The six-lane Bruckner Boulevard has one of the highest traffic volumes in the city, and was the scene for three vehicular deaths in March and April. As a result, neighbors and elected officials are demanding that the city make some changes to improve lives for pedestrians.
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.
A growing number of hotel chains are building in the South Bronx, betting that travelers will shrug off old stereotypes of the borough to take advantage of bigger rooms at lower rates.
The Bronx Community Pride Center, the borough’s biggest LGBT resource center, which moved to Longwood last year after 14 years in Mott Haven, is closing due to financial problems.
An environmental advocacy group is asking community boards in Mott Haven and other low-income, waterfront neighborhoods across the city to press officials to get tougher on polluters, and to consider effects of climate change, when revitalizing the city’s shoreline.