Community boards of the Bronx

Community boards of the Bronx[1] are New York City community boards in the borough of the Bronx, which are the appointed advisory groups of the community districts that advise on land use and zoning, participate in the city budget process, and address service delivery in their district.[2]

Community boards are each composed of up to 50 volunteer members appointed by the Bronx borough president, half from nominations by City Council members representing the community district (i.e., whose council districts cover part of the community district).[3][4] Additionally, all City Council members representing the community district are non-voting, ex officio board members.[4]

New York City community districts
Map of community districts in the City of New York

Community Districts

Community Districts in the Bronx
Community District (CD) Region Area Pop.
Census
2010
Pop./
km2
Neighborhoods & areas District Manager[5] NYPD Precinct Precinct commander
Bronx CD 1
website
South Bronx 7.17 km2 (2.77 sq mi) 91,497 12,761 Melrose, Mott Haven, Port Morris, and The Hub shopping district Cedric Loftin 40th website Inspector Brian Hennessy
Bronx CD 2
website
South Bronx 5.54 km2 (2.14 sq mi) 52,246 9,792 Hunts Point, Longwood Rafael Acevedo 41st website Deputy Inspector Louis Deceglie
Bronx CD 3
website
South Bronx 4.07 km2 (1.57 sq mi) 79,762 19,598 Claremont, Crotona Park East (East Morrisania), Morrisania John Dudley 42nd website Deputy Inspector Ernest Morales
Bronx CD 4
website
West Bronx 5.28 km2 (2.04 sq mi) 146,441 27,735 Concourse (Concourse Village), Highbridge Paul Philps 44th website Inspector Martine Materasso
Bronx CD 5
website
West Bronx 3.55 km2 (1.37 sq mi) 128,200 36,145 Fordham (split with Bronx CD 7), Morris Heights, Mount Hope, University Heights, and Fordham Plaza shopping district Ken Brown 46th website Inspector Wilson Aramboles
Bronx CD 6
website
West Bronx 4.01 km2 (1.55 sq mi) 83,268 20,765 Bathgate, Belmont, East Tremont, West Farms John Sanchez 48th website Captain Andre M. Brown
Bronx CD 7
website
West Bronx 4.84 km2 (1.87 sq mi) 139,286 28,778 Bedford Park, Kingsbridge, Norwood, University Heights, Fordham (split with Bronx CD 5) Ischia Bravo[6] 52nd website Deputy Inspector Peter Fiorillo
Bronx CD 8
website
West Bronx 8.83 km2 (3.41 sq mi) 101,731 11,521 Fieldston, Kingsbridge, Kingsbridge Heights, Marble Hill (technically part of NY County), Riverdale, Spuyten Duyvil, Van Cortlandt Village vacant[7] 50th website Deputy Inspector Terence O'Toole
Bronx CD 9
website
East Bronx 12.41 km2 (4.79 sq mi) 172,298 13,884 Bronx River, Bruckner, Castle Hill, Clason Point, Harding Park, Parkchester, Soundview, Unionport William Rivera 43rd website Deputy Inspector Benjamin D. Gurley
Bronx CD 10
website
East Bronx 16.76 km2 (6.47 sq mi) 120,392 7,183 City Island, Co-op City, Locust Point, Pelham Bay (neighborhood), Throggs Neck, Westchester Square Matthew Cruz 45th website Captain Carlos Ghonz
Bronx CD 11
website
East Bronx 9.32 km2 (3.60 sq mi) 113,232[8] 12,149 Allerton, Bronxdale, Indian Village, Laconia, Morris Park, Pelham Gardens, Pelham Parkway (neighborhood), Van Nest[9][10] Jeremy Warneke 49th website Captain Thomas Alps
Bronx CD 12
website
Primarily East Bronx 14.56 km2 (5.62 sq mi) 152,344 10,463 Baychester, Eastchester (and Edenwald), Fish Bay, Olinville, Wakefield, Williamsbridge, Woodlawn George Torres 47th website Deputy Inspector Erik Hernandez
The Bronx All 110 km2 (42 sq mi) 1,455,720 (in 2016)[11] 13,233.8 East Bronx, West Bronx (including the South Bronx) Thomas Lucania, Community Boards Unit Director[12] Bronx Community Boards website

