I used to live off 197th and Harlem on Benton Ave. If you go west on Benton, 4-5 blocks down in the neighborhood is a community pond (go to yahoo maps and check out the area). I recommend wearing rubber boots and walking around the pond. The nice, easy to fish spots were not nearly as productive as the nasty spots. If you want catfish, you can catch 3-5 lbers all day long there. I also caught some nice bass there too. There are other places out there too but I was never much of a pond guy. Maybe someone can help you out with those. Good luck.