Street vendors push for legitimacy Street vendors push for legitimacy

Street vendors push for legitimacy

A City Council member is sponsoring a new bill that would lift the caps on permits for street vendors, who advocates say serve a vital and underrated function in New York City’s economy.

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South Bronx libraries help residents log on South Bronx libraries help residents log on

South Bronx libraries help residents log on

The Mott Haven, Hunts Point and Melrose branch libraries are participating in a project designed to provide South Bronx residents free internet access.

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Mott Haven families walk for change Mott Haven families walk for change

Mott Haven families walk for change

Safer and cleaner streets are two of the most pressing concerns facing Mott Haven, according to local families who marched through the neighborhood in April.

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Tech startup will call Port Morris home Tech startup will call Port Morris home

Tech startup will call Port Morris home

Doran Jones, a new IT company that will partner with Per Scholas, is set to open in May, bringing 150 new jobs to Port Morris.

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Residents prepare for big changes on the waterfront

Residents prepare for big changes on the waterfront

While city officials and developers alike are bullish on Mott Haven, residents and activists worry that several ambitious development projects to transform the neighborhood risk creating a community of haves and have-nots.

Recovering addicts worry they’re being forgotten

Recovering addicts worry they’re being forgotten

A local drug rehabilitation program and the shelters it ran are the target of a recent sting by the AG’s office. Although the patients who use Narco Freedom’s services say it’s about time, they’re worried about what comes next.

NYCHA residents meet with their ‘landlord’

NYCHA residents meet with their ‘landlord’

Residents from several Mott Haven NYCHA complexes vented their frustrations over dismal living conditions and slow service to a high-ranking housing official at a March 16 meeting at Millbrook Houses.

St. Mary’s needs overhaul, residents say

St. Mary’s needs overhaul, residents say

A small amount of city funding to fix a playground at St. Mary’s Park has opened up a conversation about fixing the South Bronx’s biggest park, for the first time in years.

Neighborhood News

Magnificent Mott Haven walking tour scheduled on May 9

Magnificent Mott Haven walking tour scheduled on May 9

Bronx Borough Historian Lloyd Ultan will lead a walking tour of Mott Haven’s historic points on May 9. The Magnificent Mott Haven tour is scheduled to take place on Sat. May 9 at 1:30 p.m. The group will meet on the southeast corner of E. 138th Street and Lincoln Avenue, outside the #6 Third Avenue […]

Participatory Budgeting Vote 2015: April 11-19

Councilwoman urges residents to get out and vote This year’s Participatory Budgeting voting in Mott Haven kicks off on April 11 and will run through April 19. City Councilwoman Melissa Mark-Viverito has pledged to devote $2 million from her discretionary budget to the five items that receive the most votes from residents of her district, which includes […]

SoBRO gets EPA grant for Bronx River project

SoBRO receives federal grant to work with community to plan for cleanup and development of the Bronx River-Sheridan Expressway Corridor.

Annual Easter Egg Hunt planned in St. Mary’s Park

Annual Easter Egg Hunt planned in St. Mary’s Park

Volunteers from several local and citywide organizations will help organize this year’s event.

Housing advocacy group fights for tenants’ rights

Housing advocacy group fights for tenants’ rights

The legendary Melrose advocacy group, Nos Quedamos, says it’s time to harness the neighborhood’s community gardens and use them for the good of all residents.