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Woodlawn Heights (1874)

The development of Woodlawn, sometimes known as Woodlawn Heights, began with the construction of the Harlem Railroad in 1832, according to Lloyd Ultan, the Bronx borough historian. The area remained primarily farmland until the 400-acre Woodlawn Cemetery was created in 1863. Its establishment spawned an influx of workers, monument vendors, stonecutters and florists and development of hotels, restaurants and bars to serve the grieving who came from Manhattan to bury their dead.

Around 1890, according to a guide produced by the Woodlawn Heights Taxpayer and Community Association, the area's population rose further as laborers, mostly Irish, arrived to work on the second aqueduct across Van Cortlandt Park from the Croton reservoir.

Woodlawn Heights was a village that was laid out in 1873 by George Opdyke on a part of the former Gilbert Valentine farm. It was later extended northward to the Yonkers line. The neighborhood took its name from the historic Woodlawn Cemetery and now holds a rich collection of various architecture, historic neighborhood memorials, and an Irish tradition that goes back many generations.


The latitude and longitude coordinates of Woodlawn Station are 40.8952778, -73.8627778 and the approximate elevation is 72 feet (22 meters) above sea level.


Please join us at the next Woodlawn Heights Taxpayers & Community Association general meeting on Monday, May 9th at 7:30PM, at the St Barnabas Elementary school cafeteria.  We look forward to seeing you there.  

Voice your opinion, meet some friends, and win a raffle or two.  Please note the association does not meet during July and August. 

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2016 SPRING FESTIVAL PICTURES ~ click here ~ 


BRONX History for the really old: enjoy

BRONX History for the middle aged: enjoy

Some neat Pics: Enjoy!

Northernmost Ireland County Kerry pics

The Pneumatic Mail Tubes:

New York's Hidden Highway And Its Development (including the Bronx)

How The Bronx's Uneven Border With Westchester Came to Be:

The jagged line divides some blocks between the two very different counties


 The Bronx Historical Society



April 28, 2017

On April 26th at 4:30 p.m. NYC Council Member Andrew Cohen announced the Participatory Budgeting Voting Results for 2016-2017 outside the 52ndPrecinct.
The One Million Dollars will be allocated as follows:

District 11 Schools Technology Upgrade - $280,000 will provide technology upgrades at 8 schools: PS 20, PS94, PS/MS95, AmPark, PS16, MS 280, PS 340 & Discovery School 
(PS 16 in Wakefield will receive $35,000)

District 11 Security Cameras - $300,000 will be evenly divided to the 50th, 47th, and 52nd police precincts to install NY security cameras within District 11
(47th Precinct will receive $100,000 to be used in Wakefield/Woodlawn)

Riverdale Library Renovations - $500,000 will be allocated to renovate the bathroom at the Riverdale Library. The renovations will allow the bathroom to be upgraded to meet ADA requirements. 

April 26, 2017


This past week, BrisaBuilders rescinded their application to develop property on East 233rd street.  Therefore this particular proposal is no longer on the docket.  Since it will not be voted upon, there are no plans for any buses to take people to this CB12 event.  We will keep you posted.

April 24, 2017




Community Board 12 is expected to vote on the proposed Woodlawn Senior Living development at 69-85 East 233rd Street.



Community Board 12 is expected to vote on a proposed senior housing development at 69-85 East 233rd Street at its next full board meeting.


The meeting is scheduled for Thursday, April 27.


According to Robert Hall, chairperson of CB 12’s Housing Committee, the community is not in favor of the development named Woodlawn Senior Living.  Hall said more than 100 people came out to an April 13 Housing Committee meeting to voice their concerns about the project.


The committee did not take a vote on the project at its scheduled meeting because it lacked a quorum.  However, according to Hall the committee will vote before the general meeting and provide its recommendation to the board.


The 92-unit building - filled primarily with studio apartments - would sit in a community filled with mostly single-family homes, and local residents feel it is out of scale.  Also, residents worry about the development’s lack of parking.  The site stretches along several vacant lots on East 233rd Street, across from Woodlawn Cemetery.


The section of East 233rd Street is a major thoroughfare with two lanes of traffic in each direction.


Residents feel that the Woodlawn community would be excluded from applying for the housing due to its low income qualifications.


Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz shared some of the residents concerns.

“I am not questioning motives or saying to never support senior housing in Woodlawn,” said Dinowitz. “But this particular plan is really half-baked.”


“There are only studio apartments and the income limits are so low no one in Woodlawn would be eligible,” he added.


Senator Jeff Klein echoed Dinowitz’s sentiments.


“It’s very difficult to ask people to support a housing development for seniors when not one of the seniors in the Woodlawn community could live there,” said Klein.


Dinowitz also reflected the community’s parking concerns while adding there is no place on the project “to pick up or drop off anyone.”


Hall said the community board advocates for senior housing but does not anticipate a vote of confidence from the board.


Hall said he does not believe in putting seniors in a community where they are not wanted from the outset.


“(The board is) probably going to decline it,” he said.


According to the project’s developer, Woodlawn Affiliates LLC, 50 percent of the housing will be set aside for Community Board 12 residents.


The housing will serve residents making 60 percent of the NYC area median income (AMI).


This translates to $38,100 per year for one person and $43,500 annually for a family of two.  United Church of Jesus Christ, the organization that is sponsoring the housing, is re-considering its income requirements.


Woodlawn Senior Living will also include a ground floor pre-school facility with an outdoor play area, social services, classes and community events.


Erica Keller of Woodlawn Affiliates LLC said she is aware of the community’s concerns.


“There were valid concerns brought to our attention and we’re working with agencies and elected officials to ensure we are addressing those concerns,” said Keller.


The developer doesn’t need community board approval to proceed with the project.


Keller said Woodlawn Affiliates plans to continue discussions with the community.


Reach Reporter Robert Christie at (718) 260-4591.

E-mail him at rchristie@cnglocal.com.


April 19, 2017



The property has been purchased.


HOWEVER, the developers still do not have the CITY FUNDING necessary for this proposed development. OUR FIGHT IS NOT OVER!

Join us on Thursday, April 27th (When the Community Board will vote on this proposal.) Community Board 12 Meeting – 6:30 PM 4101 White Plains Road (229th Street) Come and let CB12, NYC Housing Preservation & Development and the CITY know that Woodlawn is united in opposing this development, and does not agree with HPD approving this development without first considering the infrastructure and safety of this community!

The Association will provide a bus leaving from PS 19 at 6:00PM sharp. All Woodlawn residents are encouraged to attend.



April 12, 2017


Please consider helping our neighbors to the north.  Wakefield Taxpayers and Civic League, Inc. was formed in 1913 to maintain the integrity of their community. It is one of the oldest community organizations in the city.


If you have some spare time, then please help them in their annual membership drive.  

For details, please visit their website at:



April 11, 2017

Thank you to everyone who attended our meeting last night. The turnout was great and it was certainly evident just how united our Woodlawn Community can be!

However, as a community we must take additional steps together if we want to make a lasting impression on this neighborhood. We urge you to attend (and bring a neighbor to) Thursday's (APRIL 13TH) Community Board 12 meeting - where the proposed development on 233rd Street will be discussed. The meeting will be at 7 PM at Town Hall (4101 White Plains Road).

Please spread the word!

More details at:  https://www.facebook.com/woodlawntaxpayers/notifications/


March 18, 2017




Dear Neighbor:

Our thanks to everyone who participated in last year’s Participatory Budgeting New York City (PBNYC) Vote!

We are nearing the end of our 6th Annual cycle of PBNYC and are less than a week and a half away from Vote Week, which runs from March 25th to April 2nd! 

Since August, community members across all five boroughs have proposed and developed projects for improvements to schools, parks, libraries, public housing, and other public or community spaces as part of this year’s PB cycle.

Each of the 31 participating Council districts has finalized their ballot, and now we need your help to spread the word and get out the vote!  Sign up now to volunteer for any of the following activities:



March 17, 2017


Happy St. Patrik's Day to all !


March 2, 2017

Dear Friends and Neighbors,


 The application period for the 2017 Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) is now open!  The NYC Department of Youth & Community Development (DYCD) will be accepting applications through March 17, 2017.
As you know, SYEP provides youth between the ages of 14 and 24 who permanently reside in New York City with paid summer employment and job readiness training for up to 6 weeks in July and August.  Programs are located in community-based organizations across the five boroughs, and participants are selected by lottery.  DYCD also offers specialized programming for disabled, foster care, runaway/homeless and court-involved youth.
FOR Youth:
Youth can apply for the program online or at a community-based organization during the application period. Click here to apply online or view a list of local community-based organizations.
FOR Community-Based Organizations:
Community-based organizations interested in becoming an SYEP worksite, can apply online here.
Additional information about SYEP, including applications and flyers, can found on DYCD’s website at www.nyc.gov/dycd.
If you have any questions about the program, please don’t hesitate to contact Faiza Ali in the Council’s Community Engagement Division at 212-482-6734 or fali@council.nyc.gov.


March 1, 2017




February 22, 2017


"Last night, at the town hall meeting in Kingsbridge, Mayor de Blasio officially announced that the Mueller Center will not become a homeless shelter! Instead, it will become long-term affordable housing for veterans and senior citizens. What a fantastic victory for the Wakefield and Woodlawn sections of the Bronx!"



February 16, 2017


February 15, 2017

Contact: Vivian Carter // office: 718-549-7300; cell: 917.886.8460 // vcarter@council.nyc.gov



January 20, 2017

Trump takes over as U.S. president, vows to end 'American carnage' in defiant speech





January 19, 2017

Bronx Community Board No. 8 will be meeting on Wednesday January 25 at 7:00 PM. Part of their agenda will discuss exciting projects in Van Cortlandt Park and we need your input:

Location: Manhattan College School of Engineering
              3825 Corlear Avenue, 2nd floor, Room 215


January 16, 2017

What To Do When Your Email Gets Hacked

Step #1: Change your password

Step #2: Reclaim your account

Step #3: Enable two-factor authentication

Step #4: Check your email settings

Step #5: Scan your computer for malware

Step #6: Find out what else has been compromised

Step #7: Humbly beg for forgiveness from your friends

Step #8: Prevent it from happening again



January 10, 2017


Riverkeeper, New York State, and Entergy sign a landmark agreement to close Indian Point by 2021


January 8, 2017


How can I stop receiving mail addressed to Current Resident or Occupant?

What is DMAchoice?



January 7, 2017




The Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) is accepting applications for the following civil service exams. So don't delay, apply today! 



January 1, 2017       Happy New Year !!


December 31, 2016


Seasons Greetings!  Happy New Year!!

As we prepare for the New Year and enjoy the festivities, please be aware:  it was noted that there is a group of kids/teens walking up and down Woodlawn streets stealing deliveries.


Thanks to a two-year, $120,000 grant to the OCNY from New York Community Trust, the College will expand its Homebound Program, hoping to double the number of patients seen in the next two years and establish a presence in The Bronx.


December 10, 2016

Woodlawn Heights Christmas tree Lighting! 


December 1, 2016

(used to be the tenth month of the Roman year, and gets its name from the word "decem," which means ten.

Rosa Parks Day

National Pie Day





November 25, 2016

Bronx River Watershed Summit- Dec 1st



Bronx River Watershed Summit

Thursday, December 1, 2016 – 10 am - 5 pm Westchester County Center 198 Central Ave, White Plains, NY 10606


Join us for this inaugural event to promote and guide collaboration on projects that preserve, improve, and restore the Bronx River watershed and surrounding communities. Together with community leaders, agency representatives, elected officials, and interested individuals from Westchester County and New York City, we will explore progress made and discuss future collaborations for projects in and along the Bronx River watershed. Afternoon break-out sessions will focus on hands-on trainings and project brainstorming workshops.


Registration is required: https://bronxriverwatershedsummit.eventbrite.com


For more information, please visit www.bronxriver.org or contact Michelle Luebke, Ecology Director: michelle.luebke@bronxriver.org Support for this event comes from the Westchester Community Foundation and Patagonia.


November 24, 2016


Happy Thanksgiving to All!


November 11, 2016

Veteran's Day - Hug a Vet! But, more importantly take a moment and view this video entitled: "Honor."

Sent by a former Marine Corp retired veteran


Dear Ken,

This is the season of giving thanks — for our family, our health, and many other blessings we enjoy. Today we pause to show our gratitude to all U.S. military veterans who selflessly put the needs of others before their own by answering the call of duty. 

Nearly 900,000 veterans make New York their home, and I know that you join my administration in valuing their sacrifice not just today – but every day. You should know that we are working hard to provide these men and women with the highest level of outreach and support possible. 

Just in this past year, we have:


    • Helped New York veterans and their families obtain more than $80 million in VA benefits;


    • Exempted more than 485,000 veterans from local property taxes;


    • Certified more businesses as Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Businesses, bringing the total number of companies to more than 260 with $28 million in State contracts awarded; and


  • Recognized 44,000 veterans with a special "veterans" designation on their driver’s license or non-driver’s ID card.

Click here to learn more about how we're supporting our veterans and their families. 

From defending our nation abroad to protecting the people here at home, the men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces are second to none — and they are our heroes. 

On Veterans Day, join me in giving thanks for their extraordinary sacrifices made on our behalf. 


