Photo: Avery Miles

BLOX rallies residents to reclaim space under neglected bridge

Transportation November 8, 2017 at 9:25 pm 0 comments

After years of neglect, the run-down Third Avenue Bridge is getting a thorough cleaning, thanks to some engaged residents and neighborhood organizations.

Board 1 narrowly approves residential tower on Concourse

Board 1 narrowly approves residential tower on Concourse

Housing, Transportation October 7, 2017 at 11:13 pm 1 comment

An ambitious proposal for a 26-story building on the Grand Concourse narrowly passed a preliminary vote of Community Board 1, as board members repeatedly rejected reassurances by developers and a city official that the complex will benefit the community.

Citi Bike is Bronx-bound

Citi Bike is Bronx-bound

Transportation July 25, 2017 at 5:34 pm 0 comments

Bronx bicyclists may soon have reason to rejoice, because the city’s popular bike-sharing program could be making its next stop here in the near future.

Crossing the Bruckner still a dangerous affair

Crossing the Bruckner still a dangerous affair

Transportation June 25, 2017 at 11:58 pm 0 comments

The six-lane Bruckner Boulevard has one of the highest traffic volumes in the city, and was the scene for three vehicular deaths in March and April. As a result, neighbors and elected officials are demanding that the city make some changes to improve lives for pedestrians.

A rendering of a new electric charging post. Drawing by Move Systems

FDNY tries out new carbon-cutting technology

Environment, Transportation November 29, 2016 at 8:17 pm 0 comments

Pollution from exhaust fumes has long presented a major health hazard for residents of the South Bronx, but a new initiative by the fire department aims to put a dent in local carbon emissions, at the cost of a few parking spaces.

Bikers start a ride to honor accident victims at the entrance to Willis Avenue Bridge on Nov. 20th.Photo: Pauliina Siniauer

Bronx bikers honor accident victims

Transportation November 29, 2016 at 1:09 pm 1 comment

Advocates continue push for enhanced safety in trouble spots Despite freezing winds, a small group of bikers gathered at the entrance to the Willis Avenue Bridge in Mott Haven on Sunday, Nov. 20 for a bike ride to honor victims of vehicle traffic. The World Day of Remembrance is commemorated internationallyRead More

MTA will repair Concourse elevator after 40 years

MTA will repair Concourse elevator after 40 years

Slider, Transportation December 10, 2015 at 12:53 pm 2 comments

The MTA recently announced it will allocate $45 million from its 2016 Capital Budget to replace the old elevator, and build a new one on the east side of the Concourse.

Mott Haven-based luxury-vehicle theft ring taken down

Police, Transportation November 4, 2015 at 5:57 pm 0 comments

A joint investigation by NYPD and the New York State attorney general’s office alleges that a criminal ring used a lot at 380 Bruckner Boulevard in Mott Haven to stash stolen luxury vehicles before shipment abroad.