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Bronx, Transportation

Slide from Governor Cuomo’s 5.13.21 press conference

In a press conference today, Governor Cuomo announced that the plan to build four new Metro-North stations in underserved areas of the Bronx is officially moving forward after the state, federal government, and MTA all agreed to a $1.58 billion budget. Today, the state is reissuing the RFP for track upgrades and construction of stations at Hunts Point, Parkchester/Van Nest, Morris Park, and Co-op City. These trains will terminate at a reimagined Penn Station, reducing commute times for Bronx Residents by two-thirds.

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affordable housing, Bronx, housing lotteries

Image courtesy of NYC Department of Housing Preservation & Development

In the Mount Eden section of the Bronx, just a block from the 170th Street 4 train station and a short walk to Yankee Stadium, an affordable housing lottery has opened for the new apartment building at 1325 Jerome Avenue. The 101 units are available to those earning 40, 50, and 60 percent of the area median income and range from $724/month one-bedrooms to $1,546/month three-bedrooms.

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affordable housing, Bronx, housing lotteries

Courtesy of NYC Department of Housing Preservation & Development

Applications are currently being accepted for 101 mixed-income apartments at a newly constructed rental in the Bronx. Located at 2885 Marion Avenue, the building, known as Bronxview, is located just a few blocks from the New York Botanical Garden and Fordham University’s campus. Qualifying New Yorkers earning 50, 60, 90, and 110 percent of the area median income (AMI) can apply for the units, ranging from $1,045/month two-bedrooms to $2,159/month three-bedrooms.

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Bronx, Cool Listings

Listing photos courtesy of Brown Harris Stevens

The Bronx‘s Concourse Towers were built in 1963, at the height of the Mid-Century Modern movement. And time seems to have stood still at this two-bedroom apartment on the market for $449,500. The sellers are a prominent architectural historian and a property director, so it’s no wonder they’ve decided to outfit the home with authentic decor like cork flooring, a wood ceiling, and retro furniture everywhere you look.

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Bronx, Policy

Photo by Daniel Vargas on Unsplash

As of today, the mass coronavirus vaccination site is open at Yankee Stadium. Appointments are reserved for Bronx residents only who meet phase 1a and 1b eligibility requirements, and the site will operate every day from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Gov. Mayor Bill de Blasio, wearing a Yankees cap (he’s a vocal Red Sox fan), was at the stadium and spoke with Yankees president Randy Levine, manager Aaron Boone, and legendary player Mariano Rivera, all of whom encouraged people to sign up for vaccines. As of today, 13,000 of the 15,000 available appointments through next week had been filled.

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Art, Bronx, Events

Kusama with Pumpkin, 2010 © YAYOI KUSAMA. Courtesy of Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo / Singapore / Shanghai; Victoria Miro, London; David Zwirner, New York

The New York Botanical Garden was scheduled to hold a blockbuster exhibition dedicated to Yayoi Kusama last spring, but sadly had to postpone the event when the pandemic hit. But they’ve now announced new 2021 dates for KUSAMA: Cosmic Nature–the show will run from Saturday, April 10 to Sunday, October 31, 2021 with tickets going on sale to the general public on March 16. The exhibition will immerse us in the Japanese artist’s visionary world through a career-spanning survey, the debut of four new works, and a variety of complementary horticultural installations created by the Garden’s team.

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affordable housing, Bronx, Major Developments, New Developments

Rendering courtesy of S9 Architecture

Construction of the South Bronx mixed-use project that will have over 1,000 units of housing, a waterfront esplanade, and a permanent home for the Universal Hip Hop Museum is set to begin in the coming weeks. Developed by L+M Development Partners, Type A Projects, BronxWorks, and the city of New York in a public-private partnership, the project, known as Bronx Point, secured $349 million in financing last week. S9 Architecture is leading the design of the 22-story development, with the publicly-accessible open space along the Harlem River designed by Marvel Architects and Abel Bainnson Butz.

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affordable housing, Bronx, housing lotteries

All images courtesy of Phipps Houses

A housing lottery launched last week in the South Bronx for over 200 affordable homes set aside for extremely-low to moderate-income households. Located in Soundview, the newly-constructed 12-story Metcalf Avenue Apartments offers residents on-site laundry, children’s playroom, roof deck, landscaped courtyard, and a community room. Qualifying New Yorkers earning 30, 50, 70, 90, and 110 percent of the area median income can apply for the units, which range from $354/month studios to $2,346/month three-bedroom apartments.
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Bronx, Cool Listings

Listing images courtesy of Douglas Elliman

It’s not every day you come across a true one-bedroom New York City apartment for under $300,000, but here you go. Located in the Concourse section of the Bronx, which is just a half-hour subway ride from Midtown, the home is spacious, bright, and full of the pre-war details that you’d expect from a co-op like 1075 Grand Concourse.

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affordable housing, Bronx, housing lotteries

All renderings by SLCE Architects

In the Tremont section of the Bronx, just south of Little Italy and just west of the Bronx Zoo and Botanical Garden, a new affordable senior housing complex has launched a lottery for 122 units. Located at 600 East 179th Street, the 176-unit building was designed by SLCE Architects and features environmentally friendly features such as two large terraces and a rear garden, including both indoor and outdoor vegetable gardens, and a green wall. The available apartments include studios and one-bedrooms for those earning 30 or 50 percent of the area median income, who will pay 30 percent of their income on rent.

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