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State Sen. Gustavo Rivera is carving a new path in the northwest corner of the Bronx, where a proposed new homeless shelter across from Van Cortlandt Park remains a hot-button issue in 2023. more
Court Square Real Estate Partners filed for permits Thursday to build a six-story men’s shelter at 6661 Broadway in North Riverdale, anticipating a green light from city homeless services on a $211 million contract with African American Planning Commission Inc., the proposed shelter operator. more
Sam Jurcic of greater Riverdale graduated this spring from Rochester Institute of Technology with a bachelor’s degree in management information systems. more
Since early last year, city social services officials have quietly tried to root out nepotism and conflicts of interest within one of the city’s largest nonprofit operators of homeless shelters — African American Planning Commission Inc. — even as the homeless services department procured and ushered through a review of a new proposal for a 130-bed shelter facility in North Riverdale. more
North Riverdale’s apprehensions about a proposed homeless men’s shelter at the corner of Broadway and West 262nd Street were reawakened this week. more
While all of Major League Baseball last week celebrated the 75th anniversary of Jackie Robinson’s breaking the color barrier, two families with roots in Fieldston and Riverdale recalled another story involving the Brooklyn Dodger great. more
Bring up the proposed homeless shelter at 6661 Broadway during a Community Board 8 meeting, and prepare for fireworks. But it was a much different tone during a recent town hall involving one of the shelter’s supporters, state Sen. Alessandra Biaggi. There was less focus on the complaints, and ultimately more of an opportunity to ask questions. 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
A mystery pervades North Riverdale, not necessarily what’s planned at 6661 Broadway near West 252nd Street, but who’s actually planning it. more
When many communities hear city officials plan to develop a homeless shelter in their neighborhood, the pushback can be strong. And the opposition can be really loud. But for those who support such shelters in their communities, getting heard seems nearly impossible. At least at anywhere near the same volume. more
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