The city does need new housing, but in his thirst to reach his goal of 200,000 affordable apartments our mayor appears to be blind to the value of human scale, open space and community character.
Some residents attending an Aug. 4 forum Hostos Community College to discuss the future of the Lower Concourse North waterfront site, said they’re nervous about high rise housing they fear developers will eventually build along the banks of the Harlem River in Port Morris.
Bronx residents and environmentalists are voicing frustration at the slow pace of city action on a plan to reduce sewage overflows into the Harlem River that are producing unsafe bacteria levels in the river.
Protesting sky-high asthma rates, air pollution and the lack of parks and gardens, about 100 demonstrators representing Mott Haven made their voices heard at the People’s Climate March last Sunday.
Bronx environmentalists want to see more people on local waterways, but first they want to know what tomorrow’s Bronx, Harlem and East River shorelines should look like.
A bulkhead on the shore of the Harlem River is crumbling into the water leaving about 100 yards of state-owned waterfront unprotected from high tides and future storms.