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.
Fifty area residents and advocates from local community groups marched across Southern Blvd. to tell representatives of several government agencies that tearing down the Sheridan Expressway is key to improving the quality of life in the South Bronx.
Dissatisfied with the response, they walked out on a public meeting.
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 [...]
By Kimberly Devi Milner As Hunts Point waits for the city’s renovation plans on the Sheridan Expressway– which passed its forecasted winter release — activists hope an interactive display traveling through the Bronx can re-engage communities with the decade-long controversy.
Without the Sheridan Expressway, rush hour traffic on some Hunts Point streets would nearly double over the next 20 years, state traffic engineers told an impatient and occasionally angry crowd of about 60 Hunts Point residents, community advocates and business leaders gathered at Casita Maria on Simpson Street on July [...]
by Vishal Persaud firstname.lastname@example.org Nearly 10 years since their fight to restore a plot of land along the Bronx River, Youth Ministries for Peace and Justice along with The Point and the Southern Bronx River Watershed Alliance, finally rejoiced as their efforts developed into what is now known as Concrete [...]
By Joseph Gallagher email@example.com The battle over the future of the Sheridan Expressway has grown increasingly heated as traffic engineers continue to refine their proposals for improving access to the Hunts Point markets. Plans call for building a new interchange at Oak Point Avenue that would lead from the Bruckner [...]