Recycling advocates hit NYCHA with lawsuit Recycling advocates hit NYCHA with lawsuit

Recycling advocates hit NYCHA with lawsuit

Longword’s Mothers on the Move is one of three environmental justice organizations that have filed a lawsuit against NYCHA, contending that workers routinely flaunt laws requiring them to sort recyclables from regular trash.

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Program brings local kids closer to nature Program brings local kids closer to nature

Program brings local kids closer to nature

Sustainable Saturdays was inspired by the desire of current Green Generations students to get outside and connect with nature, according to Adrienne Heim, a former school teacher in Mott Haven who founded Green Generations in 2011.

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Millbrook residents scorn NYCHA’s latest revenue-raising plan Millbrook residents scorn NYCHA’s latest revenue-raising plan

Millbrook residents scorn NYCHA’s latest revenue-raising plan

Millbrook Houses residents were skeptical when a NYCHA official told them at an April 28 meeting that plans to lease a parking lot to a private developer are meant to generate revenue for their complex.

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Castle On The Concourse prepares to bid adieu Castle On The Concourse prepares to bid adieu

Castle On The Concourse prepares to bid adieu

As P.S. 31 faces imminent demolition at the hands of the city, Mott Haven residents are anxious to know what will take its place on the Lower Concourse.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

Neighborhood News

Job fair scheduled for May 20 at Hostos

Hostos College will host the third annual job fair and career-readiness event on Friday, May 29 between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Local nonprofit South Bronx Rising Together has teamed up with the SUNY ATTAIN Martin Luther King Resource Center to organize this year’s event. The fair is part […]

Participatory Budgeting 2015 winners announced

Participatory Budgeting 2015 winners announced

Eight Mott Haven schools will divide $1 million for new air conditioning and technology upgrades after project proposals to fund them received the highest number of votes from local residents in this year’s Participatory Budgeting initiative.

Former courthouse reopens for new exhibition

Former courthouse reopens for new exhibition

A crowd filled the old Bronx Courthouse for the opening night of “When You Cut Into the Present, The Future Leaks Out,” a new exhibition that features the work of 26 artists.

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.

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 […]