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Quiet street awaits major changes

Quiet street awaits major changes

Housing June 9, 2016 at 5:45 pm 0 comments

When asked about the future of their block on a recent weekday afternoon, most residents and workers said they favored the idea of new housing, but most seemed surprised that a new hotel may soon be in the works as well.

Tempers flare at Community Board 1

Tempers flare at Community Board 1

Environment, Housing February 24, 2012 at 2:25 pm 5 comments

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.

City plans tall buildings on former garden site

City plans tall buildings on former garden site

Government, Housing February 17, 2012 at 1:22 pm 8 comments

The city has decided to build a massive, three-building complex at the intersection of Southern Boulevard and Union Avenue and E. 149th St., where the eviction of the Morning Glory community garden in November led to the arrest of four protesters and a journalist.

Mott Havenites say ‘no deal’ to FreshDirect

Mott Havenites say ‘no deal’ to FreshDirect

Business, Environment February 10, 2012 at 4:10 pm 3 comments

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.

Community budgeting nears decision time

Politics January 11, 2012 at 10:14 am 0 comments

Delegates study proposals, will select projects to fund Residents are eager to know how their decisions will impact the spending of $1 million in tax revenue this winter in Mott Haven and Melrose. Last fall, City Councilwoman Melissa Mark-Viverito announced her constituents would be able to decide how the moneyRead More

Angry residents say ‘nobody told us’

Angry residents say ‘nobody told us’

Government, Housing December 5, 2011 at 6:27 pm 4 comments

Group battling home for mentally ill says residents were blindsided The developer of a controversial housing development set to break ground in Mott Haven notified local politicians of the organization’s plans nearly a year ago, according to a document he released this week. But neighborhood residents fighting the project sayRead More

Homeowners fight proposed housing facility

Homeowners fight proposed housing facility

Health, Housing, Politics November 3, 2011 at 4:27 pm 4 comments

A group of Mott Haven residents has organized to protest a proposed housing development for the mentally ill, saying the neighborhood already has far more than its fair share of social service agencies. The group, called Voices of the People, is frustrated with the influx of social service programs, andRead More

Two who work to make a difference

Government, Housing, News December 16, 2010 at 12:57 am 0 comments

Neighborhood leadership takes many forms. From organizing farmers’ markets to advocating tenants’ rights, Mott Haven has many residents who work hard to make the their neighborhood a better place to live.