Bronx Happenings…

Restaurants are popping up all over the South Bronx

Creatives priced out of Manhattan and Brooklyn have moved to the South Bronx, one of the city’s final gentrification frontiers — and now a new generation of restaurants is growing there to feed them. Star chef Douglas Rodriguez, known as the godfather of Nuevo Latino cuisine, is also gearing up

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South Bronx named one of 2017’s hottest destinations by the Times

Every year, the New York Times releases a list of 52 places that travelers should plan to visit in the coming year, and 2017’s list includes many of the destinations you’d expect—national parks, sunny beaches, exotic locales, you get the idea. But there are also a few curveballs on the

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$22 million, 91-unit rental planned for Mott Haven

Construction has begun on a new 12-story, 91-unit building in Mott Haven. The $22 million project, which will go up at 329 E, 132nd Street, will be constructed by JCAL development and the Altmark Group. Joshua Weissman, president of JCAL, said the company is very “bullish on the area” and

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The Bronx is Hottest Borough Right Now for Residential Development

The Bronx is up, but the rest are down. In the first 6 months of 2016 — after the expiration of the state’s 421-a tax break program for developers — The Bronx emerged as the borough with the most residential construction action, according to a report from the New York

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The final frontier for NYC’s struggling artists

A light-filled apartment building in Mott Haven is one 6 train stop into NYC’s northernmost borough. The ground floor holds the six-year old BronxArtSpace, a gallery dedicated to South Bronx artists. Each one of the flats above, converted from a paint shop to 13 lofts that sold for between $400,000

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Port Morris Waterfront Emerges From Years of Neglect

For many decades, the residents of the South Bronx have been cut off from the waters that surround them, their shoreline hidden away behind a tangled web of highways, bridges, truck depots and train lines. Along the coast of Port Morris, which borders the Bronx Kill, razor wire fences and

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Mapping the Most Exciting New Developments Transforming The Bronx

The Bronx isn’t immune to the same development boom that the rest of the city is experiencing. New residential projects of all stripes—some developers like WHEDco have taken to creating fully affordable apartment buildings in the borough—as well as new commercial and retail developments are springing up, particularly in the

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De Blasio Celebrates Most New Affordable Housing Units in 25 Years

The almost 8,500 affordable apartments finalized or under construction during the 2015 fiscal year were the most new units created in 25 years, city officials said Monday. Mayor Bill de Blasio made the announcement on Summit Avenue in The Bronx where a $17 million, 58-unit affordable housing project was being

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Summit Ridge hosts Mayor’s announcement of major NYC affordable housing production milestone.

New York City has financed more than 20,000 affordable housing units — either planned, built or preserved — in the past fiscal year, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Monday. The 20,325 affordable apartments and homes are the most in one year since 1989 and, de Blasio said, proof he is

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New Affordable Housing Development Being Constructed

A new development is currently being built in the south Bronx. The future residential development currently in the construction phase at 950 Summit Avenue will provide quality affordable housing to its residents upon completion. The residential project, being developed by JCAL and Marathon developments and funded by NYC Housing and

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