Advocates, who for over a decade have fought to replace the highway, with housing, businesses, parks and easy access to the Bronx River, are happy with some parts of a new city plan, but not with others.
Candidate says he’s in a long line of South Bronx Puerto Rican activists City Council hopeful Julio Pabón invoked the memory of Bronx Puerto Rican activists of the past as he officially announced his candidacy at a May 21 press conference at the in Father Gigante Square next to the [...]
Street renaming casts spotlight on brave fighters The stretch of Southern Boulevard from Bruckner Boulevard to Fordham Road was renamed for the 65th Infantry Regiment, the Puerto Rican soldiers better known as the Borinqueneers, who were renowned for their heroism in several wars. A half-dozen veterans from the regiment were [...]
Substandard construction by an irresponsible developer is to blame for the rapid deterioration of a 114-home development between Fox and Beck Streets near East 149th Street and Prospect Ave., according to city officials. The value of their homes is sinking as fast as their backyards, the homeowers say. .
They say officials are shutting them out of planning process South Bronx residents, activists and elected officials unhappy with the city’s recent announcement it will no longer consider tearing down the Sheridan Expressway are questioning the way planners reached their conclusion. In a May 10 public hearing at the BankNote [...]