Archive for the ‘Projects’ Category

Park Land Math 101: Mill Pond Pier 5 Park

Monday, October 9th, 2017 Posted in Front Page News, Harlem River BOA, Harlem River Working Group, Harlem River Yards Park Greenway, Low Impact Development, Lower Concourse North, Pier 5 Pop Up Wetland - first of its kind, Yankee Stadium Redevelopment | No Comments »

An Open Letter to New York City Council Members: The Lower Concourse North EDC proposal will soon be coming to a vote before the City Council. A crucial piece of the Bronx’ economic development plan, the EDC Lower Concourse North proposal ...

The Public Trust Doctrine and Pier 5 aka Lower Concourse North aka Bronx Point

Sunday, October 8th, 2017 Posted in Front Page News, Harlem River BOA, Harlem River Working Group, Harlem River Yards Park Greenway, Low Impact Development, Lower Concourse North, Pier 5, Pier 5 Pop Up Wetland - first of its kind, Projects, Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Yankee Stadium Redevelopment | No Comments »

The Proposed Pier 5 Project Contravenes the Public Trust Doctrine (NB - Not to be confused with the 2009 mapped parkland that will be condemned by eminent domain in order to purchase.  Pier 5 is being given to the developer, without ...

Stories about Pier 5 Gentrification

Sunday, October 8th, 2017 Posted in Front Page News, Harlem River BOA, Harlem River Working Group, Harlem River Yards Park Greenway, Low Impact Development, Lower Concourse North, Pier 5, Pier 5 Pop Up Wetland - first of its kind, Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito | No Comments »

Village Voice https://www.villagevoice.com/2017/09/05/de-blasio-housing-plan-seeks-land-promised-as-yankees-replacement-park/

Stories about Bronx Point Gentrification aka Pier 5

Sunday, October 8th, 2017 Posted in Harlem River BOA, Harlem River Working Group, Low Impact Development, Lower Concourse North, Pier 5, Pier 5 Pop Up Wetland - first of its kind, Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito | No Comments »

https://www.villagevoice.com/2017/09/05/de-blasio-housing-plan-seeks-land-promised-as-yankees-replacement-park/

Council Hearing on Pier 5 Parkland aka Lower Concourse North

Sunday, October 8th, 2017 Posted in Front Page News, Harlem River BOA, Harlem River Long Term Control Plan, Harlem River Working Group, Harlem River Yards Park Greenway, Low Impact Development, Lower Concourse North, Pier 5, Pier 5 Pop Up Wetland - first of its kind, Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Yankee Stadium Redevelopment | No Comments »

September 25 Hearing on Pier 5 aka Lower Concourse North aka Bronx Point. The Pier 5 part starts around 23 minutes in.  Minutes from the hearing: Minutes 092517 Pier 5 At the same time as this hearing was held, there were ...

Stories about Lower Concourse North Gentrification aka Pier 5

Sunday, October 8th, 2017 Posted in Environmental Reviews, Front Page News, Low Impact Development, Lower Concourse North, Parks Committee, Pier 5, Pier 5 Pop Up Wetland - first of its kind, Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Water Committee | No Comments »

De Blasio Housing Plan Seeks Land Promised as Yankees Replacement Park City Hall says expansion of Bronx green space was never a formal commitment by PATRICK ARDEN SEPTEMBER 5, 2017 A decade has passed since the city demolished more than 25 acres of South Bronx ...

Lower Concourse North Parks Sell Out

Sunday, September 24th, 2017 Posted in Blogs, Front Page News, Harlem River BOA, Harlem River Long Term Control Plan, Harlem River Working Group, In the News, Lower Concourse North, Pier 5 | No Comments »

Known as having the worst air quality and highest asthma rates in the country, the South Bronx continually receives a failing grade from the American Lung Association. Nowhere in the City's plans is a way to mitigate this crisis. On ...

Parks Department Surrenders Pier 5 to Small Business without NYC Council Approval

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017 Posted in Calendared Items, Environmental Reviews, Front Page News, Harlem River Working Group, Lower Concourse North, Parks Committee, Pier 5, Water Committee | Comments Off on Parks Department Surrenders Pier 5 to Small Business without NYC Council Approval

Parks FAQ What is a park?  A park is a place under the jurisdiction of the Parks Commissioner. Does mapped parkland define a park?  Mapped parkland does not necessarily mean the property is a park.  Pier 5 was under the supervision of ...

2017 July 15 City of Water Day at Mill Pond Park

Saturday, July 8th, 2017 Posted in Calendared Items, Committees, Front Page News, Harlem River BOA, Harlem River Long Term Control Plan, Harlem River Working Group, Harlem River Yards Park Greenway, Parks Committee, Pier 5, Pier 5 Pop Up Wetland - first of its kind, Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Water Committee | Comments Off on 2017 July 15 City of Water Day at Mill Pond Park

Harlem River City of Water Day – Sat., July 15, 2017 The Bronx Council for Environmental Quality invites you to Celebrate the City of Water Bronx Anchor Site Noon to 4 PM Mill Pond Park on the waterfront across from the Gateway ...

