wants to partner with a philanthropist to franchise out good quality arts education.

 

 

 

 

March 20, 2016

International Earth Day


 

March 17, 2016     Happy Saint Patricks Day!

 

Wakefield receives Comunilife new proposal


Potential HIV Housing Development


 

NYPD - Check out CompStat 2.0, a new interactive system that allows residents to view the location, date, and time of crimes in their neighborhood

 


Safety Warning: Be Aware Of Con Edison Imposters
Utility Warns Customers to Check for Identification


March 12, 2016

A U.S. Postal Service worker in Woodlawn has been sentenced to six months in jail for stealing almost $200,000 in a workers' compensation scam, according to the Bronx District Attorney's Office.



March 5, 2016

NYC DCAS Exam Schedule

The Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) is accepting applications for the following civil service exams. So don't delay, apply today!

 

INTERESTED IN INTERNING FOR NYPD?

Intern for 13 weeks from May - September 2016.  College undergrad or graduate.

Please contact Police Officer Soto (jason.soto@nypd.org), Police Officer Belle (david.belle@nypd.org) or Officer Diaz (natalia.diaz@nypd.org).


 March is Women’s History Month! Throughout the month, schools, museums, libraries, and other cultural institutions across the City and around the country will highlight and commemorate the diverse historical and societal accomplishments that women have made while recognizing and raising awareness of the barriers that have yet to fall.

 

 

SYMANTEC:  IT security threats that include malware, security risks, vulnerabilities, and spam.

 

Did you Know? March was named for the Roman God "Mars"

 

February 18, 2016

SURVEY ON NOISE IN NYC

 

The New York State Comptroller's Office is conducting a survey on noise in New York City neighborhoods and would like you to take the survey. 

You can access the survey through your Community Board. Your Community Board will email the survey weekly so make sure that you are on your Community Board's email distribution list.   

Community Boards may also choose to post  the survey links on their websites, Facebook pages, Twitter feeds and other social media. 

Research has demonstrated that noise can adversely impact public health. For example, noise can disturb sleep and increase stress levels. 
We want to learn about your experience of noise in your community and solicit your ideas for reducing noise. 

Toward that end, we are asking all community residents take the survey by March 15, 2016. 

If you have any questions about the survey, please contact Aida Solomon or Cheryl Pahaham at 212-417-5200 orsgappdu@osc.state.ny.us. 

Thank you! 

State Government Accountability 
New York State Comptroller's Office 


Survey Links: 

English: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3KMH7XD 

Mandarin: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/B5DC5TR 

Russian:https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/H8KRCDP 

Spanish:https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/XNVKQJV

 

February 17, 2016

ST. PATRICK’S DAY

 

Every year on March 17, the Irish and the Irish-at-heart across the globe observe St. Patrick’s Day. What began as a religious feast day for the patron saint of Ireland has become an international festival celebrating Irish culture with parades, dancing, special foods and a whole lot of green.

 

 

 

 

Reminder: 9 days to Bingo and Brews

 

 

(excerpt from "Hitsorical Sketch of Woodlawn...")

By Raymond E. Leggiero

It all began while the Indians were still roaming freely and hunting over these lands, when the Dutch West India Trading Company decided there was money to be made in this newly-discovered land. The government of the Netherlands sponsored this company, but also had a further interest in establishing colonies. They arranged for the company to have a monopoly in this area and provided armies to enforce the company's operations, with the provision that the company shares its profits with the government. One of the company's main inducements to attract talent was the establishment of the patroon system. Under this program, members of the firm who could organize a colony of about fifty people for a four-year period would be given a large parcel of land over which he had rights of a feudal lord.

 

In the year 1664, a lawyer, Jonkheer Adrian Van Der Donck was the first of his profession to arrive in the New Netherland, the headquarters of the company in this area. He worked as a sheriff and attorney in their operation under Van Rensselaer, a diamond merchant, and Wilhelm Kieft, both of whom were company directors. As a result of his efforts, the company and Kieft owed him money. They arranged payment by allowing him to buy land from the Indians and establish a patroon.

(read more on the above link)


nuary 26, 2016

The New York City Fire Department is asking all New Yorkers to help by digging out the fire hydrant near them.

Remember, the life you save may be your own, a family member or a neighbor.

 

SNOW REMOVAL Information from the NYC Sanitation Dept

 

REMINDER NOTICE:

 

NYC Sanitation Snow Rules / Facts (click here)

 

Starting April 1, 2015, you can be fined $100 for placing electronics, such as computers and TVs, at the curb for disposal.

 

NYS Bans Electronics in Curbside Trash


January 20, 2016

Rambling House Ceili

 

Join us for a great event in a great neighborhood

 

Friday, Feb 19 at 7:30pm

at the Rambling House

4292 Katonah Avenue, Woodlawn

Music by NY Ceili Band

$20 per person

All skill levels and ages welcome!

 

Door proceeds are being directed to the immigration center.

 

January 18, 2016

Martin Luther King Day of Observance

The national Martin Luther King Day of Servicewas started by former Pennsylvania U.S. Senator Harris Wofford and Atlanta Congressman John Lewis, who co-authored the King Holiday and Service Act.

Although the federal holiday honoring King was signed into law in 1983 and took effect three years later, not every U.S. state chose to observe the holiday at the state level until 1991, when the New Hampshire legislature created "Civil Rights Day" and abolished "Fast Day." In 2000, Utah became the last state to have a holiday named after Dr. King when "Human Rights Day" was officially changed to "Martin Luther King Jr. Day." 

 

 

January 11, 2016

2 Alarm Fire reported at 335 East 236th Street on 1st and 2nd floors around 5PM.

 

January 4, 2016


Behind the Lens: 2015 Year in Photographs

The White House

By Pete Souza, Chief Official White House Photographer



January 1,2016

Happy New Year All!

 

2015 Year in Review: 47th Precinct Community Council and 47th Precinct, including links to TV News Coverage (videos).


December 25, 2015

Seasons Greetings!  Merry Christmas!

 

Click here: Nothing But Net: St. Barnabas Alumnus Makes History On And Off The Court | Yonkers Daily Voice



December 15, 2015

Photos from the Woodlawn Taxpayers Christmas Party on December 14, 2015 - Click Here

 


December 14, 2015

Sign up for your NYC ID card! 

 

December 10, 2015

Kindergarten Applications Kick Off a Month Earlier Than Usual





December 2, 2015


Senior Correspondent Gabe Pressman continues his stories about communities that make up this great city. He and photographer Keith Feldman explore Woodlawn, a little bit of Ireland in the Bronx.

 

Noember 24, 2015

                                                         NOTICE

Montefiore Hospital - Free Dental Treatment

Dec 7 to Dec 11th

FREE IV SEDATION WEEK

FREE- Simple Extractions, Filling, Dental Cleaning

 

All Procedures performed under sedation (Free).

Someone must take you home.

You must have an escort over the age of 18, here with you at time of your scheduled appointment.

There is no eating or drinking 8 hours before your scheudled appointment.

 

New Patients Call 888-700-6623; Previous Patients call 718-920-2043

Located at 3332 Rochambeau Avenue, Bronx NY 10467 (2nd Floor)

Between 210th, Bainbridge and Gun Hill Road

 

Today, President Obama awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor, to Yogi Berra.

Watch what the President had to say about Lawrence "Yogi" Berra during his remarks.


November 23, 2015

Bronx Community Leaders Slam de Blasio's Affordable Housing Zoning Plan

 

Public School 19 Judith Weiss Elementary School

2015 Seventh Grade Test Rankings


November 18, 2015

POLICE ID SUSPECT BEHIND NOTE LEFT AT ST BARNABAS CHURCH

 


REMINDER : UPCOMING EVENT

 

Woodlawn Heights Taxpayers Association invites you to Bingo & Brews

on Friday, November 20, 2015 at 8:00 PM

 

at the Rambling House, 4292 Katonah Ave, Bronx, NY 10470



November 17, 2015

From: "Greene, Ursula (CB)" <UGreene@cb.nyc.gov>
Date: November 17, 2015 at 5:15:34 PM EST
To: undisclosed-recipients:;
Subject: Postponment of Board Meeting (CB12)

Due to the recent receipt of the rezoning plan for Woodlawn and the need to take care of certain issues which can not be addressed in a timely fashion for this weeks meeting it has been determined to postpone this weeks meeting on November 19 until Thursday, December 3rd at 7:30 P.M.  A complete schedule of all upcoming meeting will be forwarded on Friday morning.

 

Thank you

 

 

November 17, 2015


Emerald Isle Immigration Center 2015

Senior Christmas Luncheon

Monday, December 14, 2015 at 12:00PM

at the Rambling House

 

Tickets are $10

 

Please stop in at the Bronx office located at 4275 katonah Avenue or call Lisa at (718) 324-3039 ext 102 to purchase tickets.

 

Nollaig Shona


 

November 12, 2015

As we celebrate Veterans Day, we honor not only the extraordinary sacrifices they’ve made on our behalf, and their service here and abroad, but also the contributions they make to our communities once they return to private life.


November 4, 2015

The Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Montefiore and the New York Parks Department Invites you to participate in our FREE event:

 

Bring your family and friends for a 1 hour walk in the park with the Docs at Montefiore!

Why?  Walking for as little as 30 minutes a day can have the following health benefits:

  • Reduce the risk of coronary heart disease
  • Improve blood pressure and blood sugar levels
  • Maintain body weight and lower the risk of obesity
  • Enhance mental well-being
  • Reduce the risk of osteoporosis
  • And Much More!
  • When: November 21,  2015 at 1:00 pm
  • Where: The Williamsbridge Oval  3225 Reservoir Oval E, Bronx, NY              Meet at the Recreation Center

Contact: (718) 543-867:  Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center

montefiorewalkwithadoc@gmail.com

http://walkwithadoc.org/our-locations/bronx-new-york


November 2, 2015

 

ELECTION DAY IS TUESDAY:  Exercise your right to VOTE!


New York Mets

90-72, 1st in NL East · NL East Standings · MLB schedule
  • Game center
  • Scores and schedule
 
Kansas City

Royals

95-67
Nov 01, Final
7 - 2
New York

Mets

90-72
 
World Series · Royals lead 4-1 · Citi Field
Recap
 456789101112RHE
Royals 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 5 7 10 1
Mets 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 2

 


 

 

October 28, 2015

Happy Birthday Tristan Wong!

