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Community Board

Bronx Community Board #9
1967 Turnbull Avenue
Bronx, NY 10473
Phone: 718-823-3034
Fax: 718-823-6461
Web site:
District Manager: Francisco M. Gonzalez

Elected Officials

Council District #18

Annabel Palma (Democrat)
1041 Castle Hill Avenue
Bronx, NY 10472
Phone: 718-792-1140
Fax: 718-931-0235
Web site:

State Senate District #32

Ruben Diaz, Sr. (Democrat)
900 Rogers Place
Bronx, NY 10459
Phone: 718-991-3161
Fax: 718-991-0309
Web site:

Congressional District #15

José E. Serrano (Democrat)
1231 Lafayette Ave
4th Floor
Bronx, NY 10474
Phone: 718-620-0084
Fax: 718-620-0658
Web site:

State Assembly District #87

Luis Sepulveda
1973 Westchester Avenue
Bronx, NY 10462
Phone: 718-931-2620
Web site:

Demographic Information

Bronx Community Board #9
Population Characteristics - 2000
Total Population 167,859 100
White 7,065 4.2
Black 55,750 33.2
Hispanic origin or descent 92,734 55.2
[Puerto Rican] [57,199] [34.0]
[Other Hispanic] [35,535] [21.2]
Asian & Pacific Islander 6,151 3.7
[Chinese] [1,257] [0.7]
[Asian Indian] [3,484] [2.1]
[Korean] [114] [0.1]
[Filipino] [289] [0.2]
American Indian 538 0.3
Other non-hispanic 5,621 3.4
Groups between brackets [ ] signify a subset of the main group above.
Income Statistics - 1990
Persons 25 Years of Age and Older - 1990
Median Family Income
Per Capita Income
Number of High School Graduates
Number of College Graduates


Language Spoken at Home - 1990

Speaks a Language Other Than English

Speaks Spanish

Speaks Asian or Pacific Islander




Local Information


Engine 64, Ladder 47
1214 Castle Hill Avenue (Ellis Avenue) 10462

Engine 96, Ladder 54
1689 Story Avenue (Croes Avenue) 10473


43rd Precinct
900 Fteley Avenue 10473

Local Hospitals

Westchester Square Medical Center
2475 St. Raymond Avenue 10461

Parks and Playgrounds

Hugh J. Grant Circle
East 177th Street, Westchester, Virginia Avenues

Chief Dennis L. Devlin Park
Cross Bronx Expressway, Ellis, Olmstead Avenues

Virginia Park
White Plains Road, Cross Bronx Expressway

Virginia Playground
White Plains Road, McGraw, Virginia Avenues

Caserta Playground
St. Raymond Avenue, Purdy, Odell Streets

Post Office

Parkchester Station
1449 West Avenue 10462

More neighborhood information available at

Schools: Districts 8, 11, 12

P.S. 106 Parkchester School
P.S. 102 Joseph O. Loretan School
P.S./M.S. 194
P.S. 119
J.H.S. 125 Henry Hudson School
J.H.S. 127 The Castle Hill School
Adlai E. Stevenson High School
Bronx Guild
Gateway School for Environmental Research and Technology
Bronx Community High School
Millennium Art Academy
Pablo Neruda Academy for Architecture and World Studies

Other schools in District 8

Other schools in District 11

Other schools in District 12

Alternative Programs in the Bronx
Charter Schools in the Bronx
Special Education Programs in the Bronx

School and Zone Finder Mapping System


St. Anthony School

Blessed Sacrament School (Pre K-8)
1160 Beach Avenue 10472

St. Dominic School (Pre K-8)
1684 White Plains Road 10462

St. Helena School
St. Raymond School
St. Raymond High School for Boys

Jewish Schools in the Bronx - The Lookstein Center
Parochial Schools in the Bronx - Archdiocese of New York
Private Schools in the Bronx - New York State Association of Independent Schools

Information about 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:

New York City Voluntary Cleanup Program
Brownfield Educational Video series –Cleaning Up NYC

The New York City Charter requires that every ten years, after each decennial census, an independent commission be appointed to redraw Councilmanic District lines to accurately reflect the City's demographics. Each of the 51 Council Districts across the City may increase or decrease in size to accommodate changes in population per the Census.


The Mayor and Council leaders appoint the members of the Districting Commission to take on this task.  The Commission works to redraw lines with the data, process, and criteria required by federal law, the 2010 US Census Bureau data, and the New York City Charter.

After the Commission is constituted, Commission Members and their staff will begin meeting to review all relevant laws, regulations, and the Census data.  After public hearings and meetings, the Commission will develop a final plan to submit to the City Council and ultimately to the United States Department of Justice in advance of the 2013 elections.


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