Northfield Community Local Development Corporation would like to extend our thanks for your generous contribution to our 4th Annual Golf Outing which was held on Thursday, May 28, 2015.
Your contribution helps us to continue and strengthen our mission of helping the low-income, senior residents of Staten Island and allows Northfield to continue offering its many valued programs to the Island’s neediest residents.
Since its inception in 1978, Northfield has been providing the people of Staten Island with access to affordable housing, foreclosure intervention counseling and economic development programs designed to bring Port Richmond Avenue back to its former glory.
We truly appreciate your generosity and hope for your participation again in the future.
Diffendal & Kubac
Judy and Eric Feldmann
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YES Contracting Corporation
RECEIVE A GRANT ROM THE CITY OF NEW YORK TO APPLY TOWARDS THE PURCHASE OF A HOME
Completion of this Workshop on the home buying process will provide you with a certificate making you eligible for a grant from the City of New York for up to 6% of a home’s purchase price (up to $15,000). The grant may be used toward the down payment or closing costs.
No registration required for the Workshop.
To be eligible for this grant you must:
- Be a first time home buyer;
- Complete a home buyer education course taught by a NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) approved counseling agency (Northfield Community LDC);
- Purchase a 1 -4 family home, condo, or co-op;
- Meet income eligibility requirements;
- Provide the City of New York with all required documents pertaining to the purchase of a home;
WHEN: Wednesday, June 10, 2015
TIME: 6:00 pm
Northfield Community LDC
160 Heberton Avenue
Staten Island, New York 10302
(718)442-7351 (ext. 227)
Northfield Community Local Development Corporation is a community-based not-for-profit corporation. We are a HUD certified Housing Counseling Agency. A certificate for up to 6% of a home’s purchase price will be presented upon completion of this workshop.
WHEN: Thursday, June 18, 2015
WHERE: 160 Heberton Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10302
TIME: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Discover Port Richmond…
Owners are showcasing their properties for Port Richmond Avenue’s
“RETAIL SHOWCASE” & YOU ARE INVITED !!!
Join the tour of retail-ready commercial space. Learn about resources available for small businesses and the exciting changes that are in store for Port Richmond!
Northfield Community LDC, with support from the NYC Department of Small Business Services, is showcasing a series of “move-in-ready” retail storefronts along the Port Richmond commercial corridor.
Businesses located in Port Richmond have the advantage of working with established organizations to help them grow and thrive. “Northfield Community LDC has provided much support to the Port Richmond Board of Trade over the past three decades and we welcome all those interested in locating their business here to attend this exciting showcase event. The Port Richmond Avenue commercial district has served many generations of Staten Island residents and we continue to nurture its current potential”, described Joan Catalano, Northfield Community LDC Executive Director.
Port Richmond commercial corridor, once known as the “Fifth Avenue of Staten Island”, is destined for a renaissance. We welcome entrepreneurs, local property owners, and real estate industry professionals to join us on our tour.
The event’s program is designed to attract new and diverse businesses to the neighborhood by simplifying entrepreneur’s search for retail space and providing property owners with a means of advertising their available commercial spaces. With the recent approval of the Ferris Wheel, the Empire Outlets, combined with the Staten Island Yankee Stadium, momentum is building for development of the North Shore waterfront. With views of the waterfront and the Bayonne Bridge, the Port Richmond Corridor is in an area rich in history. We are on the cusp of something extraordinary. With visions of artist galleries, coffee houses, restaurants, and stores along the hub, Port Richmond will someday be the go to place for cultural diversity.
Here are some of the Businesses we are looking for:
art galleries, coffee cafe, dance studio, gym, thrift shop or a goodwill store, variety shop, hardware store, furniture and home furnishing stores, catering hall, and restaurants.
For more information or to register for this event, please call:
718-442-7351, Ext. 225
|For Immediate Release: 4/22/2015||
GOVERNOR ANDREW M. CUOMO
State of New York | Executive Chamber
Andrew M. Cuomo | Governor
Federal grants awarded to four projects to rebuild bridges and sea walls, and to strengthen flooding measures
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that a project in Oneida and Herkimer Counties and three projects in New York City are moving forward after receiving approvals from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program. These projects will make communities more resilient and better equipped to mitigate the risks of loss and damage associated with future disasters. During the recovery and reconstruction process following a federally declared disaster such as Hurricane Irene, Tropical Storm Lee, or Superstorm Sandy, FEMA provides HMGP funds for states to administer grant programs that mitigate the vulnerability of life and property to future disasters.
