Archive for the ‘Projects’ Category

Reliving the 2003 Alienation of Van Cortlandt Park

Sunday, June 25th, 2017 Posted in Front Page News, Parks Committee, Van Cortlandt Park, Water Committee | No Comments »

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, ...

BCEQ Leaders Meet with Speaker’s Land Use Staff on Saving Pier 5

Saturday, May 6th, 2017 Posted in 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, Pier 5, Pier 5 Pop Up Wetland - first of its kind, Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Yankee Stadium Redevelopment | Comments Off on BCEQ Leaders Meet with Speaker’s Land Use Staff on Saving Pier 5

May 3, 2017 BCEQ Leaders Meet with Speaker's Staff to Save Parkland in the BCEQ Designated Brownfield Opportunity Area Leadership of the Bronx Council for Environmental Quality, joined by leaders from NYC Parks Advocates and NYC Soil and Water Conservation District, ...

Mott Haven Herald: From the editor: Hands off Harlem River parkland

Saturday, May 6th, 2017 Posted in Front Page News, Harlem River BOA, Harlem River Long Term Control Plan, Harlem River Working Group, Pier 5 Pop Up Wetland - first of its kind | Comments Off on Mott Haven Herald: From the editor: Hands off Harlem River parkland

http://www.motthavenherald.com/2017/05/01/from-the-editor-hands-off-harlem-river-parkland/ MAY 1, 2017 BY BERNARD L. STEIN From the editor: Hands off Harlem River parkland The master plan for Mill Pond Park from Rogers Marvel Architects shows the undeveloped land to the south as the site of a future skate park, kayak launch, ...

Jerome Park Reservoir Opened Inside the Fence May 20 & 21

Saturday, May 6th, 2017 Posted in Calendared Items, Front Page News, Jerome Park Reservoir, Water Committee | Comments Off on Jerome Park Reservoir Opened Inside the Fence May 20 & 21

Grounds of Jerome Park Reservoir to be Opened for Limited Access Recreation May 20 and 21 The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced that it will open the grounds of Jerome Park Reservoir in the Bronx for ...

Waterfront Walks 5/20 – not the Harlem, Hudson, Hutchinson Rivers or Westchester Creek

Saturday, May 6th, 2017 Posted in Bronx River, Calendared Items, East Bronx Coastal Working Group, Front Page News, Harlem River BOA, Harlem River Working Group, Harlem River Yards Park Greenway, Pier 5 Pop Up Wetland - first of its kind, Water Committee, Yankee Stadium Redevelopment | Comments Off on Waterfront Walks 5/20 – not the Harlem, Hudson, Hutchinson Rivers or Westchester Creek

CPC Waterfront Walks, 5/20 (Editor:  Bronx 1, New York 1, Queens 2, Richmond 1, Kings 2 - but who is counting?) New York City has 520 miles of waterfront—more than Miami, Boston, Los Angeles, and San Francisco combined! Join NYC Dept. of City ...

BCEQ’s Comments to Bx CB 4 on Using Parkland for Housing

Monday, April 24th, 2017 Posted in Front Page News, Harlem River BOA, Harlem River Working Group, Low Impact Development, Permits, Permits Comments and locations, Pier 5 Pop Up Wetland - first of its kind, Yankee Stadium Redevelopment | Comments Off on BCEQ’s Comments to Bx CB 4 on Using Parkland for Housing

You can read it below, or you can download a copy:  BCEQ Letter to CB 4 Pier 5 DGEIS 042517 If you want to send comments to the CB, Individual Letter to CB 4 Pier 5 DGEIS 042517  is a letter ...

Pier 5 Mill Pond Park South is Parkland

Monday, April 24th, 2017 Posted in Front Page News, Harlem River BOA, Harlem River Working Group | 1 Comment »

Pier 5 is Parkland and should be alienated if it will be used for housing Taking parkland for non-park purpose requires alienating it through the New York State Legislature. There are court cases that clearly describe the need for this and the ...

Using Parkland to build Housing – only in the Bronx!!!

Sunday, April 23rd, 2017 Posted in Front Page News, Harlem River BOA, Harlem River Long Term Control Plan, Harlem River Working Group, In the News, Low Impact Development, Permits Comments and locations, Pier 5 Pop Up Wetland - first of its kind, Projects, Yankee Stadium Redevelopment | Comments Off on Using Parkland to build Housing – only in the Bronx!!!

Waterfront parkland for private use – if they get it in the South Bronx, you will get it too! An Open Letter to the Public: For more than twenty years, city leaders have twisted the arms of local elected officials to ...

Clean the Harlem River Watershed Conference Wed. March 22 from 3-7 pm

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017 Posted in Front Page News, Harlem River Working Group, Low Impact Development, Membership Committee, Water Committee | Comments Off on Clean the Harlem River Watershed Conference Wed. March 22 from 3-7 pm

Whether you live or work in the Harlem River Watershed, you are invited to join the conversation about how we can Clean the Harlem River. You are invited to the Bronx Council for Environmental Quality two part conference on Wednesday March 22 from 3-7 ...

BCEQ Five Point Demand for the Harlem River

Monday, November 7th, 2016 Posted in Board Meetings, Front Page News, Harlem River Long Term Control Plan, Harlem River Working Group, Low Impact Development, Water Committee | Comments Off on BCEQ Five Point Demand for the Harlem River

Bronx Council for Environmental Quality (BCEQ) sends a Five Point Demand Letter to the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) for the Harlem River Long Term Control Plan (LTCP) for Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) and Municipal Separate Stormwater Sewer System ...

Designation of the Harlem River Brownfield Opportunity Area

Thursday, October 27th, 2016 Posted in Front Page News, Harlem River BOA, Harlem River Working Group, Water Committee | Comments Off on Designation of the Harlem River Brownfield Opportunity Area

  A PDF can be found here boa-designation-2016