As tenants continue feeling the squeeze of ever-increasing rents in Mott Haven, Port Morris, and Melrose, many homeowners are facing a different dilemma: whether to cash in on the area’s growing cache or hold out as their homes continue to soar in value.
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.
Councilman Rafael Salamanca Jr. has built an early fund-raising lead with big contributions from the Bronx Democratic Party machine and elected officials, along with numerous smaller contributions.
Mayor Bill de Blasio visited the Mill Brook Houses in Port Morris on Tuesday to announce the launch of a new initiative to create 50 new soccer fields for young people across the five boroughs over the next five years.