Governor Andrew M. Cuomo 

November 10, 2016




November 10

On this date in history:

In 1775, the United States Marine Corps, then known as the Continental Marines, was formed by order of the Second Continental Congress.




October 29, 2016



As record numbers of homeless people crowded New York City’s shelters in December 2015, Mayor Bill de Blasio put Steven Banks in charge. But, the issue continues        click to read more



October 28, 2016

BINGO & BREW at Rambling House, Bronx NYC

  What a blast!


October 22, 2016

The Bronx Foreclosure Prevention Clinic sponsored by

“Making the case for humanity”


Are you having difficulty making your mortgage payments? Do you think you may have been a victim of a foreclosure rescue scam or deed theft? We may be able to help.  The Legal Aid Society provides free legal assistance to distressed Bronx homeowners. 

Please visit us at our free legal clinic to learn more:

When: Wednesdays 1pm – 4pm

Where: Room 607A, The Bronx Supreme Court Building, 851 Grand Concourse

What to bring: Information about the loan, your home, and any relevant foreclosure notices or court papers with you


Octber 16, 2016


United States Postal Service Notification

At the Wakefield Taxpayers October 20th meeting, Ms. Christine R. Bailey - Manager, Customer Services, Wakefield Station informed us of the following:
1)   About 2 weeks ago, USPS removed 55 blue pickup mail boxes in Wakefield & Woodlawn as a result of fishing. (People using a shoe string with a contraption  covered in rat trap glue - whether it’s a bottle, a carton of juice, or a bundle of CD’s - to snag the mail and take whatever valuables might be inside.) The mailboxes are being retrofitted to prevent removal of mail through the mail chute or mail deposit door and will be returned in about 2 weeks. In the meantime, residents can call the Post Office and arrangements will be made for a letter carrier to visit the residence and pick up any mail.  
2)   As a result of the 149th Street GPO processing facility being closed a few years ago, all mail from the blue pickup mail boxes in the Bronx is taken daily to a tractor trailer in co-op city. The mail is then transported to the 34th Street Station for processing. 


October 15, 2016


The deadline to request a ballot by mail for the New York General Election is November 1, 2016.



To register to vote for upcoming elections, email  help@turbovote.org.


October 14, 2016

Today Is the Deadline to Register to Vote in the 2016 General Election.  Public School 19 is open tomorrow for voters registration from 1pm to 9pm.


October 11, 2016

Local Woodlawn man, Paul Kennedy, age 43, passed away while performing work at a construction site in downtown Brooklyn.

Please keep him and his family in your




Yom Kippur


This evening, members of the Jewish community will come together across New York to usher in Yom Kippur, the culmination of the High Holy Days. Yom Kippur provides a time to reflect and prepare for the year to come, and to wish each other a traditional Gmar Chatima Tova, may you be inscribed and sealed for a good year. 

On this Day of Atonement, we devote time to reflect upon our past, present and future, both the good and the bad, and what sustains us through times of adversity. 

As New Yorkers, we share values that bind us together as one community. Our shared New York experience allows us to collectively work for and achieve the greater good to further the principles of Tikkun Olam. 

In the year ahead, we must uphold the values that make New York a beacon of equality, justice and fairness for all. Our differences and diversity are our strengths and what makes New York New York, because with every challenge, we always come together. It is who we are. 

On behalf of all New Yorkers, I extend warm wishes for a meaningful day and an easy fast to those observing. Gmar Chatima Tova. 


Governor Andrew M. Cuomo 



October 1, 2016

Best October Events in NYC


Welcome to Woodlawn, Father Brendan A. FitzGerald

On October 29 (Sat) Fr. FitzGerald will be installed as the 7th Pastor of St. Barnabas Parish, at the 5:00 pm mass in the High School Chapel.


September 18, 2016


Get Your Tickets Now for
Hike-toberfest 2016

Saturday October 1st from 2pm to 7pm

Hike, Eat, Drink & Celebrate with Friends during our new fun fundraiser for the hiking trails of Van Cortlandt Park. 
Come see why VCP is Where NYC Hikes. 



September 15, 2016

We begin to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month.  Hispanic Heritage Month celebrates the history, culture, and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central and South America.


September 11, 2016


Fifteen Year Anniversary: 9/11


September 3, 2016


Judith K Weiss School (P.S. 19)                                 

(718) 324-1924 

Mr. Timothy Sullivan, Principal


Saint Barnabas Elementary School

(718) 324-1088

Mr. Jonathan Morano, Principal 


Saint Barnabas High School

(718) 325-8800                             

Sr. Joan Faraone, PHD, Principal


August 11, 2016


Proposed Communilife HIV Housing Development between Wakefield Avenue and East 242nd Street has been rejected.  Ecstatic elected officials at the Bronx Community Board 12 meeting last night, hosted by George Torres, district manager of CB 12, announced the news to many happy residents and concerned citizens.


July 29, 2016

Upcoming Events at Van Cortlandt Park:

Hike and Draw- Friday, July 29, 6:30 p.m.
Bird Walks- Saturday, July 30,
8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
DogSpeak- Saturday, July 30,
10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Shakespeare in the Park: As You Like It- Sunday, July 31, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Painting Nature- Tuesday, August 2, 2:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Summer Stage Kids: 
Hybrid Movement Company (Cool Circus)- Thursday, August 4, 10:30 a.m.- 11:30 a.m.
Barefoot Dancing: SalsaFest & Nelida Tirado- Thursday, August 4, 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.




July 26, 2016


33rd National Night Out Against Crime

Tuesday, August 2, 2016 4pm - 8pm


Grenada Place

Between Ely Avenue & Laconia Avenue


NYPD NY's Finest 47th Precinct


July 13, 2016



Notices of Examination: Department of City Services (DCAS)


July 4, 2016

Happy Birthday America!!

Juy 1, 2016

July is the seventh month of the year  in the Julian and Gregorian Calendars and one of seven months with the length of 31 days. It was named by the Roman Senate in honor of the Roman general, Julius Caesar, it being the month of his birth. Prior to that, it was called Quintilis.

It is on average the warmest month in most of the Northern hemisphere (where it is the second month of summer) and the coldest month in much of the Southern hemisphere (where it is the second month of winter). The second half of the year commences in July. In the Southern hemisphere, July is the seasonal equivalent of January in the Northern hemisphere.



Birth Flower and Stone

July's birthstone is the ruby, which symbolizes contentment.

Its birth flowers are the Larkspur or the Water Lily.



July is Park and Recreation Month.

June 30, 2016

This day on:

1097 - The Crusaders defeated the Turks at Dorylaeum.
1841 - The Erie Railroad rolled out its first passenger train.
1859 - Charles Blondin became the first person to cross Niagara Falls on a tightrope.
1894 - Korea declared independence from China and asked for Japanese aid.
1908 - A meteor explosion in Siberia knocked down trees in a 40-mile radius and struck people unconscious some 40 miles away.
1912 - Belgian workers went on strike to demand universal suffrage.
1913 - Fighting broke out between Bulgaria and Greece and Spain. It was the beginning of the Second Balkan War.
1915 - During World War I, the Second Battle Artois ended when the French failed to take Vimy Ridge.
1921 - U.S. President Warren G. Harding appointed former President William Howard Taft chief justice of the United States.
1922 - Irish rebels in London assassinate Sir Henry Wilson, the British deputy for Northern Ireland.


June 27, 2016


Coming soon to 4747 Bronx Boulevard (corner of 242nd Street and Bronx Boulevard) There are twelve known homeless shelters and cluster sites in Bronx Community Board 12.

WE HAVE MET OUR FAIR SHARE in helping to house our homeless.





What can you do? Come join us, meet our elected officials and let your voice be heard.

When: Monday June 27th, 2016

Location: Bronx Community Board 12.

Address: 4101 White Plains Rd, Bronx, NY 10466

Time: 7:00pm


June 26, 2016


Brexit Results in England by Region:

                                    Stay                       Leave

London                         59.9%                     40.1%

South East                   48.2%                     51.8%

North West                   46.3%                     53.7%

East                             43.5%                     56/5%

Yorkshire/The Humber    42.3%                     57.7%

North East                    42.0%                     58.0%

East Midlands               41.2%                      58.8%

West Midlands             40.7%                      59.3%


June 23, 2016

What is the BREXIT?
The Brexit, an abbreviation of "British exit" that mirrors the term Grexit, refers to the possibility of Britain's withdrawal from the European Union.


Voters in England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Gibraltar opted to leave the 28-nation bloc by the relatively narrow margin of 1.2 million votes out of more than 33 million cast. The result revealed deep regional and generational divides in the United Kingdom, with young voters, London and Scotland overwhelmingly voting "Remain." By contrast, older voters, the rest of England and Wales voted "Leave" by similary large margins.


It initially appeared that many voters quickly developed buyer's remorse after the vote, with more than 2 million people apparently signing an online petition calling for a second referendum to be held. But it was revealed Sunday that many of those signatures were faked, with hackers from Anonymous and the online community 4 Chan likely responsible, Heat Street reported.


About 77,000 signatures had already been removed from the petition on Sunday, The Telegraph reported, and the House of Commons announced Sunday afternoon that an investigation would be launched into the allegations of fraud. 

World wide stock markets fell the next business day.

June 14, 2016


Happy 241ST Army Birthday!


Two hundred forty-one years ago, our nation's leaders established the Continental Army. Today, the Army is the strategic landpower of the joint force; called upon to prevent, shape, and win against our adversaries.


The U.S. Army's 241st Birthday is June 14, 2016, a day we celebrate the Total Army Force comprised of multi-component Soldiers and Department of the Army Civilians and their contributions to national defense. The American Soldier trains, deploys, engages, and destroys enemies of the United States in combat operations as the world's premier land force.


The American Soldier -- Always Ready, Always Leading


June 6, 2016


Snag a $865/month North Bronx Studio Apartment

A total of 63 new affordable apartments are coming up for grabs in the North Bronx, with prices starting as low as $865 for a studio.
Webster Commons E, located at 3556 Webster Ave., will contain 23 studio apartments for $865 a month, nine one-bedroom apartments for $929 a month and 31 two-bedroom apartments for $1,121 a month.
The units will be available for households making between $30,995 and $54,360 per year.
A percentage of apartments will be set aside for eligible members of Bronx Community Board 12, city employees and people with mobility, visual and hearing disabilities.
The building is being constructed through the Housing Development Corporation'sLow-Income Affordable Marketplace Program, and the application process will run from June 6 until Aug. 5. Applications will be selected for review via lottery after the deadline passes.
Prospective tenants can submit their applications online at nyc.gov/housingconnect or request an application via mail by sending a self-addressed envelope to Webster Commons E, 87-14 116th St., Richmond Hill, NY 11418.


June 4, 2016

Woodlawn Annual Spring Festival- Katonah Avenue; 1-6 PM

Please join us.


                                   CLICK HERE FOR THE PHOTOS


SPAGHETTI EATING CONTEST:  Click below for rules:

Spring Festival Spaghetti Eating Contest


Win a $100.00 Gift Certificate to Katonah Pizza & Pasta

Win a $50.00 Gift Certificate to Katonah Pizza & Pasta

To register: See Paul at Katonah Pizza & Pasta
(Only 16 contestants can participate)



June 1, 2016

June is the sixth month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian calendars and one of the four months with a length of 30 days. June contains the summer solstice in the Northern Hemisphere, the day with the most daylight hours.  The Latin name for June is Junius.


Birth Flower and Stone

June birth flowers: the rose and the honeysuckle,

The rose has more meanings than one can count! A pink rose means perfect happiness, while a red rose means “I love you.”

A white rose signifies innocence and purity, while a yellow rose conveys jealousy or a decrease in love. 

A bouquet of roses means sincere gratitude, whereas a single rose amplifies the meaning of the color (a single red rose means “I REALLY love you”).  

The other June flower is honeysuckle, which is a strong symbol for the everlasting bonds of love. 


NYC Council Member Andrew Cohen Announces Participatory Budgeting Results

 (courtesy of William Ludwig - Wakefield Taxpayers & Civic League, Inc.)


May 30, 2016


Memorial Day is an important day in America. It’s a day to give thanks, to pay tribute and to remember those who gave their lives to protect our country. In reality, we should be thankful every single day of the year, but the third Monday of May is the official day where we all come together to honor our fallen soldiers.

The Woodlawn Taxpayers Association hosted the 90th Memorial Day Ceremony at the Rita Ley Triangle on Van Cortlandt Park East on Monday, May 29th.


"Your silent tents are green. We deck with fragrant flowers; Yours has the suffering been, The memory shall be ours."

~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


May 16, 2016

BINGO & BREWS event May 20th at 8PM sharp


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Movie Night at Indian Field: 42

Saturday, May 21, 2016

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.


42 is a biographical sports film about Jackie Robinson and the racial integration of American professional baseball.




Indian Field Comfort Station in Van Cortlandt Park , Bronx

Cost: FREE.



This information is published through our Public School system.

May 4, 2016


Bronx Week - Health Day (Montefiore Hospital)


May 1, 2016


Naming May

May is the fifth month of the year, has 31 days, and is named after the Greek godess Maia. May is the fifth month of the year in our modern day Gregorian calendar.


May is the fifth month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian calendar and consists of 31 days. It is commonly associated as a month of spring in the Northern Hemisphere and autumn (fall) in the Southern hemisphere. It is said that this is the month when plants really start to grow.

