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CB8 Parks and Recreation Meeting
February 2023

Hear updates on local parks- Brust, Ewen, Henry Hudson, and Shorefont as well as plans for a pickle ball court at Riverdale Playground.

Kingsbridge Historical Society has purchased Edgehill Church!

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Sneak Peek inside Edgehill Church

On January 29th, the community was invited to view the inside of this historic building. 




History and the Process of Preservation

Learn more about this piece of local history, and how the Kingsbridge Historical Society has succeeded in protecting this property.  KHS President Nick Dembowski will be presenting at the Preservancy's upcoming annual meeting- you're invited to attend and learn more!

DSNY Compost Program: For Apartment Buildings Too!

Want curbside composting but your building hasn't signed up?

Big Reuse can provide you with the support and information you need to enroll your apartment building in the City's composting program. Contact them for information!



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SNAD Awareness Campaign!

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Did you know parts of Riverdale, Fieldston and Spuyten Duyvil are designated as a SPECIAL NATURAL AREA DISTRICT (SNAD)?


This designation was made in 1975 through the New York City Zoning Resolution.  It is an important part of protecting natural areas, guiding development to safeguard mature trees and plantings, steep slopes, and rock outcrops. 

At present there are four SNADs in NYC, including the one in our neighborhood.

This fall, the Preservancy's Special Natural Area District (SNAD) Awareness Campaign is underway to highlight this ecologically protected area that ensures preservation of green spaces for all.



How can you participate in our SNAD Awareness Campaign?



* For display on SNAD properties only. Click here to see if you are in the SNAD, which is zoned as NA-2.

Long Term Planning

The Riverdale Nature Preservancy is working with the NYC City Council through Community Board 8 to design long term development plans which will protect the future of our historic and natural resources.  Through prudent planning, we can balance communal needs for affordable housing and access to green spaces for all Bronxites with strategic protection of the unique architecture and sensitive ecological features our community enjoys.  We are working with the City Council to fine tune Speaker Corey Johnson's recent proposal, Planning Together.

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