 

New York Mets
World Series, Game 2 - Royals lead series 2-0
Wednesday, October 28, 8:07 PM
Ewing M. Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri
New York
Mets
 
1 - 7
Final
Kansas City
Royals
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9   R H E
Mets 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0   1 2 1
Royals 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 3 x   7 10 0


NYC COUNCIL MEMBER ANDREW COHEN 11th District, Bronx
METROCARD MOBILE SALES STAFF WILL ASSIST THOSE WHO ARE ELIGIBLE IN OBTAINING THEIR REDUCED FARE METROCARDS:
For more information please contact Office of Council Member Andrew Cohen at (718) 549-7300 or District11@council.nyc.gov

 

October 27, 2015

 

World Series, Game 1 - Royals lead series 1-0
Tuesday, October 27, 8:07 PM
Ewing M. Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri
New York
Mets
 
4 - 5
Final
Kansas City
Royals
  6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14   R H E
Mets 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0   4 11 1
Royals 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1   5 11 1


Montefiore Provides Gift of Sound

Montefiore patients who lack the financial resources to obtain hearing aids on their own received the “Gift of Sound” at the annual Hearing Aid Mission at Medical Arts Pavilion at the Moses Campus on Saturday, September 26. The event is part of the Help America Hear Program, held in partnership with the Foundation for Sight & Sound (FSS), McGuire’s Hearing Aids and Audiology Services, The Rotary Club of the Bronx, hearing aid manufacturer ReSound and Assemblyman Mark Gjonaj, 80th Assembly District, Bronx, New York. Mitchel Shapiro, founder of the FSS, has Ushers syndrome—a degenerative eye disease with profound hearing loss—and has always felt fortunate to have the resources that enable him to lead life to the fullest. His desire to give back to the community and to help the hearing-impaired lead lives of inclusion prompted him to start the Help America Hear Program and missions. Individuals who attended received not only the hearing aids themselves, but also the costly batteries they require, as well as instructions on how to use them properly and specialty telephones designed for the hearing impaired. Thanks to the hardware provided by Montefiore and FSS, several elderly individuals who were fitted with the hearing aids during the event were able to hear the voices of their loved ones for the first time in decades. Since the Help America Hear program’s inception, more than 1,000 individuals received the “Gift of Sound.”

Moses Campus is located at 210th and Rochambeau Avenue- Gunhill and Bainbridge Avenues.



October 24, 2015

 

 

 

Community Board 12- Thursday October 22 meeting; 7:30PM

4101 White Plains Road, Bronx, NY

- Vote on NYC Dept of City Planning Proposed Amendments ZQA 160049ZRY and MIH 16051ZRY

 There is discussion on a plan to add 200,000 affordable housing units over the next ten years, The plan may not affect Woodlawn due to current zoning laws, it will not affect 2&3 family homes and only for new rezoning applications, Senior housing can be built here with appropriate parking and does not fall under new plan due to lack of transportation (train) 1/2 mile away,   But, there are still many questions to be answered and the CB is right on top of it. WHTCA

 

October 20, 2015

New York Mets
Game 3 - Mets lead NLCS 3-0
Tuesday, October 20, 8:07 PM
Wrigley Field, Chicago, Illinois
New York
Mets
 
5 - 2
Final
Chicago
Cubs
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9   R H E
Mets 1 0 1 0 0 1 2 0 0   5 11 0
Cubs 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0   2 5 1
Scores & Schedule
 
Tue, Sep 29
@
Phillies
L 3 - 4
Final
 
 
Wed, Sep 30
@
Phillies
L 5 - 7
Final
 
 
Thu, Oct 1
@
Phillies
L 0 - 3
Final
 
 
Fri, Oct 2
vs
Nationals
 
Postponed
 
 
Sat, Oct 3
vs
Nationals
L 3 - 1
Final
 
 
Sat, Oct 3
vs
Nationals
L 2 - 0
Final
 
 
Sun, Oct 4
vs
Nationals
W 0 - 1
Final
 
 
Game 1 - Fri, Oct 9
@
Dodgers
W 3 - 1
Final
 
 
Game 2 - Sat, Oct 10
@
Dodgers
L 2 - 5
Final
 
 
Game 3 - Mon, Oct 12
vs
Dodgers
W 7 - 13
Final
 
 
Game 4 - Tue, Oct 13
vs
Dodgers
L 3 - 1
Final
 
 
Game 5 - Thu, Oct 15
@
Dodgers
W 3 - 2
Final
 
 
Game 1 - Sat, Oct 17
vs
Cubs
W 2 - 4
Final
 
 
Game 2 - Sun, Oct 18
vs
Cubs
W 1 - 4
Final
 
 
Game 3 - Tue, Oct 20
@
Cubs
W 5 - 2
Final
 
 
Game 4 - Wed, Oct 21 @ Cubs   8:07 PM


UPDATE: Clean up at Van Cortlandt Park....17th October 2015

Saturday was a great success.  Thank you for getting the daffodil bulbs, and thank you to everyone who came out and encouraged others to do so.  Friends of Van Cortlandt Park purchased the fence which NYC Parks will install halfway up the hillside to hopefully stop people from walking up and trampling the new plants.

I can't wait to see how beautiful the hillside looks in the spring.
We have a few dates coming up with Women Of Woodlawn and

Public School 19 as more bulbs will be planted, and additional cleanup will take place around the playground.

Next year, FVCP will host events in the spring and the fall- clean up and planting of some more plants to beautify the park.

Thanks again,
Christina
Friends of Van Cortlandt Park

Saturday was quite successful having planted over 400 daffodil bulbs, trees and the painting of the handrail at the steps going up to Healy Field.  There are at least 500 more bulbs to plant so hopefully at our next clean up. 

Once again thank you and to all that came and made it happen.

 

Kathleeen Corrigan

Woodlawn Heights Taxpayers & Community Association


October 19, 2015

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

October 18, 2015

Update on the proposed Hour Children purchase of Saint Barnabas Convent



October 15, 2015

The local Woodlawn library support group will hold their book and craft sale on Saturday, October 17th from 10-3.


At the WHTCA monthly meeting on  October 14th, flocks of Woodlawn residents appeared to voice their opinions regarding the sale of the St. Barnabas Convent property.  Although most were concerned about the potential use by three buyers, it was clear that the local residents were not happy.  



Montefiore Hospital November is National Diabetes Awareness Month

 Wendell P. AlexisManager  

 Office of Community Relations

  Montefiore Medical Center

 

The University Hospital for Albert Einstein College of Medicine

 3400 Reservoir Oval East, Bronx, NY 10467

 718-324-4468 Office

 718-324-2917 Fax

wealexis@montefiore.org

 

 

Riverdale Re-Zoning opposed by many residents

October 13, 2015

 

Volunteer Event this Saturday in Woodlawn (VCPE Park)

Hope your week is off to a great start. This Saturday's volunteer event involves beautification: lots and lots of bulbs to be planted and some shrubs and paint for the railings of the staircase on the hillside.

We need lots of people to attend on Saturday to get this work done. Please help the Woodlawn Taxpayers and Women of Woodlawn to make this happen-  if you cannot make it yourself, please promote it over the next few days.

We will be working this Saturday on the hillside at Healy Field from 10am to 1pm.

Thank you for all that you do!!

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Job  Fair: DCAS EXAM SCHEDULE ( NYC)

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Homeless Shelters, legally here to stay...

 As a Legal Aid lawyer, Steven Banks brought the suit that forces New York to house all families seeking shelter. Now he’s head of the city’s Human Resources Administration.

 

October 8, 2015

 

In Honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month ,2015 The Office of the Bronx District Attorney in collaboration with Community Board 12, NYPD and the Family Justice Center is offering a FREE informative workshop on: Domestic Violence arflrns ulltT, ctr&G *irr*r*r **:S{** Date: Tuesday, October 13,,2015 Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Location: Community Board 12, Carriage flouse 4l0l White Plains Road Bronx, New York 10466 To RSVP contact Raeshawn Horry, Program Coordinator at (718) 838-7461 or 590-2272 or email: horryr@bronxda.nyc.gov

 

October 5, 2015

Senator Klein on Legionnaire's Disease:

The Department of Health identified a Legionnaires’ disease cluster in Morris Park. While there is no need to panic and Legionnaires’ is not spread from person to person, Assemblyman Mark Gjonaj and I partnered with ProHealth Urgent Health Care, 1049 Morris Park Avenue, to ensure that seniors and uninsured residents in zip codes 10461 and 10462 who have flu-like symptoms can get screened and treated for Legionnaires’ disease free of charge. ProHealth will offer free Legionnaires’ evaluations from October 2 through October 11. All co-pays will be waived. Please, do not wait to get care if you have symptoms. Legionnaires’ is completely treatable with antibiotics.

 

September 30, 2015

 

TAKE HOME A FREE TREE

UPCOMING EVENTS

SAT3

TREE GIVEAWAY - FRIENDS OF ASTORIA HEIGHTS PARK

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
LOCATION:
ASTORIA HEIGHTS PARK, 30TH ROAD AND 45TH STREET. ASTORIA, QUEENS 11103
(MAP)
HOST:
FRIENDS OF ASTORIA HEIGHTS PARK
SAT3

TREE GIVEAWAY - PRATT AREA COMMUNITY COUNCIL

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
LOCATION:
686 LAFAYETTE AVENUE. BROOKLYN, 11216 (MAP)
HOST:
PRATT AREA COMMUNITY COUNCIL
SAT3

TREE GIVEAWAY - FRIENDS OF BROOK PARK

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
LOCATION:
BROOK PARK, EAST 141ST STREET AND BROOK AVENUE. BRONX, 10454 (MAP)
HOST:
FRIENDS OF BROOK PARK
SUN4

TREE GIVEAWAY - ROCKAWAY CIVIC ASSOCIATION

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 4, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
LOCATION:
BELLE HARBOR YACHT CLUB, 533 BEACH 126TH STREET. QUEENS, 11694 (MAP)
HOST:
ROCKAWAY CIVIC ASSOCIATION
SAT10

TREE GIVEAWAY - NYC PARKS GREENTHUMB

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 10, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
LOCATION:
MAGGIE'S MAGIC GARDEN, 1574 LEXINGTON AVENUE. MANHATTAN, 10029
(MAP)
HOST:
NYC PARKS GREENTHUMB
SAT10

TREE GIVEAWAY - BRONX GUILD HIGH SCHOOL

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 10, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
LOCATION:
BRONX GUILD HIGH SCHOOL ORCHARD, PUGSLEY AVE AND SEWARD AVE (NEXT TO TENNIS COURTS). BRONX, 10473 (MAP)
HOST:
BRONX GUILD HIGH SCHOOL
SAT10

TREE GIVEAWAY - GREENBELT

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 10, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
LOCATION:
CAROUSEL FOR ALL CHILDREN, 2 ETON PLACE. STATEN ISLAND, 10314 (MAP)
HOST:
GREENBELT
SUN11

TREE GIVEAWAY - COMPOST FOR BROOKLYN

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 11, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
LOCATION:
COMPOST FOR BROOKLYN, NEWKIRK AVENUE AND E. 8TH STREET (CORNER). BROOKLYN, 11230 (MAP)
HOST:
COMPOST FOR BROOKLYN
SAT17

TREE GIVEAWAY - SNUG HARBOR

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
LOCATION:
1000 RICHMOND TERRACE. STATEN ISLAND, 10301 (MAP)
HOST:
SNUG HARBOR
SAT17

TREE GIVEAWAY - FRIENDS OF CUNNINGHAM PARK

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
LOCATION:
UPPER PARKING LOT, CUNNINGHAM PARK. 193RD STREET AND ABERDEEN ROAD. QUEENS, 11423 (MAP)
HOST:
FRIENDS OF CUNNINGHAM PARK

Fall Tree Giveaways are here! Check our calendar to attend a giveaway near you.