May does not start or end on the same day of the week as any other month.


Birth Flower and Stone

Its birth flower is the Lily of the Valley and the Crataegus monogyna.

The birthstone for May is the emerald which represents love or success.



April 27, 2016


Do you think you might have Unclaimed Funds ?


IDNYC is the newly launched New York City municipal identification program. All New York City residents 14 years and older who reside in New York City's five boroughs are eligible for the ID, regardless of immigration status.


APRIL 26 - MAY 13



April 1, 2016


Naming April - Aphrodite’s Month

April is the fourth month of the year in the Gregorian calendar and its predecessor, the Julian calendar.  Its name is derived from the latin word aperit, which means to open. It is considered that April is the month of the growing season and when trees and flowers begin to “open”. It is also believed that the month’s name is named after the Greek goddess, Aphrodite (Aphros).

April was originally the second month of the year in the Roman calendar and consisted of 30 days. It became the fourth month consisting of only 29 days when January was designated the first month of the year around 450 BCE. April became 30 days long again when Julius Caesar reformed the calendar.

Birth Flower and Stone

April’s birth flower is the daisy and sweet pea.

The birthstone for April is the diamond which symbolizes innocence.


March 25, 2016

Good Friday

New York City Public Schools will be closed.


March 24, 2016 

We received this very sad news this morning from a teacher at the O'Grady House of Irish Music. We extend our sincere condolences to Mr. O'Grady's family and the incredible artists and students that have benefited from his generosity.

"Very sad to share this with you... Martin O'Grady passed away yesterday evening.
We will have a tribute to him this evening outside the music house at 7:30pm. All students and families are welcome. We will all play a tune together in his honor. If children would like to create drawings or pictures for Martin, we will hang them on the gate. We will also leave flowers in the garden.
Please feel free to forward this email to family and friends of the house.

Hope to see you this evening."



1931 - 2016

Born on a small farm, near Ballaghadereen, County Roscommon, Ireland in May 1931 Martin  O'Grady is the oldest son of seven children.  In 1956, Martin immigrated to England as a plumber and pipefitter.  Martin obtained a Master Plumbers License in NYC and Westchester County and a plumbing business called “O’Grady Plumbing.”

In 2004, Martin purchased a building at 279 E. 236th Street, Bronx NY as an investment. Martin soon discovered a new way of life in an artist friendly neighborhood that appreciates music and art therapy. He believes that it keeps brain cells alive and activated. It is now his privilege to have partnered with parents, and children in the noble profession of art- music teachers who inspire and expose children to the arts of music, dance, acting and drama early on in life.

Martin has chosen to donate his surplus money to Irish and multicultural arts that have a national and international focus. Martin dreams big and wants to partner with a philanthropist to franchise out good quality arts education.





March 20, 2016

International Earth Day


March 17, 2016     Happy Saint Patricks Day!


Wakefield receives Comunilife new proposal

Potential HIV Housing Development


NYPD - Check out CompStat 2.0, a new interactive system that allows residents to view the location, date, and time of crimes in their neighborhood


Safety Warning: Be Aware Of Con Edison Imposters
Utility Warns Customers to Check for Identification

March 12, 2016

A U.S. Postal Service worker in Woodlawn has been sentenced to six months in jail for stealing almost $200,000 in a workers' compensation scam, according to the Bronx District Attorney's Office.

March 5, 2016

NYC DCAS Exam Schedule

The Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) is accepting applications for the following civil service exams. So don't delay, apply today!



Intern for 13 weeks from May - September 2016.  College undergrad or graduate.

Please contact Police Officer Soto (jason.soto@nypd.org), Police Officer Belle (david.belle@nypd.org) or Officer Diaz (natalia.diaz@nypd.org).

 March is Women’s History Month! Throughout the month, schools, museums, libraries, and other cultural institutions across the City and around the country will highlight and commemorate the diverse historical and societal accomplishments that women have made while recognizing and raising awareness of the barriers that have yet to fall.



SYMANTEC:  IT security threats that include malware, security risks, vulnerabilities, and spam.


Did you Know? March was named for the Roman God "Mars"


February 18, 2016



The New York State Comptroller's Office is conducting a survey on noise in New York City neighborhoods and would like you to take the survey. 

You can access the survey through your Community Board. Your Community Board will email the survey weekly so make sure that you are on your Community Board's email distribution list.   

Community Boards may also choose to post  the survey links on their websites, Facebook pages, Twitter feeds and other social media. 

Research has demonstrated that noise can adversely impact public health. For example, noise can disturb sleep and increase stress levels. 
We want to learn about your experience of noise in your community and solicit your ideas for reducing noise. 

Toward that end, we are asking all community residents take the survey by March 15, 2016. 

If you have any questions about the survey, please contact Aida Solomon or Cheryl Pahaham at 212-417-5200 orsgappdu@osc.state.ny.us. 

Thank you! 

State Government Accountability 
New York State Comptroller's Office 

Survey Links: 

English: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3KMH7XD 

Mandarin: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/B5DC5TR 




February 17, 2016



Every year on March 17, the Irish and the Irish-at-heart across the globe observe St. Patrick’s Day. What began as a religious feast day for the patron saint of Ireland has become an international festival celebrating Irish culture with parades, dancing, special foods and a whole lot of green.





Reminder: 9 days to Bingo and Brews



(excerpt from "Hitsorical Sketch of Woodlawn...")

By Raymond E. Leggiero

It all began while the Indians were still roaming freely and hunting over these lands, when the Dutch West India Trading Company decided there was money to be made in this newly-discovered land. The government of the Netherlands sponsored this company, but also had a further interest in establishing colonies. They arranged for the company to have a monopoly in this area and provided armies to enforce the company's operations, with the provision that the company shares its profits with the government. One of the company's main inducements to attract talent was the establishment of the patroon system. Under this program, members of the firm who could organize a colony of about fifty people for a four-year period would be given a large parcel of land over which he had rights of a feudal lord.


In the year 1664, a lawyer, Jonkheer Adrian Van Der Donck was the first of his profession to arrive in the New Netherland, the headquarters of the company in this area. He worked as a sheriff and attorney in their operation under Van Rensselaer, a diamond merchant, and Wilhelm Kieft, both of whom were company directors. As a result of his efforts, the company and Kieft owed him money. They arranged payment by allowing him to buy land from the Indians and establish a patroon.

(read more on the above link)

nuary 26, 2016

The New York City Fire Department is asking all New Yorkers to help by digging out the fire hydrant near them.

Remember, the life you save may be your own, a family member or a neighbor.


SNOW REMOVAL Information from the NYC Sanitation Dept




NYC Sanitation Snow Rules / Facts (click here)


Starting April 1, 2015, you can be fined $100 for placing electronics, such as computers and TVs, at the curb for disposal.


NYS Bans Electronics in Curbside Trash

January 20, 2016

Rambling House Ceili


Join us for a great event in a great neighborhood


Friday, Feb 19 at 7:30pm

at the Rambling House

4292 Katonah Avenue, Woodlawn

Music by NY Ceili Band

$20 per person

All skill levels and ages welcome!


Door proceeds are being directed to the immigration center.


January 18, 2016

Martin Luther King Day of Observance

The national Martin Luther King Day of Servicewas started by former Pennsylvania U.S. Senator Harris Wofford and Atlanta Congressman John Lewis, who co-authored the King Holiday and Service Act.

Although the federal holiday honoring King was signed into law in 1983 and took effect three years later, not every U.S. state chose to observe the holiday at the state level until 1991, when the New Hampshire legislature created "Civil Rights Day" and abolished "Fast Day." In 2000, Utah became the last state to have a holiday named after Dr. King when "Human Rights Day" was officially changed to "Martin Luther King Jr. Day." 



January 11, 2016

2 Alarm Fire reported at 335 East 236th Street on 1st and 2nd floors around 5PM.


January 4, 2016

Behind the Lens: 2015 Year in Photographs

The White House

By Pete Souza, Chief Official White House Photographer

January 1,2016

Happy New Year All!


2015 Year in Review: 47th Precinct Community Council and 47th Precinct, including links to TV News Coverage (videos).

December 25, 2015

Seasons Greetings!  Merry Christmas!


Click here: Nothing But Net: St. Barnabas Alumnus Makes History On And Off The Court | Yonkers Daily Voice

December 15, 2015

Photos from the Woodlawn Taxpayers Christmas Party on December 14, 2015 - Click Here


December 14, 2015

Sign up for your NYC ID card! 


December 10, 2015

Kindergarten Applications Kick Off a Month Earlier Than Usual

December 2, 2015

Senior Correspondent Gabe Pressman continues his stories about communities that make up this great city. He and photographer Keith Feldman explore Woodlawn, a little bit of Ireland in the Bronx.


Noember 24, 2015


Montefiore Hospital - Free Dental Treatment

Dec 7 to Dec 11th


FREE- Simple Extractions, Filling, Dental Cleaning


All Procedures performed under sedation (Free).

Someone must take you home.

You must have an escort over the age of 18, here with you at time of your scheduled appointment.

There is no eating or drinking 8 hours before your scheudled appointment.


New Patients Call 888-700-6623; Previous Patients call 718-920-2043

Located at 3332 Rochambeau Avenue, Bronx NY 10467 (2nd Floor)

Between 210th, Bainbridge and Gun Hill Road


Today, President Obama awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor, to Yogi Berra.

Watch what the President had to say about Lawrence "Yogi" Berra during his remarks.

November 23, 2015

Bronx Community Leaders Slam de Blasio's Affordable Housing Zoning Plan


Public School 19 Judith Weiss Elementary School

2015 Seventh Grade Test Rankings

November 18, 2015





Woodlawn Heights Taxpayers Association invites you to Bingo & Brews

on Friday, November 20, 2015 at 8:00 PM


at the Rambling House, 4292 Katonah Ave, Bronx, NY 10470

November 17, 2015

From: "Greene, Ursula (CB)" <UGreene@cb.nyc.gov>
Date: November 17, 2015 at 5:15:34 PM EST
To: undisclosed-recipients:;
Subject: Postponment of Board Meeting (CB12)

Due to the recent receipt of the rezoning plan for Woodlawn and the need to take care of certain issues which can not be addressed in a timely fashion for this weeks meeting it has been determined to postpone this weeks meeting on November 19 until Thursday, December 3rd at 7:30 P.M.  A complete schedule of all upcoming meeting will be forwarded on Friday morning.


Thank you



November 17, 2015

Emerald Isle Immigration Center 2015

Senior Christmas Luncheon

Monday, December 14, 2015 at 12:00PM

at the Rambling House


Tickets are $10


Please stop in at the Bronx office located at 4275 katonah Avenue or call Lisa at (718) 324-3039 ext 102 to purchase tickets.


Nollaig Shona


November 12, 2015

As we celebrate Veterans Day, we honor not only the extraordinary sacrifices they’ve made on our behalf, and their service here and abroad, but also the contributions they make to our communities once they return to private life.

November 4, 2015

The Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Montefiore and the New York Parks Department Invites you to participate in our FREE event:


Bring your family and friends for a 1 hour walk in the park with the Docs at Montefiore!

Why?  Walking for as little as 30 minutes a day can have the following health benefits:

  • Reduce the risk of coronary heart disease
  • Improve blood pressure and blood sugar levels
  • Maintain body weight and lower the risk of obesity
  • Enhance mental well-being
  • Reduce the risk of osteoporosis
  • And Much More!
  • When: November 21,  2015 at 1:00 pm
  • Where: The Williamsbridge Oval  3225 Reservoir Oval E, Bronx, NY              Meet at the Recreation Center

Contact: (718) 543-867:  Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center



November 2, 2015


ELECTION DAY IS TUESDAY:  Exercise your right to VOTE!

New York Mets

90-72, 1st in NL East · NL East Standings · MLB schedule
  • Game center
  • Scores and schedule
Kansas City


Nov 01, Final
7 - 2
New York


World Series · Royals lead 4-1 · Citi Field
Royals 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 5 7 10 1
Mets 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 2




October 28, 2015

Happy Birthday Tristan Wong!


New York Mets
World Series, Game 2 - Royals lead series 2-0
Wednesday, October 28, 8:07 PM
Ewing M. Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri
New York
1 - 7
Kansas City
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9   R H E
Mets 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0   1 2 1
Royals 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 3 x   7 10 0

For more information please contact Office of Council Member Andrew Cohen at (718) 549-7300 or District11@council.nyc.gov


October 27, 2015


World Series, Game 1 - Royals lead series 1-0
Tuesday, October 27, 8:07 PM
Ewing M. Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri
New York
4 - 5
Kansas City
  6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14   R H E
Mets 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0   4 11 1
Royals 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1   5 11 1

Montefiore Provides Gift of Sound

Montefiore patients who lack the financial resources to obtain hearing aids on their own received the “Gift of Sound” at the annual Hearing Aid Mission at Medical Arts Pavilion at the Moses Campus on Saturday, September 26. The event is part of the Help America Hear Program, held in partnership with the Foundation for Sight & Sound (FSS), McGuire’s Hearing Aids and Audiology Services, The Rotary Club of the Bronx, hearing aid manufacturer ReSound and Assemblyman Mark Gjonaj, 80th Assembly District, Bronx, New York. Mitchel Shapiro, founder of the FSS, has Ushers syndrome—a degenerative eye disease with profound hearing loss—and has always felt fortunate to have the resources that enable him to lead life to the fullest. His desire to give back to the community and to help the hearing-impaired lead lives of inclusion prompted him to start the Help America Hear Program and missions. Individuals who attended received not only the hearing aids themselves, but also the costly batteries they require, as well as instructions on how to use them properly and specialty telephones designed for the hearing impaired. Thanks to the hardware provided by Montefiore and FSS, several elderly individuals who were fitted with the hearing aids during the event were able to hear the voices of their loved ones for the first time in decades. Since the Help America Hear program’s inception, more than 1,000 individuals received the “Gift of Sound.”

