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It was a bill that made it through both chamber of the state legislature with no controversy — and not even a single no vote. Not from any Republican, not even in a committee. Gov. Kathy Hochul didn’t even waste time signing this bill into law, doing so a few weeks before Thanksgiving. more
For weeks, neighbors hoped to get answers from city officials about the proposed men’s shelter at 6661 Broadway. After deciding not to show up when they were first invited, a contingent of officials from the city’s social services department joined the recent Community Board 8 land use committee meeting. That’s where committee chair Charles Moerdler took the agency’s deputy commissioner, Erin Drinkwater, to task. more
Back when Gov. Kathy Hochul first took office in September, she focused on the coronavirus delta variant, which was — and continues today — spreading rapidly. One of those measures? Extend the ability of government bodies like local community boards to meet virtually — at least until we thought we might be out of the woods. Like, say, the beginning of next year. more
As the saga over the proposed homeless shelter at 6661 Broadway continues, neighbors both for and against the project were invited to sound off at a city contract hearing early last month, only to find out the $195 million proposition is almost certainly moving forward. more
Discussing those experiencing homelessness is starting to become a monthly activity with Community Board 8 — this time with Charles Moerdler’s land use committee having a go at the city’s proposed men’s shelter at 6661 Broadway. more
There’s a new neighbor coming to Broadway in 2023 — and it’s not exactly who many in North Riverdale had hoped for. Community Board 8’s health, hospitals and social services committee is set to hear a proposal from the city’s homeless services department on Wednesday that would open a shelter for 130 single men at 6661 Broadway. more
In the past, who would take over a police precinct was a unilateral process, normally done within the New York Police Department with no input from the neighborhoods he or she would serve. But not anymore. more
Vandals may have stolen a sign from the entrance of Fieldston’s Endor Gardens four years ago, but they couldn’t claim the neighborhood’s spirit. more
Shortly after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, someone anonymously constructed a wooden plaque in Endor Garden, a small wooded area near West 253rd Street and Fieldston Road. On it, they included the names of five area firefighters and police officers who lost their lives on 9/11. more
Community Board 8 kicks off its fall meeting schedule with a gathering of all its committee chairs on Sept. 1. But anyone looking to observe firsthand what CB8’s executive committee is up to can leave their computer shut down, because seeing this meeting means traveling out to the Kingsbridge Heights Community Center. more
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