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Lottery process opens for new Melrose apartments

Lottery process opens for new Melrose apartments

Housing July 13, 2016 at 12:51 pm 0 comments

A development at 3160 Park Avenue in Melrose, with 151 apartments the city deems affordably-priced, are now open for prospective tenants to apply for. Tenants with incomes ranging as low as $19,612 and up to $105,100 for a household of six, are eligible participate in the lottery to get anRead More

Mayor announces new youth initiative at Mill Brook

Mayor announces new youth initiative at Mill Brook

Housing, Parks July 13, 2016 at 11:03 am 0 comments

Mayor Bill de Blasio visited the Mill Brook Houses in Port Morris on Tuesday to announce the launch of a new initiative to create 50 new soccer fields for young people across the five boroughs over the next five years.

Entrepreneur preaches web access for all

Entrepreneur preaches web access for all

Business, Economy July 10, 2016 at 9:31 am 0 comments

Port Morris startup helps low-income residents log on A Port Morris startup is looking to ensure that low-income Bronx households aren’t left behind by the area’s technology boom. Neture Inc. was founded in 2014 by Marlin Jenkins, a 42-year-old Peekskill, NY native, with a guiding hand from another local business, MetaBronx, whichRead More

Port Morris waterfront facelift begins

Port Morris waterfront facelift begins

Parks July 9, 2016 at 7:06 pm 1 comment

Elected officials on Friday announced $2 million will be allocated to creation of green space along the Harlem River in Port Morris.

By Vianey Alderete Contreras. A wanted poster for the killer of Jessica White is hung in front of a playground at John Adams Houses in Morrisania.

Murder of young mom puts spotlight on safety measures

Housing, Police July 6, 2016 at 12:10 pm 0 comments

After a young mother of three was killed on June 11 while shielding her children from stray gunfire in a John Adams Houses playground, residents of the public housing complex are once again asking what it will take to help them feel safer.

NYCHA drops bombshell on Mill Brook Houses

NYCHA drops bombshell on Mill Brook Houses

Government, Housing July 1, 2016 at 4:47 pm 0 comments

NYCHA residents and Community Board 1 put housing officials on notice at a June 30 meeting, saying they are out of patience with the city’s housing policies and plan to ratchet up the pressure to demand transparency in the way decisions are made.

Out of state volunteers help create Mott Haven garden

Out of state volunteers help create Mott Haven garden

Parks June 30, 2016 at 2:50 pm 0 comments

Some 30 cyclists rode down to Mott Haven from the coast of Maine earlier this week, the latest in a wave of activists from all over coming to rescue a formerly abandoned lot that has been repurposed as an urban oasis. Bike & Build, a Philadelphia-based nonprofit, organizes trips aroundRead More

Rep. Serrano wins Democratic primary

Rep. Serrano wins Democratic primary

Government, Politics June 29, 2016 at 4:16 pm 0 comments

Rep. Jose E. Serrano won the New York Democratic primary on June 28, trouncing the challenger, political newcomer Leonel Baez. Serrano won 8,343 to Baez’s 990. Serrano seeks to enter his 14th term representing Hunts Point, Longwood, Mott Haven, Melrose in Washington. He will go on to face the Republican candidate AlejandroRead More