Advocates contend that a high-profile killing and police raid at the Grant and Manhattanville Houses reflect a need for programming for kids, and wonder why a multimillion-dollar fund has not provided it.
The city says its proposed mandatory inclusionary housing program exacts as much affordability as the market will bear. But how did it reach that conclusion?
Unfounded fears, legitimate doubts and ambitious alternatives have greeted the mayor’s two proposals to change zoning rules to permit greater housing density and require affordable housing.
The de Blasio administration says the parcels sold off this week wouldn’t work for affordable housing, but some advocacy groups believe the city is shedding potentially valuable assets. Watch a video report.
If Industry City’s new owners are hoping to paint themselves as the saviors of Sunset Park, it’s a message that has backfired with some of its neighbors.
If the administration is truly open to community input on how to improve the Jerome Avenue corridor, the report released by the Bronx Coalition for a Community Vision gives planners much to chew on. Watch a video report.
Community organizations in the Bronx say residential and commercial tenants in areas around the Kinsgbridge Armory and the proposed Jerome Avenue rezoning are seeing higher rents and more harassment.
Former HPD assistant commissioner Wendell Walters got three years.
Point-in-time surveys of the street homeless can yield important data, but—contrary to how politicians sometimes cast the numbers—not a precise tally of who’s unsheltered at night.