The mayor’s plan to build 80,000 affordable apartments is badly needed, say residents, but sky-high demand and median income guidelines have some worried they won’t be able to take advantage.
A three-alarm fire erupted around 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 8 in a five-story building at 955 East 163rd Street in Longwood, damaging many of the apartments and leaving close to 20 residents homeless.
A company that specializes in selling medical marijuana is slated to open a dispensary in Hunts Point on Jan. 1 2016, worrying some residents that it will bring back with it the kinds of vice and crime the community has been fighting for decades.
The city has granted Tanya Fields, executive director of the BLK Projek, permission to open an urban farm on a city-owned lot at Simpson and Barretto streets—until they find a developer interested in building there.
Over a dozen worried parents attended a meeting at Bright Temple AME Church on May 31, to discuss what they say is a serious bullying problem their children face at P.S. 48.