The Bronx Borough Board

The Bronx Borough Board is composed of the borough president, New York City Council members whose districts are part of the borough, and the chairperson of each community board in the Bronx.[13][14][15]

The current borough board is composed of the 22 members listed in the table below:

The Bronx Borough Board
Area Title Member name[5] Notes
Bronx Community District 1 Chair George Rodriquez
Bronx Community District 2 Chair Roberto Crespo
Bronx Community District 3 Chair Gloria Alston
Bronx Community District 4 Chair Kathleen Saunders
Bronx Community District 5 Chair Bola Omotosho
Bronx Community District 6 Chair Wendy Rodriguez
Bronx Community District 7 Chair Adaline Walker-Santiago
Bronx Community District 8 Chair Rosemary Ginty
Bronx Community District 9 Chair Nicholas Himidian
Bronx Community District 10 Chair Peter Sullivan
Bronx Community District 11 Chair Anthony Vitaliano
Bronx Community District 12 Chair William Hall
City Council District 8 Council member Diana Ayala Also a member of the Manhattan Borough Board
City Council District 11 Council member Andrew Cohen
City Council District 12 Council member Andy King
City Council District 13 Council member Mark Gjonaj
City Council District 14 Council member Fernando Cabrera
City Council District 15 Council member Ritchie Torres
City Council District 16 Council member Vanessa Gibson
City Council District 17 Council member Rafael Salamanca
City Council District 18 Council member Ruben Diaz, Sr. Father of Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr
Borough of The Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr Son of council member Ruben Diaz, Sr.

Other areas

Within the borough of The Bronx there are three Joint Interest Areas (JIA), which are outside of the jurisdiction of individual community districts, and have their own district number.[16][17] The three JIAs in the county of The Bronx are:

Marble Hill, which is a part of New York County, is represented by Bronx Community District 8.

Rikers Island, while a part of The Bronx, is represented by Queens Community District 1.

Gallery

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The Hub, South Bronx

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Belmont, West Bronx

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Riverdale, West Bronx

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Parkchester, East Bronx

City Island Nautical Museum 2016

City Island, Bronx

See also

References

  1. ^ http://www.nyc.gov/html/cau/html/cb/bronx.shtml
  2. ^ Berg, Bruce (2007). New York City Politics: Governing Gotham. Rutgers University Press. p. 277.
  3. ^ "About Community Boards". NYC Mayor's Community Affairs Unit. Retrieved 26 November 2016.
  4. ^ a b New York City Charter § 2800(a)
  5. ^ a b "Community Boards". The Office of The Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. Retrieved 22 March 2018.
  6. ^ "Meet The District Manager | Bronx Community Board 7". www.bronxcb7.info. Retrieved 31 March 2018.
  7. ^ "Bronx Community Board 8". www.nyc.gov. Retrieved 31 March 2018.
  8. ^ "Bronx Community District 11 Profile". NYC Department of City Planning. Retrieved 11 September 2015.
  9. ^ "About CB11". Bronx Community Board 11. Retrieved 11 September 2015.
  10. ^ Hu, Winnie. "Bronx Neighborhood Fights for Its Spot on the Map" The New York Times (April 6, 2014)
  11. ^ "Counties Population Totals Tables: 2010-2016, Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Counties: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2016". Retrieved June 10, 2017.
  12. ^ "CONTACT". The Office of The Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. Retrieved 21 March 2018.
  13. ^ New York City Charter § 85(a)
  14. ^ Cruz, David (November 2–22, 2017). "Borough Board to Vote on Jerome Avenue Rezoning Nov. 16" (tabloid)|format= requires |url= (help) (Volume 30, Number 22). Norwood News. p. 2.CS1 maint: Date format (link)
  15. ^ "Handbook for Community Board Members" (PDF). NYC Mayor’s Community Affairs Unit (CAU). Retrieved 29 November 2017.
  16. ^ NYC Department of City Planning. "Joint Interest Areas and Sources & Disclaimer". www1.nyc.gov. Retrieved 21 March 2018.
  17. ^ "2010 Census Table G-1: 2010 Community District Geography Notes" (PDF). Retrieved 11 April 2018.

