Environment

Group to launch composting initiative in June

Group to launch composting initiative in June

Environment, Jobs March 21, 2017 at 10:12 pm 0 comments

GreenFeen, a social enterprise and environmental consulting firm that uses HipHop to promote sustainability as a lifestyle, is actively recruiting customers for collection, carting and use of organic waste. The nonprofit, which has received Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprise certification, hopes to inspire young activists in the New York CityRead More

Waterfront featured in mural and film

Waterfront featured in mural and film

Art, Environment February 20, 2017 at 6:16 pm 0 comments

A documentary by a European filmmaker that follows local artist Linda Cunninham as she worked on a mural about the Port Morris waterfront was aired at the Bronx Museum of the Arts.

Map prepared by the New York City Environmental Justice Alliance. The black dot indicates Metropolitan Transfer Station in Hunts Point. The gray shadings indicate Metropolitan's customers across the city. The red dots show the locations of the city's other active transfer stations. So then, this is pg 2, I suppose, if it's still going to be visible enough for the detail to be seen even when it's resized to fit with the editorial.

From the editor: Bring less garbage to the South Bronx

Environment, Government January 3, 2017 at 7:53 am 0 comments

Just how Intro 495, a proposed law that would cap the amount of garbage that can be dumped on the South Bronx, North Brooklyn and Southern Queens, went from near-certain passage to imminent defeat offers a text book example of the city’s backroom politics.

Bronxites to city: Slash our trash

Bronxites to city: Slash our trash

Environment, Government January 2, 2017 at 10:44 am 1 comment

Fearing that years of effort to limit the amount of garbage trucked into Hunts Point and Port Morris was about to be lost some 70 local and environmental activists rallied at Councilman Rafael Salamanca’s District office to urge him to get behind legislation to share the burden of waste disposal.

City’s plan for Lower Concourse draws fire

City’s plan for Lower Concourse draws fire

Environment, Jobs December 9, 2016 at 9:08 am 1 comment

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.

A rendering of a new electric charging post. Drawing by Move Systems

FDNY tries out new carbon-cutting technology

Environment, Transportation November 29, 2016 at 8:17 pm 0 comments

Pollution from exhaust fumes has long presented a major health hazard for residents of the South Bronx, but a new initiative by the fire department aims to put a dent in local carbon emissions, at the cost of a few parking spaces.

Time running out for public to comment on contaminated development site

Time running out for public to comment on contaminated development site

Environment, Housing October 11, 2016 at 10:25 pm 0 comments

The public has until October 15 (next Saturday) to submit comments to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) about a developer’s plans to build residential towers on two brownfield sites on the Port Morris waterfront.

Residents brace for waterfront development

Residents brace for waterfront development

Environment, Government August 11, 2016 at 11:41 am 2 comments

Some residents attending an Aug. 4 forum Hostos Community College to discuss the future of the Lower Concourse North waterfront site, said they’re nervous about high rise housing they fear developers will eventually build along the banks of the Harlem River in Port Morris.