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Community Board 8 members have known since last October the School Construction Authority wanted to build a school on a shady block across from Van Cortlandt Park where the former Church of the Visitation sits consumed by weeds. But, now they want to know the details — and they are prepared to leverage their influence. more
The Archdiocese of New York sold the former site of the Church of the Visitation on Van Cortlandt Park South for $29 million to the New York City School Construction Authority and Tishman Speyer on Aug. 16. more
Community Board 8 says no. Local officials say no. But the city’s transportation department remains a yes. And in the end, when it comes to narrowing Riverdale Avenue, it’s only their … more
Karen Pesce Fleming, 80, of Riverdale, died due to cardiovascular disease on July 15, 2022. more
When the temperature reached a high of 99.6 degrees Fahrenheit in North Riverdale last Wednesday, city shelters reported a daily count of just under 49,000 people, up from about 45,000 at the beginning of 2022, the coldest time of year. more
Community boards may have a long wait ahead to learn the details of “City of Yes,” the auspicious name given to three citywide zoning text amendments Mayor Eric Adams announced last month. more
  It’s back to the drawing board for the executive committee and staff of Community Board 8 in its search for a new home. The team has been searching for a new office for nearly four … more
To the editor: (re: “Neighborhood road design could impact commuters,” May 19) Regarding your recent story about plans to narrow Riverdale Avenue, I find the lamentations of Community Board 8 over the Metro-North Rail Link Bus to be absurd to the point of laughable. That bus is already incredibly unreliable, simply because the Metro-North bus operator is incompetent. more
Ardina Seward first saw the assembly of shopping carts belonging to homeless occupants late last month on West 236th Street and Broadway in Kingsbridge. more
Community Board 8 is accepting nominations for its Irving Ladimer Community Service Award. more
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