A straphanger ascends the stairs at the 149th Street-Grand Concourse subway station.

Promised elevator repairs at 149 Street-Grand Concourse station delayed to next year

Transportation March 26, 2019 at 8:21 pm 0 comments

Almost four years have passed since the MTA announced it was allocating $45 million for elevators at the station but it remains without functioning elevators, leaving community members asking, what is taking so long?

Advocate and students from Public Staff Congress holding signs to call for change. Photo by Barbara Prempeh

MTA announces modernization plan

Transportation November 17, 2018 at 10:20 pm 0 comments

New York City Transit staff held a meeting at Hostos Community College to discuss new plans to modernize the subway and bus systems across the five boroughs.

Bus riders wait for the Bx19 during rush hour, at 149 Street and Morris Avenue. Photo: Frida Sterenberg

MTA starts redesign of ‘miserable’ bus system

Transportation October 5, 2018 at 11:20 am 0 comments

Slow rides, infrequent buses and rising fares were among the transit issues area residents had a chance to sound off about at a public meeting in The Hub.

Photo: Joe Hirsch

Private trash hauler faces backlash over safety violations

Police, Transportation May 9, 2018 at 7:59 pm 0 comments

At a rally in front of the BIC’s office in downtown Manhattan on May 9, a half-dozen City Council members joined several dozen trash industry workers and immigrant advocates to pressure the agency to revoke Sanitation Salvage’s license, tighten regulations within the industry, and prevent pedestrian deaths.

Community urges state to change Sheridan plan

Community urges state to change Sheridan plan

Parks, Transportation March 29, 2018 at 10:13 pm 0 comments

Concerned citizens gathered at Hunts Point Riverside park on Monday, urging Gov. Andrew Cuomo not to build off-ramps between the Sheridan and Edgewater Road.

Study will monitor FreshDirect trucks

Study will monitor FreshDirect trucks

Environment, Transportation December 6, 2017 at 2:52 pm 0 comments

The food giant FreshDirect is scheduled to move its headquarters to Port Morris before the end of the year. A new study by Columbia University aims to measure the impact new truck traffic will have on residents.

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.