Registration links will be posted to each event’s calendar page approximately two weeks prior to the event. If registration is full, a limited quantity of trees is available on a first-come, first-served basis at the event. 

As part of the MillionTreesNYC initiative, New York Restoration Project (NYRP) partners with community organizations throughout the five boroughs to give away hundreds of free trees to New Yorkers nearly every weekend of the spring and fall seasons. With the help of more than 100 community organizations NYRP has given away tens of thousands of trees to be planted in New York City!

To pick up a free tree, you must agree to:

  • plant in one of the five boroughs;
  • keep trees properly watered and maintained;
  • and plant your tree in the ground of your yard and NOT along streets, in city parks, in containers, terraces, balconies or on roofs.

Learn how you can: host a giveaway or pick up 10 or more trees

Questions about picking up your free tree? Find the answer on our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) guide. 

Download our Tree Planting and Care Guide, or the Cornell Fruit Tree Care Guide. Watch this video on how to plant and care for your tree:

- See more at: https://www.nyrp.org/green-spaces/tree-giveaway/#sthash.4Dljtv29.dpuf

 

September 29, 2015

Take A STAND To Prevent FALLS September 23-24, 2015 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Jacobi Atrium (Building 8)

Sponsored by: JMC Level 1 Trauma Center Injury Prevention Program and the Outpatient Falls Prevention Workgroup Information provided by: l Access-A-Ride l Center for Disease Control l Cohen’s Optical l National Institute on Aging l NYC DOT Vision Zero l NYS Department of Health l JMC Ambulatory Care l JMC Occupational Therapy l JMC Pharmacy l JMC NICHE (Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystems Elders)

 

NCBH’s 21st Annual Breast Health Day NORTH CENTRAL BRONX HOSPITAL 3424 Kossuth Avenue s Bronx, NY??ˆ10467 HHC - NYC Health &??ˆHospitals Corporation (nyc.gov/hhc) Please join us at NCBH’s 21st Annual Breast Health Day Saturday, October 3, 2015 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Radiology Department, 2nd Floor

 

 

HEALTH DEPARTMENT TO SPRAY PESTICIDE TO REDUCE THE NUMBER OF MOSQUITOES AND THE RISK OF WEST NILE VIRUS IN SELECTED PARTS OF THE BRONX September 14, 2015 – To reduce mosquito activity and the risk of West Nile virus, the Health Department will spray pesticide from trucks in parts of the Bronx on Wednesday, September 16, 2015 between the hours of 8:30 p.m. and 6 a.m. the following morning, weather permitting. In case of bad weather, application will be delayed until Thursday, September 17, 2015 during the same hours. The neighborhoods listed below are being treated due to rising West Nile virus activity and have high mosquito populations. Locations of Application For these sprayings, the Health Department will use a very low concentration of Anvil® 10+10, a synthetic pesticide. When properly used, this product poses no significant risks to human health. The Health Department recommends that people take the following precautions to minimize direct exposure: ?‚· Whenever possible, stay indoors during spraying. People with asthma or other respiratory conditions are encouraged to stay inside during spraying since direct exposure could worsen these conditions. ?‚· Air conditioners may remain on, however, if you wish to reduce the possibility of indoor exposure to pesticides, set the air conditioner vent to the closed position, or choose the re-circulate function. ?‚· Remove children’s toys, outdoor equipment, and clothes from outdoor areas during spraying. If outdoor equipment and toys are exposed to pesticides, wash them with soap and water before using again. ?‚· Wash skin and clothing exposed to pesticides with soap and water. Always wash your produce thoroughly with water before cooking or eating. Reducing Exposure to Mosquitoes ?‚· Consider limiting time outdoors between dusk and dawn in areas with significant mosquito infestations. Neighborhoods Boundaries Zip Codes Parts of Baychester, Co-Op City , Country Club, Eastchester, Eastchester Bay, Edenwald, Middleton, Pelham Bay, Pelham Gardens, Schuylerville, Spencer Estates, Throgs Neck , and Westchester Square Bordered by Boston Road to the North; Eastchester Road, Blondell Avenue, and Westchester Creek to the West; The East River to the South; Hollywood Ave, Throgs Neck EXPWY, Lafayette Ave, Eastchester Bay, and the Hutchinson River to the East Parts of 10461, 10465, 10469, 10475

 

September 28, 2015

DE BLASIO ADMINISTRATION ANNOUNCES UNPRECEDENTED EXPANSION OF SHELTER FOR SURVIVORS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 21, 2015

CONTACTpressoffice@cityhall.nyc.gov, (212) 788-2958

 

                                   Attention Job Seekers!

NYS Senator Jeff Klein & The Bronx Chamber of Commerce Thursday, September 24th, 6PM-7:30PM Bronx House, 990 Pelham Parkway South, Bronx, NY 10461

Presentations on Childcare and Customer Service Certifications Wednesday, September 30th, 5PM-6:30PM Soundview Library, 660 Soundview Ave., Bronx, NY 10473

Presentations on Customer Service, IT Technician, and Microsoft Office Certifications Thursday, October 15th, 6PM- 7:30PM Riverdale Neighborhood House, 5521 Mosholu Ave., Bronx, NY 10471

Presentations on Real Estate and Public Speaking Certifications Thursday, October 22nd, 6:30PM- 8:00PM Hunts Point Recreation Center, 765 Mainda St., Bronx, NY 10474

Presentations on Personal Training and Security Certifications *Registration will begin a half an hour prior to each workshop

 

 

 

September 28, 2015

Participatory Meeting

 

 

 

Dear Neighbor,

Great news! We are very proud to announce that we are the recipients of the Harvard University Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation?’s 2015 Innovation in American Government Award for our Participatory Budgeting (PB) in New York City!

PB is a grassroots process through which community residents vote to directly allocate at least $1 million in capital funding per district toward proposals developed by the community to meet local needs.  Through a series of public meetings, residents work with elected officials throughout the year to identify neighborhood concerns and craft proposals to address them.  Residents then decide which proposals to fund through a public vote.

During the 2014-2015 PB cycle, over 51,000 New Yorkers voted to allocate $32 million dollars for locally-developed capital projects across the city.

We look forward to building on that resounding success during the 2015-2016 PB cycle, which we officially launched this week!

New York City?’s PB process has become a model for empowered, community-based decision making across the country and around the world, and we are very excited (and proud!) to be doing our part to help further strengthen and expand this process.

Below is a list of the 27 districts participating in the 2015-2016 cycle, as well as a timeline for this year?’s cycle.

To learn more about how you can get involved in this exciting process, visit the Council?’s PB webpage at council.nyc.gov/pb and/or interact with the PB campaign at:

Twitter: @PB_NYC 
Facebook: PBNewYorkCity 

Thank you!

 

 

September 12, 2015

 

 

5th Annual McLean Avenue Festival

 

September 10, 2015

Small But Mighty: Woodlawn Heights Celebrates 60

 

 

Verizon FiOS in the Bronx A Public Forum 

 

Verizon FiOS in the Bronx A Public Forum to Discuss the FiOS Rollout Sponsored by the #Waiting4FiOS Coalition In 2008, Verizon promised the people of New York City that it would wire all five boroughs with high speed fiber optic cable. Now, 7 years later, too many New Yorkers are still... Share Your Story: Help us hold Verizon accountable! Co-Sponsored by: Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., Senator Gustavo Rivers, Assemblymember Michael Blake, Assemblymember Luis Sepulveda, NYC Councilmember Annabel Palma, NYC Councilmember James Vacca 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM, Monday, September 21 RSVP: www.waiting4fios.nyc Hostos Community College 120 East 149th Street (at Walton Avenue)

 

September 10, 2015

 

Woodlawn Conservancy serving Woodlawn

 

 

September 2, 2015

“Carmen Rosa Way”
 
Street Sign Unveiling Ceremony
 
                                                                          ... woman who fought for her community will be honored with a street sign
Saturday, September 12, 2015
 
11:00 a.m.
 
East 229th Street & White Plains Road
 On August 10, 2015 Mayor Bill deBlasio signed legislation co-naming 51 Thoroughfares and Public Spaces. One of the locations is East 229th Street between Lowerre Place & White Plains Road (outside Community Board 12). It is being co-named "Carmen Rosa Way" to honor the late Community Board 12 District Manager.

Carmen Rosa was a longtime district manager of Community Board 12 in the Bronx.  She worked for the Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation, and for more than 20 years she was an adjunct professor at Monroe College.
 

 

 

 

 

August 26, 2015

10 Community Districts Carry Bulk of City's Homeless Shelters

 

 

August 23, 2015

Health Department Announces Source of Legionnaires' Disease Outbreak in South Bronx, Declares Outbreak Over

 

 

 

August 20, 2015

Senator Jeff Klein's Summertime Symphonies:

JAMESON's REVENGE at P.S. 19 Katonah Avenue, Woodlawn Bronx

Saturday August 22nd 7:30PM

 

 

August 15, 2015

 

 

NYC Update on Legionaires Disease

 

 

August 11, 2015

 

Free Diabetes Workshops

Introduction to Managing Diabetes

 

Family members, caregivers and walk-ins are welcome.

No registration required.

