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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
Alicia West said it twice. Then, Bernard Daly tried to explain it.  Members of Community Board 8’s environment and sanitation committee and the roughly 100-person audience kept asking clarifying questions. They couldn’t believe what they were hearing. more
Not unlike a Metro-North Hudson line commuter train during rush hour, the long planned Hudson River Greenway project in the Bronx is moving slowly down the track toward its final destination. more
Community Board 8 is set to vote Thursday on whether it supports proposed changes to Special Natural Area District rules that would, among other things, change the name of the conservation program to the Special Natural Resources District, and remove community board oversight for properties inside the designated zone that’s 1 acre or less. 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
First it was bicycle lanes sandwiching Broadway along Van Cortlandt Park. Now, if the city’s transportation department gets its way, it could be bus lanes just a mile or so south in Marble Hill. more
The city’s transportation department is eyeing three sites within the boundaries of Community Board 8 for installation of curbside electric vehicle charging stations. But such a proposal has had an icy reception from CB8’s traffic and transportation committee, putting discussion on hold. 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
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