External links

Borough boards of New York City

In the New York City government, each of the five boroughs has a borough board composed of the borough president, City Council members from the borough, and the chairperson of each community board in the borough. The borough boards can hold or conduct public or private hearings, adopt by-laws, prepare comprehensive and special purpose plans and make recommendations for land use and planning, mediate disputes and conflicts among two or more community boards, submit a comprehensive statement of the expense and capital budget priorities and needs, evaluate the progress of capital developments and the quality and quantity of services provided by agencies, and otherwise consider the needs of the borough.

Bronx Community Board 1

Bronx Community Board 1 is a local government unit of the city of New York, encompassing the neighborhoods of Mott Haven, Melrose, and Port Morris in the borough of the Bronx. It is delimited by the East River, East 149th Street, and Prospect Avenue on the east, East 161st Street (from Prospect Avenue to Third Avenue), East 159th Street (from Third Avenue to Park Avenue), and East 149th Street (from Park Avenue to the Harlem River) on the north, and the Harlem River and Bronx Kill on the west and south.

Bronx Community Board 10

Bronx Community Board 10 is a local government unit of the New York City borough of the Bronx, encompassing the neighborhoods of City Island, Co-op City, Pelham Bay, Throggs Neck and Westchester Square. It is delimited by the Hutchinson River and Pelham Bay Park to the east, New England Thruway, Hutchinson River Parkway, and Westchester Creek to the west, the Bronx/Westchester County Line to the north and the East River to the south.

Bronx Community Board 11

Bronx Community Board 11 (CB11) is a small unit of the City of New York (NYC), whose district encompasses the neighborhoods of Allerton, Indian Village, Morris Park, Pelham Gardens, Pelham Parkway (neighborhood), Van Nest and other areas in the borough of the Bronx. Coterminous with the 49th NYPD Precinct, its district is delimited by Bronx Park East and the Bronx River Parkway to the west, Adee Avenue, Boston Road and East Gun Hill Road to the north, the Hutchinson River Parkway to the east, and East Tremont Avenue to the south.

Bronx Community Board 12

Bronx Community Board 12 is a local government unit of the New York City borough of the Bronx, encompassing the neighborhoods of Edenwald, Wakefield, Williamsbridge, Woodlawn, Fish Bay, Eastchester, Olinville and Baychester.

It is delimited by Van Cortlandt Park East and Jerome Avenue to the west, Adee Avenue and Gun Hill Road East to the south, the New England Thruway to the east and the Westchester County border to the north.

Bronx Community Board 2

Bronx Community Board 2 is a local government unit of the city of New York, encompassing the neighborhoods of Hunts Point and Longwood in the borough of the Bronx. It is delimited by the Bronx River on the east, Westchester Avenue, East 167th Street, and East 169th Street on the north, Prospect Avenue and East 149th Street to the west, and the East River on the south.

Bronx Community Board 3

Bronx Community Board 3 is a local government unit in the New York City borough, of the Bronx, encompassing the neighborhoods of Crotona Park East, Claremont, Concourse Village, Melrose, and Morrisania. It is delimited by the Sheridan Expressway to the east, the Cross Bronx Expressway and Crotona Park North to the north, Park Avenue and Webster Avenue to the west, and East 159th Street and East 161st Street to the south.

Bronx Community Board 4

Bronx Community Board 4 is a local government unit of the City of New York, encompassing the neighborhoods of Mount Eden, Highbridge and Concourse. It is delimited by Webster Avenue and Park Avenue to the east, Washington Bridge and the Cross Bronx Expressway to the north, the Harlem River to the west, and East 149th Street to the south.

