Keyword: Charles Moerdler
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The city had tasked them with holding just a single vote: Approve sweeping changes to the Bronx’s Special Natural Area District, that would essentially transform SNAD into the Special Natural Resources District. Community Board 8 had a much different answer when the full board came together last week at P.S. 37, however: No. In all-caps. more
As Community Board 8 members considered proposed changes to the Special Natural Area District that encompasses a good portion of its territory, one desire kept coming up: Split the Bronx from Staten Island, and develop two unique sets of rules for the two unique areas. more
The one thing leaders of Community Board 8 wanted more than anything else was to get the  Special Natural Area District that has defined this part of the Bronx for more than 40 years separated from the Special Natural Area District that has defined Staten Island. more
In recent days, Councilman Andrew Cohen has explained his latest vitriolic outburst as pent-up frustration at being “pressured” to support continuation of the Special Natural Area District’s participatory democracy features, maintaining that my recent Point of View in The Riverdale Press (re: “Changing SNAD means changing everything we love,” May 23) was the “last straw.” more
Staten Island political leaders and decision makers seemed to celebrate the city planning commission backing down on proposed changes to the Special Natural Area District on Monday. But those feelings couldn't be shared in the Bronx — it appears the massive overhaul to the environmental greenbelt project will move forward here.  more
There was a lot of talk about the city’s proposed changes to the Special Natural Area District in the echo-filled auditorium of P.S. 81. But what there wasn’t was a vote. more
Andrew Cohen has been looking toward the future for a long time. Whether it’s a future that turns him into Judge Andrew Cohen or Bronx borough president Andrew Cohen, it’s been clear for quite a while now that he’s more than ready to move on from Councilman Andrew Cohen. more
On May 6, the City Planning Commission certified as ready for ULURP review (successively by the community board, the borough president and the city council) a proposed zoning text change that could, from the standpoint of residents of the Riverdale community, drastically and permanently change the Special Natural Area District regulations, and with it, the character of the community. more
If its demolition work on the Spuyten Duyvil site of Villa Rosa Bonheur is any indication, Timber Equities is a developer that likes to leap before it looks. more
A small activist group and Community Board 8 have put the city in a difficult spot, forcing the city’s lawyers to decide between defending the rights of Kingsbridge Heights residents and … more
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