“Sandy, Irene and Lee all demonstrated how important it is that we continue to rebuild our infrastructure so that it can withstand flooding, damage, and other hazards posed by the threat of extreme weather,” Governor Cuomo said. “This funding will ensure construction of critical projects for communities affected by these severe storms and will build on our success in making New York State stronger and more resilient than ever before.”
FEMA has granted final approval for construction and Phase I approvals for final engineering, along with permission for three projects under its Hazard Mitigation Grant Program. After Superstorm Sandy devastated parts of New York, Governor Cuomo called for government and non-profit organizations across the state to submit applications for projects to help rebuild smarter, stronger, more resilient and more sustainable communities in the wake of recent natural disasters. The projects total more than $22.1 million.
Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services (DHSES) Commissioner John Melville said, “It is imperative that we take proactive steps to protect New Yorkers and become more resilient against future storms. It is through these four vitally important projects that we will reduce risks to our communities and be safer and stronger in the face of disasters.”
Final construction approval has been granted for the State Route 8 Bridge over West Canada Creek in the Village of Poland and the Towns of Russia and Deerfield in Herkimer and Oneida Counties. Construction on the bridge is set to begin in June 2015. The project is part of Governor Cuomo’s request for FEMA funding for the State’s complete 105 bridge scour program, which aims to upgrade and strengthen critical transportation routes across the State to ensure access during emergencies. FEMA has approved more than $7.8 million to remove and replace the existing State Route 8 Bridge, a two-span pony-truss bridge, with a new, higher two-span steel girder bridge that will be more resilient to extreme weather events.
Phase I engineering and initial permitting has been approved for the following three HMGP projects:
The Sea Gate Community in Brooklyn: Superstorm Sandy severely damaged the community of Sea Gate’s bulkhead and sea wall, which is the main form of protection against erosion, storm surges, and flooding to nearby homes. In most areas, the bulkhead that previously safeguarded the community has been completely destroyed, putting parts of Coney Island and other surrounding neighborhoods at risk. The total project cost of the new bulkhead, including construction costs, is estimated at $2.8 million.NYC Dept. of Parks & Recreation: This project, estimated at $5.16 million including construction costs, will replace and upgrade the tide and sluice gates (movable gates that allow water to flow underneath) on the bridge that separates Flushing Bay from Flushing Creek. Once installed, excess water can be easily drained, which will leave room in the bay to capture extra water and decrease frequent flooding in the park after rainfall. The total area covered by this mitigation project will be about 400 acres.Richmond University Medical Center: The cost of this project, including construction costs, is estimated at more than $6.2 million. Richmond University Medical Center (RUMC), a designated level-one trauma center and stroke center, has more than 2,000 employees and 510 patient beds.
Areas of the RUMC Campus, including the Villa Building, have been susceptible to flooding, which affects parking areas for ambulatory and emergency vehicles, as well as physicians and RUMC staff. When this area is flooded, access to the facility is restricted and limits the ability of patients and staff to enter the facility, and receive or provide medical services.The RUMC proposes an improved site-wide drainage system to ensure the proper passage and distribution of storm water run-off. This will maintain functionality of the hospital and emergency access routes to the facility during flooding events, and prevent flood damage to structures and infrastructure.
Senator Charles E. Schumer said, “Superstorm Sandy underscored the importance of building New York back stronger than it was before and that’s why we crafted the Sandy-relief bill to provide flexible dollars for mitigation programs. This FEMA funding will make possible a new, resilient bulkhead in Brooklyn’s Sea Gate community; and it will provide sorely-needed mitigation at Staten Island’s RUMC Hospital to maintain operations during a storm; and it will upgrade Flushing Bay bridge. In addition, this federal funding will boost construction at the State Route 8 Bridge in Herkimer and Oneida Counties. Overall, these are smart investments to help protect our communities from future damage.”
