For the second straight year, a shuttered medical facility in the heart of Mott Haven was the site of a daylong festival for community members to show pride in their neighborhood.
The rush is on to develop a 13-acre, state-owned site on the Harlem River waterfront in Port Morris. So far, two ambitious proposals have been leaked to the media—one calling for a soccer stadium and 550 apartments, the other calling for 2,000 units. Both would include retail and community space. But environmental advocates and City Councilwoman Diana Ayala say that neither proposal is good for residents.
A Mott Haven grassroots group is one of two citywide to win a prestigious and highly competitive urban design award that will help them transform a former drug rehab clinic into a community center.
Mott Haven residents are hopeful they can convert an abandoned health clinic into a multi-purpose center that would benefit the community before the city allows developers to get their hands on it.