NYCHA residents from the South Bronx joined their counterparts from around the city to protest city and federal policies they say ignore the increasingly desperate need for repairs and other investment to public housing.
At a small park at the Mitchel Houses, residents of the complex’s senior center showed that it’s never too late to learn new skills as they celebrated the opening of an art exhibit that features their own photography.
The six-lane Bruckner Boulevard has one of the highest traffic volumes in the city, and was the scene for three vehicular deaths in March and April. As a result, neighbors and elected officials are demanding that the city make some changes to improve lives for pedestrians.
The legacy of a mid-20th century Mexican writer revered in Spanish-speaking countries but little known everywhere else, was celebrated in a Mott Haven gallery last week, with a 24-hour marathon event that included readings, visual arts and theater.
A new scorecard unveiled by a coalition of environmental groups this week rates Mott Haven’s riverfront among New York City’s worst in all three categories measured to gauge the health and vibrancy of 39 waterfront neighborhoods.
The executives who ran the disgraced Mott Haven nonprofit Narco Freedom Inc. pled guilty yesterday in New York State Supreme Court in the Bronx, to charges that they stole at least $27 million from Medicaid and the State of New York, by taking advantage of drug addicts through an elaborate scam that spanned years.