A baby hawk fell from the family nest on an air conditioner in the Hub. Mott Haven resident Lee Rivera called in Friends of Brook Park, which rescued the bird. It will be rehabilitated and released into the wild.
Is a large, suburban-style supermarket in Mott Haven’s future? The city Economic Development Corp. has just issued a call for developers to build at the Hub–on two lots between East 149th Street, Brook Avenue, Westchester Avenue, and Bergen Avenue–and it’s offering incentives for building a supermarket on one of them. Under the city’s FRESH program, enacted to bring more and better food options to under-served neighborhoods, the 58,000 square foot lot is eligible for zoning breaks and financial incentives if it’s developed as a supermarket.
A 26-year-old man was shot dead in the elevator of a building on 149th Street.
Police arrested an aide to Assemblywoman Carmen Arroyo, Wilfredo Nazario, and charged him with impersonating an officer and stealing $4,000 by flashing a badge and a gun to get into a Bronx apartment. The Assemblywoman defended Nazario, saying it was all a mistake.
The Bronx Community Pride Center at 448 East 149th Street is looking for volunteers to help it serve the area’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender residents. People who know bookkeeping and accounting are especially needed.