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Fieldston - Kingsbridge - Kingsbridge Heights - Marble Hill - Riverdale - Spuyten Duyvil - Van Cortlandt Village

Welcome to Bronx Community Board No. 8

The Community Board is an official municipal body that plays an important role in improving the quality of life for the communities it serves. The Community Board is a vital liaison and advocate for the community in dealing with New York City government, elected officials, municipal service delivery, land use and zoning issues, community and business development, the City budget and many other matters relating to the community’s health, safety and welfare.

Daniel Padernacht,
Nicole Stent,
District Manager

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Housing New York - A Five-Borough, Ten-Year Plan
Mayor de Blasio's Housing plan for New York City.

NBC Highlights Marble Hill

Watch NBC interview Nicole Stent, District Manager about Marble Hill. Is it in the Bronx or Manhattan?

Adopted 197-a Plan by Bronx Community Board 8 in 2003 called:
CD 8 2000: A River to Reservoir Preservation Strategy

In 2003 City Planning Commission and the City Council approved the comprehensive plan submitted by Bronx Community Board 8 pursuant to Section 197a of the City Charter. The plan covers the entire community district, including the neighborhoods of Fieldston, Kingsbridge, Kingsbridge Heights, Marble Hill, Riverdale, Spuyten Duyvil and Van Cortlandt Village. It also includes one of the city's four Special Natural Area Districts, designated in the Zoning Resolution to guide development in areas of outstanding natural beauty.

See the plan (in PDF)
Review the City Planning site (in PDF)
See City Council Resolution (in PDF)


BXCB8 Hosts Forum on Programs to Help Freeze Your Rent or Reduce Your Homeownership Costs
Housing and Aging Committees invite the community to a public informational forum and discussion on Programs to Help Freeze Your Rent or Reduce Your Homeownership Costs, Monday, October 27, 2014.  The Forum will take place at the Kingsbridge Public Library, 291 West 231st Street, Bronx, NY 10463, 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM.  The public is invited to this free informational forum which is intended to provide details to seniors, homeowners, renters and people with disabilities, who may qualify for programs that will freeze your rent from increases or may qualify you for additional tax exemptions. 

Download the Flyer in Eglish (in PDF)
Download the Flyer in Spanish (in PDF)

NY Yankees Community Council Youth Leadership Awards
The NY Yankees Youth Leadership Award was created “…to acknowledge young people who are providing a positive service to their community, the New York Yankees work in conjunction with the 12 community boards of the Bronx on an annual basis to identify five area youth in each district that are making a difference. These children make up The New York Yankees Community Council Leadership Corp."  Please submit nominee and their resumes to Bronx Community Board No. 8 with all the paperwork completed no later than FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2014.

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How the Dirtiest Heating Oil Pollutes Our Air and Harms Our Health

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Find out if your building is using heating oil that has heavy pollutants

Jerome Park Reservoir (JPR) South Basin Ramp
Approved plans and photographs in clarification of the proposed construction of vehicle access ramp at the southern end of JPR by the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO). In addition, a response and clarification on the proposed function of the ramp, its construction, and its visibility from the surrounding public viewscape.
Download the approval letter (in PDF)

Croton Water Treatment Plant, Van Cortlandt Park, Pedestrian Bridge Feasibility Study
Van Cortlandt Park Pedestrian Bridge Feasibility Study Part 1
Van Cortlandt Park Pedestrian Bridge Feasibility Study Part 2

File a Complaint
To file a complaint, please call 311 and provide the community board office with the complaint number. You can also download the complaint form and email form to:
Download the form (in PDF)

Submit Pictures and Video to the City
The City of New York has launched a pilot program that allows the public to submit still images and/or audio/video files about select conditions that occur in the City, by calling 311 or by visiting
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