New Yorkers for Parks is doubling the reach of its annual Sept. 11 Daffodil Project to also honor those who’ve died from the pandemic. “COVID is not a single moment like 9/11. It’s this continuous shared tragedy, but we’re not able to be together in the same way,” the group’s director said.
‘Everything has been car-centric since Robert Moses divided the borough in half with the Cross Bronx Expressway,’ one Bronxite who welcomes the scooters told City Limits. ‘It’s just a matter of righting a lot of those wrongs, and we’re glad the city is finally paying attention to us.’
Advocates say they would like to see the timely completion of other major projects in the borough before Mayor de Blasio leaves office, including adding bus lanes on Gun Hill Road and University Avenue, and curbing the number of cars and trucks often blocking the bus lanes on Fordham Road.
While the COVID-19 pandemic may have limited the intimacy of prison and reentry arts programs, many found ways to continue to teach, appreciate and showcase the work of incarcerated artists even during the crisis, by transitioning to virtual and solo lessons.
More than 120 people have been killed in city traffic incidents between January and June, a new report says.
Unlike a museum, the experience is an 40-minute-long visual show. Projections of Van Gogh’s work are shot onto the walls, floor and reflective objects as songs from Edith Piaf, Imogen Heap and Thom Yorke play.
Advocates say the previous policy disproportionately impacted low-income people and people of color.
The MTA will add four new Metro North stations to the East Bronx as part of its Penn Station Access Initiative. The Department of City Planning is researching the best ways to develop the surrounding neighborhoods, and garnering public feedback.
The Queer Liberation March was Reclaim Pride Coalition’s response to pride parades that partner with corporate sponsors, have strong police presences and highlight politicians.
‘If you wait for the city to do it for you, you’re going to be waiting forever,’ Mike Young, founder of the Padre Plaza Community Success Garden. ‘Why are we waiting for someone else to be resourceful for us?’