Next Meeting: Monday October 30, 7:30PM, Kings Harbor MultiCare Center, E. Gun Hill Road at Stillwell Ave – Use Main Entrance.
Representatives from the 49th Pct; NYS Senator Klein; NYS Assemblyman Gjonaj; and NYC Councilman Vacca will be present.
Parkway North Project Begins
The New York City
Department of Design and Construction (NYCDDC) is commencing Phase II of the Reconstruction of Pelham Parkway’s north
service road and westbound main road. The project includes replacement of the
subsurface utilities, upgrading of drainage structures, installation of new
sewer, trunk and distribution water mains, new street lights and traffic
signals, specialized pavement markings, a new dedicated bus lane, planting of
nearly 300 new trees and installation of new guard rails. This project has an
anticipated completion date of June, 2021.
Project Related Activities to Date:
Field office has been established and is
Community Construction Liaison has begun
Tree mitigation plan in development with the
Department of Parks and Recreation, and the community working group.
Anticipated Work Schedule: 4th Quarter - 2017
Set up the project storage area for machinery
Tree pruning where necessary, as well as tree
Contractor will commence removal of utility
interference on Con Edison’s behalf.
Work Hours: Typical hours will be Monday to Friday - 7:00 AM - 3:30 PM.
However, the allowable work hours are Monday
to Friday - 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM, Saturday - 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM (if necessary).
Holiday Food Drive Coming…
In November we all look
forward to gathering around the table with family and friends and express our
thankfulness for what we are blessed to have.
However there are many families, some within our own community who will
not have that opportunity and it is up to us fill the gap.
We at NEBA hope to be
able to do this year what we have done every year, gather support to assist
those less privileged than ourselves.
This comes in the form of turkeys and non-perishable food items. All items are distributed to the food
pantries at St Lucy’s Parish; and also to the food pantry of the Franciscan
Sisters of the Renewal.
However we are in need of additional sources of non-perishable food
items. And we are hoping that you can help us provide for those that
otherwise will not have a Thanksgiving dinner.
Please bring as many items of non-perishable food either to our
next meeting on Monday October 30, 7:30pm at Kings Harbor MultiCare Center E
Gun Hill Road at Stillwell Ave; OR to our Seniors Brigade on Tuesday November 7
between 11am and 2pm. We thank you in
advance for your anticipated generosity!
NEBA has always
maintained an “open door” policy for our elected representatives, so we were
thrilled when Senator Jeff Klein decided to show up at our last meeting. Jeff provided us with an update on issues he
is working on and graciously answered all questions.
News from State Senator Jeff Klein
The fatal bus accident
in Queens recently shed light on the safety violations many companies in this
city have, but unfortunately these records are hard to track down and the
public is left in the dark. Our families deserve to feel safe in their
neighborhoods not only as passengers, but also as pedestrians and that is why I
will fight to ensure that these companies are held accountable.
Part of keeping our
neighborhoods safe is also protecting our loved ones from the scourge of heroin
and opioid overdoses and I continue to host information sessions throughout the
34th Senate District to spread awareness and give families the tools they need
to fight this deadly disease.
Despite the challenges
we face here in The Bronx, it is also important for us to take stock in those
that make our neighborhoods great, including our immigrant communities and our
first responders who risk their lives every day so we can sleep soundly at
Each year, I am proud
to honor the many immigrants from around the world that have come to the United
States in search of the American Dream and the sacrifices they have made to
build this great city, this great state and this great country. The statue of
Christopher Columbus in Columbus Circle represents the Italian immigrants’
voyage to New York City at a time when the group faced rampant discrimination
and I was proud to recently lead a petition ahead of the Columbus Day Parade to
ensure this symbol is not taken down.
deserve our unwavering support and respect, especially during these uncertain
times with a federal government threatening to deport hundreds of thousands of
DREAMers throughout the country. I am thrilled to once again host my annual
Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration on October 14 and I look forward to seeing
you at this special event.
As always, should you
have any questions or concerns on all matters of importance, please feel free
to contact my office at (718) 822-2049. My staff and I are here to help you and
are happy to offer any assistance that we can.
Sincerely, Senator Jeff
Klein, 34th Senate District
We were also honored
that Captain Alps attended our last meeting…along with our Community Relations
favorite Detective Jay Sturdivant and Crime Prevention Officer Tyrone Mederos.
