Mmmm … The Bronx!
It’s sometimes not until new development starts threatening a blighted area, and lots of eyeballs are focused on it from the outside, that neighborhoods develop their own organizations to improve conditions. Meet the Southern Bronx River Watershed Alliance:
The group, a consortium of several community and city-wide organizations and the Pratt Institute, seems mostly concenred for now with getting rid of the stub of Robert Moses’ largely unsuccessful Sheridan Expressway to clear land for park and help clean up the Bronx River.
You’ll be hearing more from these people as government and real-estate interests converge on the South Bronx in coming years.
– Tom McGeveran