Ribbon Cutting at Williamsbridge Gardens

Ribbon Cutting at Williamsbridge Gardens

By Robert Press

Williamsbridge Gardens Brings 170 Affordable Homes to the Northeast Bronx with On-Site Supportive Services Available for eighty-five formerly homeless households located at 713 East 211th Street in the Williamsbridge neighborhood of the Bronx. This Ninety One Million Dollar affordable housing is part of Governor Hochul’s Twenty-Five Billion Dollar housing plan. 

Bronx Borough President Vanessa  L. Gibson said that this represents a beacon of hope to 170 families. She added affordable housing is a right in New York city. The Bronx has been left behind for too long, but this is a borough of opportunities as she mentioned several new projects such as the New Metro North stations, the new plan for the Kingsbridge Armory, and Williamsbridge Gardens. BP Gibson concluded by saying “I want to lift up this borough”. Local Councilman Kevin Riley was next to speak. He said as the council chair of City Council Zoning and Franchises Committee he sees many projects, but not in his district until now. He added that he is trying to improve the business district through housing like Williamsbridge Gardens. 

Alan Bell of B & B Urban Principal said that this would be the last supportive housing project that he has done over the past twelve years in New York, as he is moving on to Baltimore to help redevelop the Downtown Baltimore area. Then it was outside to the children’s play area to cut the ribbon. 



From the outside what Williamsbridge Gardens looks like.  

Bronx Borough President Vanessa L. Gibson says that more affordable housing like Williamsbridge Gardens is needed in New York City. Alan Bell of B & B Urban Principal is in the background. 


HRC Downstate Development Director Ron Karp speaks for Governor Kathy Hochul, as Alan Bell of B & B Urban Principal is in the Background.
Bronx Borough President Vanessa L. Gibson shows off the childrens slide area.
Councilman Kevin Riley joins BP Gibson in front of the slide to show off the Bronx X, and not the new symbol for the old Twitter.
Then it was time to cut the ribbon on the new Williamsbridge Gardens, as Community Board 12 Housing Chair Robert Hall joins Councilman Riley and Borough President Gibson in cutting the ribbon.
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