Bronx Community Board 5

Bronx Community Board 5 is a local government unit of the city of New York, encompassing the neighborhoods of Fordham, Morris Heights, Mount Hope, and University Heights. It is delimited by Webster Avenue to the east, Hall of Fame Terrace, West 183rd Street, and Fordham Road to the north, the Harlem River to the west, and Washington Bridge and the Cross Bronx Expressway to the south.

Its current chairperson is Dr. Bola Omotosho, and its district manager Ken Brown.

Bronx Community Board 6

Bronx Community Board 6 is a local government unit of the city of New York, encompassing the neighborhoods of Bathgate, Belmont, East Tremont, and West Farms as Bronx Community District 6. It is delimited by Bronx Park to the east and north, Webster Avenue to the west, and Crotona Park North and the Cross Bronx Expressway to the south.

Bronx Community Board 7

Bronx Community Board 7 the governing body of Bronx Community District 7, a local government unit of the city of New York. The Community District encompasses the neighborhoods of Bedford Park, Fordham, Jerome Park, Kingsbridge Heights, Norwood, and University Heights. It is delimited by the New York-New Haven Railroad, Webster Avenue, East Fordham Road, Jerome Avenue, and West 183rd Street to the east, Jerome Avenue, West Gun Hill Road, Goulden Avenue, Kingsbridge Road, West 225th Street, and the Harlem River to the west, West Gun Hill Road, Jerome Avenue, Bainbridge Avenue, and East 211th Street to the north and Hall of Fame Terrace to the south.

Bronx Community Board 9

Bronx Community Board 9 is a local government unit of the city of New York, encompassing the neighborhoods of Castle Hill, Parkchester, Soundview, Bruckner, Harding Park, Bronx River, Clason Point and Unionport. It is delimited by Westchester Creek to the east, the Sheridan Expressway to the west, the Cross Bronx Expressway and East Tremont Avenue to the north and the Bronx River and the East River to the south.

Community boards of New York City

The community boards of the New York City government are the appointed advisory groups of the community districts of the five boroughs. There are currently 59 community districts: twelve in Manhattan, twelve in the Bronx, eighteen in Brooklyn, fourteen in Queens, and three in Staten Island:

Community boards of Manhattan

Community boards of the Bronx

Community boards of Brooklyn

Community boards of Queens

Community boards of Staten IslandThey advise on land use and zoning, participate in the city budget process, and address service delivery in their district. Regarding land use they are only advisory and mostly serve as mobilizing institutions for communities opposed to specific projects. The City Charter also allows boards to submit their own plans for the development, growth, and improvement of their communities.Community boards are each composed of up to 50 volunteer members appointed by the local borough president, half from nominations by City Council members representing the community district (i.e., whose council districts cover part of the community district). Each community board is led by a district manager, with an office and staff, whose primary purpose is to coordinate the delivery of services to the community. Non-board members may also join or work on board committees. Each borough also has a borough board, composed of the borough president, council members from the borough, and the chairperson of each community board in the borough.

List of Bronx neighborhoods

This article features a list of neighborhoods in the Bronx, one of the five boroughs of New York City.

When using this article, note that names of many (but not all) neighborhoods in the Bronx are popular based on their historical pedigree and the livability factor. However, this is not true for all neighborhoods in the Bronx; while someone living at East 213th Street & White Plains Road might prefer to describe their location simply as "Gun Hill Road" (a nearby thoroughfare) rather than "Williamsbridge". Riverdale, Throggs Neck, and others have greater popularity. Riverdale known for its affluence and old money (John F. Kennedy resided there once), large mansions, and amenities (subway and commuter rails and views of the Hudson River) and Throggs Neck which has a bridge named after it and its waterfront beach communities located on the Long Island Sound account for their popularity respectively.

South Bronx
West Bronx
East Bronx
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