Housing

Residents sound off about gentrification

Residents sound off about gentrification

Housing March 10, 2017 at 11:06 am 0 comments

As market rate developments continue popping up across the South Bronx, residents worried about losing their homes are getting together to let off steam and consider strategies to prevent displacement.

Rally at City Hall. Photo: Barbara Huang

NYCHA residents rally for repairs, funding

Housing March 9, 2017 at 10:11 pm 0 comments

Bronx public housing residents, community organizations, labor unions and elected officials gathered on the steps of City Hall in February to demand adequate funding and oversight of the long neglected and dilapidated NYCHA buildings.

New plan introduced to curb homelessness

Housing February 28, 2017 at 8:13 pm 0 comments

As the number of homeless New Yorkers continues to escalate, Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced a new plan to attack the problem.

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.