Tucked away in a corner of Mott Haven, just outside the grounds of one of the city’s largest public housing complexes, a new baseball field is providing local young people a place to play and lots of instruction to step up their game.
For the Phoenix of South Bronx High School, the pressure was officially on. To keep their undefeated 12-0 season going, they’d have to score in the last rays of spring light.
Well over a hundred residents packed into Betances Community Center on Nov. 29 to weigh in on how to spend $30 million in promised capital funding from the city to upgrade St. Mary’s Park.
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.
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.