Bronx

Building Greenways and Community in the Bronx

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Streetfilms produced this short film, which documents the planning and development of the Bronx River and South Bronx Greenways.

From Streetfilms: "The Bronx River Greenway...

Date: 
Thursday, October 10, 2013
Issue Area: 
Sustainable Community Development
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Transforming the Sheridan Corridor

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For decades, the Sheridan Expressway – a 1.25 mile remnant of the Robert Moses era – has severely impeded the quality of life in Hunts Point and the surrounding communities in the South Bronx.
A Bronx-based coalition is successfully leading the fight to transform the Sheridan Expressway and to create affordable housing and green open space where it used to be
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The Expressway restricts access to the revitalized Bronx River, new parks such as Concrete Plant Park and Starlight Park, and the South Bronx Greenway. It forces trucks to drive through neighborhood streets and cars to idle in traffic, harming pedestrians and restricting safe biking. Local...

Project Status: 
Active
Who's Working on this Project?: 
Elena Conte
Sydney Cespedes
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Transforming the Southern Bronx River Watershed

The Southern Bronx River Watershed presentation shows how some local low-income communities are working with the government and sometimes against, to better their neighborhoods.

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Issue Area: 
Sustainable Community Development
Date: 
Wednesday, June 9, 2004

Greening the South Bronx

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Grassroots organizations in the South Bronx have made environmental justice a central part of their agenda for community revitalization. Pratt Center has been there with them from the beginning: providing mapping, architecture, and urban planning resources that have enabled the neighborhood organizations to build a greener, healthier environment in neighborhoods that have carried more than their fair share of the city's polluting facilities.
Pratt Center played an integral role in helping the South Bronx bring environmental justice to the forefront of their community revitalization agenda.
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Sewage treatment plants, waste transfer stations, truck highways, wholesale markets, power plants, gas and oil depots - the South Bronx hosts essential infrastructure that not only allows the New York City region to function, but also leaves many Bronx neighborhoods with New York City'...

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Archived