With sights set on the new trend of growing food in vacant lots and on city rooftops, Sustainable South Bronx has begun a pilot program offering training that can lead to jobs in urban farming.
A newly planted three-acre wetland and plans for a new food storage and distribution facility are the latest signs of change in one quickly evolving corner of Hunts Point. Hundreds of recently planted trees and shrubs now stand on the new nature preserve along the East River waterfront on the [...]
The Mott Haven economic development organization, SoBRO, has been awarded funding by the city to help spark commercial activity on Southern Boulevard in Longwood. The city’s Department of Small Business Services announced it will back SoBRO’s Avenue NYC program, as the group vies to bring new businesses to Longwood and [...]
By Sandra Santana Mariaca Learning how to grow fruits and vegetables in a limited space, saving money on energy bills, and capturing rainwater for gardens are some of the innovative ways Bronx nonprofit organizations are trying to improve the local environment. Several of these groups were part of the first [...]
Five members of Community Board 2, the advisory board that represents Hunts Point and Longwood, are running unopposed in this month’s election and will retain their positions. Dr. Ian Amritt will serve a second term as chairman of the board. The board elected him chair last spring to replace Orlando [...]
A Congressman, state senator and two members of the New York City Council have asked the State Department of Transportation to reconsider the lease that gives a private company control of the land where FreshDirect is planning to build its new headquarters. The legislators, who represent Mott Haven, are calling [...]
A non-profit organization based in Manhattan has won an environmental award that will help it clean the Bronx while putting local residents to work. The Consortium for Worker Education the education arm of the AFL-CIO’s New York City Central Labor Council—was awarded the 2012 Environmental Quality Award for its part [...]