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Archive: Riverdale Nature Preservancy in the News



The Preservancy's mission includes an effort to educate the local community on issues of preservation and ecology in our local area.










2015

Let’s not repeat history with trees (Jan.)

The Riverdale Nature Preservancy wishes to express our deep concern to Community Board 8’s Land Use Committee that the spirit and intent of the Special Natural Area District (SNAD) regulations have not been met by recent development approvals such as the expansion of the Cardinal O’Connor Clergy Residence on Arlington Avenue...


2017

Nature Preservancy works to protect local environment

When it comes to helping save Riverdale’s natural environment, the Riverdale Nature Preservancy is on the job. The preservancy is a small non-profit that helps educate area residents on the benefits of sustainable landscaping, promotes recycling, raises awareness of the impact of climate change, and protects the environment and character of Riverdale....


2020

New homes could bring end to old controversy (March)

The plan was too ambitious. That’s exactly what Charles Moerdler thought as he sat as a member of Community Board 8’s land use committee back in Summer 1980.

Millbuck Homes wanted to build 33 low-rise condominium units on the site of one the area’s last grand manors between West 246th Street and Douglas Avenue on what would become Delafield Estates...


625 W. 246th St

The house on West 246th Street that simply isn’t supposed to exist (Nov.)

Halloween is that time of year when we hear stories about the scary and the unexplained.

None of those stories are real. At least we hope they’re not. But there is one very real mystery at 625 W. 246th St., and neighbors — as well as some city officials — are anxiously waiting to solve the ghost house that isn’t supposed to be there...

Mystery mansion developer speaks out (Nov.)

The developer behind a West 246th Street house that was recently subjected to the ire of Community Board 8 land use chair Charles Moerdler, is speaking out about claims work on the house were not above board...


2021

Neighbors fight to shield their backyards

Higher density housing is coming, one community leader warns, and it'll be hard to stop...

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