The number of drug rehabilitation facilities in the South Bronx has long exceeded the neighborhood’s ability to absorb them, say Hunts Point residents who fear the opening of yet another one.
Though the issues that concerned the panelists differed in the details, their call to action was the same: elected officials should consult with communities before making critical policy decisions.
The new design calls for demolishing the existing digesters and building four new, cylindrically shaped structures, which, the DEP says, will cause shadows to be cast over the park for less than an hour a day.
They hoped to spread the word about the city’s Right to Counsel law, which passed in Aug. 2017, allowing tenants in certain neighborhoods free legal service to prevent them from being evicted.
Blake is the fourth candidate to file since Serrano announced in March that he would not seek reelection due to his battle with Parkinson’s disease.
A parent at the rally said he has witnessed parents having to stop their children from getting hit by speeding vehicles in front of PS 48, which his own children attended.
Some South Bronx residents remain skeptical of the city’s plan to convert a 130-block area along Southern Boulevard into a dazzling new development, insisting that the project will benefit everyone but them.