The Federal Highway Administration will provide $75 million to New York State to help repurpose the Sheridan Expressway from a mile of underused highway into a human-friendly boulevard that can be walked or biked across to get to the Bronx River.
“You shouldn’t have to be wealthy to live a healthy lifestyle,” said Councilman Rafael Salamanca Jr., adding that the Health Bucks program is “a great way to improve low-income access to NYC farmers markets.”
A citywide government program called Participatory Budgeting allows citizens to vote on how the local council member will spend part of his money – up to $1 million — in the district.
On Feb. 17 the Bronx River Alliance and the New York City Department of Parks will be awarded the Audrey Nelson Award, for their work reviving the Bronx River. The award is given annually to an exemplary community development program.