A multi-year initiative calling for new green space in Mott Haven and Port Morris, is expected to include the creation of a park on the eastern edge of 132nd Street, and another a few blocks away.
The city plans to finish building the Randall’s Island Connector next year; meanwhile, local residents and planners want to ensure the South Bronx gets easy access to the island’s recreational opportunities.
The city’s parks department is about to relocate a key operation to Mott Haven, despite some residents’ concerns it could make the neighborhood’s notorious traffic problem worse.
The City Council’s proposal to change district lines would give Councilwoman Melissa Mark-Viverito a much smaller chunk of Manhattan to represent, while dramatically increasing her Mott Haven representation. Mark-Viverito opposes the change, as do many of her constituents in both boroughs.