Archive for February 21st, 2006

21st February
2006

First Published in The New York Sun, February 21, 2006

By Andrew Wolf

Because most of the houses were built in the 1920s, many in the area’s growing Orthodox Jewish community who purchase move there have undertaken additions or renovations in order to accommodate the needs of their growing families.The landmarking proposal has divided the Riverdale community, often pitting neighbor against neighbor.

“I don’t understand why the Fieldston Property Owners Association cannot self-regulate any proposed renovations to the homes here,” Rabbi Weiss said. “It would seem that this is preferable to submitting these requests to the city.” (more…)