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 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.
Artists and residents gathered for “Shifting Sands: New Dynamics in the Bronx Art Scene,” a panel meant to promote a public conversation about how Mott Haven residents can adapt to rapid development.
While city officials and developers alike are bullish on Mott Haven, residents and activists worry that several ambitious development projects to transform the neighborhood risk creating a community of haves and have-nots.
Martine Fougeron’s photos display the South Bronx’s unusual mix of heart and industry at The Point CDC’s Art Container studio near Hunts Point Riverside Park.
Advocates and residents say the South Bronx continues to take a disproportionate amount of the city’s garbage, because the mayor has not yet followed through on proposals to build waste transfer stations elsewhere. They also worry the neighborhood may be targeted for construction of trash incinerators.