Success Charter Network is planning to open a new public elementary school in District 7 in Mott Haven in the fall of 2011. The group will hold a public meeting on Wednesday, August 11, at 4 p.m. in the auditorium of Bronx Success Academy 1, at 510 E. 141st St. at the corner of Brook Ave, so that residents can learn more about the school. Those wishing to attend should RSVP to Alexa Birnbaum at Alexa.Birnbaum@successcharters.org by Tuesday, August 10.
The Hunts Point produce market is threatening to leave Hunts Point–again. Two years ago, the market warned that if the city didn’t provide much-needed renovations it would move to New Jersey, which was actively wooing it. The city agreed to a multi-million facelift, which has yet to begin. Now, the 46 wholesale businesses are upset about a big rent increase when the market’s lease ends in 10 months. And they’re furious about huge fee increases imposed by the Business Integrity Commission, an obscure city agency that has suddenly begin to flex its muscles.
The Times profiles former baseball slugger Mo Vaughn and his real estate company Omni New York, which recently purchased the four building complex at 621-627 Manida Street that has become known as Hunts Point’s House of Horrors. Tenants of the building, suffering in substandard housing, welcomed the purchase, because Omni has become known for turning around buildings in poor communities whose landlords have neglected them.