Woodlawn Heights Taxpayers and Community Association, Inc.




ATTENTION: Community Leaders-Principals-Teachers-Students:


Chancellor Carmen Farina is Coming to District 11.

Please join Community Education Council 11 For a Town Hall Meeting with Chancellor Farina on April 8, 2014 at 6:00PM:

Evander Childs Campus, 800 Gun Hill Road, Bronx NY 10467





Our next Association meeting will be held on Monday, April 14, 2014  at 7:30 PM in the St. Barnabas High School Cafeteria.  NYS Senator Jeffrey Klein will swear in the new board of directors and speak & take some questions. FDNY EMS Deputy Chief John Sullivan, Division 2, in charge of EMS station on 233street will be our featured speaker.  Hope to see you there!


April 16, 2014

Join the Bronx River Alliance's 2nd annual Starlight 5K Canoe Challenge and help us raise vital funds to make canoeing on the river available to 1,000 kids and their families, and keep the river accessible and navigable for hundreds more paddlers to enjoy. Help us reach our $45,000 goal by signing up to participate today!  


How does it work?  

Twelve teams of up to 10 people will engage in a friendly canoe relay race while fundraising for a great cause. We'll provide you with your very own fundraising website to get you started.  


For all the details, visit www.crowdrise/5kcanoechallenge 

$50 registration fee applies for all participants.   


Ways to get involved: 


Create a canoe team and designate a team captain and create a team name. Captain will lead the ship and commit to recruiting and fundraising $3,000 with the help of teammates (a team of 10 would raise $300 each). Team captain will get the team started by contacting us.  


Sign up for an individual spot: Can't form a team? Only one team called the "Speedy Eels" is open for 10 individual spots (first come, first serve) with a $300 fundraising minimum for each person. You can register today and select "Speedy Eels" team during registration.


Do you love this cause but can't attend or participate?  

You can donate directly to this amazing cause and help us reach our goal. Also, we can provide you with your very own fundraising page to help spread the word or sponsor a youth or community member to participate in the race (registration fee will be waived).   


Ready to form a team?  Contact Pamela Soto atpamela.soto@parks.nyc.gov or (718) 430-4665 or Saudy Tejada atsaudy.tejada@parks.nyc.gov




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


Summer Youth Police Academy


April 15, 2014


The Tax Man Cometh; Dont forget to pay your taxes.




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




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 7, 2014

The Friends of Shoelace Park present:

The Shoelace 10K;  Saturday, May 3 at 10am


This annual 10K run/ walk is along the beautiful Bronx River Greenway, passing through Shoelace Park and the Bronx River Forest.

Location: Shoelace Park, 219th Street and Bronx Blvd


Online registration: www.NYCRUNS.com

To learn more, call 718-430-4636 or www.bronxriver.org


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)


The Little Mermaid: The MusicalAt St. Barnabas Elementary Auditorium, April 10-13

413 East 240th Street, Bronx NY; Tickets: $12



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


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Feb 12, 2014



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: 



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


 Feb 12, 2014

From Christina Taylor, Executive Director of Friends of Van Cortlandt Park:


Spring Events

Get Active Hiking Series in VCP
Join us on the Second Saturday of Each Month at 10am for a hike in Van Cortlandt Park.  Please wear appropriate shoes and bring plenty of water and a snack for the hike.  April 12th, meet at Woodlawn Playground (VCP East & Kepler Ave.):  Family friendly leisurely hike in the Northeast Wood.  Hike will last 60-90 minutes.  Appropriate for young and old.
Northeast Forest Volunteer Day
Saturday May 3rd meeting at 10am
Join us as we continue our forest restoration efforts in the Northeast Woods of VCP.  Volunteers are needed to remove invasive plants and plant native trees and shrubs.  Meet in front of Woodlawn Playground, located near Van Cortlandt Park East and Kepler Ave.




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