Post Tagged with: "Nos Quedamos"

Nos Quedamos reopens after shutdown

Housing, News February 16, 2011 at 6:44 pm 0 comments

Nos Quedamos, Melrose’s leading developer and manager of affordable housing, reopened in late February after a two-week shutdown when a dispute over its leadership forced the organization to close. The organization’s board locked its executive director Yolanda Gonzalez out amid accusations that she used funds improperly while laying off longtimeRead More

Earth Fest reaches out with music and games

Earth Fest reaches out with music and games

Art, Environment, Health, Parks, Politics May 12, 2010 at 12:18 pm 0 comments

The Bronx throws a party for Earth Day’s 40th birthday Legendary emcee Grandmaster Caz has been packing parties in the South Bronx since 1974, but none quite like the one at St. Mary’s Park in Mott Haven for this year’s Earth Day on April 24. .   Soundslide by NickRead More

South Bronx Action Group says "We’re still here"

South Bronx Action Group says "We’re still here"

Government, Housing, Immigration, Politics April 15, 2010 at 12:12 pm 2 comments

For 40 years the South Bronx Action group helped tenants who lived in Mott Haven, Melrose and Port Morris. Then in February, the organization lost its home. Forced by cuts to its funding from the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development to leave the offices on East 149th Street where its staff had counseled tenants on housing and citizenship issues, South Bronx Action did what many individuals do—it moved in with a relative. It now shares quarters with Nos Quedamos on Melrose Avenue and East 156th Street, bringing together two social service agencies of long standing.

Housing rises on reclaimed land in Melrose

Housing rises on reclaimed land in Melrose

Environment, Government, Housing April 8, 2010 at 12:08 pm 0 comments

Contaminated vacant lots are cleaned up An eight-story apartment building rising on the Northeast corner of East 158th Street and Third Avenue will complete the transformation of the intersection. Dubbed La Terraza, the building will join two more apartment buildings developed by the Melrose-based non-profit Nos Quedamos in the lastRead More

Will old Bronx courthouse find new life?

Will old Bronx courthouse find new life?

Business December 10, 2009 at 2:28 pm 3 comments

The building’s owner seeks a tenant, ready to rent part of it to a health club if more grandiose ideas for the entire building don’t come to fruition soon.

Lawsuit seeks to block Randall's Island deal

Government May 26, 2009 at 3:43 pm 0 comments

Several South Bronx and East Harlem organizations and residents filed suit on May 27 in an effort to keep the city from carrying out its plan to reserve most of the ball fields on Randall’s Island for Manhattan private schools on school-day afternoons. The suit charges that the New YorkRead More

South Bronx co-op offers healthy choices

South Bronx co-op offers healthy choices

Politics April 19, 2009 at 6:25 pm 0 comments

The co-op has a new location where members trade work for lower prices By Sarah Grieb [email protected] It’s Tia Singleton’s first day at the South Bronx Food Cooperative and she’s been breaking down boxes and learning how to use the cash register. Singleton will spend three hours working at theRead More

Hire local residents, says watchdog group

Hire local residents, says watchdog group

Politics March 28, 2009 at 12:54 pm 0 comments

Coalition monitors Gateway Mall’s promise By Joe Hirsch [email protected] Will the mall rising near Yankee Stadium live up to an agreement to hire local job seekers when stores open in the coming months? A newly-formed coalition is skeptical. Calling itself the Neighborhood Advisory Council, the coalition met at the officesRead More