Pelham Parkway Neighborhood Association October Meeting

Pelham Parkway Neighborhood Association October Meeting

By Robert Press

President Steven Glosser mentioned that this will be the last PPNA meeting at this Barnes Avenue site, that starting in November the PPNA would be meeting once again at the Bronx House located at 990 Pelham Parkway South, between Hone and Bogart Avenues. He told the representative of Councilwoman Velazquez that he sent a list of forty-seven places with graffiti on them that the previous representative from the councilwoman’s office said to send to the office. President Glosser suggested that members call the councilwoman’s office to ask why  the graffiti is not being removed. A representative of Assemblyman John Zaccaro Jr.’s office went over upcoming events including a Town Hall meeting on smoke shops at Bronx House on Wednesday October 18th from 6 – 8 PM. Alina Dowd of the Mayor’s Community Assistance Unit spoke briefly while she presented PPNA Treasurer Elio Morales with a Pillar of the Community Award.

Josue Melendez from The Department for the Aging gave a brief description of services offered by DFTA, twenty percent of the cities population are over sixty-five years of age who are serviced by three hundred citywide older adult center such as Bronx House in the Pelham Parkway area. There is a five-year plan by the city to allow seniors to age in their homes. Thursday from 10 AM through 12 PM there will be DFTA planning meeting at Bronx House. There are about three hundred and fifty people who work at DFTA, and the phone number is 212-244-6469. PPNA President adjourned the meeting after reminding everyone that the next PPNA meeting will be on Tuesday November 14th at Bronx House.

(L  – R) PPNA Secretary Louis Lutnick, PPNA Treasurer Elio Morales, PPNA President Steven Glosser, PPNA Secretary Jackie Lutnick, and Mayor Adam’s CAU representative Alina Dowd.

PPNA Treasurer Elio Morales receives a Pillar of the Community award from the Mayor Adam’ CAU representative Alina Dowd.


Josue melendez of the DFTA (standing) speaks about programs offered by the city agency and that the local Bronx House Community Center is an Older Adult Center. 

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