Father Skelly and the Archdiocese of New York are completely against landmark designation, feeling that the financial burden of maintaining the church to historic standards will be too much for a congregation whose median income is $25,000.
Dozens gathered at the Bronx Music Heritage Center last Saturday for story circles and music, for South Bronx Love Letter, an event created to sing the borough’s praises and issue a defiant statement to developers.
According to Mott Haven: Open Space Index, a report published by New Yorkers for Parks in 2014, the neighborhood did not meet 11 out of 15 open space index criteria, including the total acres of open space available to every 1,000 residents.
In the wake of the shooting of two police officers in a stairwell, residents of the Melrose Houses expressed concern about what they see as a collision course between a spike in crime and NYPD’s vertical patrols assigned to their community.
A recent newcomer to the Patterson Houses in Mott Haven, a red-tailed hawk, has been seen in and above the sprawling NYCHA complex – soaring, swooping or just sitting and staring.
South Bronx resident William Alberto Gomez died three days after becoming sick while working at the C & P Car Wash in Tremont. Although there’s no evidence that his death was work-related, workplace safety at carwashes has long been a concern among workers and labor advocates.
A new gourmet coffees shop is scheduled to open soon at the corner of 134th St. and Third Avenue. Its owners say their ultimate goal is to provide a community gathering space for Mott Haven.