Sin City comes in front of the State Liquor Authority on Jan. 25 for a renewal of its liquor license. Some side with the borough president, who wants the club’s license revoked, while others say they are an important neighborhood asset.
A massive development project coming to the Grand Concourse could have a significant adverse impact on the area if it proceeds as it’s now envisioned, according to an environmental consultant for the city.
Critics contend that the city’s announcement earlier this summer that it wants to sell a building in Port Morris to developers for $14.3 million shows that the mayor’s vow to preserve manufacturing jobs is insincere.
Five buildings ranging between eight and 25 stories are planned, consisting of 992 apartments, a 50,000 square-foot YMCA, 45,000 square feet of retail space, two acres of open space and community and educational facilities. But some residents are worried about the strain on public transportation and an increase in traffic once the project wraps up in three years.
South Bronx resident William Alberto Gomez died three days after becoming sick while working at the C & P Car Wash in Tremont. Although there’s no evidence that his death was work-related, workplace safety at carwashes has long been a concern among workers and labor advocates.
Mott Haven minimum wage workers are hopeful a gradual series of wage hikes beginning in 2015 may help them make ends meet, but employers say the increases may drive them out of business.