The company tasked with maintaining a problem-plagued Bronx apartment building has replaced the property manager, after Bronx Justice News pressed them for answers following the fatal shooting of a tenant.
The Bronx’s 15th Congressional District ranks dead last in economic prospects for young people, according to a new index.
The Bronx will have 11 of the city’s 55 planned locations, officials said, but none will be located in the East Bronx: a sprawling area with some of the highest poverty and coronavirus death rates rates in the nation, as well as more residents of color than any other borough.
New York City’s COVID-19 small business loan program—meant to shore up struggling local merchants—has awarded less than one percent of its funds to Bronx businesses so far, with 99 percent going to owners in other boroughs, city officials said Wednesday.
The state-run program will also facilitate the distribution of 500,000 cloth face masks to all NYCHA and other state public housing residents, as well as provide 10,000 gallons of hand sanitizer to the projects, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said.
Roughly a month into the coronavirus crisis, New York State has been criticized for not making COVID-19 tests more accessible to low-income communities of color, which have been disproportionally impacted in the Bronx.
The bodies of NYCHA tenants felled by coronavirus are routinely being found inside their Bronx apartments, as an acute shortage of COVID-19 testing and treatment continues to devastate low-income communities, tenant advocates told Bronx Justice News.
Recently filed tax records show Dr. Philip Ozuah, the new CEO of Montefiore Medicine, collected $13 million in early retirement money, bonus pay, and salary in 2018 alone.
Mott Haven families run the highest risk of economic insecurity, with kids in the neighborhood more than 18 times more likely to live in poverty than children in Greenwich Village, the report states.
NYCHA residents filed nearly 32,000 work orders to remove mildew from their apartments in the first months of 2019, with Bronx housing complexes registering some of the highest numbers of complaints, new data shows.