Albert Quiñones, a major figure in the cultural resurrection of the South Bronx during the decades when buildings burned and city government went MIA, died on Dec. 2 after a long illness. He was 65.
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.
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.
The Bronx River Alliance has partnered with City Parks Foundation to host Senior Fitness, a citywide exercise program exclusively for those 60 and over.
The city’s plan to make Longwood home for a new safe injection site for intravenous drug users is facing resistance from residents, who argue that the neighborhood is already awash in homeless shelters and social service programs, and can’t handle any more.
Community groups and residents are urging the state to reverse its decision to place exit ramps from the Sheridan Expressway on Oak Point and Leggett avenues, as part of an ambitious revitalization plan.
Longfellow Park, which has been closed for more than 10 years due to structural safety concerns, is scheduled to reopen in the fall. It is one of 17 Bronx parks that will reopen thanks to funding through the mayor’s Community Parks Initiative.