Post Tagged with: "Friends of Brook Park"

Port Morris celebrates the Harlem River

Port Morris celebrates the Harlem River

Environment July 19, 2016 at 3:33 pm 0 comments

Last Saturday there were signs of life along the usually desolate Lincoln Avenue waterfront, as residents came to enjoy the open space and cool breezes at the 2nd annual Mott Haven-Port Morris Waterfront Celebration. They demanded the city consider public recreational access as a key part of future development plans.

Op-ed: When it comes to environmental justice, communities know best

Op-ed: When it comes to environmental justice, communities know best

Environment, Parks February 22, 2016 at 10:15 pm 3 comments

A prominent Mott Haven environmentalist says the City Council has the right idea as it considers bills to begin reversing generations of environmental injustice in the South Bronx, but lawmakers must include communities in the decision-making process.

Group discusses future of waterfront

Group discusses future of waterfront

Economy, Environment August 2, 2012 at 10:42 am 1 comment

Mott Haven residents and activists met in July to consider ways to revive the local waterfront in ways that would echo initiatives already realized along the banks of the Bronx River farther east.

Students from  International High School learned about compost by doing at Brook Park. File photo by Urban Transformers

Green Team offers youngsters $8 an hour jobs

Education, Environment, Parks April 27, 2012 at 2:06 pm 0 comments

Friends of Brook Park is assembling a South Bronx Green Team Collaborative to build a new compost system in Brook Park on East 141st Street and Brook Avenue. Students between 13 and 19 years old who live or go to school in the 10454 or 10455 zip codes are eligibleRead More

FreshDirect protesters take their beef to Manhattan

FreshDirect protesters take their beef to Manhattan

Opponents of company’s move to Mott Haven seek broad support for boycott Over a dozen South Bronx activists took their protest against FreshDirect to the Upper West Side on March 21st, urging Manhattanites to join them in a citywide boycott of the online grocer. 

Old ferry stations seek protected status

Old ferry stations seek protected status

Parks January 21, 2012 at 1:42 pm 1 comment

Two advocacy organizations have teamed up in an effort to create recreational space on the East River in the shadow of towering cranes that are a survival of the time when ferries carried passengers to the islands off the Bronx mainland.

From the editor: Reclaim the Harlem River

From the editor: Reclaim the Harlem River

Environment, Parks December 21, 2011 at 9:26 am 1 comment

A federal pledge to help revive the Harlem River gives new hope for the creation of a Harlem River Greenway, providing parks and recreational opportunities on a long-neglected stretch of shore.

Chickens come to roost in Brook Park

Chickens come to roost in Brook Park

Environment, Parks October 4, 2011 at 8:19 am 1 comment

A chicken coop has arrived in Brook Park and residents like 56-year-old Danny Cruz say they aren’t quite sure what to make of these new, clucking neighbors.“Maybe I’ll get an egg or two,” he laughed. The coop is one of the latest projects launched by the Friends of Brook ParkRead More