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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.

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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.

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Applications are now being accepted for 44 mixed-income apartments at a new rental project near Fordham University in the Bronx. Developed by the BronxPro Group, Cyrus Place Apartments is an eight-story mixed-use, energy-efficient building designed to meet Passive House standards. New Yorkers earning 30, 40, 50, 70, and 80 percent of the area median income are eligible to apply for the apartments, which range from $410/month studios to $2,037/month three-bedroom units.

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How to help victims of the Bronx apartment building fire

By Devin Gannon, Mon, January 10, 2022

Gov. Kathy Hochul, Mayor Eric Adams, FDNY Commissioner Daniel Nigro and other leaders brief the press after Sunday’s deadly five-alarm fire Photo: Michael Appleton / Office of Mayoral Photography on Flickr

A five-alarm fire ignited in a residential tower in the Bronx on Sunday morning, killing 17 people, including eight children, and marking the city’s most devastating fire since 1990. According to Fire Department officials, a faulty space heater started the fire at the 120-unit Twin Parks North West building, located at 333 East 181st Street. In addition to dealing with the tragic loss of life and dozens of serious injuries, families in the building have now been displaced and are in urgent need of relief supplies. We’ve put together a list of organizations accepting monetary donations and emergency supplies for those affected by the fire.

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Bronx, City Living, Transportation

NYC Ferry launched service in Throgs Neck in the Bronx with the opening of a new landing at Ferry Point Park. Tuesday, December 28, 2021. Credit: Ed Reed/Mayoral Photography Office on Flickr

Mayor Bill de Blasio on Tuesday cut the ribbon on a new ferry landing in the Bronx. Located at Ferry Point Park in Throgs Neck, the new landing extends NYC Ferry’s Soundview route, which stops on the Upper East Side, Midtown, and the Financial District. With the addition of this new stop, the Soundview route begins at Ferry Point Park, continuing onto stops in Soundview, East 90th Street, 34th Street, Stuyvesant Cove, and Wall Street/Pier 11. The entire route takes a total of 60 minutes.

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A housing lottery opened this week for more than 160 affordable apartments at a new development in the South Bronx. Developed by Gilbane Development Company, Hudson Companies, and the Mutual Housing Association of New York, Peninsula 1B is a mixed-use building that is part of a project to replace the notorious former Spofford Juvenile Detention Center in Hunts Point. New Yorkers earning 30, 40, 50, 60, and 80 percent of the area median income can apply for the apartments which range from $396/month studios to $2,131/month three-bedrooms.

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Applications are now being accepted for 119 newly constructed apartments in the South Bronx. Located at 980 Westchester Avenue in Foxhurst, the seven-story mixed-use building is being developed by Atlantic Building Ventures and designed by GF55 Partners. New Yorkers earning 40, 50, 60, and 70 percent of the area median income can apply for the apartments, which range from $362/month studios to $1,760/month three-bedrooms.

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Applications are now being accepted for 60 affordable apartments at a newly constructed residential building in the West Bronx. The 16-story rental is located at 1769 Jerome Avenue in the Morris Heights neighborhood and is one of the first affordable housing developments constructed under the 2018 Jerome Avenue rezoning. Qualifying New Yorkers earning 60 and 80 percent of the area median income can apply for the apartments, which range from $947/month studios to $2,037/month three-bedrooms.

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Architecture, Bronx, City Living, History, Washington Heights

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Described in 1967 by the Landmarks Preservation Commission as “one of Manhattan’s most picturesque architectural monuments,” the Highbridge Water Tower reopened on Wednesday following a restoration project. Located in Washington Heights, the octagonal tower opened in 1872 and served as part of the Croton Aqueduct system, helping increase water pressure throughout the borough. While it no longer is part of the city’s water system, the 200-foot landmark is the only one of its kind that remains today. The Parks Department also announced free public tours of the inside of the tower led by the department’s Urban Park Rangers will resume next month.

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Apple’s first store in the Bronx is now open

By Devin Gannon, Mon, September 27, 2021

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Getting help from the Genius Bar or checking out the latest iPhone just got a lot easier for Bronx residents. Apple opened its first location in the borough on Friday, marking the company’s 11th store in New York City. The Apple Store will be located on the ground level of Mall at Bay Plaza in Baychester.

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