Congressman Jerrold Nadler said, “After Superstorm Sandy, we in government pledged to rebuild Coney Island and Sea Gate, so that they could withstand the next storm. The sea wall and bulkhead project announced by Governor Cuomo today is a critical part of that work. Along with the shore protection jetties and T-groins currently being built by the US Army Corps, these projects will strengthen our coastal defenses and infrastructure ensuring that our vulnerable waterfront communities are protected from storms in the future.”
Congressman Richard Hanna said, “I am pleased that in June we will begin final construction on the Route 8 Bridge in parts of Herkimer and Oneida counties. These federal funds will ensure the safety of the traveling public while improving our infrastructure to be more resilient in the face of extreme weather. These routes are critical to local residents and I am glad to see this project begin.”
Congresswoman Grace Meng said, “I thank the Governor and FEMA for moving forward with this important initiative for Flushing Bay/Flushing Creek. In the wake of the Hurricane Sandy, we must continue to make our region’s infrastructure stronger and more resilient, and this project will go a long way towards decreasing flooding, improving safety and reducing damage associated with future storms.”
The Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services and its four offices — Counter Terrorism, Emergency Management, Fire Prevention and Control, and Interoperable and Emergency Communications — provide leadership, coordination and support for efforts to prevent, protect against, prepare for, respond to, and recover from terrorism and other man-made and natural disasters, threats, fires and other emergencies. For more information, visit the DHSES Facebook page, follow @NYSDHSES on Twitter, or visit dhses.ny.gov.
Richmond County Savings Foundation donates $250K to fund community organizations
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — On Tuesday, the Richmond County Savings Foundation (RCSF) provided $250,000 to fund a variety of community programs serving thousands of Staten Islanders. The checks were presented during a ceremony held at the Foundation’s Bloomfield headquarters.
RCSF was established in 1998 as part of the conversion of the Richmond County Savings Bank, now a division of New York Community Bank, to a public company. To date, RCSF has provided nearly $56 million in funding to not-for-profit organizations serving the communities in which the bank operates.
Receiving the grants were:
Neighborhood Housing Services of Staten Island ($25,000) to support theSustainable Staten Island Green & Healthy Homes Initiative which provides a coordinated and comprehensive approach to preventing diseases and injuries that result from housing-related hazards and deficiencies.
Staten Island Community Charter School ($15,000) to fund the Encore Academic Intervention & Enrichment Program which provides in-school critical intervention for students who are behind their grade level.
Staten Island Legal Services ($25,000) to support the Domestic Violence Projectwhich protects victims of domestic violence by providing assistance in obtaining orders of protection, custody of children, child support and divorce.
Greenbelt Conservancy ($70,000) for their project that will install eco-friendly pathways and walkways surrounding the Greenbelt Nature Center to provide improved accessibility to visitors.
St. Joseph Hill Academy ($40,000) for the Hill Recreation Facility currently under construction that will provide a safe and secure area for physical education classes, sports teams, student recess and summer camp children.
Good Counsel ($25,000) for the renovation and reopening of their Staten Island Home located in Rosebank. The home provides supportive residential care and community-based services for homeless, expectant, and new mothers and their children.
Northfield Community LDC ($25,000) to provide program support for the Renewal and Resiliency Initiative. This program counsels homeowners affected by Hurricane Sandy on recovery options, including guiding people through difficult financial decisions, issues with building code, permit applications, zoning, design and resiliency-related issues for buildings in Sandy-affected neighborhoods.
RCSF Food Pantry Program which provides ongoing support to Staten Island food pantries. An aggregate total of $25,000 will be given to the following food pantries: The Staten Island Seventh Day Adventist Church; St. Mary of the Assumption; New Direction Services; Reformed Church of Prince’s Bay, and Mesivtha of Staten Island.
December 16, 2014
For Immediate Release
Contact: Jim Reilly, Weatherization Director
(718) 442-7351, extension 241
Northfield Home Performance working for the Association for Energy Efficiency to Save Staten Island Business Owners Energy and Money
Northfield Home Performance, a Staten Island based general contracting and energy conservation service provider whose office is located on Heberton Avenue, is working with the Association for Energy Efficiency (AEA) the administrator of the National Grid and Con Edison multi-family energy efficiency program.
