Environment

Environmental monitoring reports for local school complex are elusive

Environmental monitoring reports for local school complex are elusive

Education, Environment April 15, 2016 at 11:06 am 0 comments

The Mott Haven Educational Complex opened in 2010, a sprawling facility housing four schools on a contaminated site formerly occupied by a manufactured gas plant. Nearly six years later, annual reports required to assess the effectiveness of environmental cleanup and the safety of the site remain hard to find.

Facelift in store for El Girasol Garden

Facelift in store for El Girasol Garden

Environment, Parks March 21, 2016 at 11:45 am 0 comments

According to Mott Haven: Open Space Index, a report published by New Yorkers for Parks in 2014, the neighborhood did not meet 11 out of 15 open space index criteria, including the total acres of open space available to every 1,000 residents.

Rodent-eating raptor becomes local mascot

Rodent-eating raptor becomes local mascot

Environment March 17, 2016 at 10:33 am 1 comment

A recent newcomer to the Patterson Houses in Mott Haven, a red-tailed hawk, has been seen in and above the sprawling NYCHA complex – soaring, swooping or just sitting and staring.

Op-ed: When it comes to environmental justice, communities know best

Op-ed: When it comes to environmental justice, communities know best

Environment, Parks February 22, 2016 at 10:15 pm 3 comments

A prominent Mott Haven environmentalist says the City Council has the right idea as it considers bills to begin reversing generations of environmental injustice in the South Bronx, but lawmakers must include communities in the decision-making process.

Brook Park reaps year-end harvest

Brook Park reaps year-end harvest

Environment, Parks, Spotlight November 28, 2015 at 4:06 pm 0 comments

Each year, Brook Park Community Garden enlists neighborhood youths to learn about urban gardening and grow their own produce.

The New York Power Authority's two smokestacks on E. 132nd Street in Port Morris.

Activists urge state to close power plant

Environment September 28, 2015 at 5:09 pm 0 comments

Environmental activists are trying to stop a Port Morris power plant from obtaining a renewal for its permit to operate, arguing that the company’s emissions violate state standards and contribute to the area’s famously poor air quality.

To the editor: MS 223 students speak out on FreshDirect

To the editor: MS 223 students speak out on FreshDirect

Education, Environment August 21, 2015 at 10:36 am 0 comments

Rising fifth graders from MS 223 sound off on whether FreshDirect’s move to Mott Haven will benefit the neighborhood.

Plans afoot to green Port Morris waterfront

Plans afoot to green Port Morris waterfront

Environment, Parks July 10, 2015 at 9:09 am 0 comments

A multi-year initiative calling for new green space in Mott Haven and Port Morris, is expected to include the creation of a park on the eastern edge of 132nd Street, and another a few blocks away.