Moses Campus is located at 210th and Rochambeau Avenue- Gunhill and Bainbridge Avenues.

October 24, 2015




Community Board 12- Thursday October 22 meeting; 7:30PM

4101 White Plains Road, Bronx, NY

- Vote on NYC Dept of City Planning Proposed Amendments ZQA 160049ZRY and MIH 16051ZRY

 There is discussion on a plan to add 200,000 affordable housing units over the next ten years, The plan may not affect Woodlawn due to current zoning laws, it will not affect 2&3 family homes and only for new rezoning applications, Senior housing can be built here with appropriate parking and does not fall under new plan due to lack of transportation (train) 1/2 mile away,   But, there are still many questions to be answered and the CB is right on top of it. WHTCA


October 20, 2015

New York Mets
Game 3 - Mets lead NLCS 3-0
Tuesday, October 20, 8:07 PM
Wrigley Field, Chicago, Illinois
New York
5 - 2
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9   R H E
Mets 1 0 1 0 0 1 2 0 0   5 11 0
Cubs 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0   2 5 1
Scores & Schedule
Tue, Sep 29
L 3 - 4
Wed, Sep 30
L 5 - 7
Thu, Oct 1
L 0 - 3
Fri, Oct 2
Sat, Oct 3
L 3 - 1
Sat, Oct 3
L 2 - 0
Sun, Oct 4
W 0 - 1
Game 1 - Fri, Oct 9
W 3 - 1
Game 2 - Sat, Oct 10
L 2 - 5
Game 3 - Mon, Oct 12
W 7 - 13
Game 4 - Tue, Oct 13
L 3 - 1
Game 5 - Thu, Oct 15
W 3 - 2
Game 1 - Sat, Oct 17
W 2 - 4
Game 2 - Sun, Oct 18
W 1 - 4
Game 3 - Tue, Oct 20
W 5 - 2
Game 4 - Wed, Oct 21 @ Cubs   8:07 PM

UPDATE: Clean up at Van Cortlandt Park....17th October 2015

Saturday was a great success.  Thank you for getting the daffodil bulbs, and thank you to everyone who came out and encouraged others to do so.  Friends of Van Cortlandt Park purchased the fence which NYC Parks will install halfway up the hillside to hopefully stop people from walking up and trampling the new plants.

I can't wait to see how beautiful the hillside looks in the spring.
We have a few dates coming up with Women Of Woodlawn and

Public School 19 as more bulbs will be planted, and additional cleanup will take place around the playground.

Next year, FVCP will host events in the spring and the fall- clean up and planting of some more plants to beautify the park.

Thanks again,
Friends of Van Cortlandt Park

Saturday was quite successful having planted over 400 daffodil bulbs, trees and the painting of the handrail at the steps going up to Healy Field.  There are at least 500 more bulbs to plant so hopefully at our next clean up. 

Once again thank you and to all that came and made it happen.


Kathleeen Corrigan

Woodlawn Heights Taxpayers & Community Association

October 19, 2015








October 18, 2015

Update on the proposed Hour Children purchase of Saint Barnabas Convent

October 15, 2015

The local Woodlawn library support group will hold their book and craft sale on Saturday, October 17th from 10-3.

At the WHTCA monthly meeting on  October 14th, flocks of Woodlawn residents appeared to voice their opinions regarding the sale of the St. Barnabas Convent property.  Although most were concerned about the potential use by three buyers, it was clear that the local residents were not happy.  

Montefiore Hospital November is National Diabetes Awareness Month

 Wendell P. AlexisManager  

 Office of Community Relations

  Montefiore Medical Center


The University Hospital for Albert Einstein College of Medicine

 3400 Reservoir Oval East, Bronx, NY 10467

 718-324-4468 Office

 718-324-2917 Fax




Riverdale Re-Zoning opposed by many residents

October 13, 2015


Volunteer Event this Saturday in Woodlawn (VCPE Park)

Hope your week is off to a great start. This Saturday's volunteer event involves beautification: lots and lots of bulbs to be planted and some shrubs and paint for the railings of the staircase on the hillside.

We need lots of people to attend on Saturday to get this work done. Please help the Woodlawn Taxpayers and Women of Woodlawn to make this happen-  if you cannot make it yourself, please promote it over the next few days.

We will be working this Saturday on the hillside at Healy Field from 10am to 1pm.

Thank you for all that you do!!





Homeless Shelters, legally here to stay...

 As a Legal Aid lawyer, Steven Banks brought the suit that forces New York to house all families seeking shelter. Now he’s head of the city’s Human Resources Administration.


October 8, 2015


In Honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month ,2015 The Office of the Bronx District Attorney in collaboration with Community Board 12, NYPD and the Family Justice Center is offering a FREE informative workshop on: Domestic Violence arflrns ulltT, ctr&G *irr*r*r **:S{** Date: Tuesday, October 13,,2015 Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Location: Community Board 12, Carriage flouse 4l0l White Plains Road Bronx, New York 10466 To RSVP contact Raeshawn Horry, Program Coordinator at (718) 838-7461 or 590-2272 or email: horryr@bronxda.nyc.gov


October 5, 2015

Senator Klein on Legionnaire's Disease:

The Department of Health identified a Legionnaires’ disease cluster in Morris Park. While there is no need to panic and Legionnaires’ is not spread from person to person, Assemblyman Mark Gjonaj and I partnered with ProHealth Urgent Health Care, 1049 Morris Park Avenue, to ensure that seniors and uninsured residents in zip codes 10461 and 10462 who have flu-like symptoms can get screened and treated for Legionnaires’ disease free of charge. ProHealth will offer free Legionnaires’ evaluations from October 2 through October 11. All co-pays will be waived. Please, do not wait to get care if you have symptoms. Legionnaires’ is completely treatable with antibiotics.


September 30, 2015






SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM


SUNDAY, OCTOBER 4, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 10, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 10, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 10, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM


SUNDAY, OCTOBER 11, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Fall Tree Giveaways are here! Check our calendar to attend a giveaway near you.

Registration links will be posted to each event’s calendar page approximately two weeks prior to the event. If registration is full, a limited quantity of trees is available on a first-come, first-served basis at the event. 

As part of the MillionTreesNYC initiative, New York Restoration Project (NYRP) partners with community organizations throughout the five boroughs to give away hundreds of free trees to New Yorkers nearly every weekend of the spring and fall seasons. With the help of more than 100 community organizations NYRP has given away tens of thousands of trees to be planted in New York City!

To pick up a free tree, you must agree to:

  • plant in one of the five boroughs;
  • keep trees properly watered and maintained;
  • and plant your tree in the ground of your yard and NOT along streets, in city parks, in containers, terraces, balconies or on roofs.

Learn how you can: host a giveaway or pick up 10 or more trees

Questions about picking up your free tree? Find the answer on our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) guide. 

Download our Tree Planting and Care Guide, or the Cornell Fruit Tree Care Guide. Watch this video on how to plant and care for your tree:

- See more at: https://www.nyrp.org/green-spaces/tree-giveaway/#sthash.4Dljtv29.dpuf


September 29, 2015

Take A STAND To Prevent FALLS September 23-24, 2015 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Jacobi Atrium (Building 8)

Sponsored by: JMC Level 1 Trauma Center Injury Prevention Program and the Outpatient Falls Prevention Workgroup Information provided by: l Access-A-Ride l Center for Disease Control l Cohen’s Optical l National Institute on Aging l NYC DOT Vision Zero l NYS Department of Health l JMC Ambulatory Care l JMC Occupational Therapy l JMC Pharmacy l JMC NICHE (Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystems Elders)


NCBH’s 21st Annual Breast Health Day NORTH CENTRAL BRONX HOSPITAL 3424 Kossuth Avenue s Bronx, NY??ˆ10467 HHC - NYC Health &??ˆHospitals Corporation (nyc.gov/hhc) Please join us at NCBH’s 21st Annual Breast Health Day Saturday, October 3, 2015 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Radiology Department, 2nd Floor



HEALTH DEPARTMENT TO SPRAY PESTICIDE TO REDUCE THE NUMBER OF MOSQUITOES AND THE RISK OF WEST NILE VIRUS IN SELECTED PARTS OF THE BRONX September 14, 2015 – To reduce mosquito activity and the risk of West Nile virus, the Health Department will spray pesticide from trucks in parts of the Bronx on Wednesday, September 16, 2015 between the hours of 8:30 p.m. and 6 a.m. the following morning, weather permitting. In case of bad weather, application will be delayed until Thursday, September 17, 2015 during the same hours. The neighborhoods listed below are being treated due to rising West Nile virus activity and have high mosquito populations. Locations of Application For these sprayings, the Health Department will use a very low concentration of Anvil® 10+10, a synthetic pesticide. When properly used, this product poses no significant risks to human health. The Health Department recommends that people take the following precautions to minimize direct exposure: ?‚· Whenever possible, stay indoors during spraying. People with asthma or other respiratory conditions are encouraged to stay inside during spraying since direct exposure could worsen these conditions. ?‚· Air conditioners may remain on, however, if you wish to reduce the possibility of indoor exposure to pesticides, set the air conditioner vent to the closed position, or choose the re-circulate function. ?‚· Remove children’s toys, outdoor equipment, and clothes from outdoor areas during spraying. If outdoor equipment and toys are exposed to pesticides, wash them with soap and water before using again. ?‚· Wash skin and clothing exposed to pesticides with soap and water. Always wash your produce thoroughly with water before cooking or eating. Reducing Exposure to Mosquitoes ?‚· Consider limiting time outdoors between dusk and dawn in areas with significant mosquito infestations. Neighborhoods Boundaries Zip Codes Parts of Baychester, Co-Op City , Country Club, Eastchester, Eastchester Bay, Edenwald, Middleton, Pelham Bay, Pelham Gardens, Schuylerville, Spencer Estates, Throgs Neck , and Westchester Square Bordered by Boston Road to the North; Eastchester Road, Blondell Avenue, and Westchester Creek to the West; The East River to the South; Hollywood Ave, Throgs Neck EXPWY, Lafayette Ave, Eastchester Bay, and the Hutchinson River to the East Parts of 10461, 10465, 10469, 10475


September 28, 2015


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 21, 2015

CONTACTpressoffice@cityhall.nyc.gov, (212) 788-2958


                                   Attention Job Seekers!

NYS Senator Jeff Klein & The Bronx Chamber of Commerce Thursday, September 24th, 6PM-7:30PM Bronx House, 990 Pelham Parkway South, Bronx, NY 10461

Presentations on Childcare and Customer Service Certifications Wednesday, September 30th, 5PM-6:30PM Soundview Library, 660 Soundview Ave., Bronx, NY 10473

Presentations on Customer Service, IT Technician, and Microsoft Office Certifications Thursday, October 15th, 6PM- 7:30PM Riverdale Neighborhood House, 5521 Mosholu Ave., Bronx, NY 10471

Presentations on Real Estate and Public Speaking Certifications Thursday, October 22nd, 6:30PM- 8:00PM Hunts Point Recreation Center, 765 Mainda St., Bronx, NY 10474

Presentations on Personal Training and Security Certifications *Registration will begin a half an hour prior to each workshop




September 28, 2015

Participatory Meeting




Dear Neighbor,

Great news! We are very proud to announce that we are the recipients of the Harvard University Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation?’s 2015 Innovation in American Government Award for our Participatory Budgeting (PB) in New York City!

PB is a grassroots process through which community residents vote to directly allocate at least $1 million in capital funding per district toward proposals developed by the community to meet local needs.  Through a series of public meetings, residents work with elected officials throughout the year to identify neighborhood concerns and craft proposals to address them.  Residents then decide which proposals to fund through a public vote.

During the 2014-2015 PB cycle, over 51,000 New Yorkers voted to allocate $32 million dollars for locally-developed capital projects across the city.

We look forward to building on that resounding success during the 2015-2016 PB cycle, which we officially launched this week!

New York City?’s PB process has become a model for empowered, community-based decision making across the country and around the world, and we are very excited (and proud!) to be doing our part to help further strengthen and expand this process.

Below is a list of the 27 districts participating in the 2015-2016 cycle, as well as a timeline for this year?’s cycle.

To learn more about how you can get involved in this exciting process, visit the Council?’s PB webpage at council.nyc.gov/pb and/or interact with the PB campaign at:

Twitter: @PB_NYC 
Facebook: PBNewYorkCity 

Thank you!



