Post Tagged with: "Harlem River Working Group"

Advocates irked by slow pace of Harlem River cleanup

Advocates irked by slow pace of Harlem River cleanup

Environment June 8, 2016 at 12:02 pm 0 comments

Bronx residents and environmentalists are voicing frustration at the slow pace of city action on a plan to reduce sewage overflows into the Harlem River that are producing unsafe bacteria levels in the river.

Redevelopment of the waterfront on the lower Grand Concourse is the subject of speculation.

Major facelift considered for Lower Concourse

Economy, Environment April 11, 2014 at 9:54 am 3 comments

The mostly industrial South Bronx shore, initially approved for rezoning in 2009, is the subject of renewed attention after Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. highlighted the need for redevelopment there during his state of the borough address.

A section of shoreline is falling into the Harlem River.

Bulkhead crumbles into Harlem River

Environment December 14, 2013 at 11:53 am 2 comments

A bulkhead on the shore of the Harlem River is crumbling into the water leaving about 100 yards of state-owned waterfront unprotected from high tides and future storms.

Families get some canoeing experience in boats provided by the Minneapolis based Wilderness Inquiry.

Festival introduces Bronxites to their river

Uncategorized October 7, 2013 at 7:19 pm 1 comment

Some 400 people showed up for the Fourth annual Harlem River Festival at Roberto Clemente State Park to celebrate access to the river.

Scientist Paul Mankiewicz inspects his handiwork, a pop-up wetland at Pier 5.

River cleanup may point way to new park

Environment, Parks September 28, 2013 at 3:19 pm 3 comments

Local environmentalists hope residents will help reshape a shabby four-acre plot on the Harlem River into a beautiful and useful city park.

Advocates for more green space in the Harlem River Yards point to parks along the Bronx River like this one next door to the Fulton Fish Market as examples of the way industry and recreation can share space.industry and recreation can share space.

Residents push for greener waterfront

Environment, Parks January 25, 2013 at 8:12 pm 4 comments

Election year presents opportunities to press for policy changes, City Councilwoman Mark-Viverito tells Mott Havenites.

Festival draws crowds to Harlem River

Festival draws crowds to Harlem River

Environment, Parks October 24, 2012 at 9:04 am 0 comments

Weeklong celebration aims to get residents on the river Morris Heights resident Michael Mitchell watched with a smile as his young daughters prepared for their fifth canoe ride of the day on the Harlem River. “Look how their faces light up when they’re getting in a boat,” said Mitchell, 33,Read More

October festival to celebrate Harlem River

October festival to celebrate Harlem River

Environment, Parks September 16, 2012 at 3:49 pm 0 comments

Following a summer of planning to expand recreational access to the Bronx shore of the Harlem River and to the river itself, the Harlem River Working Group will throw a party on the riverside at Roberto Clemente State Park on Saturday, Oct. 20.