Residents continued to criticize the mayor’s plan to build a new jail in Mott Haven, during a public forum at Betances Houses in Mott Haven. Listen to what some of them had to say.
“We understand you’re doing the best you can,” one frustrated resident and frequent meeting attendee, told officers. “But all our resources are being sucked down the drain by this drug stuff.” He shook his head. “Our neighborhood is the hub of heroin; it’s Home Depot.”
Although a recent meeting between Mill Brook and Mitchel Houses tenants and NYPD officers began well enough, with pizza, pleasantries, and 35 participants, it was derailed roughly 20 minutes later after rows of residents left following a tense exchange between a tenant and the officer leading the session.
Photographer Jonathan Mannion collaborated with Set Free to establish a gallery that will showcase the great artists and cultural achievements of hiphop through imagery.
Several candidates ran as progressive alternatives to Democratic incumbents in this year’s primary, challenging their more experienced counterparts on matters like public and affordable housing, MTA management, and ethics. In the end, though, South Bronx voters helped the incumbents hold on.