September 12, 2015



5th Annual McLean Avenue Festival


September 10, 2015

Small But Mighty: Woodlawn Heights Celebrates 60



Verizon FiOS in the Bronx A Public Forum 


Verizon FiOS in the Bronx A Public Forum to Discuss the FiOS Rollout Sponsored by the #Waiting4FiOS Coalition In 2008, Verizon promised the people of New York City that it would wire all five boroughs with high speed fiber optic cable. Now, 7 years later, too many New Yorkers are still... Share Your Story: Help us hold Verizon accountable! Co-Sponsored by: Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., Senator Gustavo Rivers, Assemblymember Michael Blake, Assemblymember Luis Sepulveda, NYC Councilmember Annabel Palma, NYC Councilmember James Vacca 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM, Monday, September 21 RSVP: www.waiting4fios.nyc Hostos Community College 120 East 149th Street (at Walton Avenue)


September 10, 2015


Woodlawn Conservancy serving Woodlawn



September 2, 2015

“Carmen Rosa Way”
Street Sign Unveiling Ceremony
                                                                          ... woman who fought for her community will be honored with a street sign
Saturday, September 12, 2015
11:00 a.m.
East 229th Street & White Plains Road
 On August 10, 2015 Mayor Bill deBlasio signed legislation co-naming 51 Thoroughfares and Public Spaces. One of the locations is East 229th Street between Lowerre Place & White Plains Road (outside Community Board 12). It is being co-named "Carmen Rosa Way" to honor the late Community Board 12 District Manager.

Carmen Rosa was a longtime district manager of Community Board 12 in the Bronx.  She worked for the Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation, and for more than 20 years she was an adjunct professor at Monroe College.





August 26, 2015

10 Community Districts Carry Bulk of City's Homeless Shelters



August 23, 2015

Health Department Announces Source of Legionnaires' Disease Outbreak in South Bronx, Declares Outbreak Over




August 20, 2015

Senator Jeff Klein's Summertime Symphonies:

JAMESON's REVENGE at P.S. 19 Katonah Avenue, Woodlawn Bronx

Saturday August 22nd 7:30PM



August 15, 2015



NYC Update on Legionaires Disease



August 11, 2015


Free Diabetes Workshops

Introduction to Managing Diabetes


Family members, caregivers and walk-ins are welcome.

No registration required.


Montefiore Medical Group – Bronx East

2300 Westchester Avenue, Bronx, New York 10462

Wednesday, September 9, 2015, 4:00 – 6:00 pm

Thursday, October 29, 2015, 10:00 am – Noon

Tuesday, November 10, 2015, Noon – 2:00 pm


Montefiore Medical Group – Grand Concourse

2532 Grand Concourse, Bronx, New York 10458

Thursday, September 10, 2015, 10:00 am – Noon

Thursday, October 8, 2015, 10:00 am – Noon

Thursday, November 12, 2015, 4:00 – 6:00 pm


Yonkers Public Library

1500 Central Park Avenue, Yonkers, NY 10710

Friday, September 25, 2015, 1:00 – 3:00 pm


Montefiore Medical Group – Cross County

1010 Central Park Avenue, Yonkers, NY 10704

Friday, October 9, 2015, 2:00 – 4:00 pm


Co-op City Community Center

177 Dreiser Loop, 2nd Floor, Room 8, Bronx, New York 10475

Monday, September 21, 2015, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

 Thursday, October 15, 2015, 4:00 – 6:00 pm

 Monday, November 16, 2015, 10:00 am – Noon


August 8, 2015

Photos from the 32nd Annual National Night Out Against Crime on August 4, 2015 co-sponsored by the 47th Precinct and the 47th Precinct Community Council are available at the following websites:

47th Precinct Community Council:
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Ninth Annual Woodlawn Run for a Cause
The Woodlawn Run for a Cause has been a growing community-building event and fundraiser over the past eight years, and we would love your support of this year’s event. Over the race’s history, we’ve had more than 1,750 finishers and raised more than $80,000 for the following charities: Kalie Gill Family Fund, National Brain Tumor Society, Mercy Center, Peace Outside Campus, Bronx Community Health Network, Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Calvary Hospital, Part of the Solution, Compassionate Care Hospice, Montefiore Children’s Hospital and Families of Freedom Scholarship Fund, thanks to the kindness of our community. We look to continue that momentum for the Eighth Annual Woodlawn Run for a Cause scheduled for Saturday, September 20, 2014. It would be great if you would be able to act as a sponsor of the race. While a donation would go a long way to help cover event costs (t-shirts, water, trophies), the bulk of the proceeds will go to charity. This year, the race proceeds will go to the Kalie Gill Family Foundation and the National Brain Tumor Society. A donation will go a long way to supporting this great cause. If you can donate $100 or more, we will highlight your company or family on the race T-shirt, include your name on our website and will be very, very grateful for your support!

. : : Make a Contribution : : .

  Total Donations: $5,770 

Goal: $10,000




August 7, 2015

Annual Street Festival.....The McLean Avenue Merchants Festival

Saturday September 19th 2015.  Food court, games, rides, sports events, entertainment and much more.


St.Barnabas annual festival and flea market are in conjuction with the McLean Avenue Merchants Festival.


For further information call J Neilis at 718 324 6690 

GRAND PRIZE...........$5000.00......get your raffle tickets!



NYC's PRE-K FOR ALL program at ST.BARNABAS FREE kindergarten Program. Registration available now..Available for all four year olds residing in NYC..Must be four years old by December 31st.....Indoor and outdoor (onsite) play space. Extended day offered at Before School and After School Programs...


For  more information, call the school office at 718 324 1088



July 22, 2015

http://sites.google.com/site/woodlawnrunforacause/homeNinth Annual Woodlawn Run for a CauseThe Woodlawn Run for a Cause has been a growing community-building event and fundraiser over the past eight years, and we would love your support of this year’s event. Over the race’s history, we’ve had more than 1,750 finishers and raised more than $80,000 for the following charities: Kalie Gill Family Fund, National Brain Tumor Society, Mercy Center, Peace Outside Campus, Bronx Community Health Network, Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Calvary Hospital, Part of the Solution, Compassionate Care Hospice, Montefiore Children’s Hospital and Families of Freedom Scholarship Fund, thanks to the kindness of our community. We look to continue that momentum for the Eighth Annual Woodlawn Run for a Cause scheduled for Saturday, September 20, 2014. It would be great if you would be able to act as a sponsor of the race. While a donation would go a long way to help cover event costs (t-shirts, water, trophies), the bulk of the proceeds will go to charity. This year, the race proceeds will go to the Kalie Gill Family Foundation and the National Brain Tumor Society. A donation will go a long way to supporting this great cause. If you can donate $100 or more, we will highlight your company or family on the race T-shirt, include your name on our website and will be very, very grateful for your support!

. : : Make a Contribution : : .

  Total Donations: $5,545 

Goal: $10,000


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July 10, 2015

IMPORTANT NEWS....the planned meeting for July 15th at the Woodlawn Heights Library has been postponed. Further details will follow.


July 10, 2015


On July 10, 2015 the 47th Precinct Community Council held a Meet & Greet for the 18 new officers assigned to the 47th Precinct and 26 additional officers assigned to the Precinct for the summer months (total 44 officers).
Juli Silveri represented our Association.  
It was held at Cardinal Spellman High School from 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.  During the evening, community members addressed the officers and at the request of Inspector Stephenson, each officer introduced themselves and briefly mentioned their background, why they joined or their experiences with the NYPD.
Here’s the link to the photos:


July 7, 2015

New York City Takes Steps to Increase the Safety of Employees at Homeless Shelters



July 5, 2015



47th Pct Crime States June 2015


47th Precinct Website 




July 4, 2015

                                 HappyBirthday America!!!!


July 1, 2015





will be held on July 15th - 6:30 to 8:30PM


Please bring a friend and attend this important meeting




July 1, 2015                    ~NOTICE~


Art in the Park Adventure
Mondays & Thursdays from 1 to 3pm, July 13th to Aug 6th

Open to students 7-12 years old. Fee, includes all supplies, for all eight classes is $100. The class teacher is a NYC art teacher who will combine discussion of the ecology of Van Cortlandt Park with the student art projects. Many different types of materials will be introduced such as 3-D, found sculpture, Linoleum Projects, Papermaking, Cyanotype printing, etc. Classes will be held in Woodlawn Playground- on VCP East, south of Kepler Ave. For more information and to register by mail please Art in the Park Application 2015.  You can also register and securely pay the registration online here. 


July 1, 2015



From: HYATT ASSOCIATION <hyattcommunity@optonline.net>
Date: June 30, 2015 at 9:56:17 PM EDT
To: hyattcommunity@optonline.net
Subject: Neighborhood 4th of July Celebration


Dear Friends,


There is a great neighborhood 4th of July Celebration planned for our own Conor Park on Saturday, July 4th at Noon.


Conor Park is the site of our 9-11 Monument at McLean Avenue and Central Avenue.


This Ceremony, sponsored by Boy Scout Troop 47 will honor the 50 States.  There will be food (free Hot Dogs and Red, White and Blue pies ) served after the ceremony.


So please attend, it will be a great neighborhood event!



Larry Wilson






June 29, 2015                        ~NOTICE~

National Night Out Against Crime - August 4th 4m



June 26, 2015


We've reached a broad, comprehensive agreement here in Albany (Governor Cuomo).



26, 2015

                                                          REMINDER NOTICE

ARTS in the PARK

Meets at Woodlawn Playground located at Van Cortlandt Park East & Kepler Ave.


Supplies available for the first 15 participants.


Hike & Paint For Adults

10 am - 11:30 am July 21, 28, Aug 4, 11 With Artist Gerry McCleave FREE! Art Adventures


For ages 7-10 years old Must attend all sessions Select Mondays & Thursdays 1 pm – 3 pm July 13, 16, 20, 23

With Artist Valerie Skakun


For fees & registration go to: vancortlandt.org


Painting Pleasures For Children of Any Age

2 pm - 3:30 pm July 21, 28, Aug 4, 11 With Artist Matthew Burcaw FREE!



June 20, 2015





will be held on July 15th - 6:30 to 8:30PM



Please bring a friend and attend this important meeting



June 20, 2015



Thursday, June 25th, 2015


7:30 P.M.  Saint Barnabas High School Cafeteria


Summer is here. Take advantage of the fun events (many free) in our Parks and our neighborhood.


Commissioner Kathleen O’ConnorWestchester Parks, Recreation and Conservation will be with us to tell us about free movies in the parks, and many events at Playland and more.


Deputy Commissioner Steve SansoneYonkers Parks and Recreation will be with us to tell us about the many events and programs planned in the Yonkers Parks.


Yonkers City Councilman Dennis Shepherd


Westchester County Legislator Bernice Spreckman 


The Second Precinct Police Captain,Brian Behan


Please attend, and bring a friend



June 17,2015

Arts in the Park for Adults ~click here~

Hike & Paint For Adults 10 am - 11:30 am July 21, 28, Aug 4, 11 With Artist Gerry McCleave FREE!


June 10, 2015








There will be a Memorial Service for the family of Kalie Gill on Wednesday, June 17th at 5:00 PM at Coyne Park.  Kalie was the young St. Barnabas High School student who passed away in a tragic accident in October of 2013.  There will be a monument unveiling for her as well.  Please feel free to forward the information accordingly.  All are welcome to attend.

June 10, 2015


Reminder: 47th Police Pct Community Council Meeting.  Nativity Elementary School Dyer Avenue


June 6, 2015


2nd Annual Spring Festival on Katonah Avenue

Sponsored by the Taxpayers & Community Association, we are organizing face painting, rides, raffle prizes, live music and dancing entertainment. Patrizias; is sponsoring a pasta eating competition.


June 5, 2015


June 5, 2015

~Woodlawn incident~

There was an attempted burglary at about 4:30am this morning on 237th St. between Martha and Vireo. It was noticed immediately and 911 was called, which stopped them from breaking into any houses. The Police showed up immediately, but the two suspects ran away. The police canvassed the Woodlawn / Wakefield area for about 30 minutes.

Police were noticed driving in Woodlawn, which is a comforting. Just a reminder to keep everything locked and to call 911 if you see anything out of the ordinary!

June 4, 2015

Arts in the Park Adventure Summer Art Classes July 13th - August 6th, 2015 in Van Cortlandt Park

Click here for: Registration application 



May 30, 2015


89th Annual Memorial Day Ceremony

Rita Ley Triangle and Van Cortlandt Park East



May 9, 2015

Coverage of NYC Participatory Budgeting - Council Member Andrew Cohen (District 11) - Results


Here is the link to  an article appearing in the Riverdale Press:






May 18, 2015


Endometriosis and Uterine Cancer


at the Wakefield Community Advisory Board Symposium




May 19th                                                         2:00 pm - 4:00 pm &

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Montefiore Wakefield Campus                 George Link Education Center

Room A                                                                 


May 12, 2015


Bronxites Petitioning to Move Homeless Shelter Out of Former YMCA



May 8, 2015

The Land Use Committee Meeting


The Land Use Committee Meeting will be held on Thursday, May 14, 2015 at 7P.M., at Town Hall—4101 White Plains Road, The Bronx, 10466.