 

Montefiore Medical Group – Bronx East

2300 Westchester Avenue, Bronx, New York 10462

Wednesday, September 9, 2015, 4:00 – 6:00 pm

Thursday, October 29, 2015, 10:00 am – Noon

Tuesday, November 10, 2015, Noon – 2:00 pm

 

Montefiore Medical Group – Grand Concourse

2532 Grand Concourse, Bronx, New York 10458

Thursday, September 10, 2015, 10:00 am – Noon

Thursday, October 8, 2015, 10:00 am – Noon

Thursday, November 12, 2015, 4:00 – 6:00 pm

 

Yonkers Public Library

1500 Central Park Avenue, Yonkers, NY 10710

Friday, September 25, 2015, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

 

Montefiore Medical Group – Cross County

1010 Central Park Avenue, Yonkers, NY 10704

Friday, October 9, 2015, 2:00 – 4:00 pm

 

Co-op City Community Center

177 Dreiser Loop, 2nd Floor, Room 8, Bronx, New York 10475

Monday, September 21, 2015, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

 Thursday, October 15, 2015, 4:00 – 6:00 pm

 Monday, November 16, 2015, 10:00 am – Noon


 

August 8, 2015

Photos from the 32nd Annual National Night Out Against Crime on August 4, 2015 co-sponsored by the 47th Precinct and the 47th Precinct Community Council are available at the following websites:

47th Precinct Community Council:
 
 
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Ninth Annual Woodlawn Run for a Cause
 
The Woodlawn Run for a Cause has been a growing community-building event and fundraiser over the past eight years, and we would love your support of this year’s event. Over the race’s history, we’ve had more than 1,750 finishers and raised more than $80,000 for the following charities: Kalie Gill Family Fund, National Brain Tumor Society, Mercy Center, Peace Outside Campus, Bronx Community Health Network, Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Calvary Hospital, Part of the Solution, Compassionate Care Hospice, Montefiore Children’s Hospital and Families of Freedom Scholarship Fund, thanks to the kindness of our community. We look to continue that momentum for the Eighth Annual Woodlawn Run for a Cause scheduled for Saturday, September 20, 2014. It would be great if you would be able to act as a sponsor of the race. While a donation would go a long way to help cover event costs (t-shirts, water, trophies), the bulk of the proceeds will go to charity. This year, the race proceeds will go to the Kalie Gill Family Foundation and the National Brain Tumor Society. A donation will go a long way to supporting this great cause. If you can donate $100 or more, we will highlight your company or family on the race T-shirt, include your name on our website and will be very, very grateful for your support!
 

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  Total Donations: $5,770 

Goal: $10,000

 

 

 

August 7, 2015

Annual Street Festival.....The McLean Avenue Merchants Festival

Saturday September 19th 2015.  Food court, games, rides, sports events, entertainment and much more.

 

St.Barnabas annual festival and flea market are in conjuction with the McLean Avenue Merchants Festival.

 

For further information call J Neilis at 718 324 6690 

GRAND PRIZE...........$5000.00......get your raffle tickets!

 

 

NYC's PRE-K FOR ALL program at ST.BARNABAS FREE kindergarten Program. Registration available now..Available for all four year olds residing in NYC..Must be four years old by December 31st.....Indoor and outdoor (onsite) play space. Extended day offered at Before School and After School Programs...

 

For  more information, call the school office at 718 324 1088

 

 

July 22, 2015

 
http://sites.google.com/site/woodlawnrunforacause/homeNinth Annual Woodlawn Run for a CauseThe Woodlawn Run for a Cause has been a growing community-building event and fundraiser over the past eight years, and we would love your support of this year’s event. Over the race’s history, we’ve had more than 1,750 finishers and raised more than $80,000 for the following charities: Kalie Gill Family Fund, National Brain Tumor Society, Mercy Center, Peace Outside Campus, Bronx Community Health Network, Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Calvary Hospital, Part of the Solution, Compassionate Care Hospice, Montefiore Children’s Hospital and Families of Freedom Scholarship Fund, thanks to the kindness of our community. We look to continue that momentum for the Eighth Annual Woodlawn Run for a Cause scheduled for Saturday, September 20, 2014. It would be great if you would be able to act as a sponsor of the race. While a donation would go a long way to help cover event costs (t-shirts, water, trophies), the bulk of the proceeds will go to charity. This year, the race proceeds will go to the Kalie Gill Family Foundation and the National Brain Tumor Society. A donation will go a long way to supporting this great cause. If you can donate $100 or more, we will highlight your company or family on the race T-shirt, include your name on our website and will be very, very grateful for your support!

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July 10, 2015

IMPORTANT NEWS....the planned meeting for July 15th at the Woodlawn Heights Library has been postponed. Further details will follow.

 

July 10, 2015

 

On July 10, 2015 the 47th Precinct Community Council held a Meet & Greet for the 18 new officers assigned to the 47th Precinct and 26 additional officers assigned to the Precinct for the summer months (total 44 officers).
 
 
Juli Silveri represented our Association.  
It was held at Cardinal Spellman High School from 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.  During the evening, community members addressed the officers and at the request of Inspector Stephenson, each officer introduced themselves and briefly mentioned their background, why they joined or their experiences with the NYPD.
 
Here’s the link to the photos:

 

July 7, 2015

New York City Takes Steps to Increase the Safety of Employees at Homeless Shelters

 

 

July 5, 2015

 

 

47th Pct Crime States June 2015

 

47th Precinct Website 

 

 

 

July 4, 2015

                                 HappyBirthday America!!!!

 

July 1, 2015

 

                                                         ~NOTICE~

 

A COMMUNITY MEETING ON THE WOODLAWN LIBRARY RENOVATION

will be held on July 15th - 6:30 to 8:30PM

 

Please bring a friend and attend this important meeting

 

 

 

July 1, 2015                    ~NOTICE~

 

Art in the Park Adventure
Mondays & Thursdays from 1 to 3pm, July 13th to Aug 6th

Open to students 7-12 years old. Fee, includes all supplies, for all eight classes is $100. The class teacher is a NYC art teacher who will combine discussion of the ecology of Van Cortlandt Park with the student art projects. Many different types of materials will be introduced such as 3-D, found sculpture, Linoleum Projects, Papermaking, Cyanotype printing, etc. Classes will be held in Woodlawn Playground- on VCP East, south of Kepler Ave. For more information and to register by mail please Art in the Park Application 2015.  You can also register and securely pay the registration online here. 

 

July 1, 2015

 

                                        ~NOTICE~

From: HYATT ASSOCIATION <hyattcommunity@optonline.net>
Date: June 30, 2015 at 9:56:17 PM EDT
To: hyattcommunity@optonline.net
Subject: Neighborhood 4th of July Celebration

 

Dear Friends,

 

There is a great neighborhood 4th of July Celebration planned for our own Conor Park on Saturday, July 4th at Noon.

 

Conor Park is the site of our 9-11 Monument at McLean Avenue and Central Avenue.

 

This Ceremony, sponsored by Boy Scout Troop 47 will honor the 50 States.  There will be food (free Hot Dogs and Red, White and Blue pies ) served after the ceremony.

 

So please attend, it will be a great neighborhood event!

 

 

Larry Wilson

HYATT ASSOCIATION

hyattcommunity@optonline.net

 

 

 

June 29, 2015                        ~NOTICE~

National Night Out Against Crime - August 4th 4m

 

 

June 26, 2015

 

We've reached a broad, comprehensive agreement here in Albany (Governor Cuomo).

 

 

26, 2015

                                                          REMINDER NOTICE

ARTS in the PARK

Meets at Woodlawn Playground located at Van Cortlandt Park East & Kepler Ave.

 

Supplies available for the first 15 participants.

 

Hike & Paint For Adults

10 am - 11:30 am July 21, 28, Aug 4, 11 With Artist Gerry McCleave FREE! Art Adventures

 

For ages 7-10 years old Must attend all sessions Select Mondays & Thursdays 1 pm – 3 pm July 13, 16, 20, 23

With Artist Valerie Skakun

 

For fees & registration go to: vancortlandt.org

 

Painting Pleasures For Children of Any Age

2 pm - 3:30 pm July 21, 28, Aug 4, 11 With Artist Matthew Burcaw FREE!

 

 

June 20, 2015

 

                                            ~NOTICE~

 

A COMMUNITY MEETING ON THE WOODLAWN LIBRARY RENOVATION

will be held on July 15th - 6:30 to 8:30PM

 

 

Please bring a friend and attend this important meeting

 

 

June 20, 2015

 

                                            ~NOTICE~

Thursday, June 25th, 2015

 

7:30 P.M.  Saint Barnabas High School Cafeteria

 

Summer is here. Take advantage of the fun events (many free) in our Parks and our neighborhood.

 

Commissioner Kathleen O’ConnorWestchester Parks, Recreation and Conservation will be with us to tell us about free movies in the parks, and many events at Playland and more.

 

Deputy Commissioner Steve SansoneYonkers Parks and Recreation will be with us to tell us about the many events and programs planned in the Yonkers Parks.

 

Yonkers City Councilman Dennis Shepherd

                             

Westchester County Legislator Bernice Spreckman 

 

The Second Precinct Police Captain,Brian Behan

 

Please attend, and bring a friend

 

 

June 17,2015

Arts in the Park for Adults ~click here~

Hike & Paint For Adults 10 am - 11:30 am July 21, 28, Aug 4, 11 With Artist Gerry McCleave FREE!

 

June 10, 2015

                                            ~NOTICE~

 

 

FROM THE OFFICE OF COUNCILMAN DENNIS SHEPHERD:

 

 

 

There will be a Memorial Service for the family of Kalie Gill on Wednesday, June 17th at 5:00 PM at Coyne Park.  Kalie was the young St. Barnabas High School student who passed away in a tragic accident in October of 2013.  There will be a monument unveiling for her as well.  Please feel free to forward the information accordingly.  All are welcome to attend.




June 10, 2015

 

Reminder: 47th Police Pct Community Council Meeting.  Nativity Elementary School Dyer Avenue

 

June 6, 2015

 

2nd Annual Spring Festival on Katonah Avenue

Sponsored by the Taxpayers & Community Association, we are organizing face painting, rides, raffle prizes, live music and dancing entertainment. Patrizias; is sponsoring a pasta eating competition.

 

June 5, 2015

HAPPY FATHERS DAY!  (June 21)


June 5, 2015

~Woodlawn incident~

There was an attempted burglary at about 4:30am this morning on 237th St. between Martha and Vireo. It was noticed immediately and 911 was called, which stopped them from breaking into any houses. The Police showed up immediately, but the two suspects ran away. The police canvassed the Woodlawn / Wakefield area for about 30 minutes.

Police were noticed driving in Woodlawn, which is a comforting. Just a reminder to keep everything locked and to call 911 if you see anything out of the ordinary!

June 4, 2015

Arts in the Park Adventure Summer Art Classes July 13th - August 6th, 2015 in Van Cortlandt Park

Click here for: Registration application 

 

 

May 30, 2015

 

89th Annual Memorial Day Ceremony

Rita Ley Triangle and Van Cortlandt Park East

 

 

May 9, 2015

Coverage of NYC Participatory Budgeting - Council Member Andrew Cohen (District 11) - Results

 

Here is the link to  an article appearing in the Riverdale Press:

 

 

 

 

 

May 18, 2015

REMINDER

Endometriosis and Uterine Cancer

 

at the Wakefield Community Advisory Board Symposium

 

 

Tuesday

May 19th                                                         2:00 pm - 4:00 pm &

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Montefiore Wakefield Campus                 George Link Education Center

Room A                                                                 

 

May 12, 2015

 

Bronxites Petitioning to Move Homeless Shelter Out of Former YMCA

 

 

May 8, 2015

The Land Use Committee Meeting

 

The Land Use Committee Meeting will be held on Thursday, May 14, 2015 at 7P.M., at Town Hall—4101 White Plains Road, The Bronx, 10466.


