A program meant to prevent low-income Bronx seniors from being evicted from their homes is on the verge of closing, at a time when such protection is most urgently needed, say housing advocates.
Highbridge’s Community Board 4 last week voted 19-12 to approve the city’s proposal to build housing on Pier 5, a 5-acre parcel adjacent to Mill Pond Park. But residents who oppose the plan say the vote does not reflect the will of the community, adding they will keep fighting for existing parkland to be extended instead.
Mott Haven residents are hopeful they can convert an abandoned health clinic into a multi-purpose center that would benefit the community before the city allows developers to get their hands on it.
A recent report on the risk of tenant displacement puts Mott Haven and Port Morris at ground zero, due to a perfect storm of a low-income population coupled with good access to transit and recent development activity.
For the Phoenix of South Bronx High School, the pressure was officially on. To keep their undefeated 12-0 season going, they’d have to score in the last rays of spring light.
Political and business leaders want the South Bronx to become the next technology hub for New York City, and are brainstorming new ways to bring tech companies – and the jobs and energy that come with them – to the area.
The city does need new housing, but in his thirst to reach his goal of 200,000 affordable apartments our mayor appears to be blind to the value of human scale, open space and community character.