Environment

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.

Port Morris celebrates the Harlem River

Port Morris celebrates the Harlem River

Environment July 19, 2016 at 3:33 pm 0 comments

Last Saturday there were signs of life along the usually desolate Lincoln Avenue waterfront, as residents came to enjoy the open space and cool breezes at the 2nd annual Mott Haven-Port Morris Waterfront Celebration. They demanded the city consider public recreational access as a key part of future development plans.

Advocates irked by slow pace of Harlem River cleanup

Advocates irked by slow pace of Harlem River cleanup

Environment June 8, 2016 at 12:02 pm 0 comments

Bronx residents and environmentalists are voicing frustration at the slow pace of city action on a plan to reduce sewage overflows into the Harlem River that are producing unsafe bacteria levels in the river.

425GrandConcourse_Rendering
Renderings Courtesy of the Development Team/Dattner Architects

Nearly 250 apartments slated on site of P.S. 31

Environment, Housing April 29, 2016 at 3:06 pm 1 comment

The site of a one-time architectural marvel at 425 Grand Concourse is about to become instead the site of some of the most energy-efficient housing in the city, Bronx and city officials announced yesterday.