Mott Haven residents held a community vigil in front Patterson Houses on March 26, for a 16-year-old boy who was shot in the head a week earlier after dropping off his younger sister home from school.
In immigrant-friendly New York City, some immigrants feel Mayor Bill de Blasio is turning his back on them by eliminating funding for adult literacy programs they say are essential for upward mobility.
Residents continued to criticize the mayor’s plan to build a new jail in Mott Haven, during a public forum at Betances Houses in Mott Haven. Listen to what some of them had to say.
Business boosters hope a new initiative will help put a dent in the number of vacant storefronts in The Hub, while serving as a useful experiment for other city neighborhoods.