Northfield Home Performance can be reached at (718) 442- 7351, ext. 241 and is eager to help provide this no-cost, energy-reducing service to the Staten Island community.
National Grid and Con Edison offer no-cost gas and electric efficiency measures for apartments in residential buildings with five to 75 units. Customers can get no-cost installation of high-efficiency showerheads, faucet aerators, and compact fluorescent light bulbs.
These energy efficient upgrades save water, reduce utility bills and can increase the value of an apartment building or complex.
National Grid and Con Edison also offer rebates and incentives for energy-efficiency projects in common areas. Owners and managers of buildings served by National Grid customers can get more information https://www1.nationalgridus.com/EnergyEfficiencyServices. For Con Edison information, go to: http://www.coned.com/energyefficiency/residential_multifamily.asp.
“Our organization is happy to build on their three decades long commitment to energy conservation by bringing this valuable program to owners and their tenants throughout Staten Island” said Kathleen Bielsa, Deputy Executive Director of Northfield, “Energy efficiency helps landlords maximize their profits, lower their operating costs and maintain affordable rents which translate to savings for tenants.”
Interested property owners and landlords that meet eligibility requirements should contact Northfield Home Performance at (718) 442-7351, ext. 241 to schedule an appointment or contact the Association for Energy Efficiency (800) 427-6318 for further information.
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Be Smart. Know Your Hazard
Winter storms can occur anywhere and bring freezing rain, ice, snow, high winds or a combination of all these conditions. They can cause power outages that last for days or weeks; making it hard to keep warm and making travel very dangerous. For more information on how to prepare for winter storms, download the How to Prepare for a Winter Storm Guide which provides the basics of winter storms, explains how to protect yourself and your property and details the steps to take now so you can stay safely where you are in case of a winter storm.
Winter Storm Basics
- WHAT: A winter storm occurs when there is significant precipitation and the temperature is low enough that precipitation forms as sleet or snow, or when rain turns to ice. A winter storm can range from freezing rain and ice, to moderate snowfall over a few hours, to a blizzard that lasts for several days. Many winter storms are accompanied by dangerously low temperatures.
- WHEN: Winter storms can occur from early autumn to late spring depending on the region.
- WHERE: Winter storms and colder than normal temperatures can happen in every region of the country.
Know the Risk
Do you want to have a better understanding of the risk for winter storms in the area you live? Below are two maps that present the frequency of winter storms and abnormally cold days between 1996 and 2013 as identified by data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
Map Information: The map is titled, “Frequency of Winter Storm Events By County: 1996-2013.” It depicts a map of the continental United States, Puerto Rico, Alaska, and Hawaii and illustrates state and county boundaries. It includes data from the NOAA/NCDC Storm Events Database and shows the total frequency of occurrence of all events identified as blizzards, heavy snow, ice storm, lake-effect snow, winter storm or winter weather, as identified by NOAA.
A FEMA logo is in the lower right corner of the map indicating that the map was prepared by ORR Mapping and Analysis Center, Washington, DC on 7/29/14 and the Sources are ESRI, HSIP, and USGS.
Map description: The frequency of winter storms from 1996 to 2013 is represented by five color coded categories. The first category (represented by white) includes counties that have recorded an average of one or fewer of the listed storm types per year. The areas of the United States in this category include all of Puerto Rico, Florida and Louisiana; the southern portions of Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Texas, and Arizona; and portions of North and South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, Arkansas, New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, Nevada, California, Idaho, Montana, Washington state, Oregon, Alaska, and Hawaii.
The second category (represented by pale blue) includes counties that have recorded an average of one to four storm events per year. The primary area of the United States in this category extends from central New York, south to northern South Carolina, west to northern Texas, and north to southern North Dakota. Additionally, portions of Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, Idaho, Washington state, Oregon, California, Alaska, and the rest of Hawaii are included.
The third category (represented by blue-green) includes counties that have recorded an average of four to eight storm events per year. The areas of the United States in the category include all of Rhode Island, most of Connecticut, and portions of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, North and South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Arizona, Idaho, Nevada, Washington state, Oregon, California, and Alaska. Additionally, the rest of South Carolina, Tennessee, Indiana, Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska, and Kansas are included.
