Broadening community input during planning for the Hudson River Valley Greenway
The primary intent of the Hudson River Valley Greenway Link project is to recommend a route for a greenway segment that connects the Hudson River Greenway at Dyckman Street in upper Manhattan with the Old Croton Aqueduct Trail in Yonkers.
The Preservancy developed and distributed a questionnaire to obtain a clearer sense of the viewpoints of its members on this project.
Summary of questionnaire results
Consultants' Alternatives Analysis
Gardening in the Special Natural Area District
Special Natural Area District zoning regulations stipulate a planting palate of native species when undertaking construction, building enlargements, or site alterations. To see the lists of recommended species, go to Appendix C: ground covers and shrubs, Appendix D: on-site trees, or Appendix E: street trees.
Find tips on organic gardening at the Homeowner Corner by Northeast Organic Farmers Association (NOFA).
Cornell's gardening pages are full of information for every season. Also see:
Green Gardening Tips by the NY Botanical Garden.
Click for workshops by Bronx Green Up and the NY Compost Project.
Preserving the low-density character and natural features in Riverdale, in accordance with the community's
197-a Plan and zoning.
Our community expressed our vision for the future in a community plan sponsored by Community Board 8 and the NYC Department of City Planning and approved in 2003. Following the Plan, in 2005, the low-density, large-lot residential character of Riverdale near the Metro-North station was protected via a zoning change to R1-1, the lowest density residential zone available in New York City and the zone that most closely describes the neighborhood. That same year, the regulations of the Special Natural Area Zoning District were tightened to increase protections of the trees, steep slopes, soils, and other natural features in the SNAD.
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Application submitted to NY State Historic Preservation Officer to list Henry Hudson Parkway in the National Register of Historic Places.
In August 2012, the Preservancy submitted to the New York State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) an application to have the Henry Hudson Parkway from West 72nd Street to the city line listed in the New York State and National Registers of Historic Places.
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Read Reports about preserving the Henry Hudson Parkway
Special Natural Area District
In 1974, New York City created a special purpose district - the Special Natural Area District - in areas where outstanding natural features or areas of natural beauty are to be protected.
Frequently Asked Questions about SNAD Regulations
Increased fines for removing trees on private property without approval
To report a suspected violation of SNAD regulations, call 311. Be prepared to give the address or block and lot number.
Bike the Bronx -
Greenway Bike Tour
Riverdale to City Island
Hop on your bike and explore New York City's best kept recreational secret in the greenways of the Bronx! The Bike the Bronx Greenway Bike Tour provides numerous options for excursions, from shorter outings to full-day adventures.
Click here for a map and descriptions of 70 interesting sites along the way.