Housing

Local entrepreneur looks to preserve a piece of Mott Haven’s past

Local entrepreneur looks to preserve a piece of Mott Haven’s past

Housing December 30, 2016 at 3:52 pm 0 comments

Capitalizing on a wave of tourism in the South Bronx, Brooks plans to turn his three-story, brick neo-Grec townhouse, which was built in 1889, into a “Decorator’s Show House” next summer, so people can get a sense of the area’s rich history.

Developer presents ambitious plan on former school site

Developer presents ambitious plan on former school site

Housing, Parks November 17, 2016 at 9:50 am 16 comments

Developers and city housing officials unveiled a plan for 289 units of housing and a health center in place of the former PS 31 on the Grand Concourse, but Community Board 1 urged them to go back to the drawing board.

Bronx organizers propose alternative rezoning plan

Bronx organizers propose alternative rezoning plan

Housing October 12, 2016 at 1:56 pm 0 comments

South Bronx community organizers opposing the city’s Jerome Avenue rezoning plan unveiled their own counter-proposal that would seek to get the community involved in the area’s future.

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.

By Annie Nova. Frank Camal, 56, has to move out of the house he's lived in his whole life. His father bought it for $15,000 in the 1940s.

As home prices rise, residents weigh their options

Housing July 27, 2016 at 6:44 pm 1 comment

As tenants continue feeling the squeeze of ever-increasing rents in Mott Haven, Port Morris, and Melrose, many homeowners are facing a different dilemma: whether to cash in on the area’s growing cache or hold out as their homes continue to soar in value.

Lottery process opens for new Melrose apartments

Lottery process opens for new Melrose apartments

Housing July 13, 2016 at 12:51 pm 0 comments

A development at 3160 Park Avenue in Melrose, with 151 apartments the city deems affordably-priced, are now open for prospective tenants to apply for. Tenants with incomes ranging as low as $19,612 and up to $105,100 for a household of six, are eligible participate in the lottery to get anRead More

Mayor announces new youth initiative at Mill Brook

Mayor announces new youth initiative at Mill Brook

Housing, Parks July 13, 2016 at 11:03 am 0 comments

Mayor Bill de Blasio visited the Mill Brook Houses in Port Morris on Tuesday to announce the launch of a new initiative to create 50 new soccer fields for young people across the five boroughs over the next five years.

By Vianey Alderete Contreras. A wanted poster for the killer of Jessica White is hung in front of a playground at John Adams Houses in Morrisania.

Murder of young mom puts spotlight on safety measures

Housing, Police July 6, 2016 at 12:10 pm 0 comments

After a young mother of three was killed on June 11 while shielding her children from stray gunfire in a John Adams Houses playground, residents of the public housing complex are once again asking what it will take to help them feel safer.