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Participatory Budgeting Vote 2015: April 11-19

Education, Housing April 10, 2015 at 12:57 pm 0 comments

Councilwoman urges residents to get out and vote This year’s Participatory Budgeting voting in Mott Haven kicks off on April 11 and will run through April 19. City Councilwoman Melissa Mark-Viverito has pledged to devote $2 million from her discretionary budget to the five items that receive the most votes from residentsRead More

St. Mary’s needs overhaul, residents say

St. Mary’s needs overhaul, residents say

Health, Parks March 15, 2015 at 7:24 pm 1 comment

A small amount of city funding to fix a playground at St. Mary’s Park has opened up a conversation about fixing the South Bronx’s biggest park, for the first time in years.

State Sen. Ruben Diaz Sr. got out of his car to give protesters booing him the thumbs-up.

Residents protest FreshDirect groundbreaking

Environment, Politics December 23, 2014 at 3:51 pm 5 comments

FreshDirect and its government backers celebrated the start of construction in Port Morris, but protesters remain hopeful the city and the state will withhold financing for the project.

Employees, opponents collide over FreshDirect

Employees, opponents collide over FreshDirect

Environment, Government November 18, 2014 at 9:40 pm 4 comments

Some 100 Mott Haven residents locked horns with about as many FreshDirect employees on Nov. 17, at a contentious public hearing on the state’s plans to subsidize the online grocer’s proposed move to the Port Morris waterfront.

New affordable housing development underway

New affordable housing development underway

Housing November 18, 2014 at 12:39 pm 5 comments

A new development with 66 apartments is under construction on Brook Avenue, as part of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Housing New York plan to build 200,000 units of affordable housing over 10 years.

Summer program connects kids, arts

Summer program connects kids, arts

Art, Education September 11, 2014 at 11:25 am 1 comment

Workshops for children on the grounds of Mitchel Houses this summer helped keep kids active and engaged.

Millbrook Houses residents Von Franklin (seated), Shella Hair and two young volunteers in the community garden near where a new greenhouse will be constructed.

Residents eagerly await new greenhouse

Government, Health July 14, 2014 at 8:03 am 0 comments

Some public housing residents in Mott Haven are hoping a new greenhouse on the grounds of their complex will help transform a part of the neighborhood from a food desert to a hub of healthfulness.

City Councilwoman Melissa Mark-Viverito listens to a constituent outside her new office on St. Ann's Avenue.

Mark-Viverito opens district office

Government, Politics June 27, 2014 at 10:45 pm 0 comments

City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito cut the ribbon on her new space at 214 St. Ann’s Avenue between East 137th and 138th streets, a half a block from NYCHA’s Millbrook Houses.