April 30, 2015

Press Release from Assemblyman Dinowitz's office regarding the Project Renewal Homeless Shelter incident and the tragic loss of Ana Charle


Summary of April 30, 2015 Rally & Press Conference :

This afternoon in front of the Project Renewal Homeless Shelter at located 4380 Bronx Blvd, our elected officials and members of the community meet to express their concern for the tragic loss of Ana Charle who was murdered on Monday (A suspect, who had been a resident of this facility, has been arrested and is in jail) and to express their outrage at the NYC Dept of Homeless Services (DHS) over their mismanagement of thisfacility which opened in January 2014. They called for this facility to be shut down. Our elected officials – Assemblyman Jeff Dinowitz, Senators Jeff Klein and George Lattimer, NYC Councilmen Andy Cohen and Andy King and CB 12 Chair Rev. Richard Gorman spoke out about how the NYC DHS needs to be held responsible for the safety of their staff and of the Wakefield, Woodlawn and Yonkers communities. Assemblyman Dinowitz called for the firing of top DHS officials for failure to provide security and for being oblivious to the safety needs of the surrounding communities. Senator Klein has introduced legislation to have community input and public hearings before a homeless shelter opens and it should pass next week. Councilmen Cohen and King will coninue to work with DHS for increased security and the closure of this facility. Councilman Cohen spoke of the alm st 1,000 calls to 911 from inside the facility and how that drains our 47th Precinct resources and puts us all at risk. Rev. Gorman reviewed how unresponsive DHS is to our community’s concerns, how the community was never given a chance to be heard and how we need to continue to stand up for ourselves. In addition to representatives of our Woodlawn Taxpayers Association, there were reps from the EIIC, 47th Pct. Council, Wakefield Civic Association, MAMA, Hyatt Taxpayers, Community Board 12 along with others in attendance. Hopefully out of this tragedy, some good will come.

Press Release from Assemblyman Jeff Dinowitz: 



Photos from Today's Press Conference courtesy of the Wakefield Taxpayers:


April 30, 2015



CARVEL Free cone day



April 30, 2015


Dear Friends and WHCTA Members,


As I am sure you have probably all heard, Ana Isabel Charle, the manager at the Project Renewal homeless facility on Bronx Blvd., was killed on Monday in the Wakefield section of the Bronx by a former resident of the shelter. 


Today at 2:30 p.m., a number of elected officials, including Council Member Andy Cohen, will hold a press conference in front of Project Renewal, which is located at 4380 Bronx Blvd.

During the first three months of this year, 911 dispatchers have received approximately 175 calls from the employees at Project Renewal.


Council Member Cohen has been in touch with both the 47th Precinct and the NYC Department of Homeless Services to try to improve the situation and hopefully have a permanent peace officer assigned to the building.


To make matters worse, the DOE Fund has recently received permits from the NYC Building Department to begin renovations of the Mueller Center. This project will eventually house an additional 200 homeless men.


Please come out tomorrow to show that you are against these facilities being clustered (over saturation) in one area!



Kenneth A. Nugent    





April 23, 2015




John McGrath, Woodlawn resident and assistant treasurer of the WHCTA, was recently presented with a community service award in recognition of his outstanding service in fostering police/community relations in 2014. The presentation was made at the 47th Precinct Council's Fellowship Breakfast, which was held on Wednesday, April 22nd at The Eastwood Manor.


Congratulations John!!  Well done.


April 17, 2015





Friday, April 24th, 7:00PM

St. Barnabas High School Cafeteria

420 E. 241st Street, Bronx, NY 10470



4318 Katonah Avenue Committee Chairwoman: Nimia Rose

Bronx, NY 10470 Phone: 718-324-1924

Website: www.ps019pta.com

Email: info@ps019pta.com



The 12th Annual PS 19 PTA “Penny Social” is a Category III “games of chance” raffle.

No license required. Winners need not be present to collect their prize.

The PS 19 PTA is a federally recognized 501(c)(3) organization. All donations are tax deductible.

100% of the funds directly benefit students attending P.S. 19 Judith K. Weiss.


April 17, 2015


Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. presents:

Bronx Week 2015

Thursday, May 7 -- Sunday, May 17

Dear Friends:

It gives me great pleasure to invite you to participate in our annual Bronx Week festivities as we celebrate all the good things about the Bronx.

During Bronx Week, Thursday, May 7, to Sunday, May 17, 2015, there will be many planned special events to celebrate our borough. Residents of The Bronx and visitors from the tri-state region will come together to celebrate the people, places, history and businesses of The Bronx. Outdoor performances, trolley tours, health fairs, a salute to veterans and business workshops are just some of the events in store across the borough during Bronx Week 2015.

The grand finale is on Sunday, May 17, when famous sons and daughters of the borough will return home for induction to the Bronx Walk of Fame on the Grand Concourse, followed by our annual Parade, Food & Art Festival and Concert on Mosholu Parkway.

Bronx Week is the ideal time to remind all New Yorkers that The Bronx is a great place to live, work and play. Complete the attached applications today, and be part of our annual celebration of pride.

Enclosed are:

?‚· Bronx Week Parade Application for those interested in marching in the Bronx Day Parade on Sunday, May 17, on Mosholu Parkway.


I hope you will join us in celebrating The Bronx.


Ruben Diaz Jr.

Bronx Borough President




April 8, 2015


 Raymond Francis Crapo Jr.



Beloved husband of Mary.  Loving father of Carolyn, Donald, and Raymond (Jennifer). Cherished grandfather of Jake and Joshua.  He was a teacher and Assistant Principal at Evander Childs High School, an enthusiastic volunteer at the Trolley Museum, a trainer at the NYS Office of Court Administration, a former President at the Bronx County Historical Society for 11 years, a member of the American Society of Training and Development, and a great friend of the Woodlawn Heights Taxpayers and Community Association and Woodlawn resident.


 Viewing: April 8/9 from 2-4, 7-9 Hodder Funeral Home


 April 8, 2015


AISLING IRISH COMMUNITY CENTER presents the 3rd Annual PAULINE BOYLAN-COLL MEMORIAL 5K WALK/RUN on Sunday April 12th, 2015 @ 9:30am


This annual Memorial walk/run is a fitting tribute to Pauline and is a great opportunity for her friends and the community to honor her happy spirit and bravery, to recall her laughter and friendly personality.  Pauline was taken from this world too soon, but left an unforgettable legacy.

Call the center at 914-237-5121 or stop by to get your sponsorship card.



April 1, 2015  April Fools!!!!


The Partnership for Parks Conference registration is now open. 


The Partnerships for Parks Conference provides community groups, park supporters and open-space advocates an opportunity to unite and learn how local park stewards  strengthen neighborhoods and improve the quality of life in New York City.  We invite all park enthusiasts to learn from Partnerships for Parks 20 years of shared experience, best practices and sustaining partners.

March 26, 2015



                                   ~~~SAD NEWS~~~

CB 12 District Manager Carmen Rosa passed away

Her funeral service will be held at The Woolworth Chapel at The Woodlawn Cemetery, tomorrowFriday, 3/27 at 10 a.m.
Additionally, plans arranged for her by her family, include a horse-drawn carriage procession from White Plains Rd., down East 233rd Street up to Jerome Ave., with entry to the cemetery at the Jerome Ave. entrance.   
Folks from the Woodlawn neighborhood should line up on the East 233rd to pay respect as her procession passes, as this gesture would mean a great deal to her loving family, and would say thanks from the Woodlawn Community for her many years of service to local community issues.

Currently, the service is planned to leave White Plains road at 9:30 am.


On behalf of the Woodlawn Taxpayers & Community Association, thank yo Carmen Rosa for all of your hard work and dedication to our neighborhood.  You will be missed!!



March 25, 2015




NYC Parks Department is replacing a waterline at Woodlawn Playground and the disruption could take a few days.


They asked to advise residents, and to say they are sorry for the inconvenience. Plumbers are on site now.



March 19, 2015

Spring E-Waste Recycling Events

Starting April 1, you can be fined $100 for illegally discarding your electronics. Buildings with more than 10 units can sign up for e-cycleNYC to properly recycle e-waste. There are also several electronics recycling events this spring:  


At our annual SAFE Disposal events, you can recycle your electronics, and safely discard potentially harmful household products, including motor oil, paint, and unwanted medications. Attend one of our upcoming events: 

Sat, April 11, Midland Beach Parking Lot on Staten Island

Sun, April 19, MCU Park, Surf Ave Parking Lot in Brooklyn

Sat, May 2, Orchard Beach Parking Lot in the Bronx

Sat, June 20, Cunningham Park, Ball Field Parking Lot in Queens

Sun, June 28, W 120th between Broadway & Amsterdam, Columbia University/Teachers College in Manhattan


Join us for our Earth Day event at Union Square on April 19. We'll be there with e-cycleNYC bins to recycle your e-waste, as well as re-fashioNYC bins to collect your clothing and textiles. 


The Lower East Side Ecology Center's e-waste recycling event calendar is in full swing! Held all over NYC, March through June, they will collect your old electronics for recycling, rain or shine.



March 14, 2015



When it comes to investing for retirement, women face a unique set of challenges their male colleagues often do not. This seminar is designed to highlight the challenges women face when investing for retirement, and offers options to mitigate the impact these challenges pose.


Unique People Services, Inc. in partnership with PNC Bank is hosting a Lunch & Learn information session entitled Women and Investing which will focus on the specific challenges women face as they prepare for retirement. All are invited to join. Lunch will be provided.


03/27/2015 Community Room: 12:00pm to 1:00pm Haven Apartments: 2145 Southern Blvd, Bronx, New York 10460



March 14, 2015




Take the survey.
Dear Friend,

Right now, the City is updating the blueprint for New York City. Mayor de Blasio wants all of us to share our vision for a future that's "resilient, sustainable, and makes sense for the lives of all New Yorkers." I think libraries are a big part of that. Don't you? Tell the Mayor that libraries are a key part of a resilient New York.

How can a library function without enough funding? NYC's libraries aren't just about millions of free books. They serve immigrants, help children read and succeed in school, train people in technology, help job seekers into the workforce — and while our community's needs have increased dramatically over the years, City funding for public libraries has been slashed by nearly 20 percent. Library staff has been reduced by more than a thousand workers.

Take just a few minutes to fill out the City's survey — and make sure City leaders know that our vision of a greater New York means investing in libraries.


And if you want to show your support in person, be sure to attend the City Council hearing onFriday, March 20, at 10 a.m. in City Hall's Council Chambers. It always makes a big difference to have supporters like you show up in full force!


Iris Weinshall
Chief Operating Officer, The New York Public Library

The New York Public Library | Stephen A. Schwarzman Building | Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street | New York, NY 10018


March 13, 2015

Senator Klein's Office Helps Woodlawn Again!

The before photo at Bronx River Parkway Entrance @ 233rd Street was sent to Mike Blaustein, of Senator Klein's office at 8:30am, and by the afternoon, the graffiti was removed.  Pretty impressive response time!!





March 12, 2015


As part of the expansion of our Age-Friendly NYC initiative, the New York Academy of Medicine (NYAM) has created a special survey to help us identify new ways that we can help make all five of our boroughs more age-friendly places.


In addition to asking questions about the availability of certain services in our communities, the survey also inquires about the challenges that older New Yorkers are continuing to experience in their daily lives. 


To help ensure that we get a diverse cross-section of responses, we would greatly appreciate it if you would take a few moments to fill out the survey and/or help us get the word out to other seniors and advocates in the community. 


The survey is available online at https://nyam.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1B9QMJW7PUayxgh in English, Spanish, Chinese, and Russian.  All responses will be kept anonymous and confidential.  There is no deadline for completing the survey, and participants are encouraged to fill out the form themselves. 


If you or someone you know would prefer to fill out a paper survey instead, please contact Anushka Gopilall at NYAM.  She can be reached by phone at (212) 822-7237 or by email at AGopilall@nyam.org.


We're very proud of the work that we have done together with NYAM and other partners as part of this historic initiative.  Age-Friendly NYC has enabled us to implement ideas directly from seniors about how to make our city as age-friendly and attractive as possible.  This is participatory democracy at its finest, and we look forward to working with you as we continue to build upon and expand this important effort. Thank you.


MarcH 12, 2015


FRIENDS of Van Cortlandt Park Hike-a-thon


6th Annual Hike-a-Thon
Saturday April 25th, 2015 at 10am

 242nd Street and Broadway near the last stop of the 1 train

Hiking for a Healthier NYC!

Get out for a hike and help us raise funds for the restoration of Van Cortlandt Park’s spectacular hiking trails.
Similar to a Walk-a-Thon, you seek out supporters to sponsor your hike for this rain or shine event. Participants can choose one of three hiking routes (1-5 miles) the day of the event.

$25 Registration Fee includes a “VCP Where NYC Hikes” t-shirt and an expertly guided hike of our beautiful park.
Register by Wednesday April 22nd, 2015.


March 8, 2015


BOROUGH PRESIDENT DIAZ  invites you to celebrate Women's History Month


Thursday, March 19th - Pelham Split Rock

Breakfast 10am - 11:45am



March 6, 2015



Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. has issued his annual development report, highlighting the total development seen in The Bronx since he first took office in 2009.

The report notes that, in total, The Bronx has seen more than $7.212 billion in total development in all categories since 2009, when Borough President Diaz first took office. In 2014 alone, The Bronx saw over $1.13 billion in new development.


March 5, 2015

Yonkers St. Patrick's Day Parade on McLean Ave FaceBook Page

When is the parade? 
The Parade will be on Saturday, March 21, 2015 starting at 1:00 p.m.
Where is the Parade?

