The industrial area at the borough’s southernmost tip is a place of trucks, factories and fumes, with little to offer humans who travel by foot or by bike, or want to sit a spell. But the proposed South Bronx Greenway could bring tree-lined paths and waterfront parks to Port Morris’ lifeless streets.
A number of Mott Haven community leaders are complaining that they have been left out of planning the South Bronx Greenway’s future.
At stake, they argue, is not only recreation but jobs.
On the southern end of the Grand Concourse, barbed wire, car dealerships and auto parts suppliers line the road, surrounded by industrial buildings that have seen busier days. The Mott Haven waterfront is dotted with ministorage buildings, rows of school buses and piles of trash.
But this may change.
The city has a plan that could bring new life – and new investment – to the lower Concourse and Harlem River waterfront.