Previous attempts by developers Somerset Partners and the Chetrit Group to label the area "The Piano District," and subsequently host an ill-conceived "Bronx is Burning" party were met with extreme scorn in 2015.
Apartments at this 13-story building will vary in size from studios through three-bedrooms. The breakdown of the apartments is as follows: 19 are studios, 53 are one-bedrooms, 43 are two-bedrooms, and nine are three-bedrooms.
Such a project would be just a little less than half the size of the Hudson Yards project in Manhattan, a Hudson Yards lite if you will. That rail yard in question is currently used as a transfer station.
The city has decided to build at least two affordable housing towers on a swath of Harlem River waterfront once bound for parkland. This is controversial in an area where green space is hard to come by.
They’re part of the overall Haven Project, put together by the Bette Middler-created non-profit group, New York Restoration Project. The plan envisions the revitalization of Mott Haven and Port Morris through increased waterfront access.
As part Timberland’s five-year plan to create and restore urban green spaces in five different cities, the United We Stand garden in Mott Haven has been transformed from a barren space to a new garden for the community members to enjoy.
A group of developers won a request for proposals set forth by the city to transform a former school building in Mott Haven into fully affordable housing. This will go one step further and consume 70 percent less energy than a conventional building.
Kim Phillips and Ryan Garvey knew one thing when they first started eyeing a move to New York City: they didn't want to live in Brooklyn. The creative couple settled in Mott Haven, where they now have space (and rent money) to spare.