April 30, 2015

Press Release from Assemblyman Dinowitz's office regarding the Project Renewal Homeless Shelter incident and the tragic loss of Ana Charle

 

Summary of April 30, 2015 Rally & Press Conference :

This afternoon in front of the Project Renewal Homeless Shelter at located 4380 Bronx Blvd, our elected officials and members of the community meet to express their concern for the tragic loss of Ana Charle who was murdered on Monday (A suspect, who had been a resident of this facility, has been arrested and is in jail) and to express their outrage at the NYC Dept of Homeless Services (DHS) over their mismanagement of thisfacility which opened in January 2014. They called for this facility to be shut down. Our elected officials – Assemblyman Jeff Dinowitz, Senators Jeff Klein and George Lattimer, NYC Councilmen Andy Cohen and Andy King and CB 12 Chair Rev. Richard Gorman spoke out about how the NYC DHS needs to be held responsible for the safety of their staff and of the Wakefield, Woodlawn and Yonkers communities. Assemblyman Dinowitz called for the firing of top DHS officials for failure to provide security and for being oblivious to the safety needs of the surrounding communities. Senator Klein has introduced legislation to have community input and public hearings before a homeless shelter opens and it should pass next week. Councilmen Cohen and King will coninue to work with DHS for increased security and the closure of this facility. Councilman Cohen spoke of the alm st 1,000 calls to 911 from inside the facility and how that drains our 47th Precinct resources and puts us all at risk. Rev. Gorman reviewed how unresponsive DHS is to our community’s concerns, how the community was never given a chance to be heard and how we need to continue to stand up for ourselves. In addition to representatives of our Woodlawn Taxpayers Association, there were reps from the EIIC, 47th Pct. Council, Wakefield Civic Association, MAMA, Hyatt Taxpayers, Community Board 12 along with others in attendance. Hopefully out of this tragedy, some good will come.

Press Release from Assemblyman Jeff Dinowitz: 

https://mail.google.com/mail/ca/u/0/…

 

Photos from Today's Press Conference courtesy of the Wakefield Taxpayers:
http://www.neighborhoodlink.com/Wakefield_Taxpa…/…/529202667

 

April 30, 2015

 

NOTICE

CARVEL Free cone day

 

 

April 30, 2015

NOTICE

Dear Friends and WHCTA Members,

 

As I am sure you have probably all heard, Ana Isabel Charle, the manager at the Project Renewal homeless facility on Bronx Blvd., was killed on Monday in the Wakefield section of the Bronx by a former resident of the shelter. 

 

Today at 2:30 p.m., a number of elected officials, including Council Member Andy Cohen, will hold a press conference in front of Project Renewal, which is located at 4380 Bronx Blvd.

During the first three months of this year, 911 dispatchers have received approximately 175 calls from the employees at Project Renewal.

 

Council Member Cohen has been in touch with both the 47th Precinct and the NYC Department of Homeless Services to try to improve the situation and hopefully have a permanent peace officer assigned to the building.

 

To make matters worse, the DOE Fund has recently received permits from the NYC Building Department to begin renovations of the Mueller Center. This project will eventually house an additional 200 homeless men.

  

Please come out tomorrow to show that you are against these facilities being clustered (over saturation) in one area!

 

Sincerely,

Kenneth A. Nugent    

 

   
 

 

 

April 23, 2015

 

 

NOTICE

John McGrath, Woodlawn resident and assistant treasurer of the WHCTA, was recently presented with a community service award in recognition of his outstanding service in fostering police/community relations in 2014. The presentation was made at the 47th Precinct Council's Fellowship Breakfast, which was held on Wednesday, April 22nd at The Eastwood Manor.

 

Congratulations John!!  Well done.

 

April 17, 2015

 

YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO SUPPORT THE

P.S. 19 JUDITH K. WEISS

SCHOOL COMMUNITY AT THE

Friday, April 24th, 7:00PM

St. Barnabas High School Cafeteria

420 E. 241st Street, Bronx, NY 10470

 

PS 19 PTA PENNY SOCIAL COMMITTEE

4318 Katonah Avenue Committee Chairwoman: Nimia Rose

Bronx, NY 10470 Phone: 718-324-1924

Website: www.ps019pta.com

Email: info@ps019pta.com

 

 

The 12th Annual PS 19 PTA “Penny Social” is a Category III “games of chance” raffle.

No license required. Winners need not be present to collect their prize.

The PS 19 PTA is a federally recognized 501(c)(3) organization. All donations are tax deductible.

100% of the funds directly benefit students attending P.S. 19 Judith K. Weiss.

 


April 17, 2015

 

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. presents:

Bronx Week 2015

Thursday, May 7 -- Sunday, May 17

Dear Friends:

It gives me great pleasure to invite you to participate in our annual Bronx Week festivities as we celebrate all the good things about the Bronx.

During Bronx Week, Thursday, May 7, to Sunday, May 17, 2015, there will be many planned special events to celebrate our borough. Residents of The Bronx and visitors from the tri-state region will come together to celebrate the people, places, history and businesses of The Bronx. Outdoor performances, trolley tours, health fairs, a salute to veterans and business workshops are just some of the events in store across the borough during Bronx Week 2015.

The grand finale is on Sunday, May 17, when famous sons and daughters of the borough will return home for induction to the Bronx Walk of Fame on the Grand Concourse, followed by our annual Parade, Food & Art Festival and Concert on Mosholu Parkway.

Bronx Week is the ideal time to remind all New Yorkers that The Bronx is a great place to live, work and play. Complete the attached applications today, and be part of our annual celebration of pride.

Enclosed are:

?‚· Bronx Week Parade Application for those interested in marching in the Bronx Day Parade on Sunday, May 17, on Mosholu Parkway.

 

I hope you will join us in celebrating The Bronx.

Sincerely,

Ruben Diaz Jr.

Bronx Borough President

 

 

 

April 8, 2015

 

 Raymond Francis Crapo Jr.

 1937-2015

 

Beloved husband of Mary.  Loving father of Carolyn, Donald, and Raymond (Jennifer). Cherished grandfather of Jake and Joshua.  He was a teacher and Assistant Principal at Evander Childs High School, an enthusiastic volunteer at the Trolley Museum, a trainer at the NYS Office of Court Administration, a former President at the Bronx County Historical Society for 11 years, a member of the American Society of Training and Development, and a great friend of the Woodlawn Heights Taxpayers and Community Association and Woodlawn resident.

 

 Viewing: April 8/9 from 2-4, 7-9 Hodder Funeral Home

 

 April 8, 2015

 

AISLING IRISH COMMUNITY CENTER presents the 3rd Annual PAULINE BOYLAN-COLL MEMORIAL 5K WALK/RUN on Sunday April 12th, 2015 @ 9:30am

 

This annual Memorial walk/run is a fitting tribute to Pauline and is a great opportunity for her friends and the community to honor her happy spirit and bravery, to recall her laughter and friendly personality.  Pauline was taken from this world too soon, but left an unforgettable legacy.


Call the center at 914-237-5121 or stop by to get your sponsorship card.

 

 

April 1, 2015  April Fools!!!!

 


The Partnership for Parks Conference registration is now open. 

 

The Partnerships for Parks Conference provides community groups, park supporters and open-space advocates an opportunity to unite and learn how local park stewards  strengthen neighborhoods and improve the quality of life in New York City.  We invite all park enthusiasts to learn from Partnerships for Parks 20 years of shared experience, best practices and sustaining partners.



March 26, 2015

 

 

                                   ~~~SAD NEWS~~~

CB 12 District Manager Carmen Rosa passed away

Her funeral service will be held at The Woolworth Chapel at The Woodlawn Cemetery, tomorrowFriday, 3/27 at 10 a.m.
Additionally, plans arranged for her by her family, include a horse-drawn carriage procession from White Plains Rd., down East 233rd Street up to Jerome Ave., with entry to the cemetery at the Jerome Ave. entrance.   
 
Folks from the Woodlawn neighborhood should line up on the East 233rd to pay respect as her procession passes, as this gesture would mean a great deal to her loving family, and would say thanks from the Woodlawn Community for her many years of service to local community issues.

Currently, the service is planned to leave White Plains road at 9:30 am.

 

On behalf of the Woodlawn Taxpayers & Community Association, thank yo Carmen Rosa for all of your hard work and dedication to our neighborhood.  You will be missed!!

 

 

March 25, 2015

 

NOTICE ~NOTICE ~ NOTICE ~ NOTICE ~ NOTICE ~ NOTICE ~ NOTICE

 

NYC Parks Department is replacing a waterline at Woodlawn Playground and the disruption could take a few days.

 

They asked to advise residents, and to say they are sorry for the inconvenience. Plumbers are on site now.

 

 

March 19, 2015

Spring E-Waste Recycling Events

Starting April 1, you can be fined $100 for illegally discarding your electronics. Buildings with more than 10 units can sign up for e-cycleNYC to properly recycle e-waste. There are also several electronics recycling events this spring:  

SAFE DISPOSAL EVENTS

At our annual SAFE Disposal events, you can recycle your electronics, and safely discard potentially harmful household products, including motor oil, paint, and unwanted medications. Attend one of our upcoming events: 

Sat, April 11, Midland Beach Parking Lot on Staten Island

Sun, April 19, MCU Park, Surf Ave Parking Lot in Brooklyn

Sat, May 2, Orchard Beach Parking Lot in the Bronx

Sat, June 20, Cunningham Park, Ball Field Parking Lot in Queens

Sun, June 28, W 120th between Broadway & Amsterdam, Columbia University/Teachers College in Manhattan

EARTH DAY EVENTS

Join us for our Earth Day event at Union Square on April 19. We'll be there with e-cycleNYC bins to recycle your e-waste, as well as re-fashioNYC bins to collect your clothing and textiles. 

E-WASTE RECYCLING EVENTS

The Lower East Side Ecology Center's e-waste recycling event calendar is in full swing! Held all over NYC, March through June, they will collect your old electronics for recycling, rain or shine.

 

 

March 14, 2015

WOMEN AND INVESTING (Last Session):

 

When it comes to investing for retirement, women face a unique set of challenges their male colleagues often do not. This seminar is designed to highlight the challenges women face when investing for retirement, and offers options to mitigate the impact these challenges pose.

 

Unique People Services, Inc. in partnership with PNC Bank is hosting a Lunch & Learn information session entitled Women and Investing which will focus on the specific challenges women face as they prepare for retirement. All are invited to join. Lunch will be provided.

