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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

Mott Haven Mobilizes to Rescue Mo

Politics April 12, 2009 at 6:02 pm 1 comment

By Maria Clark [email protected] A much-loved dog who disappeared on March 29 is now the object of neighborhood-wide search. His many admirers fear he has been kidnapped, and they worry about his health. Time is essential in Mo’s case. He was recently diagnosed with Kennel cough, which if left untreatedRead More

Anarchists redefine free market

Anarchists redefine free market

Politics April 12, 2009 at 12:32 pm 0 comments

Anti-authoritarian radicals occupied Brook Park for the first-ever Bronx Anarchist Fair on April 4. The park’s regulars didn’t seem to mind.

The fair featured workshops, bookstalls, movie screenings, food vendors and something called a “really, really free market,” all focused on the theme of far-left-wing politics.

South Bronx Greenway will open waterfront

South Bronx Greenway will open waterfront

Politics April 12, 2009 at 9:06 am 0 comments

A plan to build a recreational trail connecting a series of parks on the East River waterfront has gotten a major boost from the economic downturn. Federal stimulus money will be used to build the South Bronx Greenway and open it to the public within three years, Mayor Michael BloombergRead More

Hire local residents, says watchdog group

Hire local residents, says watchdog group

Politics March 28, 2009 at 12:54 pm 0 comments

Coalition monitors Gateway Mall’s promise By Joe Hirsch [email protected] Will the mall rising near Yankee Stadium live up to an agreement to hire local job seekers when stores open in the coming months? A newly-formed coalition is skeptical. Calling itself the Neighborhood Advisory Council, the coalition met at the officesRead More