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.
The proposal, which has been described as a New York State version of the Green New Deal currently under debate in the U.S. Congress, would be the first of its kind nationally, and could encourage other states to attack climate change head-on, its backers say.
The Bronx River Alliance, in collaboration with the parks department, the Wildlife Conservation Society and the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection collaborated in early April to stock the Bronx River with 400 alewife, a type of river herring.
The event, part of the Woman to Woman campaign that takes place every March during Women’s History Month, seeks to raise awareness and funds to help distribute these expensive products that sometimes are forgotten when people think of basic needs for women in poverty.
The new framework is a start, union representatives and drivers like Mondesi say, but it could be even stronger. Some business owners, meanwhile, say the reform will make it harder to stay afloat.
Female strength and resilience were palpable when some of the Bronx’s most accomplished women were recognized at an award ceremony at the Bronx Museum of the Arts on March 22.