BCEQ Comments on the Mayor’s proposal to take Pier 5

Saturday, July 8th, 2017 Posted in Communications Work, Environmental Reviews, Front Page News, Harlem River BOA, Harlem River Long Term Control Plan, Harlem River Working Group, Low Impact Development, Lower Concourse North, Parks Committee, Pier 5, Pier 5 Pop Up Wetland - first of its kind, Projects, Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Water Committee | Comments Off on BCEQ Comments on the Mayor’s proposal to take Pier 5

Below find our comments and attachment. The attachment is the Freedom of Information Requests we had to make to get the truth from the administration. They really pulled it out of the hands of the people. Only one developer is interested. Using parkland ...

Reliving the 2003 Alienation of Van Cortlandt Park

Sunday, June 25th, 2017 Posted in Front Page News, Parks Committee, Van Cortlandt Park, Water Committee | Comments Off on Reliving the 2003 Alienation of Van Cortlandt Park

Almost 14 years ago, we were battling the taking of parkland in Van Cortlandt Park. This was the continuing fight started in the late 1980's with the Jerome Park Reservoir. Although time has passed, little else has .......except there has ...

Parking Lots for Housing not Parks

Sunday, May 14th, 2017 Posted in Define the Issues, Environmental Reviews, Front Page News, Harlem River BOA, Harlem River Long Term Control Plan, Harlem River Working Group, Harlem River Yards Park Greenway, Low Impact Development, Lower Concourse North, Permits, Pier 5, Pier 5 Pop Up Wetland - first of its kind, Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Yankee Stadium Redevelopment | Comments Off on Parking Lots for Housing not Parks

At the May 10, 2017 monthly meeting of the Board of Directors of the Bronx Council for Environmental Quality, the issues concerning the City's proposal to build housing and other mixed uses on parkland and what it means.  The Board ...

Alternatives — Parking Lots for Housing Not Parks

Sunday, May 14th, 2017 Posted in Define the Issues | Comments Off on Alternatives — Parking Lots for Housing Not Parks

The map was designed to show that there are other alternatives to the proposed 4-acre site.  The surface parking lots are underutilized during the 80 Yankee Home Games.  Moreover, they are not even used most of the year.  Below find ...

Mapped Parkland Double Dipping

Sunday, May 14th, 2017 Posted in Define the Issues | Comments Off on Mapped Parkland Double Dipping

The application (C 060057 MMX) for an amendment to the City Map was filed by the Department of Parks and Recreation, pursuant to Sections 197-c and 199 of the New York City Charter on August 9, 2005. It involves: the establishment of ...

Recent Studies and District Needs about the Harlem River Waterfront

Sunday, May 14th, 2017 Posted in Define the Issues | Comments Off on Recent Studies and District Needs about the Harlem River Waterfront

Borough President Ruben Diaz Report on the Bronx Waterfronts (see pages for Pier 5 and the Harlem River) waterfront-vision waterfront-vision-notes hilite page 6-17 waterfront-vision-notes hilite page 2 Community Board 4 in the Bronx did their 2016 District Statement of Needs District-Needs-2016main BCEQ Presented the problem to the ...

Pier 5 BCEQ Pop Up Wetland Work approved by PARKS

Sunday, May 14th, 2017 Posted in Define the Issues, Environmental Reviews, Lower Concourse North, Permits | Comments Off on Pier 5 BCEQ Pop Up Wetland Work approved by PARKS

This goes to the use of the park.  The Bronx Council for Environmental Quality applied for a grant and built this project.  We needed to get approval from Parks, the owner of the land. Here are the permits, and below is ...

News Stories on Pier 5 aka Lower Concourse North

Sunday, May 14th, 2017 Posted in Define the Issues, Pier 5 | Comments Off on News Stories on Pier 5 aka Lower Concourse North

Below please find the latest stories on the issue of what the City plans for Pier 5.  EDC calls it the Lower Concourse North but that is a misnomer as it is not on the Lower Concourse, or even the ...

25 Selected Studies of the Harlem River over 35 years

Sunday, May 14th, 2017 Posted in Define the Issues | Comments Off on 25 Selected Studies of the Harlem River over 35 years

The overarching vision for the Bronx waterfront of the Harlem River is a contiguous waterfront park.  This is a fundamental consensus embraced by several generations of city and state agencies, elected officials, and their constituents. It has been outlined in ...

New York City ways to designate Parkland

Sunday, May 14th, 2017 Posted in Communications Work, Define the Issues, Environmental Reviews | Comments Off on New York City ways to designate Parkland

New York City ways to designate Parkland NYC City Planning Commission Glossary of Terms - http://www1.nyc.gov/site/planning/zoning/glossary.page  Public Parkland, page 17 of 27 A public park is any publicly owned park, playground, beach, parkway, or roadway within the jurisdiction and control of the New York City Commissioner ...

Environmental Impact Statement: assess, disclose, mitigate

Saturday, May 13th, 2017 Posted in Communications Work, Define the Issues, Environmental Reviews | Comments Off on Environmental Impact Statement: assess, disclose, mitigate

Below please find a short and quick description of the Environmental Impact Statement or EIS.  The excerpt is from the Procedures and Documentation article. If the agency identifies significant adverse impacts, the lead agency must consider alternatives which, consistent with social, ...