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City’s Mill Pond Park housing plan is on to borough prez

City’s Mill Pond Park housing plan is on to borough prez

Housing, Politics May 30, 2017 at 9:54 pm 0 comments

Highbridge’s Community Board 4 last week voted 19-12 to approve the city’s proposal to build housing on Pier 5, a 5-acre parcel adjacent to Mill Pond Park. But residents who oppose the plan say the vote does not reflect the will of the community, adding they will keep fighting for existing parkland to be extended instead.

Students at Upbeat NYC wait to perform.

Street festival highlights need for community center

Art, Culture May 25, 2017 at 2:24 pm 0 comments

Mott Haven residents are hopeful they can convert an abandoned health clinic into a multi-purpose center that would benefit the community before the city allows developers to get their hands on it.

Report: Local housing stock becoming increasingly unaffordable

Report: Local housing stock becoming increasingly unaffordable

Housing May 22, 2017 at 11:30 am 0 comments

A recent report on the risk of tenant displacement puts Mott Haven and Port Morris at ground zero, due to a perfect storm of a low-income population coupled with good access to transit and recent development activity.

Bronx organizers propose alternative rezoning plan

Bronx organizers propose alternative rezoning plan

Housing October 12, 2016 at 1:56 pm 0 comments

South Bronx community organizers opposing the city’s Jerome Avenue rezoning plan unveiled their own counter-proposal that would seek to get the community involved in the area’s future.

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.

Port Morris waterfront facelift begins

Port Morris waterfront facelift begins

Parks July 9, 2016 at 7:06 pm 1 comment

Elected officials on Friday announced $2 million will be allocated to creation of green space along the Harlem River in Port Morris.

Port Morris Distillery sides with community over FreshDirect

Port Morris Distillery sides with community over FreshDirect

Business, Government September 28, 2015 at 7:12 pm 4 comments

After briefly collaborating with FreshDirect to distribute its unique Puerto Rican liquor, The Port Morris Distillery has changed its mind and decided that the first order of Pitorro moonshine it sends the company will be the last.

The New York Power Authority's two smokestacks on E. 132nd Street in Port Morris.

Activists urge state to close power plant

Environment September 28, 2015 at 5:09 pm 0 comments

Environmental activists are trying to stop a Port Morris power plant from obtaining a renewal for its permit to operate, arguing that the company’s emissions violate state standards and contribute to the area’s famously poor air quality.