Post Tagged with: "community gardens"

Lead gardener Junior Schouten shows students how to properly pull weeds. Photo: Kevin Wheeler

High school garden is an oasis for students

Health, Parks December 2, 2017 at 3:07 pm 0 comments

While the neighborhood is trying to buck its food desert status, diabetes and unhealthy food still abound, and fresh, healthy options remain scarce. But here, students say the garden has improved their eating habits and changed their perception of plants.

Out of state volunteers help create Mott Haven garden

Out of state volunteers help create Mott Haven garden

Parks June 30, 2016 at 2:50 pm 0 comments

Some 30 cyclists rode down to Mott Haven from the coast of Maine earlier this week, the latest in a wave of activists from all over coming to rescue a formerly abandoned lot that has been repurposed as an urban oasis. Bike & Build, a Philadelphia-based nonprofit, organizes trips aroundRead More

Neglected backyard opens as a community garden

Neglected backyard opens as a community garden

Parks May 25, 2016 at 3:15 pm 0 comments

Once the garden is up and running, produce harvested there will be sold at a local farmer’s market at affordable prices.

Facelift in store for El Girasol Garden

Facelift in store for El Girasol Garden

Environment, Parks March 21, 2016 at 11:45 am 0 comments

According to Mott Haven: Open Space Index, a report published by New Yorkers for Parks in 2014, the neighborhood did not meet 11 out of 15 open space index criteria, including the total acres of open space available to every 1,000 residents.

Housing advocacy group fights for tenants’ rights

Housing advocacy group fights for tenants’ rights

Economy, Housing March 19, 2015 at 1:14 am 0 comments

The legendary Melrose advocacy group, Nos Quedamos, says it’s time to harness the neighborhood’s community gardens and use them for the good of all residents.

A rendering of the proposed bridge

New bridge over tracks faces obstacles

Transportation January 17, 2014 at 2:30 pm 2 comments

For nearly 15 years, the city has planned to build a new bridge across the train tracks at East 153rd Street in Melrose. In that time, opposition has grown and the cost has ballooned.

Cops break up Occupy the Bronx rally

Cops break up Occupy the Bronx rally

Environment, Government December 4, 2011 at 7:40 pm 3 comments

Police arrested five people at the Occupy the Bronx general assembly in Mott Haven Saturday, preempting the organization’s plans to hold a rally and “festival” in a community garden fenced-off by the city in mid-November. It was the first time police had moved on the borough’s arm of Occupy Wall Street since it began holding weekly meeings in October.

Community gardeners are optimistic

Community gardeners are optimistic

Environment, Government, Health, News November 1, 2010 at 9:19 pm 0 comments

But new city rules still have gardeners on guard South Bronx gardeners responded to New York City’s new guidelines for the protection of community gardens with cautious optimism at a town-hall-style meeting at the New School on Oct. 2 that included a panel of local leaders and gardeners. A numberRead More