Bronx Community Board 1

Tempers flare at Community Board 1

A heated war of words erupted at Community Board 1′s February meeting as protesters shouted down a developer and a city housing official’s efforts to explain the city’s plans to construct Crossroads Plaza.

The board voted to approve the city’s request for a zoning change that would allow the three-building complex to be built at the corner of 149th Street and Southern Boulevard, but had to do so over the catcalls, jeers and sometimes profane objections of some 30 protesters who had cleared the lot of debris and turned it into the Morning Glory Garden.

Mott Havenites say ‘no deal’ to FreshDirect

Arguing that huge city and state subsidies would increase air pollution and disrupt the South Bronx Greenway while bringing few benefits to South Bronx residents, Mott Haven activists asked a public hearing to scuttle the deal to create a new headquarters in Port Morris for the online grocer FreshDirect.