Northfield Community Local Development Corporation has a fellowship opportunity available. Please visit: Neighborhood 360° Fellows for more information.

Project Information: The fellow will focus on the two Brownfield Opportunity Area (BOA) sites located on Port Richmond Avenue, as well as the NYC Economic Development Corporation’s (EDC) recently launched Investor Development Fund to catalyze new industrial real estate development projects for vacant properties along Port Richmond Avenue. Principal activities include: maintain a vacancy database; improve and cultivate relationships with real estate brokers, arts organizations, and light manufacturing businesses interested in relocating to Port Richmond; develop marketing campaigns to attract workers and residents in the community to dine and shop along Port Richmond Avenue; and promote the district’s existing businesses through the Discover Port Richmond website, social media sites, and email blasts. Secondary to the fellow’s work in district promotion, the fellow will assist the Port Richmond Board of Trade, a merchant association, to revitalize its membership and activities.

Ideal Skills, Qualifications, and Languages:
-Understanding of economic development concepts and land use rules and regulations.
-Excellent organizational and interpersonal communication skills, self-direction, and personal integrity.
-Ability to converse in Spanish highly desirable but not required.





JUNE 6, 2016

Contact: Kathleen Sforza

Telephone: 718-442-7351 ext 225




Funded by the New York State Housing Trust Fund Corporation, the NY Main Street Program aims to provide 50% matching eligible reimbursement funds to participating property owners for façade restorations and building renovation projects within the Main Street Program target areas on Port Richmond Avenue.

Joan Catalano, Executive Director, is enthusiastic about the benefits of encouraging investment in the community.  She explains, “We are happy to bring this resource to Port Richmond. These funds will encourage much needed investment in deteriorated buildings along Port Richmond Avenue and will provide affordable housing units as well.” This program aims to help revitalize buildings and create or restore affordable residential units above the retail spaces. We are seeking buildings that have experienced sustained physical deterioration, decay, neglect, or disinvestment and have a number of substandard or vacant residential or commercial units. The properties need to be located in a concentrated area of Port Richmond Avenue from Ann Street to Harrison Avenue. Deadline to apply for this grant is July 15, 2016. For an application and more information on the program, please contact Kathleen Sforza, Economic and Community Development Coordinator at Northfield Community LDC at 718-442-7351 ext 225 or email her at

Please visit,, for full program guidelines and eligibility criteria. The program is funded by the NYS Housing Trust Fund Corporation, administered by the NYS Homes and Community Renewal, and the Office of Community Renewal.

Northfield Community LDC’s offices are located at 160 Heberton Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10302.


Click Here for NY Main Street Program Guidelines


Project Funders



Governor Cuomo Announces $57 Million to Help Low-Income Households Reduce Utility Costs, Make Homes Healthier, Safer and More Energy-Efficient

Northfield Community LDC of Staten Island has been providing Weatherization Services to Staten Island residents for over 33 years. For more information on this program, please call 718-442-7351 ext 271.

Please Click Here For Governor Cuomo Announces $57 Million to Help Low-Income Households Reduce Utility Costs, Make Homes Healthier, Safer and More Energy-Efficient



Northfield Community LDC of Staten Island’s

5th Annual Golf Outing & Dinner

Thursday, May 26, 2016
Silver Lake Golf Course
915 Victory Blvd.
Staten Island, NY 10301
Non-Golfers are welcome to join us for dinner!
For sponsorship opportunities & more information
please contact: 
Joan Catalano
Kathleen Bielsa



Northfield Community LDC is proud to announce…
the opening of our Resource Center.

For more information, please visit our offices at:

160 Heberton Avenue

Staten Island, NY 10302

or click here to visit our Resource Center online.

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Water & Sewer Service Line Protection Program

Water and Sewer Service Line Protection Program in Partnership with American Water Resources (AWR)


Sign up today!


DEP is pleased to announce that we have partnered with American Water Resources (AWR) to offer a Water and Sewer Service Line Protection Program to our customers. This voluntary program is designed to protect New York City homeowners from the unexpected costs of service line repairs.

Most homeowners are not aware that they are responsible for all of the costs associated with repairing damaged water or sewer service lines that run from their building’s exterior to the municipal service lines in the street. These repairs are not covered by most homeowners insurance policies and can cost thousands of dollars.

AWR has been selected as the exclusive provider of the Water and Sewer Service Line Protection Programs for DEP customers. As a homeowner and DEP customer, you can enroll in the protection programs, and AWR will take the responsibility of paying for service line repairs off your shoulders.

Starting July 1, 2015 rates of $4.49 per month for water line protection and $8.47 per month for sewer line protection will be offered until June 30, 2016. The New York City Water Board will adopt the annual rates for the Programs along with regular water and sewer service charges. These charges will be included in your DEP water and sewer bill and must be paid to remain eligible.

For more information about the Water and Sewer Service Line Protection Program, call AWR toll-free at (888) 300-3570 or click here.

Frequently Asked Questions

Eligible Properties*

Residential properties
Mixed-use properties
Single or multi-family

That are:
·         Metered with wireless meter reading device installed

·         Billed on flat-rate or metered charges

·         Current on DEP charges or payment agreement

·         Equipped with a single service line that is 2″ or less in diameter

Call AWR at (888) 300-3570 to confirm eligibility

*Properties that are not residential, are not metered, have multiple service lines, are not equipped with a wireless meter reading device, are more than $500 and 180 days delinquent on charges, are not up-to-date in an existing payment agreement, are billed on a frontage fire line plan, or are served by a meter pipe of greater than 2″ are not eligible.













For more information, please contact: 

Frank Fontana

Community Coordinator, Bureau of Public Affairs and Communications

(O) 718-595-6023| | 

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