A small, rectangular lot on College Avenue that until two years ago sat vacant in the shadow of tall buildings is now on its way to becoming an oasis, thanks to the efforts of neighborhood volunteers and a citywide nonprofit.
The goal is to convert the former garden space in the center of the Mill Brook Houses complex into an active community garden with produce, flowers, a seating area and educational programs.
The NYC Rent Guidelines Board is considering an increase of 0.75% and 2.75% for one-year lease renewals, and 1.75% to 3.75% for two-year renewals. Tenants packed a public hearing at Hostos Community College on June 11 to tell the nine-member board that that those hikes are too high, and they may not be able to pay them.
Some South Bronx residents consider the city’s plan to install syringe disposal boxes in their parks a mixed bag. They know something must be done, but not everyone is sure this is the right approach.
Herald staff spent a week at the Mott Haven Public Library in May, asking people two questions: ‘What do you like best and what do you like least about living here?’
The Masjid Ebun Abass Mosque on the corner of Alexander and Third avenues was damaged by BB pellet shootings during the holy period of Ramadan. The police have classified the acts of vandalism as hate crimes and the mosque is now being guarded around the clock by officers from the 40th Precinct.