The Banknote Building (which half of the building is leased by NYC’s HRA department serving people on public assistance), The Bronx Detective Bureau, Daughters of Jacob Nursing Home, and Department of Homeless Services Intake Center in The Bronx were found to have tested positive for Legionella as it has crossed over into East Harlem in Manhattan and found at Taino Towers as mandatory testing of cooling towers is now in effect.
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Today the people of The Bronx celebrated its newest park as a ribbon cutting ceremony was held for Bridge Park with NYC Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver along with local politicians and school children.
The park offers beautiful vistas of the Harlem River and the many scenic bridges that cross over it into Manhattan including the soon-to-open Highbridge which will have a celebration on both sides of the bridge on July 25th of this year.
SoBro has just announced a visioning session to gather community input on what residents want to see on our waterfront along the Special Harlem River Waterfront. The meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, May 5th at Mott Haven Bar and Grill from 6:30PM – 8:30PM so mark your calendars and get ready to make your voices heard.
South Bronx Residents and South Bronx Unite Rally Against FreshDirect
Groundbreaking at the Harlem River Yard
Proposed relocation of Fresh Direct to South Bronx would add over a thousand
diesel truck trips each day to a community with sky-high asthma rates.
Monday, December 22nd at 9:45am
‘They Call Me Q’ Special 50% Off For Welcome2TheBronx Readers! Ms. Kadwani’s one woman show They Call Me Q received the Best Actress Award at the Variations Theatre Group: Harvest Festival 2012 in NYC and Best Play Award at the Maui Fringe Festival 2013. To date, she has performed her solo play over 50 times.
Last month during the State of the Borough address by Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr, he unveiled plans to create a waterfront district along the Harlem River in the Lower Concourse Rezoning District.
We have received a copy of the 55 page report by Magnusson Architecture & Planning, LP on behalf of the South Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation (SoBRO) and have read the entire document and will provide a more detailed analysis than has been provided by the mainstream media.
The following is written by Bronxite Edwin Pagán.
On the days following the March 12 tragic explosion that leveled two five-story tenement buildings in Spanish Harlem (that is being attributed as possibly gas-related), the death toll had been officially verified at eight. One of the victims was found just after sunrise, as the surrounding community arose to prepare for another work day, to send its children off to school, and to open the doors of their local businesses and service organizations.
After six years of filings with NYC’s Department of Buildings and construction delays, 500 Exterior Street is rising with the 11 story hotel slated to be completed sometime in 2016 and Holiday Inn Express has leased the building according to owner Harshad Patel. The property sits across from the Special Harlem River Waterfront District where a proposed waterfront park would go along with 4,000 units of housing (2.8 million square feet of housing, 2.3 million square feet of commercial space, 1 million square feet of community space).
On June 13th, Andrew Padilla, Director of El Barrio Tours: Gentrification In East Harlem and Welcome2TheBronx will be hosting a screening of the film followed by a panel discussion on gentrification.
Whether we like it or not, all eyes are set on The Bronx as one of the “last frontiers” for those seeking affordable rents yet convenient access to Manhattan. This can create quite a difficult situation in the Bronx as we are the most rent burdened borough in New York City. As new residents move in with better economic means, those with limited income and are more likely to be late on rent will find it harder and harder to stay in our borough. Talks about developing the Special Harlem River Waterfront District are already happening without community input as to what we would like to see there. What will happen then?
Real Estate in the South Bronx is heating up.
A tiny 4,100 square foot lot in the Lower Concourse Rezoning District of the Bronx is currently listed for a whopping $3,000,000. The property at 100 East 149th Street at Exterior Street is located just across from the the Special Harlem River Waterfront District and at the foot of the 145th Street Bridge into Manhattan. With a zoning of M1-4/R8A, the site can be developed into a 10-12 story residential building.