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Bronxites to city: Slash our trash

Bronxites to city: Slash our trash

Environment, Government January 2, 2017 at 10:44 am 1 comment

Fearing that years of effort to limit the amount of garbage trucked into Hunts Point and Port Morris was about to be lost some 70 local and environmental activists rallied at Councilman Rafael Salamanca’s District office to urge him to get behind legislation to share the burden of waste disposal.

Local entrepreneur looks to preserve a piece of Mott Haven’s past

Local entrepreneur looks to preserve a piece of Mott Haven’s past

Housing December 30, 2016 at 3:52 pm 0 comments

Capitalizing on a wave of tourism in the South Bronx, Brooks plans to turn his three-story, brick neo-Grec townhouse, which was built in 1889, into a “Decorator’s Show House” next summer, so people can get a sense of the area’s rich history.

Teenager makes her mark on Community Board 1

Teenager makes her mark on Community Board 1

Government December 13, 2016 at 2:01 pm 1 comment

The Jackson Houses resident was one of the first New Yorkers to be appointed as part of Mayor de Blasio’s promise to recruit young people for the city’s community boards.

Boutique brings Madison Avenue ‘frisson’ to gritty Port Morris

Boutique brings Madison Avenue ‘frisson’ to gritty Port Morris

Business, Economy December 9, 2016 at 3:09 pm 0 comments

Most of the pieces in the store, which can range from $200 to $1000, were created by Bronx designers.

City’s plan for Lower Concourse draws fire

City’s plan for Lower Concourse draws fire

Environment, Jobs December 9, 2016 at 9:08 am 1 comment

A massive development project coming to the Grand Concourse could have a significant adverse impact on the area if it proceeds as it’s now envisioned, according to an environmental consultant for the city.

Residents Weigh In On $30 Million St. Mary’s Park Improvements

Residents Weigh In On $30 Million St. Mary’s Park Improvements

Parks December 3, 2016 at 3:17 pm 0 comments

Well over a hundred residents packed into Betances Community Center on Nov. 29 to weigh in on how to spend $30 million in promised capital funding from the city to upgrade St. Mary’s Park.

Last Bronx bookstore sets to close

Last Bronx bookstore sets to close

Business, Culture December 3, 2016 at 12:35 pm 1 comment

The borough’s last remaining bookstore – a Barnes and Noble in Bay Plaza – will close on December 31st, the company has announced, saying it can no longer pay the rising rent. It will be replaced by a Saks 5th Avenue. “Everyone’s upset,” said a cashier from behind a signRead More

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.