Bronx

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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Architecture, Bronx, Design

View of the Upper and Lower Promenades, Cafeteria, and South Loggia, Looking South (1936); Images courtesy of Marvel/ NYC Parks/ NYCEDC

The landmarked bathhouse and pavilion at Orchard Beach in the Bronx will be restored to its original 1930s design and become more accessible to the public. The Landmarks Preservation Commission on Tuesday voted to approve plans from architecture firm Marvel, the Parks Department, and the city’s Economic Development Corporation to reconstruct the deteriorating architectural gem. The project includes reinstalling and restoring limestone cladding, repairing the upper-level loggias, adding an ADA accessible ramp, and building an enclosed restaurant or event space.

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affordable housing, Bronx, housing lotteries

Courtesy of NYC Department of Housing Preservation & Development

A new rental building in the South Bronx is now accepting applications for 41 affordable studio apartments. The 12-story project at 972 Washington Avenue is located in the Morrisania neighborhood, about a mile east of Yankee Stadium. Qualifying New Yorkers earning 60 percent of the area median income, between $31,406 and $50,160 annually for a one-person household and between $31,406 and $57,300 annually for a two-person household, can apply for the $843/month apartments.

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affordable housing, Bronx, housing lotteries

Courtesy of NYC Department of Housing Preservation & Development

A housing lottery launched this week for 28 apartments in the Bronx set aside for middle-income New Yorkers. The seven-story building, located at 2724 Heath Avenue in the University Heights neighborhood, provides residents with a shared laundry room, gym, and fitness center. New Yorkers earning 120 percent of the area median income (AMI), or between $56,572 and $154,680 annually, can apply for the available units, which include $1,650/month studios, $1,750/month one-bedrooms, and $2,000/month two-bedrooms.

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Bronx, City Living

Photo courtesy of the Belmont Business Improvement District

One of New York City’s most famous foodie destinations will once again transform into an outdoor dining hot spot this spring. Starting April 30, “Piazza di Belmont” returns to the Bronx’s Little Italy neighborhood, with several restaurants setting up al fresco seating along historic Arthur Avenue. Developed by the Belmont Business Improvement District, the European-style experience first debuted last summer as part of the city’s “Open Restaurants” program.

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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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Art, Bronx, Events, Museums

Dancing Pumpkin, Courtesy of Ota Fine Arts and David Zwirner

This Saturday, April 10, the New York Botanical Garden’s hotly-anticipated exhibit KUSAMA: Cosmic Nature will open to the public and remain on view through October 31, 2021. The blockbuster show dedicated to legendary Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama was originally planned to open in May 2020, but of course, was postponed due to the pandemic. Among the works on view are Kusama’s famous polka-dot pumpkins, her larger-than-life flowers, and the famous Narcissus Garden, composed of 1,400 stainless steel spheres floating on water.

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affordable housing, Bronx, Major Developments, mott haven, New Developments

Renderings courtesy of ArX Solutions

The most expensive private development in the Bronx continues to progress. Brookfield Properties announced this month that the final tower at the phase one site of Bankside, a seven-tower waterfront complex in Mott Haven, has topped out. The $950 million mixed-use project takes up two parcels on either side of the Third Avenue Bridge on the Harlem River. Third at Bankside, located at 2401 Third Avenue, has officially topped out and developers have broken ground at Lincoln at Bankside, located at 101 Lincoln Avenue.

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affordable housing, Bronx, housing lotteries

Rendering courtesy of NYC Department of Housing Preservation & Development

A lottery opened this week for nearly 100 affordable units set aside for seniors at a newly constructed building in the South Bronx. Located at 1080 Washington Avenue in Morrisania, the development features a 5,400-square-foot community facility space, on-site social services, fitness center, laundry, and a sunroom with plantings. Applicants must have at least one household member who is 62 years of age or older, qualify for Section 8 benefits, and earn $51,200 or less, annually. Eligible New Yorkers will pay 30 percent of their income for the studio and one-bedroom apartments.

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