The Captain summarized
crime statistics co far this year as compared to last year…and the good news is
overall crime is down in the 49th Precinct. The icing on the cake is that in our Sector G
there were only 58 reported crimes, out of 888 for the entire precinct.
Captain Alps also
informed us that as of January 2018 our precinct will be an “NCO” command (Neighborhood
Coordination Officers), which would place two officers in each sector of the
precinct to work closely with community groups, and residents to identify
problems, develop intelligence about crime, and lead problem solving and crime
fighting efforts. The two officers for
our sector will be our liaison to the NYPD.
Captain Alps said it will be similar to having “beat cops”
again…officers who will get to know us and our neighborhood and we will know
We at NEBA applaud this
effort by our Captain and the NYPD and we are confident it will be successful,
and then hopefully expanded.
Sewer & Water Mains Project
Please be advised, on/or about Monday, October
23, 2017, the New York City Department of Design and Construction (NYC-DDC)
will begin a capital project to replace the combined sewer and water mains in
the area of Holland Avenue. The purpose of this project is to upgrade
infrastructure to ensure the delivery of necessary services. Additional work
includes reconstruction of curb and sidewalks, as well as roadway restoration.
This project has an anticipated completion date of Spring 2019.
will work be performed?
Mace Avenue, from Cruger Avenue to Holland
Mace Avenue between White Plains Road and
Holland Avenue, from Boston Road to
Holland Avenue, from Allerton Avenue to
work will be done? Work
scheduled for this project will include:
Replacement of sewer
Installation of 12” Water Mains
Reconstruction of Sidewalks and Curbs
are the community impacts?
The DDC is committed to maintaining a work site that is safe and clean.
However, dust, noise, and heavy equipment are common elements of construction,
so we ask for your patience during this project. There may be limited street
access on certain blocks, as well as lane and sidewalk closures. Emergency
vehicle access will be maintained at all time, and deliveries to commercial and
residential properties will be allowed whenever possible.
During this project, water service interruptions will be necessary for
construction work to proceed. Whenever it becomes necessary for DDC to
interrupt the water service, a “Water Shut-Off Advisory” will be circulated 72
hours in advance by the Community Construction Liaison (CCL), followed by a 24
hour “Water Shut-Off Notification” posted by the Contractor no later than 4:00
pm, the day prior to the service interruption, giving specific instructions
regarding the water service interruption. Additionally, the water service will
be restored by 6:00pm the same day of the shut-down, unless there is an
emergency during the shut-down, which will require the interruption to last
until the contractor can restore the service. The contractor will not leave the
jobsite until the water is fully restored. Please note you will receive a new
“Notification” each time the work requiring the shut-down is deemed necessary.
/ Vehicular Traffic/Parking Restrictions
Pedestrian and Emergency Vehicle access
will be maintained always.
Limited street access on certain blocks,
sidewalk and street or lane closures, may be required. Advisories, and
Notification signs, will be posted in advance throughout the affected project
Driveway access may be temporarily
restricted to complete construction.
Parking will be temporarily restricted
during certain working operations to allow for two-way traffic through the
construction work zone. “No Parking” signs will be posted in advance throughout
the affected project area.
are the Hours of Work?
Typical work hours for the project will vary by location and are as follows:
Monday through Friday from 7am to 6pm and on
Saturday 8am to 6pm
Mace Avenue between White Plains Road and
Holland Avenue between Boston Road and
Holland Avenue between Allerton Avenue and
Monday through Friday from 9am to 2pm and on
Saturday from 8am to 6pm
Mace Avenue between Cruger Avenue and
Monday through Friday from 9am to 4pm and on
Saturday from 8am to 4pm
At intersection of Holland Avenue and Arnow
to Contact for More Information?
Please contact Marlyn Nuñez, the Community
Construction Liaison (CCL) for any questions/concerns, or to be added to the
Neighborhood Notification Network (NNN) list at 718-684-1675 or by email:
Visit the NYCDDC web site at
During non-construction hours, please
contact the New York City Government Services and Information Hotline at 311
and indicate the project ID number you are calling about. In case of an
emergency call 911.
We appreciate your cooperation and thank you
for your patience while we rebuild NYC’s infrastructure.