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Lawsuit seeks to block Randall's Island deal

Government May 26, 2009 at 3:43 pm 0 comments

Several South Bronx and East Harlem organizations and residents filed suit on May 27 in an effort to keep the city from carrying out its plan to reserve most of the ball fields on Randall’s Island for Manhattan private schools on school-day afternoons. The suit charges that the New YorkRead More

Earthfest ’09

Environment April 28, 2009 at 10:30 pm 0 comments

Local non-profits, government agencies and environmental activists provided hands-on activities and information on everything from paddling the Bronx River to conserving energy in your home at the second annual South Bronx Earth Fest on April 25 in St. Mary’s Park.

New borough chief will bring change

New borough chief will bring change

Politics April 22, 2009 at 7:40 am 0 comments

Diaz emphasizes spending on schools and green jobs By Caroline Linton [email protected] The Bronx Borough President’s race was all about the numbers: 21; two; $200; $270,000; three and 149. Twenty-one was April 21, the date of the special election to replace Adolfo Carrión, Jr., now a member of the ObamaRead More

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