Community District 5 in the Bronx has existed in its current form since 1975, although the history of this section of the Bronx extends back to the 1800s when the area was first developed. Community Board 5, like all community boards within NYC, plays an important advisory role in dealing with land use, zoning matters, the City budget, municipal service delivery and many other matters relating to their communities' welfare.
As residents of the Community Board 5 area we want to help strengthen our neighborhoods. We believe a stronger community is more likely to be safe and a happy place for its residents, businesses, and families to live and grow in. Community Board 5 and surrounding areas offer valuable resources which include great shopping districts such as Fordham Road, Burnside/University Avenue, and variety of organizations that offer services to members of our community.