Environment

Local waterfront gets failing grades

Local waterfront gets failing grades

Environment June 3, 2017 at 10:10 am 0 comments

A new scorecard unveiled by a coalition of environmental groups this week rates Mott Haven’s riverfront among New York City’s worst in all three categories measured to gauge the health and vibrancy of 39 waterfront neighborhoods.

From the editor: Hands off Harlem River parkland

From the editor: Hands off Harlem River parkland

Environment May 1, 2017 at 5:51 pm 2 comments

The city does need new housing, but in his thirst to reach his goal of 200,000 affordable apartments our mayor appears to be blind to the value of human scale, open space and community character.

Advocates mourn loss of promised parkland

Advocates mourn loss of promised parkland

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

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.