 

03/27/2015 Community Room: 12:00pm to 1:00pm Haven Apartments: 2145 Southern Blvd, Bronx, New York 10460

 

 

March 14, 2015

 

 

TELL THE CITY THAT LIBRARIES NEED MORE FUNDING

 
 
Take the survey.
 
 
 
Dear Friend,

Right now, the City is updating the blueprint for New York City. Mayor de Blasio wants all of us to share our vision for a future that's "resilient, sustainable, and makes sense for the lives of all New Yorkers." I think libraries are a big part of that. Don't you? Tell the Mayor that libraries are a key part of a resilient New York.

How can a library function without enough funding? NYC's libraries aren't just about millions of free books. They serve immigrants, help children read and succeed in school, train people in technology, help job seekers into the workforce — and while our community's needs have increased dramatically over the years, City funding for public libraries has been slashed by nearly 20 percent. Library staff has been reduced by more than a thousand workers.

Take just a few minutes to fill out the City's survey — and make sure City leaders know that our vision of a greater New York means investing in libraries.

TAKE THE SURVEY >

And if you want to show your support in person, be sure to attend the City Council hearing onFriday, March 20, at 10 a.m. in City Hall's Council Chambers. It always makes a big difference to have supporters like you show up in full force!

Thanks,

Iris Weinshall
Chief Operating Officer, The New York Public Library


The New York Public Library | Stephen A. Schwarzman Building | Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street | New York, NY 10018

 

March 13, 2015

Senator Klein's Office Helps Woodlawn Again!

The before photo at Bronx River Parkway Entrance @ 233rd Street was sent to Mike Blaustein, of Senator Klein's office at 8:30am, and by the afternoon, the graffiti was removed.  Pretty impressive response time!!

  
Before:
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After:
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March 12, 2015

 

As part of the expansion of our Age-Friendly NYC initiative, the New York Academy of Medicine (NYAM) has created a special survey to help us identify new ways that we can help make all five of our boroughs more age-friendly places.

 

In addition to asking questions about the availability of certain services in our communities, the survey also inquires about the challenges that older New Yorkers are continuing to experience in their daily lives. 

 

To help ensure that we get a diverse cross-section of responses, we would greatly appreciate it if you would take a few moments to fill out the survey and/or help us get the word out to other seniors and advocates in the community. 

 

The survey is available online at https://nyam.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1B9QMJW7PUayxgh in English, Spanish, Chinese, and Russian.  All responses will be kept anonymous and confidential.  There is no deadline for completing the survey, and participants are encouraged to fill out the form themselves. 

 

If you or someone you know would prefer to fill out a paper survey instead, please contact Anushka Gopilall at NYAM.  She can be reached by phone at (212) 822-7237 or by email at AGopilall@nyam.org.

 

We're very proud of the work that we have done together with NYAM and other partners as part of this historic initiative.  Age-Friendly NYC has enabled us to implement ideas directly from seniors about how to make our city as age-friendly and attractive as possible.  This is participatory democracy at its finest, and we look forward to working with you as we continue to build upon and expand this important effort. Thank you.

 

MarcH 12, 2015

 

FRIENDS of Van Cortlandt Park Hike-a-thon

 

6th Annual Hike-a-Thon
Saturday April 25th, 2015 at 10am

 242nd Street and Broadway near the last stop of the 1 train

Hiking for a Healthier NYC!

Get out for a hike and help us raise funds for the restoration of Van Cortlandt Park’s spectacular hiking trails.
Similar to a Walk-a-Thon, you seek out supporters to sponsor your hike for this rain or shine event. Participants can choose one of three hiking routes (1-5 miles) the day of the event.

$25 Registration Fee includes a “VCP Where NYC Hikes” t-shirt and an expertly guided hike of our beautiful park.
Register by Wednesday April 22nd, 2015.

 

March 8, 2015

 

BOROUGH PRESIDENT DIAZ  invites you to celebrate Women's History Month

 

Thursday, March 19th - Pelham Split Rock

Breakfast 10am - 11:45am

 

 

March 6, 2015

BOROUGH PRESIDENT DIAZ RELEASES ANNUAL DEVELOPMENT REPORT

 

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. has issued his annual development report, highlighting the total development seen in The Bronx since he first took office in 2009.

The report notes that, in total, The Bronx has seen more than $7.212 billion in total development in all categories since 2009, when Borough President Diaz first took office. In 2014 alone, The Bronx saw over $1.13 billion in new development.

 

March 5, 2015

Yonkers St. Patrick's Day Parade on McLean Ave FaceBook Page


When is the parade? 
The Parade will be on Saturday, March 21, 2015 starting at 1:00 p.m.
Where is the Parade?

The Parade starts at Hyatt and McLean Avenues and ends at McLean Avenue and McCollum Place by Coyne Park.

Where can I park the day of the parade?

There will be free parking at Empire City Casino.  Use the YONKERS AVENUE ENTRANCE of the Empire City Casino for FREE Shuttles to the parade route. Shuttles will start running at 9:30 AM and drop off and pick up spectators on the corner of Hillview & Kimball Avenues, one block up from McLean Avenue until 5 PM.  In addition there is street parking on Bronx Blvd and Bullard Avenue on the east side of the Bronx River Parkway.

Please do not park on the local side streets, be courteous to our neighborhood, Vehicles will be towed at your expense if parked illegally or in resident driveways. McLean Avenue will be shut down the length of the parade route from 11:00am till 5:00pm and the will be no parking or driving permitted. 
Where can I view the parade?

All of McLean Avenue will offer excellent viewing points for the parade. In addition, a stage for dignitaries and announcers will be located at McLean Avenue & McCollum Place. News12 will be set up at the corner of Harding and McLean Avenues in front of 855 McLean Avenue.

What time and what streets will be closed?

McLean Avenue from Woodlawn Avenue to Bronx River Road will close at approximately 11 a.m.

The rest of McLean Avenue being used by the parade will be closed at 12:30 p.m.
All streets that are being used for staging will be closed until the Marching Groups have passed.
McLean will reopened as soon as it is safe after the completion of the parade.
What bus routes are being moved/changed/cancelled?
Bee Line Bus Route 25 will be rerouted to accommodate the parade.  


If you have not signed up to march in the parade yet please do so at
http://yonkersstpatricksparade.org/2015ParadeSignup.aspx

Deirdre  O' Mara School of Irish Dance

 

 

March 5, 2015

WOMEN AND INVESTING:

When it comes to investing for retirement, women face a unique set of challenges their male colleagues often do not. This seminar is designed to highlight the challenges women face when investing for retirement, and offers options to mitigate the impact these challenges pose.

 

Unique People Services, Inc. in partnership with PNC Bank is hosting a Lunch & Learn information session entitled Women and Investing which will focus on the specific challenges women face as they prepare for retirement. All are invited to join. Lunch will be provided. 

 

03/27/2015 Community Room: 12:00pm to 1:00pm Haven Apartments: 2145 Southern Blvd, Bronx, New York 10460

 

RSVP by 03/13/2015 to: Jamal A. Williams, M.S. Corporate Relations, Unique People Services 718-231-7711 X1031 or Email: JamalW@UniquePeopleServices.org 

 

March 4, 2015

The New York Public Library Building for You

 

Please join The New York Public Library and Council Member Andrew Cohen for a Community Conversation about the expansion of the Woodlawn Heights Library.

 

Thursday, March 12, 2015 | 6:30–8 PM

Woodlawn Heights Library 4355 Katonah Avenue, Bronx

 

The New York Public Library is planning an expansion of the Woodlawn Heights Library. We would like to hear your thoughts and ideas about the programs and services you would like to see at the new library. The Library is grateful to Mayor Bill de Blasio, City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Council Member Andrew Cohen, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr., former Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, former City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, and former Council Member G. Oliver Koppell for their support of this project.

 

LEARN MORE OR SHARE YOUR FEEDBACK:  

nypl.org/capitalprojects  |  newwoodlawnheights@nypl.org

 

 

 Baseball starts soon!!

 

March 2, 2015

SAVE THE DATE

Woodlawn Height Taxpayers & Friends of Van Cortlandt:

Cleanup of the Park. Saturday 18th April

 

February 28, 2015

 

Public School 19 (Judith Weiss School)

If your child was born in 2010 and you live in NYC, you should apply to kindergarten now. All students born in 2010 are eligible to attend kindergarten in September 2015.

All families who did not submit an on-time application, including those of students with disabilities and current pre-k students, should still submit an application in order to receive a kindergarten placement later in the spring. View our frequently asked questions

 

February 19, 2015

PUBLIC HE,ARING NOTICE, Community Board 12,The Bronx will hold a Public Hearing to gather the consensus/comments of the community regarding the response to the Mayors Capital and Expense Fiscal Year 2016 Preliminary Budget. Date: Thursday, February 26,20T5 Time: 7:00 A.M. Location: Town Ha11---4101 White Plains Road The Bronx, New York 10466

 

February 18, 2015

ID Theft Shredding Event on Feb 22 and Crime Forum Event on March 3rd

  

There are two events to participate with in the near future. This Sunday February 22, from 10AM to 1PM, the NYPD will be hosting another ID Theft Shredding Documents Event to protect you from being victimized by Identity thieves. To be held outside of the Red Lobster Restaurant parking lot located in Bay Plaza Mall. Last year, we had a great turnout, and this event was well received by all who participated. The whole process was very quick and simple and you can ask questions in regards to Crime Prevention. Best of all, the services are all free of charge. Thank you for your support.

 

The other event is a Crime Forum which will take place on March 3, 2015 at Taft HS. Please review the details on the flyer. Both events have attachments below.  

 

Visit www.nypdcommunityaffairs.com for more information.

 

Febuary 9, 2015

The Membership meeting has to be cancelled tonight.

St Barnabas made this decision, as they are closing their facilities for the day possibly due to the weather. We will post the rescheduling date shortly.

 

February 5, 2015

THE BRONX RIVER LONG TERM CONTROL PLAN

-Spread the word about the impact of CSO's on our local waterways. ?‚·

-Write to your elected officials and express your concern for the health of your community.

-Enjoy all the river has to offer by participating in Bronx River activities and events.

 

January 28, 2014

GARBAGE PICKUP resumes regular service.

 

January 20, 2015

 

PREVENTING VEHICLE THEFT 

Vehicles are stolen for a variety of reasons, including for car parts, insurance fraud, retagging, exporting, and joy riding.  Follow these simple tips to help prevent theft or damage to your vehicle.

 

January 11, 2015

City deploys speed camera in Woodlawn for pilot run in Bronx neighborhood

The camera, which will catch lead-footed drivers near Public School 19 on Katonah Ave. until the end of January, was requested by community groups and state Sen. Jeff Klein.

 

January 1, 2015

Recycle your Christmas Tree

 

During Mulch Fest 2015


Help nourish trees and gardens citywide.
 
