New York City’s oldest surviving bridge will be open for two additional hours this summer. A new pilot program will extend the hours of the High Bridge, which provides a pedestrian link between Manhattan and the Bronx, to 10 p.m. daily through the end of September. Announced by Mayor Eric Adams and NYC Parks Commissioner Sue Donoghue last week, the new pilot moves the bridge’s closing time from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m., allowing New Yorkers to enjoy the scenic walkway over the Harlem River for longer during the hot summer months.
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A judge on Friday said the Trump Organization can continue to operate its golf course in the Bronx, ruling the city wrongfully ended the company’s contract. A few days after the January 6 insurrection, former Mayor Bill de Blasio announced plans to terminate several agreements with Donald Trump’s company, including the contract for Trump Golf Links at Ferry Point. Last June, the Trump Organization sued New York City, arguing the city’s effort was politically motivated and had no legal merit.
With the baseball season officially here, it’s time to start planning a visit to the House that Ruth Built. But as New Yorkers know, the Bronx is more than just baseball. It’s a borough full of art, culture, historic spots, green space, and diverse cuisine, all of which can be found around Yankee Stadium. Ahead of the home opener for the Bronx Bombers, 6sqft put together a list of places to visit near the ballpark, on game day or during the offseason, from the city’s oldest surviving bridge and the site of the former Polo Grounds to Arthur Avenue’s Italian restaurants and the legendary sports bars on River Avenue.
Mayor Eric Adams announces the opening of the Morris Avenue Safe Haven site in the Bronx. Photo credit: Ed Reed/Mayoral Photography Office.
Mayor Eric Adams announced on Tuesday the opening of the Morris Avenue Safe Haven site in the Bronx. The new facility will expand shelter access with 80 beds as well as offer on-site medical, mental health, and substance abuse services to New Yorkers who need them. The new facility is part of Adams’ Subway Safety Plan to add 500 low-barrier beds for homeless New Yorkers, with 350 of them to be made available this week.
Photo credit: Daniel Milstein
Located in the Riverdale neighborhood of Fieldston in the Bronx, the former home of noted New York labor attorney and mediator Theodore Kheel is for sale for $3,800,000. Built in 1918, the Georgian Revival-style brick home at 407 West 246th Street–known locally as Kheel House–received a complete renovation in 2008, two years after the home’s current owners purchased it from Kheel; still very much in evidence are its classic brick facade, graciously-proportioned rooms, high ceilings, bespoke millwork, and four fireplaces.
All photos courtesy of the New York Botanical Garden
After it was cut short due to the pandemic, the New York Botanical Garden’s famed orchid exhibition is returning for its 19th year. Created by lifestyle icon and floral designer Jeff Leatham, The Orchid Show: Jeff Leatham’s Kaleidoscope transforms the garden’s historic Enid A. Haupt Conservatory into a colorful experience reminiscent of a kaleidoscope. The orchid show is open through May 1.
Rendering courtesy of the NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development
A housing lottery opened this week for 32 middle-income units in a new 10-story residential building in the Bronx. Located at 1073 Summit Avenue in Highbridge, the building is designed by Marin Architects and developed by Stagg Group. New Yorkers earning 120 percent of the area median income, or between $54,858 annually for a single person to $154,680 annually for a family of five, are eligible to apply for the units, priced at $1,600/month for studios, $1,700/month for one-bedrooms, and $1,900/month for two-bedrooms.
Photo credit: Michael Appleton/Mayoral Photography Office on Flickr
Mayor Eric Adams on Sunday announced oral antiviral pills are now available for free same-day, at-home delivery for eligible New Yorkers. Oral antiviral pills–as well as monoclonal antibodies–have been shown to be effective in preventing hospitalization and death from Covid. The medication will be available for people who test positive for the virus, have mild or moderate symptoms, and have a doctor’s prescription; due to a limited supply, the city is prioritizing those who are at elevated risk for severe illness from the virus.
Rendering courtesy of ArX Solutions
A housing lottery opened this week for 134 middle-income units at a new development in the South Bronx. Developed by Brookfield Properties, Third at Bankside is the first phase of Bankside, the most expensive private development in Bronx history. New Yorkers earning 130 percent of the area median income are eligible to apply for the apartments, which range from $1,795/month studios to $2,900/month two-bedrooms.
Image courtesy of Ed Reed/Mayoral Photography Office on Flickr
After the fire that claimed 17 lives at a Bronx apartment building last week, elected officials are brainstorming strategies to prevent future tragedies. Rep. Ritchie Torres and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand on Monday announced new legislation requiring the installation of heat sensors at federally-owned housing developments. Supported by Mayor Eric Adams, sensors monitor the heat levels within buildings, alerting authorities when they reach unsafe conditions. The monitors can also keep track of when temperatures drop lower than the legal limit.