Neighborhood Notes

Fresh Air Fund
Registration is open for the Fresh Air Fund, which offers free summer experiences for children from low-income communities throughout the city for ages 7 to 12 with volunteer host families and sleep-away camp for ages 8 to 15. For more information, visit or call (800) 367-0003. 

Safety Summit
Residents living within Norwood, specifically Webster Avenue from East Mosholu Parkway North to Jerome Avenue; Jerome Avenue to Bainbridge Avenue; Bainbridge Avenue to East Gun Hill Road and down to Webster Avenue, are encouraged to attend a “Safety Summit” meeting on June 6 at 7 p.m. at 3400 Reservoir Oval East where they can talk with NYPD officers over safety issues in the neighborhood. For more information, call Police Officer Marielena Reilly-Derasmo at (929) 499-7027 or email

Volunteers Needed
The Bedford Mosholu Community Association seeks volunteers to clean up a portion of Mosholu Parkway on May 20 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in celebration of “It’s My Park Day.” For more information, email 

Citizenship Assistance
Free assistance to fill out a citizenship application takes place May 13 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the UFT Bronx borough office, 2500 Halsey St. For more information on what to bring and to schedule an advance required appointment, call (888) 839-8682 or go to

Immigration Services
Free immigration services ranging from naturalization, citizenship, visa renewals, and information on DACA are available by appointment at the office of Councilman Ritchie Torres, 573 E. Fordham Rd. (entrance on Hoffman Street) Mondays and the first and third Wednesday of every month from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call (718) 842-8100.

Paid Work Training
New York City Small Business Services is accepting applications for anyone interested in 300 hours of paid, work experience installing reflective rooftops. For more information or employment, email, call 311 or log on to

MetroCard Bus/Van
Buy or refill your MetroCard at a MetroCard bus or van at the following locations on every second and fourth Friday of each month: Fordham Road and Grand Concourse from noon to 2 p.m.; Fordham Plaza, Third Avenue and Fordham Road from 2:30 to 4 p.m.; and Van Cortlandt Village, 3887 Sedgwick Ave., from 9:30 to 11 a.m.; and every fourth Monday at Scott Tower, 3400 Paul Ave. from 1 to 3 p.m. For more information, call (718) 330-1234 or 511.

SAFE Disposal
The New York City Department of Sanitation will host a SAFE Disposal Event (Solvents, Automotive, Flammable, Electronics) at the Orchard Beach Parking Lot on May 13 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. where these items can safely be discarded, as well as medical items and paints. For more information, call 311.

IDNYC, an official New York City ID card that offers discounts, will have a pop-up site May 11, 12 and 15 at the Muslim Women’s Institute for Research and Development, 1363 Ogden Ave., at West 170th St., from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information and to make an appointment, call 311.


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