At a recent meeting, parents and students expressed their concern about the effects that the merger may have on the students’ education and even their safety.
Ayana Smith and Mariela Mariano |
The division between people who support the de Blasio administration plan to site a new jail in the Bronx to facilitate the closing of Rikers and those who don’t is about a lot more than the location.
‘Parks are critical urban infrastructure. Parks don’t just make New York City tolerable – they make it livable. They are the soul of our city. And they are at a breaking point.’
Two years after a 20-block chunk of the peninsula was rezoned, the city can point to progress. And neighbors can point to some of the inconveniences it brings.