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Jane’s Walk NYC

…lloughby and Adams Streets. May 3, 2014 11:00 AM Walk the “Real” Little Italy in the Bronx Bronx Fordham University Gate, North Side of Third Ave & Fordham Road in front of the gate. May 3, 2014 11:30 AM DUMBO Public Art Tour Brooklyn York + Jay Streets, Meet at the “YES!” mural, across from the York Street F train station May 3, 2014 12:00 PM…

Spotlight on the Arts in Communities

…development; and promoting the role of arts and culture in fostering vibrant communities.  Disinvestment in the Bronx in the 1970s and 1980s destroyed many performance venues, devastating the music scene, and making access to arts and cultural programming more scarce. With its soon to be opened Bronx Music Heritage Center (BMHC), WHEDco will provide arts programming and restore pride of place by channeling the dynamic music history of the boroug…

The Bronx, A Place That Matters

Greetings from the Bronx — the birthplace of hip hop, the breathtaking site of the New York Botanical Garden and home base for the 2009 World Series Champions, the Yankees. Now the Bronx has even more to celebrate, as six of the borough’s notable locations will be recognized on December 3rd by Place Matters. The six honorees are: 52 Park in Longwood is a popular urban oasis run by the NYC Parks Department with the help of 52 People for Progress…

Livable Neighborhoods Training Travels to the Bronx

In response to our 2010 Livability Survey, which found that Bronx residents were the least satisfied with their neighborhoods than other city dwellers, we went north with our highly regarded Livable Neighborhoods training program to more than 200 members of the twelve Bronx community boards. Through a partnership with Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, MAS provided hands-on instruction in understanding the city’s Uniform Land Use Review Proced…

The Grand Concourse, the “Champs Elysées” of the Bronx, at Landmarks

…rks Preservation Commission in support of the designation of a proposed Grand Concourse Historic District in the Bronx. The proposed district is comprised of 73 buildings running roughly along the Concourse between 153rd and 167th Streets. In response to the LPC’s hearing, MAS President Vin Cipolla said: “ The Grand Concourse is one of the Bronx’s most majestic thoroughfares and one of its great treasures.  The designation of a Grand…

Jane’s Walk 2013

Jane’s Walk NYC “Cities have the capability of providing something for everybody, only because, and only when, they are created by everybody”– Jane Jacobs, The Death and Life of Great American Cities. On Saturday, May 4 and Sunday, May 5, 2013 thousands of…

North Bronx Bikeway, A Place That Matters

The North Bronx Bikeway, nominated by Christina Martinez. The borough that has the most greenspace, the Bronx, also has a bike trail that connects its large, beautiful parks. The North Bronx Bikeway is a scenic bike path through the north and central Bronx extending from Van Cortlandt Park in the northwest, down past the Botanical Gardens in Bronx Park, along scenic Pelham Parkway, and ending up in Pelham Bay Park, City Island, and Orchard Beach…

Bronx

All Walks | Bronx | Brooklyn | Lower Manhattan | Upper Manhattan | Queens | Roosevelt Island | Sandy Affected Areas | Staten Island May 4 No posts found May 5 No posts found…

Join MAS for a Tour of Environmental Success Stories in the South Bronx

…ghlighting several community-driven projects undertaken by her organization that have improved the health of the Bronx River watershed. HighOn Saturday, October 18, join the winner of this year’s Jane Jacobs Medal for New Ideas and Activism, Alexie Torres-Fleming, on a walking tour highlighting several community-driven projects undertaken by her organization that have improved the health of the Bronx River watershed.lights include the resto…

Adopt-A-Monument Works in the Bronx

…ppily, “Die Lorelei,” as she is also called, looks splendid again, enhanced by lovely rose bushes planted by the Bronx Parks Department. Once the mortar and sealant are safely dried in two weeks, the fountain’s water can be turned on, bringing joy to this neighborhood community in the South Bronx. None of the work on the “Die Lorelei” would have been possible without the dedicated vision and generosity of the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Foundat…

South Bronx Hero Shows the City ‘the Way’

The bright sun reflected off the many new buildings of Melrose Commons in the South Bronx, as elected officials, activists, developers, friends, family, and other admirers gathered on East 157th Street to honor the memory of Yolanda Garcia yesterday. Third Avenue between 156th and 157th Streets is now known as “Yolanda Garcia Way.” Ms. Garcia’s family owned a carpet shop in the Melrose section of the Bronx, where she was working in the early 199…

From Burning to Blooming: Rave Reviews for South Bronx Tour

Alexie Torres-Fleming, winner of the Jane Jacobs Medal for New Ideas and Activism, led a South Bronx walking tour last Saturday (October 18) — titled From Burning to Blooming: Community-Driven Projects in the South Bronx — that none of the 30 participants will soon forget. Over the last 15 years, the organization she founded, Youth Ministries for Peace and Justice, has operated on the premise that the community residents can rebuild their neighb…

Bronx 2014

All Walks | Bronx | Brooklyn | Lower Manhattan | Upper Manhattan | Queens | Roosevelt Island | Staten Island May 3, 2014 No posts found May 4, 2014 No posts found…

Two Carnegie Libraries in the Bronx Designated

The Landmarks Preservation Commission today designated two new landmarks in the Bronx and added two other items to the “calendar” – which is the first step in the designation process. The city’s newest landmarks, the Hunts Point and Woodstock branches of the New York Public Library, are both Carnegie libraries, located in the Bronx. The items that were calendared are a proposed Ridgewood South Historic District in Queens and a privat…

Community-Based Plan of the Month: Oak Point Eco-Industrial Park

…s as a route out of poverty. And environmentalists say they are crucial to combating climate change.” Last year, Bronx environmental organizations Sustainable South Bronx (SSBX) and Green Worker Cooperatives released a plan for an Eco-Industrial Park at Oak Point. This plan explores the feasibility of developing a $36 million dollar eco-industrial park on an approximately 28-acre, waterfront brownfield site in Hunts Point, in the South Bronx. The…