Join the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation, the New York City Department of Sanitation , and GreeNYC to recycle your Christmas trees into wood chips and help nourish trees and plants on streets and gardens citywide. Or, take home a bag of mulch to use in your backyard or to make a winter bed for a street tree.
 
There are two ways to recycle your tree. You can bring it to a chipping location on January 10 and 11 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. You can also bring your tree to a drop-off site from Saturday, January 3 through Sunday, January 11, and we’ll recycle it later.
 
NOTE:  Indian Field is a drop-off  spot.

To find a mulching or drop-off center near you, click here.
 
The NYC Department of Sanitation will also be conducting special curbside collections for mulching and recycling of Christmas trees from Monday, January 5 through Friday, January 16.

 

December 30, 2014

 

To all of our Woodlawn Neighbors:

Happy New Year

 

December 9, 2014

Ho! Ho! Ho! Merry Christmas!

Santa is coming to Woodlawn!

Sunday, December 14,  2014

At the St. Barnabas Elementary School Cafeteria.

2:00 pm-4:00 pm

 

December 6, 2014

 

NOTICE

The Annual Woodlawn Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony scheduled for today has been postponed/cancelled.  Stay tuned for updates.  

 

December 3, 2014

Reminder:

Party Time!!!!!

 

In celebration of the December 8th Annual Woodlawn Taxpayers & Community Association Christmas party (7:30 pm), all members of the Association should note the change in location to:

The Rambling House – Party Room

4292 Katonah Ave, Bronx, NY 10470

Phone:(718) 798-4510

 

November 1, 2014

Emerald Isle Immigration Center will be hosting public community information meetings in conjunction with the Aisling Irish Center and the New York Irish Center on President Obama’s Executive Order as follows:

COMMUNITY INFORMATION MEETINGS

 

WOODLAWN


Monday, December 1st at 6:00pm - St Barnabas High School Auditorium (H.S. Chapel) Entrance is located at corner of E. 241st Street and McLean Avenue,

 

ALL ARE WELCOME

 

November 27, 2014

To you and your family: Happy Woodlawn HeightsThanksgiving!

 

November 25, 2014

 

Congratulations "Inspector" Ruel R. Stephenson, 47th Precinct - Promoted Today (11-25-14)

 

November 23, 2014  Party Time!!!!!

In celebration of the December 8th Annual Woodlawn Taxpayers & Community Association Christmas party (7:30 pm), all members of the Association should note the change in location to:

The Rambling House – Party Room

4292 Katonah Ave, Bronx, NY 10470

Phone:(718) 798-4510

 

November 22, 2014

NOTICE

 

December 6th - Christmas Tree Lighting at the Bus turnaround 4pm-7pm.  The United States Marine Corp will be on site collecting unwrapped toys for less fortunate children across America, as well as our special visitor from the North Pole.

 

The Emerald Isle Immigration Center is sponsoring a coat drive, coats may be dropped off at the Center located at 4275 Katonah Avenue from 17th November until the 31st December.  The center is also hosting Toys for Tots- donations may be brought to the center through December 19th.

 

Special Thanks to Shawn Neilis, Tara Carty Panzarino and Peter Corcoran for the splendid display of lights across Katonah Avenue in Woodlawn.

 

A list of merchants who have also donated to these lights will be displayed at the Emerald Isle Immigration Center, please be sure to patronize these merchants.

 

Lastly, Mike Blaustein from Senator Klein’s office has requested the DOT to analyze the possibility of having speed cameras at 238th Street and Van Cortlandt Park East and East 233rd Street and Katonah Avenue.

 

 

November 21, 2014

Woodlawn Thanksgiving!!

 

Not cooking?  Weren’t invited?  Don’t want to go?

Join us for Thanksgiving Dinner

At the St. Barnabas HS cafeteria starting at 2:30pm

There will be music, games, dancing, football and of course a full turkey dinner.

Come alone, bring your friends and bring your family.

All are welcome!

Please RSVP at 914-374-8264 before Nov. 27, 2014

Or email at tdaydinner@gmail.com

Sponsored by: the Aisling Irish Community Center and St. Barnabas Parish.

Volunteers are needed. Please contact above.

 

 

November 20, 2014

Community Board 12 meeting postponed

November Meeting of Community Board #12 (The Bronx), scheduled for Thursday, 20 November 2014  --  at 7:30 P.M., has been rescheduled to: Thursday, 4 December 2014 at 7:30 P.M. in Cardinal Spellman's Anne M. Gevlin Little Theater. ~~Father Richard F. Gorman, Esq. Chairman, Community Board #12 (The Bronx)

 

November 17 Reminder

Free Diabetes Management Workshop: Montefiore invites you to a workshop to learn how diabetes can be managed.

Family members and caregivers are welcome to attend.

 

Montefiore Medical Group – Bronx East

2300 Westchester Avenue, Bronx, New York 10462

Lower Level MMG Conference Room

Last Day:

Tuesday, November 18, 2014, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

 

November 14, 2014

Van Cortlandt Park East clean up day..Saturday November 15th from 10am to 1pm

 

Volunteers are needed to help clean up the edge of the park along Van Cortlandt Park East just north of Kepler Avenue.  We will be removing invasive plants, trimming shrubs and planting native plants including bulbs.

 

November 5, 2014

National Alzheimers Month (November)

 

Wed, Nov 5th 11:00 to 1:15pm

1500 Central Park Avenue, Yonkers NY 

 

November 5, 2014

 

Department of Environmental Protection Launches New Home Water Assistance Program

 

 

November 2, 2014

Tougher texting laws start Saturday

 

 

November 2, 2014

 Election Day will be held this Tuesday Nov 4th. 

If we are to be representative of the community, then voter turnout is important.  

The Woodlawn Taxpayers Association encourages our registered neighbors to get out and vote at PS19 on Katonah Avenue on  Nov 4th.

 - The polls are open from 6:00am to 9:00pm 

 Exercise your right to vote. See you there!

 

November 2, 2014

From K. Corrigan:

On behalf of the Woodlawn taxpayers I would like to take this opportunity to thank our St.Barnabas high school girls for the terrific work they accomplished in the park beside Healy Field, in removing unsightly weeds and bushes.

 

Additional thanks to Christina for your time and to Sister Joan Faraone for allowing the girls to participate.  Our next clean up date is November 15th, and more volunteers are needed.

 

The starting point will be at Van Cortlandt Park East and Kepler Avenue.  We hope to see you there on November 15th!  

 

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Van Cortlandt Park East clean up day..Saturday November 15th from 10am to 1pm

 

Volunteers are needed to help clean up the edge of the park along Van Cortlandt Park East just north of Kepler Avenue.  We will be removing invasive plants, trimming shrubs and planting native plants including bulbs.

 

 

AUGUST 25, 2015

Bronx cops making a routine traffic stop netted an armed ex-con who threatened to kill them, court papers said Tuesday.

Officers in an unmarked car in Woodlawn on July 19 spotted Miguel Moore making a right turn without using a signal, according to a Manhattan federal criminal complaint.

He fled when they tried to pull him over, but they eventually caught up with him, documents say.

As they were frisking him, Moore, who has a 2011 weapon conviction, allegedly whipped out a 9mm handgun and yelled, “I’m going to kill you!’’


August 19, 2014

What’s Going On In Woodlawn This Summer

During the summer, there was a discernable increase in criminal activity in the area. This was discussed with Deputy Inspector Ruel Stephenson at our May meeting, where he was the guest speaker. The Deputy Inspector has subsequently informed Chris Higgins that we would be getting a scooter patrol back in the area, and sought our input as to what time of the day would be best for the patrol to be in the neighborhood.

 

The Taxpayers Association suggested the evening, and after an absence of over 5 years, the scooter patrol started up again on Friday, August 15th. We are quite glad the patrol is back and we are appreciative that Deputy Inspector Stephenson responded to our request for more of a police presence in Woodlawn.

 

John McGrath and Kevin McNulty replaced numerous flags in Katonah Avenue throughout the summer.

 

About a month ago, a program called City Bench placed a bench at the bus stop in front of PS 19 and another in front of The Avenue. After a few telephone calls and support from the principal of PS 19 and the landlord of 4352 Katonah Avenue, the benches were removed. Thanks again to John McGrath for taking care of this issue.

 

A former President of the Taxpayers Association worked with 311 and the 47th Precinct and had three out of state cars that had been illegally parked for over 7 days towed away.

 

Kenneth Nugent cleaned up the corner of 233rd and Oneida Ave, got rid of the old benches that were left outside the store, and removed the unsightly signs that were on the side of the store. He also recently contacted Ciara Gannon of Sen. Klein’s office in reference to getting a garbage can on the northeast corner of 233rd and Webster Ave. There is no bin there now, and it seems there ought to be, given the hundreds of people that use the Metro-North station every day.

 

Kathleen Corrigan contacted the NYC Department of Environmental Protection and they have taken responsibility for the triangle at Kepler Ave and VCPE. In addition, Kathleen contacted Community Board 12 in reference to the white markings on the streets of the neighborhood. As of yet, we are unsure what the markings are for, by it seems they are related to the city’s “Million Tree Program”, which aims to pant a million trees throughout the five boroughs by 2017. Updates on this issue will follow.

 

Lastly, Kathleen and other board members congratulated Sen. Klein on getting the city-wide speed limit lowered to 25 mph. In addition, Sen. Klein helped procure funding for 120 speed cameras that will be placed throughout the city, and we have asked for a camera to be placed on East 233rd Street and VCPE.

 

After numerous complaints to 311, the halal food cart that was on the corner of 237th and Katonah Ave between Thursdays and Sundays is now gone.    

 

Kudos to all of our faithful and vigilant neighbors!! 

 

August 18, 2014

Free Diabetes Management Workshop: Montefiore invites you to a workshop to learn how diabetes can be managed.

 

Family members and caregivers are welcome to attend.

 

Montefiore Medical Group – Bronx East

2300 Westchester Avenue, Bronx, New York 10462

Lower Level MMG Conference Room

Tuesday, September 16, 2014, 10:00 am – Noon

Tuesday, October 14, 2014, Noon– 2:00 pm

Tuesday, November 18, 2014, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

 

Montefiore Medical Group – Grand Concourse

2532 Grand Concourse, Bronx, New York 10458

Thursday, September 18, 2014, 10:00 am – Noon

Thursday, October 9, 2014, 10:00 am – Noon

Thursday, November 13, 2014, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

 

Yonkers Public Library

1500 Central Park Avenue (Projection Room), Yonkers, New York 10710

Friday, September 26, 2014, 1:00 - 3:00 pm

 

Co-op City Community Center

177 Dreiser Loop, 2nd Floor, Room 8, Bronx, New York 10475

Monday, September 22, 2014, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Thursday, October 16, 2014, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:00pm

Monday, November 24, 2014, 10:00 am - Noon

For more information or to register, call 1-800-6683.

