Mott Haven Herald

Challenges For Waterfront Plan

Friday, April 11th, 2014

Bronx leaders are planning a waterfront district they say will rival Brooklyn Bridge Park – but a draft plan warns of steep challenges in building a neighborhood from scratch on a long-desolate flood zone.

The draft report from SoBRO, the Mott Haven-based development group, raises issues that also include pedestrian safety, waterfront access and site accessibility. The report, obtained by the Mott Haven Herald, comes amidst community members’ concerns about whether the development will have enough affordable housing – or potentially divide the neighborhood between the haves and the have-nots.


Following the City Trash Trail

Friday, October 25th, 2013
When your trash is picked up, where does it go? Most people don’t give their garbage a second thought, but how New York City collects and processes its garbage is a thorny political and public health issue. Department of Sanitation trucks collect refuse from curbside drop-off and municipal garbage cans daily, and deposit the waste at transfer stations throughout the city. The waste is stored until it can be transported out of town — by train or by boat — to landfills or waste processing sites.

Lincoln Memorial’s Bronx Link

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

If the street sign that reads “Piccirilli Place” at the corner of 142nd St. and Willis Avenue lacks meaning for Mott Haven residents, it’s because the family it honors is one of the neighborhood’s best-kept secrets.

Almost a century ago, the block was the site where six brothers from the Piccirilli family carved the iconic sculpture of Abraham Lincoln that is now housed at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C.


Toxic Flood Fears in the Bronx

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013

While Hurricane Sandy left the South Bronx waterfront relatively intact, some environmentalists worry that the industrial and brownfield sites along the water could flood in the future and contaminate the neighborhood.

“Whenever there is a risk of flooding, then you have issues with what gets up out of the soil and spreads around the community,” said Gavin Kearney of New York Lawyers for the Public Interest.


Superheroes With a Bronx Accent

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

Food Pantries Strained by Cuts

Thursday, October 18th, 2012

Inside a $2, No-Bid City Land Deal

Thursday, August 23rd, 2012

Kids Get Schooled in Business

Thursday, May 24th, 2012

Artist Reflects Beauty of the Bronx

Thursday, March 1st, 2012