City Limits looks back at a story from 31 years ago, when developers and politicians were pursuing plans to revitalize and develop “The Hub” in the South Bronx.
The city’s plan to rezone an approximately 46-block stretch adjacent to the rail line around the future Morris Park and Parkchester/Van Nest train stations is about to turn a corner. The project aims to create thousands of job opportunities and an estimated 6,000 additional homes in the rezoning area.
The “Just Home” proposal to house seriously ill people leaving jail cleared one of its final procedural hurdles at a heated public hearing, where locals repeatedly testified that they feared for their safety.
Bronx River Addition Houses, located in the Soundview neighborhood, consists of two senior buildings, including one where residents had to be temporarily relocated due to poor conditions. Tenants will be asked this spring to choose whether they want to remain in Section 9 or convert to one of two newer funding models.
As more young adults enter the city as asylum seekers, there is no official system in place to direct them to specialized shelters tailored to their needs—and, lately, no beds available even if they try.
Local Law 97 is one of the most ambitious—and divisive—climate measures enacted in any U.S. city. While some co-op boards see the mandate as an opportunity to make sustainable upgrades to their buildings, others say it will drain their financial reserves.
Political calculus around a City Council race in the East Bronx has slowed the approval process for a plan to house seriously ill people leaving jail, and could cue up a test: whether the Council is willing to override opposition from one of their own.
Nueva York ha alojado silenciosamente a familias inmigrantes con niños bajo estancias de 28 días en hoteles
Desde hace tres meses, cuando no hay otras alternativas, la alcaldía está ofreciendo a algunas de las familias con niños que solicitan asilo vouchers para “estancias sin costo en hoteles” durante 28 días, después de los cuales tienen que regresar al hotel Roosevelt en Manhattan —el principal centro de recepción de inmigrantes de la ciudad— para buscar otra ubicación.
For the last three months, in instances when no other options are available, the city has provided some families with kids seeking asylum with vouchers for “no-cost hotel stays” for 28 days, after which they need to return to the city’s Arrival Center to seek another placement.
“This is not a story about cricket, its popularity, and whether New Yorkers would support the expansion of it. The issue here is the proper use of public parkland.”
As part of a $930 million transaction, what federal officials say is the largest yet, NYCHA added the more than 2,000 apartments at the Edenwald Houses to its portfolio of units that have been converted to PACT, the authority’s initiative that partners with private developers to access funds for public housing repairs.