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City plans a new neighborhood in Mott Haven

City plans a new neighborhood in Mott Haven

Politics April 20, 2009 at 6:02 pm 13 comments

On the southern end of the Grand Concourse, barbed wire, car dealerships and auto parts suppliers line the road, surrounded by industrial buildings that have seen busier days. The Mott Haven waterfront is dotted with ministorage buildings, rows of school buses and piles of trash.

But this may change.

The city has a plan that could bring new life – and new investment – to the lower Concourse and Harlem River waterfront.

Plan calls for transforming industrial area

Plan calls for transforming industrial area

Government, Housing April 20, 2009 at 6:00 pm 5 comments

Where auto shops and empty factories now predominate, apartments and a hotel would rise By Maria Clark [email protected] The lower section of the Grand Concourse is almost entirely dedicated to the auto industry. The road is lined with busy auto repair shops, a gas station, a newly revamped car washRead More

With change in the wind, some residents worry

With change in the wind, some residents worry

Government, Housing April 20, 2009 at 5:55 pm 0 comments

If fancy apartments and stores move in, will they be pushed out? By Caroline Linton [email protected] Lamont Barkley, 42, has lived in Mott Haven his whole life and has witnessed the devastation that overtook the neighborhood, and its rebuilding. But that does not mean he’s ready for the latest change:Read More

Friends of Brook Park says ‘Draw us in’

Friends of Brook Park says ‘Draw us in’

Government April 20, 2009 at 4:50 pm 1 comment

An organization that has long crusaded for a waterfront park at the end of Park Avenue is calling on the city to make its creation possible by redrawing the boundaries of its blueprint for the Lower Grand Concourse. All that is required is moving the southern boundary “a mere 100Read More

The proposed Waterfront District at a glance

The proposed Waterfront District at a glance

Government April 20, 2009 at 4:12 pm 4 comments

The city has proposed special rules for the area between Exterior Street and the Harlem River from the 145th Street Bridge to the Metro North Railroad Bridge. The first two lots, across 149th Street from the new Gateway Mall, would be zoned in a way typically used for specialty andRead More

South Bronx co-op offers healthy choices

South Bronx co-op offers healthy choices

Politics April 19, 2009 at 6:25 pm 0 comments

The co-op has a new location where members trade work for lower prices By Sarah Grieb [email protected] It’s Tia Singleton’s first day at the South Bronx Food Cooperative and she’s been breaking down boxes and learning how to use the cash register. Singleton will spend three hours working at theRead More

New borough president will bring change to Mott Haven

New borough president will bring change to Mott Haven

Politics April 15, 2009 at 12:52 pm 0 comments

By Caroline Linton [email protected] The Bronx Borough President’s race is all about the numbers: 21; two; $200; $270,00; three and 149. Twenty-one is April 21, the date of the special election to replace Adolfo Carrión, Jr., now a member of the Obama administration. Two is the number of candidates inRead More

‘Bronx Swamp’ endangers health

‘Bronx Swamp’ endangers health

Politics April 14, 2009 at 12:33 am 1 comment

Mosquitoes swarming from a garbage-filled, four-block long stretch of stagnant water plague residents of nearby apartments all summer By Lindsay Lazarski [email protected] Gloria Hidalgo likes living in her quiet building on 142nd Street. The rent is reasonable; her neighbors are hard-working people, her sister and two nieces live three floorsRead More