Walk ins welcome

 

 

August 11, 2014

Photos at the 47th Precinct & 47th Precinct Community Council (co-sponsors) - 31st Annual National Night Out Against Crime held at Grenada Place (between Ely Avenue & Laconia Avenue) on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 from 4:00 p.m. - 8 :00 p.m.

 

Photos - 31st Annual National Night Out Against Crime, August 5, 2014

 

 

August 9, 2014

The Eighth Annual Woodlawn Run for a Cause will be here soon on Saturday, September 20 at 10am.  We would love your support as a volunteer again at this year's race, from 8:30 – 11:00 to make sure everything goes smoothly, pre, during and post race. 
 
If you are available to volunteer, it would be much appreciated, and I would be very, very grateful.  If you can volunteer, simply reply to this email or click here.  And if you know of anyone else that might want to volunteer, please spread the word!

Thank you for your time, and I hope that you will be able to join us on September 20.

www.woodlawnrunforacause.org

 

 

August 5, 2014

Indian Field in the Bronx slated to be turned into 'Field of Dreams'
 

See Daily News Article

 

 

July 16, 2014

Please join us for the Eighth Annual Woodlawn Run for a Cause on September 20!


We invite everyone to join us at the Eighth Annual Woodlawn Run for a Cause on September 20, 2014.  Race proceeds from this year's event will be donated to the Kalie Gill Family Foundation and the National Brain Tumor Society.

Click here for more details.

 

Saturday, August 2, 2014 - 7:30pm to 10:00pm

Venue Name: Van Cortlandt Park

Venue Address: Van Cortltandt Park East, Bronx, NY, 10468

Cost: Free

Toy Story is the feature attraction on our 20 foot movie screen, purchased with funds allocated to KRVC by State Senator Klein.  We are still looking for sponsors for our movie nights and festivals for the 2014 calendar year.   

 

 

July 14, 2014

Council Member Andrew Cohen 
Invites You To a
Participatory Budgeting
Info Session
Want a say on how our tax money is spent?
Propose ideas to improve your neighborhood,
Turn your ideas into real projects, and
Vote to decide which projects get funding
Monday, July 7, 2014
Bronx Community Board 7 Office
229-A East 204th Street

Thursday, July 10, 2014
Williamsbridge Oval Park
Recreation Center
3225 Reservoir Oval East
Monday, July 14, 2014
Emerald Isle Immigration Center
4275 Katonah Avenue

Thursday, July 17, 2014
Riverdale YM/YWHA
5625 Arlington Avenue


For more information, please contact Daniel Johnson at
dajohnson@council.nyc.gov or 718-549-7300

 

 June 4, 2014

Volunteer with Natural Areas Volunteers (NAV) to plant trees and shrubs. This work will help to restore the banks of the Bronx River in the Muskrat Cove section. Volunteers will be trained in tree planting techniques. Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants and clothing that can get dirty. Please meet your NAV Technical Leader at Webster Avenue and East 233rd Street, in front of the Woodlawn Metro North station. Space is limited. Registration is required for this event.

 

Link

 

 May 5, 2014

 

Woodlawn Conservancy: Honor military history -- participate in annual flagging of veterans graves

 

Please click here to view the Woodlawn Conservancy page

 

April 15, 2014 NYPD Youth Police Academy

 

The New York City Police Department seeks to provide innovative and effective programs for the City's young people. The Community Affairs Bureau's, Youth Police Academy, is such a program. It is designed to establish a positive relationship between the Police Department and the City's youth.

 

New York City residents, attending school, between the ages of 10 and 16 are eligible to attend. The Youth Police Academy will provide those participating in the program with lunch and uniform shirts.

The 2014 Youth Police Academy is a six (6) week program that will hold sessions five (5) days a week. The Academy will open at 8:30 am in the morning and dismissal will be 2:00 pm in the afternoon. Students will attend classroom sessions with lectures, role-plays and topical demonstrations by police officers in the areas of law, behavioral science, drug prevention and gang resistance. Field trips are also part of the curriculum. Transportation to and from the field trips will be provided. Each site is accessible by public transportation.

 

The Academy will begin on Monday, July 7th and end on Friday August 15th

ENROLLMENT IS FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY!

Summer Youth Police Academy

 

April 8, 2014

Prostate Awareness: Information for men of all ages

Come join the Montefiore Wakefield Community Advisory Board to raise awareness about receiving cancer tests early. Reducing your risk for cancer and getting regular cancer screening tests to find cancer early gives you the best chances for staying well and living a long life.

Invited Guest speakers - Shalom Kalnicki, Chairman for Radiation Oncology / MD,

Montefiore Medical Center and the Bold Program at Montefiore - Albert Einstein College of Medicine

 

Date:                     Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Place:                    Montefiore – Wakefield Campus,  Education Room "A" 

Address:                600 E. 233rd St, Bronx, NY 10466

Time:                     5:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Note:                     Light refreshments will be available


 

April 8, 2014

The Pedestrian Bridge in Van Cortlandt Park has an obstacle: $7.5 Million; NY Times, March 31, 2014


http://nyti.ms/1fhcpbt

 

April 7, 2014

 

The New York City Parks Department VCP Master Plan has been made available.  

Please refer to pages 60 & 61 which are for our section of Van Cortlandt Park, have a look, and provide feedback to our organization:

 

Van Cortlandt Park Master Plan

 

 

April 7, 2014

NYPD Update: New Commanding Officer at the 47th Pct: Deputy Inspector Ruel R. Stephenson will replace Deputy Inspector Brian Mullen who is going to the 44thPct.

 

April 5, 2014

 

Senator Jeff Klein hosted a meeting at his office today to discuss the development of 524 East 236th Street. The meeting, which was organized by Woodlawner Ciara Gannon, was comprised of Mr. Ray Kahn, the developer of the property, Sen. Klein, Assemblyman Jeff Dinowitz, City Councilman Andrew Cohen, three board members of the Woodlawn Heights Taxpayers and Community Association and other members of the association.

Mr. Kahn verified that the development is not affordable housing, and that it will consist of 25 one bedroom apartments, which will be finished to a high standard (i.e. granite countertops and stainless steel appliances). His target market is doctors and nurses that work at Montefiore, as well as people looking to live in Woodlawn who commute to Manhattan via Metro North. He hopes to rent the apartments for approximately $1400 a month, and each unit will be approximately 600 to 700 square feet. 

Separately, Mr. Kahn also stated that he has decided not to buy the property adjacent to 524 East 236th Street and he will not be building a total of 50 units on 236th Street, as was previously rumored. 

Finally, Councilman Cohen reported that he has been in contact with NYC Zoning Department to discuss changing the zoning adjacent to Webster Avenue so that projects similar to that at 524 East 236th Street would not be allowed in the future, once zoning changes are hopefully made.

 
More news will be posted as it becomes available.

 

 

March 18, 2014

The St Patrick's Day Parade on McLean Avenue was a Success!! (March 22nd Saturday)

 

March 1, 2014

For Immediate Release

The following has been posted in the calendar section of the League’s website for April 26, 2014 @ 11 a.m.

 

"Mary V. Lauro Way" - Unveiling Ceremony of Street Sign

  "Mary V. Lauro Way" - Matilda Avenue between East 236th Street and East 237th Street.

 

Ceremony at Matilda Avenue and East 237th Street

Note: The location has been changed from the previously announced East 236th Street to East 237th Street. Reason: Matilda Avenue is a one way street from East 236th Street to East 237th Street. The only existing pole with an existing Matilda Avenue sign for the "Mary V. Lauro Way" sign to be placed under is located at the corner of East 237th Street.

 

Feb 15, 2014

WOOD-LEAN BOYS & GIRLS CLUB

Serving the community since 1959

P.O. BOX 289 BRONX, NY  10470

E-Mail: woodlean10470@gmail.com

Website: www.eteamz.com/woodleanboysandgirlsclub

 

 

Feb 12, 2014

*NOTICE *

 

Property Development on East 236th Street

 

The Woodlawn Heights Taxpayers and Community Association is aware of a new development project sponsored by Mr. Ray Kahn on East 236th Street.  This developer has applied for an “As of Right Benefit” program that allows “Developers to receive a partial tax exemption for new construction projects that are 100% market rate.

 

Mr. Kahn’s application can be viewed here: 

http://www.pdf-archive.com/2014/01/17/img341/

 

Our elected representatives have been in contact with the developer to further discuss his intentions.

 

Note: There has been no application submitted for affordable housing on East 236th Street.  More information presented at the February 10th general meeting.

 

Be prepared for winter in New York City.  Check out the weather conditions at:

NYC Severe Weather

 

About Our Website:  We encourage you to register on the site and post discussions here with your neighbors. Some new pages have been added, others updated and we have organized the order of pages a bit.  We now have a Facebook page:  Woodlawn Taxpayers Association. Like us on Facebook. Smile

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We have added new pages to the Documents and Pages section and some of the pages on the External Links section have been updated.

Most recent news and updates will be posted here on the Home Page and in the the section titled, "Documents and Pages."

Work is always in progress on this website, thus your suggestions are always welcome.

Further details and events, if available, are posted on the Pages Section of this website.

 

 

 

 

 

Fire Department  Ladder 39 

47th Precinct 

 

 

http://sites.google.com/site/woodlawnrunforacause/homeNinth Annual Woodlawn Run for a CauseThe Woodlawn Run for a Cause has been a growing community-building event and fundraiser over the past eight years, and we would love your support of this year’s event. Over the race’s history, we’ve had more than 1,750 finishers and raised more than $80,000 for the following charities: Kalie Gill Family Fund, National Brain Tumor Society, Mercy Center, Peace Outside Campus, Bronx Community Health Network, Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Calvary Hospital, Part of the Solution, Compassionate Care Hospice, Montefiore Children’s Hospital and Families of Freedom Scholarship Fund, thanks to the kindness of our community. We look to continue that momentum for the Eighth Annual Woodlawn Run for a Cause scheduled for Saturday, September 20, 2014. It would be great if you would be able to act as a sponsor of the race. While a donation would go a long way to help cover event costs (t-shirts, water, trophies), the bulk of the proceeds will go to charity. This year, the race proceeds will go to the Kalie Gill Family Foundation and the National Brain Tumor Society. A donation will go a long way to supporting this great cause. If you can donate $100 or more, we will highlight your company or family on the race T-shirt, include your name on our website and will be very, very grateful for your support! . : : Make a Contribution : : . Participant Sponsor $25.00 Race Sponsor $100.00 Mile Marker Sponsor $300.00 Woodlawn Run Gold Sponsor $500.00 Other: $ Total Donations: $5,545 Goal: $10,000 $0 55% $10,000 Goal

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