High Bridge

Events, History

Being the concrete jungle it is today, it’s hard to believe New York City was once a maritime powerhouse, its surrounding harbor waters serving as a vital trading port for the rest of the country. Before paved over and developed, Manhattan boasted forests and wildlife, supported by many freshwater ponds and streams. Today, some of the city’s oldest waterways remain hidden in plain sight, their pathways relegated underground. NYC H20, a nonprofit who aims to educate New Yorkers about the city’s water, is hosting five walking and bike tours of historic waterways throughout the month of September, giving New Yorkers a chance to get their feet wet with knowledge about NYC’s water.
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affordable housing, Bronx, housing lotteries

High Bridge, Bronx, NYC bridges

The latest in a wave of recent affordable housing lotteries includes six buildings in the Bronx — three in High Bridge, right near the newly opened and much-hyped overpass, and three farther east in Soundview. All together there are 20 newly constructed units up for grabs (though it’s not clear how many are at each address), ranging from $975/month studios to $1,709/month three-bedrooms.

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