Mott Haven has one of the highest rates of retail vacancy in New York City, according to an by Comptroller Scott Stringer’s office, which finds that burdensome regulations and rising taxes are partly to blame.
Slow rides, infrequent buses and rising fares were among the transit issues area residents had a chance to sound off about at a public meeting in The Hub.
Sexually transmitted disease rates rose among all age groups in the city, from 452 per 100,000 people in 2014 to 497 per 100,000 in 2016. STD rates per 100,000 among young adults increased from 1,811 to 1,929 in the same period.
Dozens of residents from local housing projects came together on June 29 in order to promote anti-violence for young people at the second annual Green Day, a community effort to plant flowers and improve local gardens.