Just days before what organizers had hoped would be the “biggest celebration of hustle the Bronx has ever seen”, the host venue issued a statement announcing that they were pulling out.
A bill in the City Council would require the city Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to produce a semi-annual report on the occurrence of diabetes in the city.
Almost four years have passed since the MTA announced it was allocating $45 million for elevators at the station but it remains without functioning elevators, leaving community members asking, what is taking so long?
Private carters, seeking to serve as many customers as possible, run routes that zig zag across the city, forcing drivers to work long hours and to ignore stop signs and speed limits, putting themselves and citizens at risk, critics say.
Despite the protest, the City Planning Commission voted to certify the mayor’s plan the following day, sending it to the first stage of the ULURP process. Bronx Community Board 1 will take up the matter at its April meetings, and has 60 days to review it through public hearings.
On March 24, tenants of the Diego Beekman Houses joined Diaz on the steps of City Hall to protest the mayor’s plan to build a 26-story jail in Mott Haven.
Following a year-long legal battle with the Housing Authority that resulted in the appointment of a federal monitor to oversee the agency, those NYCHA leaders and other tenants are hopeful that the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) will right some of the wrongs they say Mayor Bill de Blasio has committed at tenants’ expense during his years in office.