The Parade starts at Hyatt and McLean Avenues and ends at McLean Avenue and McCollum Place by Coyne Park.

Where can I park the day of the parade?

There will be free parking at Empire City Casino.  Use the YONKERS AVENUE ENTRANCE of the Empire City Casino for FREE Shuttles to the parade route. Shuttles will start running at 9:30 AM and drop off and pick up spectators on the corner of Hillview & Kimball Avenues, one block up from McLean Avenue until 5 PM.  In addition there is street parking on Bronx Blvd and Bullard Avenue on the east side of the Bronx River Parkway.

Please do not park on the local side streets, be courteous to our neighborhood, Vehicles will be towed at your expense if parked illegally or in resident driveways. McLean Avenue will be shut down the length of the parade route from 11:00am till 5:00pm and the will be no parking or driving permitted. 
Where can I view the parade?

All of McLean Avenue will offer excellent viewing points for the parade. In addition, a stage for dignitaries and announcers will be located at McLean Avenue & McCollum Place. News12 will be set up at the corner of Harding and McLean Avenues in front of 855 McLean Avenue.

What time and what streets will be closed?

McLean Avenue from Woodlawn Avenue to Bronx River Road will close at approximately 11 a.m.

The rest of McLean Avenue being used by the parade will be closed at 12:30 p.m.
All streets that are being used for staging will be closed until the Marching Groups have passed.
McLean will reopened as soon as it is safe after the completion of the parade.
What bus routes are being moved/changed/cancelled?
Bee Line Bus Route 25 will be rerouted to accommodate the parade.  

If you have not signed up to march in the parade yet please do so at

Deirdre  O' Mara School of Irish Dance



March 5, 2015


When it comes to investing for retirement, women face a unique set of challenges their male colleagues often do not. This seminar is designed to highlight the challenges women face when investing for retirement, and offers options to mitigate the impact these challenges pose.


Unique People Services, Inc. in partnership with PNC Bank is hosting a Lunch & Learn information session entitled Women and Investing which will focus on the specific challenges women face as they prepare for retirement. All are invited to join. Lunch will be provided. 


03/27/2015 Community Room: 12:00pm to 1:00pm Haven Apartments: 2145 Southern Blvd, Bronx, New York 10460


RSVP by 03/13/2015 to: Jamal A. Williams, M.S. Corporate Relations, Unique People Services 718-231-7711 X1031 or Email: JamalW@UniquePeopleServices.org 


March 4, 2015

The New York Public Library Building for You


Please join The New York Public Library and Council Member Andrew Cohen for a Community Conversation about the expansion of the Woodlawn Heights Library.


Thursday, March 12, 2015 | 6:30–8 PM

Woodlawn Heights Library 4355 Katonah Avenue, Bronx


The New York Public Library is planning an expansion of the Woodlawn Heights Library. We would like to hear your thoughts and ideas about the programs and services you would like to see at the new library. The Library is grateful to Mayor Bill de Blasio, City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Council Member Andrew Cohen, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr., former Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, former City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, and former Council Member G. Oliver Koppell for their support of this project.



nypl.org/capitalprojects  |  newwoodlawnheights@nypl.org



 Baseball starts soon!!


March 2, 2015


Woodlawn Height Taxpayers & Friends of Van Cortlandt:

Cleanup of the Park. Saturday 18th April


February 28, 2015


Public School 19 (Judith Weiss School)

If your child was born in 2010 and you live in NYC, you should apply to kindergarten now. All students born in 2010 are eligible to attend kindergarten in September 2015.

All families who did not submit an on-time application, including those of students with disabilities and current pre-k students, should still submit an application in order to receive a kindergarten placement later in the spring. View our frequently asked questions


February 19, 2015

PUBLIC HE,ARING NOTICE, Community Board 12,The Bronx will hold a Public Hearing to gather the consensus/comments of the community regarding the response to the Mayors Capital and Expense Fiscal Year 2016 Preliminary Budget. Date: Thursday, February 26,20T5 Time: 7:00 A.M. Location: Town Ha11---4101 White Plains Road The Bronx, New York 10466


February 18, 2015

ID Theft Shredding Event on Feb 22 and Crime Forum Event on March 3rd


There are two events to participate with in the near future. This Sunday February 22, from 10AM to 1PM, the NYPD will be hosting another ID Theft Shredding Documents Event to protect you from being victimized by Identity thieves. To be held outside of the Red Lobster Restaurant parking lot located in Bay Plaza Mall. Last year, we had a great turnout, and this event was well received by all who participated. The whole process was very quick and simple and you can ask questions in regards to Crime Prevention. Best of all, the services are all free of charge. Thank you for your support.


The other event is a Crime Forum which will take place on March 3, 2015 at Taft HS. Please review the details on the flyer. Both events have attachments below.  


Visit www.nypdcommunityaffairs.com for more information.


Febuary 9, 2015

The Membership meeting has to be cancelled tonight.

St Barnabas made this decision, as they are closing their facilities for the day possibly due to the weather. We will post the rescheduling date shortly.


February 5, 2015


-Spread the word about the impact of CSO's on our local waterways. ?‚·

-Write to your elected officials and express your concern for the health of your community.

-Enjoy all the river has to offer by participating in Bronx River activities and events.


January 28, 2014

GARBAGE PICKUP resumes regular service.


January 20, 2015



Vehicles are stolen for a variety of reasons, including for car parts, insurance fraud, retagging, exporting, and joy riding.  Follow these simple tips to help prevent theft or damage to your vehicle.


January 11, 2015

City deploys speed camera in Woodlawn for pilot run in Bronx neighborhood

The camera, which will catch lead-footed drivers near Public School 19 on Katonah Ave. until the end of January, was requested by community groups and state Sen. Jeff Klein.


January 1, 2015

Recycle your Christmas Tree


During Mulch Fest 2015

Help nourish trees and gardens citywide.
Join the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation, the New York City Department of Sanitation , and GreeNYC to recycle your Christmas trees into wood chips and help nourish trees and plants on streets and gardens citywide. Or, take home a bag of mulch to use in your backyard or to make a winter bed for a street tree.
There are two ways to recycle your tree. You can bring it to a chipping location on January 10 and 11 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. You can also bring your tree to a drop-off site from Saturday, January 3 through Sunday, January 11, and we’ll recycle it later.
NOTE:  Indian Field is a drop-off  spot.

To find a mulching or drop-off center near you, click here.
The NYC Department of Sanitation will also be conducting special curbside collections for mulching and recycling of Christmas trees from Monday, January 5 through Friday, January 16.


December 30, 2014


To all of our Woodlawn Neighbors:

Happy New Year


December 9, 2014

Ho! Ho! Ho! Merry Christmas!

Santa is coming to Woodlawn!

Sunday, December 14,  2014

At the St. Barnabas Elementary School Cafeteria.

2:00 pm-4:00 pm


December 6, 2014



The Annual Woodlawn Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony scheduled for today has been postponed/cancelled.  Stay tuned for updates.  


December 3, 2014


Party Time!!!!!


In celebration of the December 8th Annual Woodlawn Taxpayers & Community Association Christmas party (7:30 pm), all members of the Association should note the change in location to:

The Rambling House – Party Room

4292 Katonah Ave, Bronx, NY 10470

Phone:(718) 798-4510


November 1, 2014

Emerald Isle Immigration Center will be hosting public community information meetings in conjunction with the Aisling Irish Center and the New York Irish Center on President Obama’s Executive Order as follows:




Monday, December 1st at 6:00pm - St Barnabas High School Auditorium (H.S. Chapel) Entrance is located at corner of E. 241st Street and McLean Avenue,




November 27, 2014

To you and your family: Happy Woodlawn HeightsThanksgiving!


November 25, 2014


Congratulations "Inspector" Ruel R. Stephenson, 47th Precinct - Promoted Today (11-25-14)


November 23, 2014  Party Time!!!!!

In celebration of the December 8th Annual Woodlawn Taxpayers & Community Association Christmas party (7:30 pm), all members of the Association should note the change in location to:

The Rambling House – Party Room

4292 Katonah Ave, Bronx, NY 10470

Phone:(718) 798-4510


November 22, 2014



December 6th - Christmas Tree Lighting at the Bus turnaround 4pm-7pm.  The United States Marine Corp will be on site collecting unwrapped toys for less fortunate children across America, as well as our special visitor from the North Pole.


The Emerald Isle Immigration Center is sponsoring a coat drive, coats may be dropped off at the Center located at 4275 Katonah Avenue from 17th November until the 31st December.  The center is also hosting Toys for Tots- donations may be brought to the center through December 19th.


Special Thanks to Shawn Neilis, Tara Carty Panzarino and Peter Corcoran for the splendid display of lights across Katonah Avenue in Woodlawn.


A list of merchants who have also donated to these lights will be displayed at the Emerald Isle Immigration Center, please be sure to patronize these merchants.


Lastly, Mike Blaustein from Senator Klein’s office has requested the DOT to analyze the possibility of having speed cameras at 238th Street and Van Cortlandt Park East and East 233rd Street and Katonah Avenue.



November 21, 2014

Woodlawn Thanksgiving!!


Not cooking?  Weren’t invited?  Don’t want to go?

Join us for Thanksgiving Dinner

At the St. Barnabas HS cafeteria starting at 2:30pm

There will be music, games, dancing, football and of course a full turkey dinner.

Come alone, bring your friends and bring your family.

All are welcome!

Please RSVP at 914-374-8264 before Nov. 27, 2014

Or email at tdaydinner@gmail.com

Sponsored by: the Aisling Irish Community Center and St. Barnabas Parish.

Volunteers are needed. Please contact above.



November 20, 2014

Community Board 12 meeting postponed

November Meeting of Community Board #12 (The Bronx), scheduled for Thursday, 20 November 2014  --  at 7:30 P.M., has been rescheduled to: Thursday, 4 December 2014 at 7:30 P.M. in Cardinal Spellman's Anne M. Gevlin Little Theater. ~~Father Richard F. Gorman, Esq. Chairman, Community Board #12 (The Bronx)


November 17 Reminder

Free Diabetes Management Workshop: Montefiore invites you to a workshop to learn how diabetes can be managed.

Family members and caregivers are welcome to attend.


Montefiore Medical Group – Bronx East

2300 Westchester Avenue, Bronx, New York 10462

Lower Level MMG Conference Room

Last Day:

Tuesday, November 18, 2014, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm


November 14, 2014

Van Cortlandt Park East clean up day..Saturday November 15th from 10am to 1pm


Volunteers are needed to help clean up the edge of the park along Van Cortlandt Park East just north of Kepler Avenue.  We will be removing invasive plants, trimming shrubs and planting native plants including bulbs.


November 5, 2014

National Alzheimers Month (November)


Wed, Nov 5th 11:00 to 1:15pm

1500 Central Park Avenue, Yonkers NY 


November 5, 2014


Department of Environmental Protection Launches New Home Water Assistance Program



November 2, 2014

Tougher texting laws start Saturday



November 2, 2014

 Election Day will be held this Tuesday Nov 4th. 

If we are to be representative of the community, then voter turnout is important.  

The Woodlawn Taxpayers Association encourages our registered neighbors to get out and vote at PS19 on Katonah Avenue on  Nov 4th.

 - The polls are open from 6:00am to 9:00pm 

 Exercise your right to vote. See you there!


November 2, 2014

From K. Corrigan:

On behalf of the Woodlawn taxpayers I would like to take this opportunity to thank our St.Barnabas high school girls for the terrific work they accomplished in the park beside Healy Field, in removing unsightly weeds and bushes.


Additional thanks to Christina for your time and to Sister Joan Faraone for allowing the girls to participate.  Our next clean up date is November 15th, and more volunteers are needed.


The starting point will be at Van Cortlandt Park East and Kepler Avenue.  We hope to see you there on November 15th!  



Van Cortlandt Park East clean up day..Saturday November 15th from 10am to 1pm


Volunteers are needed to help clean up the edge of the park along Van Cortlandt Park East just north of Kepler Avenue.  We will be removing invasive plants, trimming shrubs and planting native plants including bulbs.



AUGUST 25, 2015

Bronx cops making a routine traffic stop netted an armed ex-con who threatened to kill them, court papers said Tuesday.

Officers in an unmarked car in Woodlawn on July 19 spotted Miguel Moore making a right turn without using a signal, according to a Manhattan federal criminal complaint.

He fled when they tried to pull him over, but they eventually caught up with him, documents say.

As they were frisking him, Moore, who has a 2011 weapon conviction, allegedly whipped out a 9mm handgun and yelled, “I’m going to kill you!’’

August 19, 2014

What’s Going On In Woodlawn This Summer

During the summer, there was a discernable increase in criminal activity in the area. This was discussed with Deputy Inspector Ruel Stephenson at our May meeting, where he was the guest speaker. The Deputy Inspector has subsequently informed Chris Higgins that we would be getting a scooter patrol back in the area, and sought our input as to what time of the day would be best for the patrol to be in the neighborhood.


The Taxpayers Association suggested the evening, and after an absence of over 5 years, the scooter patrol started up again on Friday, August 15th. We are quite glad the patrol is back and we are appreciative that Deputy Inspector Stephenson responded to our request for more of a police presence in Woodlawn.


