The Wakefield branch of The New York Public Library is located one block west of 229th Street and White Plains Road, adjacent to the offices of Bronx Community Board #12.
Opened in 1938, its main floor houses the adult, young adult, and children's collections available for borrowing and use in the library. On the lower level there are meeting and program rooms, as well as a Center for Reading and Writing, a program for new adult readers. The branch is fully accessible to people who use wheelchairs.
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Environmental Remediation Projects in Your Community
Brownfields are properties where redevelopment is complicated by actual or suspected environmental contamination from past land usage. Because of New York City's long industrial history, brownfields are found in areas throughout the five boroughs. The New York City Office of Environmental Remediation offers programs that encourage environmental investigation of lightly-to-moderately contaminated sites, and that oversee clean up appropriate to a site's new end use. Information about these projects is available below: