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NYCHA tenant reps challenge HUD official over housing policy

NYCHA tenant reps challenge HUD official over housing policy

Housing, News February 25, 2019 at 7:44 pm 0 comments

Following a year-long legal battle with the Housing Authority that resulted in the appointment of a federal monitor to oversee the agency, those NYCHA leaders and other tenants are hopeful that the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) will right some of the wrongs they say Mayor Bill de Blasio has committed at tenants’ expense during his years in office.

Ruben Diaz Sr., with mic, at a rally in his defense in Unionport.

Activists seek a bright side in councilman’s homophobic comments

News, Politics February 24, 2019 at 9:54 pm 0 comments

A borough that has continually elected homophobic officials into office is making strides to amplify gay and queer voices, said the executive director of an LGBTQ support group in Mott Haven, adding that the most recent incident is a last gasp of the old Bronx, resisting progress.

Rafael Barbosa at the Port Morris Distillery. Photo: Barbara Prempeh

Bringing the best island moonshine rum to Port Morris

Culture, News February 24, 2019 at 9:06 pm 0 comments

The varied tastes of Pitorro the venue serves include Coquito, Honey, Passion Fruit and a homemade recipe called the “abuelita” which is infused with raisins, cinnamon and prunes.

Advocates still hopeful they’ll get parkland in Yankee Stadium swap

Advocates still hopeful they’ll get parkland in Yankee Stadium swap

Housing, News February 23, 2019 at 2:28 pm 0 comments

Last July, a Supreme Court of the State of New York judge dismissed the case and decided in favor of the city and the developers, stating that the environmentalists did not provide the necessary burden of proof to show that Pier 5 is officially-designated parkland.

BP doubles down on opposition to jail at State of the Borough

BP doubles down on opposition to jail at State of the Borough

Government, News February 22, 2019 at 7:03 pm 0 comments

At his State of the Borough address on Feb. 21, Bronx BP Ruben Diaz Jr. doubled down on his public opposition to the city’s plan to build a new facility on the site of an NYPD tow pound next to the Bruckner Expressway. Addressing a packed auditorium at a school building on Wales Avenue, Diaz took swipes at the mayor, criticizing de Blasio’s recent failed efforts to lure Amazon to Queens.

Voices of Mott Haven: Community members reject mayor’s jail plan

Voices of Mott Haven: Community members reject mayor’s jail plan

News April 27, 2018 at 6:13 pm 0 comments

Mott Haven residents speak out against the city’s plan to build a jail on the site of an NYPD tow pound.

Pressure cooker on Port Morris street snarls traffic

Pressure cooker on Port Morris street snarls traffic

News, Police September 21, 2016 at 11:15 pm 0 comments

A pressure cooker left on the side of a Port Morris Street on Wednesday afternoon led to major traffic delays on the Major Deegan Expressway, before NYPD’s counterterrorism unit found the device was benign.

Mayor’s housing plan won’t help neediest, say Bronxites

Mayor’s housing plan won’t help neediest, say Bronxites

Housing, News December 12, 2015 at 2:17 pm 0 comments

Most of the new housing being proposed is slated for tenants who earn between 60 and 130 percent of the AMI, making them low- to moderate-income level earners, according to the administration’s definition of affordability. That range is beyond the reach of most Bronx families.