Woodlawn Heights Taxpayers and Community Association, Inc.




Our next Association meeting will be held on Monday, September 8th or the 15th, 2014 at 7:30 PM in the St. Barnabas High School cafeteria.  The date will be confirmed shortly.

Hope you are enjoying the summer, and we do hope to see you there!





August 19, 2014

What’s Was 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.





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.





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


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




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


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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.


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