Economy / Housing
Hundreds turned out on Thursday evening to protest a plan to redevelop 73 blocks of Jerome Avenue, potentially harming the Bronx’s low-income residents and workers.
Business / Housing
A long-awaited retail mall is scheduled to open on Hunts Point Avenue this fall, but will look much different than an ambitious proposal presented to Community Board 2 five years ago.
Economy / Housing
Some in Hunts Point are frustrated with the city’s Economic Development Corp. for lacking transparency in its process of selecting a winning proposal to develop the closed juvenile detention facility on Spofford Ave.
922 Southern Boulevard has earned the dubious distinction of landing on the city housing department’s list of worst landlords, along with several other buildings in the neighborhood.
Culture / Housing
Dozens gathered at the Bronx Music Heritage Center last Saturday for story circles and music, for South Bronx Love Letter, an event created to sing the borough’s praises and issue a defiant statement to developers.
Hunts Point residents are worried that options for affordable housing are dwindling in their neighborhood, but some residents feel mixed-income housing could have long-term benefits.
Simpson Street Residents held a rally on Jan. 8 to protest their landlord’s plan to build a new complex that they say would worsen traffic and parking problems while squeezing yet more people into an already congested area.
The mayor’s plan to build 80,000 affordable apartments is badly needed, say residents, but sky-high demand and median income guidelines have some worried they won’t be able to take advantage.
Government / Housing
Mayor Bill de Blasio and City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito announced legislation to punish landlords who intimidate their tenants in order to force them out of rent control apartments, at a South Bronx press conference.