John McGrath and Kevin McNulty replaced numerous flags in Katonah Avenue throughout the summer.


About a month ago, a program called City Bench placed a bench at the bus stop in front of PS 19 and another in front of The Avenue. After a few telephone calls and support from the principal of PS 19 and the landlord of 4352 Katonah Avenue, the benches were removed. Thanks again to John McGrath for taking care of this issue.


A former President of the Taxpayers Association worked with 311 and the 47th Precinct and had three out of state cars that had been illegally parked for over 7 days towed away.


Kenneth Nugent cleaned up the corner of 233rd and Oneida Ave, got rid of the old benches that were left outside the store, and removed the unsightly signs that were on the side of the store. He also recently contacted Ciara Gannon of Sen. Klein’s office in reference to getting a garbage can on the northeast corner of 233rd and Webster Ave. There is no bin there now, and it seems there ought to be, given the hundreds of people that use the Metro-North station every day.


Kathleen Corrigan contacted the NYC Department of Environmental Protection and they have taken responsibility for the triangle at Kepler Ave and VCPE. In addition, Kathleen contacted Community Board 12 in reference to the white markings on the streets of the neighborhood. As of yet, we are unsure what the markings are for, by it seems they are related to the city’s “Million Tree Program”, which aims to pant a million trees throughout the five boroughs by 2017. Updates on this issue will follow.


Lastly, Kathleen and other board members congratulated Sen. Klein on getting the city-wide speed limit lowered to 25 mph. In addition, Sen. Klein helped procure funding for 120 speed cameras that will be placed throughout the city, and we have asked for a camera to be placed on East 233rd Street and VCPE.


After numerous complaints to 311, the halal food cart that was on the corner of 237th and Katonah Ave between Thursdays and Sundays is now gone.    


Kudos to all of our faithful and vigilant neighbors!! 


August 18, 2014

Free Diabetes Management Workshop: Montefiore invites you to a workshop to learn how diabetes can be managed.


Family members and caregivers are welcome to attend.


Montefiore Medical Group – Bronx East

2300 Westchester Avenue, Bronx, New York 10462

Lower Level MMG Conference Room

Tuesday, September 16, 2014, 10:00 am – Noon

Tuesday, October 14, 2014, Noon– 2:00 pm

Tuesday, November 18, 2014, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm


Montefiore Medical Group – Grand Concourse

2532 Grand Concourse, Bronx, New York 10458

Thursday, September 18, 2014, 10:00 am – Noon

Thursday, October 9, 2014, 10:00 am – Noon

Thursday, November 13, 2014, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm


Yonkers Public Library

1500 Central Park Avenue (Projection Room), Yonkers, New York 10710

Friday, September 26, 2014, 1:00 - 3:00 pm


Co-op City Community Center

177 Dreiser Loop, 2nd Floor, Room 8, Bronx, New York 10475

Monday, September 22, 2014, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Thursday, October 16, 2014, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:00pm

Monday, November 24, 2014, 10:00 am - Noon

For more information or to register, call 1-800-6683.

Walk ins welcome



August 11, 2014

Photos at the 47th Precinct & 47th Precinct Community Council (co-sponsors) - 31st Annual National Night Out Against Crime held at Grenada Place (between Ely Avenue & Laconia Avenue) on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 from 4:00 p.m. - 8 :00 p.m.


Photos - 31st Annual National Night Out Against Crime, August 5, 2014



August 9, 2014

The Eighth Annual Woodlawn Run for a Cause will be here soon on Saturday, September 20 at 10am.  We would love your support as a volunteer again at this year's race, from 8:30 – 11:00 to make sure everything goes smoothly, pre, during and post race. 
If you are available to volunteer, it would be much appreciated, and I would be very, very grateful.  If you can volunteer, simply reply to this email or click here.  And if you know of anyone else that might want to volunteer, please spread the word!

Thank you for your time, and I hope that you will be able to join us on September 20.




August 5, 2014

Indian Field in the Bronx slated to be turned into 'Field of Dreams'

See Daily News Article



July 16, 2014

Please join us for the Eighth Annual Woodlawn Run for a Cause on September 20!

We invite everyone to join us at the Eighth Annual Woodlawn Run for a Cause on September 20, 2014.  Race proceeds from this year's event will be donated to the Kalie Gill Family Foundation and the National Brain Tumor Society.

Click here for more details.


Saturday, August 2, 2014 - 7:30pm to 10:00pm

Venue Name: Van Cortlandt Park

Venue Address: Van Cortltandt Park East, Bronx, NY, 10468

Cost: Free

Toy Story is the feature attraction on our 20 foot movie screen, purchased with funds allocated to KRVC by State Senator Klein.  We are still looking for sponsors for our movie nights and festivals for the 2014 calendar year.   



July 14, 2014

Council Member Andrew Cohen 
Invites You To a
Participatory Budgeting
Info Session
Want a say on how our tax money is spent?
Propose ideas to improve your neighborhood,
Turn your ideas into real projects, and
Vote to decide which projects get funding
Monday, July 7, 2014
Bronx Community Board 7 Office
229-A East 204th Street

Thursday, July 10, 2014
Williamsbridge Oval Park
Recreation Center
3225 Reservoir Oval East
Monday, July 14, 2014
Emerald Isle Immigration Center
4275 Katonah Avenue

Thursday, July 17, 2014
Riverdale YM/YWHA
5625 Arlington Avenue

For more information, please contact Daniel Johnson at
dajohnson@council.nyc.gov or 718-549-7300


 June 4, 2014

Volunteer with Natural Areas Volunteers (NAV) to plant trees and shrubs. This work will help to restore the banks of the Bronx River in the Muskrat Cove section. Volunteers will be trained in tree planting techniques. Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants and clothing that can get dirty. Please meet your NAV Technical Leader at Webster Avenue and East 233rd Street, in front of the Woodlawn Metro North station. Space is limited. Registration is required for this event.




 May 5, 2014


Woodlawn Conservancy: Honor military history -- participate in annual flagging of veterans graves


Please click here to view the Woodlawn Conservancy page


April 15, 2014 NYPD Youth Police Academy


The New York City Police Department seeks to provide innovative and effective programs for the City's young people. The Community Affairs Bureau's, Youth Police Academy, is such a program. It is designed to establish a positive relationship between the Police Department and the City's youth.


New York City residents, attending school, between the ages of 10 and 16 are eligible to attend. The Youth Police Academy will provide those participating in the program with lunch and uniform shirts.

The 2014 Youth Police Academy is a six (6) week program that will hold sessions five (5) days a week. The Academy will open at 8:30 am in the morning and dismissal will be 2:00 pm in the afternoon. Students will attend classroom sessions with lectures, role-plays and topical demonstrations by police officers in the areas of law, behavioral science, drug prevention and gang resistance. Field trips are also part of the curriculum. Transportation to and from the field trips will be provided. Each site is accessible by public transportation.


The Academy will begin on Monday, July 7th and end on Friday August 15th


Summer Youth Police Academy


April 8, 2014

Prostate Awareness: Information for men of all ages

Come join the Montefiore Wakefield Community Advisory Board to raise awareness about receiving cancer tests early. Reducing your risk for cancer and getting regular cancer screening tests to find cancer early gives you the best chances for staying well and living a long life.

Invited Guest speakers - Shalom Kalnicki, Chairman for Radiation Oncology / MD,

Montefiore Medical Center and the Bold Program at Montefiore - Albert Einstein College of Medicine


Date:                     Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Place:                    Montefiore – Wakefield Campus,  Education Room "A" 

Address:                600 E. 233rd St, Bronx, NY 10466

Time:                     5:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Note:                     Light refreshments will be available


April 8, 2014

The Pedestrian Bridge in Van Cortlandt Park has an obstacle: $7.5 Million; NY Times, March 31, 2014



April 7, 2014


The New York City Parks Department VCP Master Plan has been made available.  

Please refer to pages 60 & 61 which are for our section of Van Cortlandt Park, have a look, and provide feedback to our organization:


Van Cortlandt Park Master Plan



April 7, 2014

NYPD Update: New Commanding Officer at the 47th Pct: Deputy Inspector Ruel R. Stephenson will replace Deputy Inspector Brian Mullen who is going to the 44thPct.


April 5, 2014


Senator Jeff Klein hosted a meeting at his office today to discuss the development of 524 East 236th Street. The meeting, which was organized by Woodlawner Ciara Gannon, was comprised of Mr. Ray Kahn, the developer of the property, Sen. Klein, Assemblyman Jeff Dinowitz, City Councilman Andrew Cohen, three board members of the Woodlawn Heights Taxpayers and Community Association and other members of the association.

Mr. Kahn verified that the development is not affordable housing, and that it will consist of 25 one bedroom apartments, which will be finished to a high standard (i.e. granite countertops and stainless steel appliances). His target market is doctors and nurses that work at Montefiore, as well as people looking to live in Woodlawn who commute to Manhattan via Metro North. He hopes to rent the apartments for approximately $1400 a month, and each unit will be approximately 600 to 700 square feet. 

Separately, Mr. Kahn also stated that he has decided not to buy the property adjacent to 524 East 236th Street and he will not be building a total of 50 units on 236th Street, as was previously rumored. 

Finally, Councilman Cohen reported that he has been in contact with NYC Zoning Department to discuss changing the zoning adjacent to Webster Avenue so that projects similar to that at 524 East 236th Street would not be allowed in the future, once zoning changes are hopefully made.

More news will be posted as it becomes available.



March 18, 2014

The St Patrick's Day Parade on McLean Avenue was a Success!! (March 22nd Saturday)


March 1, 2014

For Immediate Release

The following has been posted in the calendar section of the League’s website for April 26, 2014 @ 11 a.m.


"Mary V. Lauro Way" - Unveiling Ceremony of Street Sign

  "Mary V. Lauro Way" - Matilda Avenue between East 236th Street and East 237th Street.


Ceremony at Matilda Avenue and East 237th Street

Note: The location has been changed from the previously announced East 236th Street to East 237th Street. Reason: Matilda Avenue is a one way street from East 236th Street to East 237th Street. The only existing pole with an existing Matilda Avenue sign for the "Mary V. Lauro Way" sign to be placed under is located at the corner of East 237th Street.


Feb 15, 2014


Serving the community since 1959

P.O. BOX 289 BRONX, NY  10470

E-Mail: woodlean10470@gmail.com

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Feb 12, 2014



Property Development on East 236th Street


The Woodlawn Heights Taxpayers and Community Association is aware of a new development project sponsored by Mr. Ray Kahn on East 236th Street.  This developer has applied for an “As of Right Benefit” program that allows “Developers to receive a partial tax exemption for new construction projects that are 100% market rate.


Mr. Kahn’s application can be viewed here: 



Our elected representatives have been in contact with the developer to further discuss his intentions.


Note: There has been no application submitted for affordable housing on East 236th Street.  More information presented at the February 10th general meeting.


Be prepared for winter in New York City.  Check out the weather conditions at:

NYC Severe Weather


About Our Website:  We encourage you to register on the site and post discussions here with your neighbors. Some new pages have been added, others updated and we have organized the order of pages a bit.  We now have a Facebook page:  Woodlawn Taxpayers Association. Like us on Facebook. Smile

We welcome your comments and suggestions and if you would like to submit information to be posted, please post your request in the Discussion area. Some features of the website can only be accessed by those who register, and the Discussion area is one of them.

We have added new pages to the Documents and Pages section and some of the pages on the External Links section have been updated.

Most recent news and updates will be posted here on the Home Page and in the the section titled, "Documents and Pages."

Work is always in progress on this website, thus your suggestions are always welcome.

Further details and events, if available, are posted on the Pages Section of this website.






Fire Department  Ladder 39 

47th Precinct 



http://sites.google.com/site/woodlawnrunforacause/homeNinth Annual Woodlawn Run for a CauseThe Woodlawn Run for a Cause has been a growing community-building event and fundraiser over the past eight years, and we would love your support of this year’s event. Over the race’s history, we’ve had more than 1,750 finishers and raised more than $80,000 for the following charities: Kalie Gill Family Fund, National Brain Tumor Society, Mercy Center, Peace Outside Campus, Bronx Community Health Network, Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Calvary Hospital, Part of the Solution, Compassionate Care Hospice, Montefiore Children’s Hospital and Families of Freedom Scholarship Fund, thanks to the kindness of our community. We look to continue that momentum for the Eighth Annual Woodlawn Run for a Cause scheduled for Saturday, September 20, 2014. It would be great if you would be able to act as a sponsor of the race. While a donation would go a long way to help cover event costs (t-shirts, water, trophies), the bulk of the proceeds will go to charity. This year, the race proceeds will go to the Kalie Gill Family Foundation and the National Brain Tumor Society. A donation will go a long way to supporting this great cause. If you can donate $100 or more, we will highlight your company or family on the race T-shirt, include your name on our website and will be very, very grateful for your support! . : : Make a Contribution : : . Participant Sponsor $25.00 Race Sponsor $100.00 Mile Marker Sponsor $300.00 Woodlawn Run Gold Sponsor $500.00 Other: $ Total Donations: $5,545 Goal: $10,000 $0 55% $10,000 Goal


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Please contact Police Officer Soto (jason.soto@nypd.org), Police Officer Belle (david.belle@nypd.org) or Officer Diaz (natalia.diaz@nypd.org).

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