The fourth category (represented by navy blue) includes counties that have recorded an average of 8 to 12 storm events per year. States with counties in this category include most of Massachusetts; large portions of Arizona, Maine, Vermont, New Jersey, New York; and small portions of Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia, North Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, Idaho, Utah, Washington state, Oregon, California, and Alaska.
The final category (represented by blue-black) includes counties that have recorded an average of more than 12 storm events per year. The areas of the United States in this category include most of Maine; large portions of New Hampshire, Vermont, New York, Wyoming, Colorado, Utah, and Alaska; and small portions of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, West Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Michigan, Minnesota, South Dakota, Montana, Idaho, Nevada, Washington state, Oregon, California, and Alaska.
Map Information: The map is titled, “Frequency of Abnormally Cold Days Per Year By County: 1996-2013.” It depicts a map of the continental United States, Puerto Rico, Alaska, and Hawaii and illustrates state and county boundaries. It includes data from the NOAA/NCDC Storm Events Database and shows the frequency of occurrence of all events identified as cold/wind chill or extreme cold/wind chill, as identified by NOAA.
A FEMA logo is in the lower right corner of the map indicating that the map was prepared by ORR Mapping and Analysis Center, Washington, DC on 7/29/14 and the Sources are ESRI, HSIP, and USGS.
Map description: The frequency of abnormally cold days from 1996 to 2013 is represented by five color coded categories. The first category (represented by white) includes counties that have recorded an average of fewer than one day every six years. The areas of the United States in this category include most states in the West, Midwest, South, and Southeast areas of the U.S. The area extends from Pennsylvania south to Florida and Puerto Rico; west to Texas, and north in a line from Oklahoma to Michigan; north from New Mexico to South Dakota, and then west to the coast. In addition, all of Hawaii is included. In total, about three-quarters of the United States are included in this group.
The second category (represented by pale blue) includes counties that have recorded an average between one day every six years and one day every two years. States with counties in this category include most of Iowa, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and North Dakota; large portions of Maryland, Michigan, Illinois, Kentucky, Nebraska, Kansas, and Wyoming; and small portions of Vermont, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, North and South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Indiana, Ohio, Missouri, South Dakota, Texas, Montana, Colorado, Idaho, Utah, Washington state, Oregon, California, Nevada, and Alaska.
The third category (represented by blue-green) includes counties that have recorded an average between one day every two years and one day every year. States with counties in this category include large portions of New York, Vermont, Michigan, North Dakota, and Wyoming; and small portions of Maine, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Delaware, West Virginia, Ohio, Kentucky, Alabama, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, north Texas, Montana, Colorado, California, and Alaska.
The fourth category (represented by navy blue) includes counties that have recorded an average of more than one day every year. States with counties in this category include large portions of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, New York, New Jersey, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Nebraska; and small portions of Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Alabama, Illinois, Minnesota, Iowa, Montana, Wyoming, and California.
The final category(represented by blue-black) includes counties that have recorded an average of more than one day every year, plus more than one extreme cold/wind chill day every year. The areas of the United States in this category include the remaining large portions of Maine and Alaska; and small portions of West Virginia, Minnesota, and North Dakota.
For more information on protecting yourself from severe winter weather and protecting your property and belongings, download these helpful resources:
- Be Smart-Know Your Alerts and Warnings: The factsheet provides a brief summary of the various alerts and warnings available from Federal, state, local governments as well as the private sector that you can sign up for to stay informed and be ready to take action to be safe.
- Be Smart-Protect Critical Documents and Valuables: The checklist helps you to take an inventory of your household documents (e.g., financial and medical records), contacts, and valuables.
Thursday, December 4, 2014
7:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.
Through the Community Parks Initiative, NYC Parks is spending $130 million to rebuild and re-imagine 35 community parks across the city, including at Levy Playground in Port Richmond, Staten Island. We will upgrade playgrounds, ball courts, green spaces and more, using 21st-century designs and materials. To do this, we need your input and feedback on local needs, and your ideas on how this playground can better serve the neighborhood.
Please join us to share your ideas for improving Levy Playground.
Registration for this event is encouraged, but not required.
Faber Park Field House in Faber Pool and Park
2175 Richmond Terrace
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