Articles by: Joe Hirsch

Report: Local housing stock becoming increasingly unaffordable

Report: Local housing stock becoming increasingly unaffordable

Housing May 22, 2017 at 11:30 am 0 comments

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.

Phoenix on brink of undefeated season

Phoenix on brink of undefeated season

Parks May 15, 2017 at 10:19 am 0 comments

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.

Summit raises hopes for South Bronx to become tech hub

Economy, Jobs May 4, 2017 at 9:06 pm 0 comments

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.

Advocates mourn loss of promised parkland

Advocates mourn loss of promised parkland

Environment, Housing April 27, 2017 at 2:27 pm 0 comments

Community Board 4 weighs city’s plan to build housing on waterfront site near Melrose South Bronx residents and environmental advocates say the city is breaking a promise it made to them years ago to create parkland with public access on a five-acre site along the Harlem River waterfront, but now says it will build housingRead More

Plan for senior housing advances

Plan for senior housing advances

Housing April 21, 2017 at 4:25 pm 0 comments

The city is moving ahead on a plan to create 250 new apartments for low-income seniors on the site of the Betances Houses in Mott Haven. The New York City Housing Authority, Department of Housing Preservation and Development and the Housing Development Corporation announced on Friday that they have selected two development teams to lead the project toRead More

Workers rally for higher wages, benefits

Workers rally for higher wages, benefits

Housing, Jobs April 13, 2017 at 3:59 pm 0 comments

A project to build affordable housing in Melrose is drawing fire from union workers and Councilman Rafael Salamanca Jr., who say the nonprofit developer behind the plan has a track record of underpaying workers and providing inadequate health benefits at other local sites.

From left to right: Rahim Hough, Ashley Santiago, Aisha Beltran, Jennifer Asokwah, and Jesus Roblas.

Students lead panel on women’s suffrage

Culture, Education, Government April 12, 2017 at 3:07 pm 0 comments

The 14-member Women’s Suffrage Commission, which was established by state law, will run programs celebrating the accomplishments of women’s suffrage through 2020. But LEAP’s focus is rooted a little deeper.

Hub gets its first co-working space

Hub gets its first co-working space

Business, Economy April 7, 2017 at 1:52 pm 0 comments

BronxCoworks, the area’s first privately funded space-sharing company, opened its doors in the Hub in March, offering private offices, a common work space and conference rooms at 2825 Third Avenue.