Major facelift considered for Lower Concourse

Major facelift considered for Lower Concourse

The mostly industrial South Bronx shore, initially approved for rezoning in 2009, is the subject of renewed attention after Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. highlighted the need for redevelopment there during his state of the borough address.

Opponents take FreshDirect back to court

Opponents take FreshDirect back to court

Lawyer says state illegally gave company a lease last year South Bronx residents who want to keep FreshDirect from moving to Port Morris say they have new evidence that will help them win their fight. Lawyers for the state and FreshDirect say that’s nonsense.

Community board, builder clash over supportive housing

Community board, builder clash over supportive housing

Community Board 1 told developers at a March meeting that they should go back to the drawing board if they want local approval for the project.

Nine protestors arrested at Harlem River Yard

Nine protestors arrested at Harlem River Yard

Nine demonstrators were arrested while trying to enter the Harlem River Yard in Port Morris on Saturday in a protest against the city’s deal to relocate FreshDirect.


Healthier school meals a tough sell

Healthier school meals a tough sell

New York City school meals are a lot healthier now—the only problem is that kids in Mott Haven won’t eat them.

Tenants denounce greedy landlords

Tenants denounce greedy landlords

Tenants of a group of neglected apartment buildings– including one in Mott Haven and another in Melrose — are urging a federal judge to put the properties into the hands of a more responsible landlord.

Group targets violence at its root

Group targets violence at its root

Program is staffed by reformed gang members who work to defuse tensions between rival gangs.

PS 31 faces wrecking ball

PS 31 faces wrecking ball

The city’s buildings department and landmarks commission are at loggerheads over the fate of the historic Castle on the Concourse.

Neighborhood News

Two Morrisania gangs busted up

The Bronx DA’s office has released a massive indictment, naming 80 members of two rival gangs it says operated out of a the Forest Houses.

Non-profit helps small business boom

Non-profit helps small business boom

The number of small businesses in the Bronx is soaring, with about 5000 new firms incorporating in the borough each year. By that measure, the Bronx is the most entrepreneurial borough in the city.

NYPD, feds take down Mott Haven gang

Federal and local law enforcement have brought down a gang accused of terrorizing tenants of the Moore Houses on East 149th St. at the northern edge of St. Mary’s Park in Mott Haven.

Court denies appeal to block FreshDirect

Court denies appeal to block FreshDirect

An appellate division of the State Supreme Court yupheld a lower court’s decision to throw out a lawsuit brought by South Bronx Unite that would have blocked FreshDirect from building a new facility on the Harlem River Yard.

Arroyo campaign workers charged with forgery

Three workers for City Councilwoman Maria del Carmen Arroyo’s reelection campaign were charged on March 26 with forging signatures to get the incumbent on the ballot last spring.