124 apartments at 530 Exterior Street, Mott Haven, Bronx

Amenities: comprehensive security system, stainless steel kitchen appliances, granite kitchen countertops and backsplashes, LVP flooring, recreation room, fitness center, laundry room, bike storage, outdoor recreation space, and parking lot* (*additional fees apply)

Transit: 2/4/5 trains, Bx1/Bx19/Bx13 buses

No application fee • No broker’s fee • Smoke-free building • More information: www.monadnockdevelopment.com

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Walton Avenue Apartments at 1561 Walton Avenue, Bronx, NY

Walton Avenue Apartments at 1561 Walton Avenue, Bronx, NY 10452

MT. EDEN Amenities: on-site resident manager, rear patio, laundry room*, bike storage*(*additional fees may apply). 

Transit: Trains: 4/D Buses: BX M4, BX1, BX2 

No application fee • No broker’s fee • Smoke-free building

50 apartments at 3160 Webster Avenue, Bronx, NY 10467  


Amenities: Bike storage, roof deck, and laundry room.

Transit: Metro North, 2, 3, 4, A, C, and D Trains, Bx28, Bx30, Bx38, Bx41 and Bx41SBS Buses.

No application fee • No broker’s fee • Smoke-free building

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120 apartments at 1524 Boone Avenue, Crotona Park East, Bronx  – COMPASS RESIDENCES 2A

120 apartments at 1524 Boone Avenue, Crotona Park East, Bronx

Amenities: parking garage (in nearby building), shared public court yard, shared resident court yard, bike storage, laundry room, community room, children’s playground, stainless steel appliances, granite countertop, closed circuit television system, wood floors in apartments, ceramic tiles in hallways, kitchens and bathrooms.

Transit: 2/5/6 Trains, BX 11, BX4, BX27, BX36 Buses

No application fee • No broker’s fee • Smoke-free building.

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Score an apartment at 4275 Park Avenue, Bathgate, Bronx

4275-park-avenue-bathgate-bronxPark House 227 Newly Constructed Units at 4275 Park Avenue, Bathgate, Bronx

Amenities: 24-hour security/attended lobby, On-site laundry (coin operated) †, Multi-purpose room, Bicycle storage, Patio, Courtyard, On-site parking † (†additional fees apply)

Transit: Metro North (Tremont – Harlem Line), B/D Bus: Bx36, Bx 40, Bx41, Bx41-SBS, Bx 42

No application fee • No broker’s fee • More information: www.breakingground.org or Here 

114 apartments at 1544 Boone Avenue, Crotona Park East, Bronx

1544-boone-avenueCompass Residences 2B – 114 apartments at 1544 Boone Avenue, Crotona Park East, Bronx

Amenities: parking garage (in nearby building), shared public court yard, shared resident court yard, bike storage, laundry room, community room, children’s playground, stainless steel appliances, granite countertop, closed circuit television system, wood floors in apartments, ceramic tiles in hallways, kitchens and bathrooms.

Transit: 2/5/6 Trains, BX11, BX4, BX27, BX36

No application fee • No broker’s fee • Smoke-free building

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High Hawk – 72 apartments in the Bronx

boston-post-road72 apartments at 1776 Boston Road, Crotona Park East, Bronx Amenities:  on-site resident manager, security cameras, bicycle storage, parking*, on-site laundry*, community room, outside recreation area (*additional fees apply).  Transit: 2/5   Bus: BX11, BX19, BX21, BX 36 No application fee • No broker’s fee • Smoke-free building 

Apartments start at $788

Bowery Mission Opens Residential Recovery House in East Harlem

EAST HARLEM — Ten years ago, while living in Philadelphia, Darick Kennedy got drunk walked into a bookstore and tried to steal a book.

The stunt ended with him in handcuffs and three years probation. It was the start of a long journey filled with more run-ins with police and stints at halfway houses, he said.

“Throughout the next ten years I was in and out of trouble with the law,” he said. “When I finally was released from the halfway house in December 2014, I just ran wild. I got high for about two weeks.”

Today Kennedy, 41, is sober and living in East Harlem. He is one of 65 men who recently moved to a transitional living center on 315 East 115th St. He found a job as a janitor and is studying to go to HVAC school to start a new career.

The center is part of the Bowery Mission’s privately funded $12.8 million expansion into Harlem, East Harlem and the Bronx. Opening three facilities has effectively doubled their capacity, former CEO Ed Morgan said during a ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday.

“This is a very important occasion for us,” he said. “You are standing in front of the largest of the three.”

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By:  Gustavo Solis | June 5, 2015

‘Welcome to Fear City’ – the inside story of New York’s civil war, 40 years on

Travellers arriving at New York City’s airports in June 1975 were greeted with possibly the strangest object ever handed out at Uncollected garbage burns in Manhattan’s Lower East Side during a period when New York felt close to collapse.the portal to a great city: pamphlets with a hooded death’s head on the cover, warning them, “Until things change, stay away from New York City if you possibly can.”

Welcome to Fear City” read the stark headline on these pamphlets, which were subtitled “A Survival Guide for Visitors to the City of New York”. Inside was a list of nine “guidelines” that might allow you to get out of the city alive, and with your personal property intact.

The guidelines painted a nightmarish vision of New York; one that made it sound barely a cut above Beirut, which then had just been engulfed in Lebanon’s civil war. Visitors were advised not to venture outside of midtown Manhattan, not to take the subways under any circumstances, and not to walk outside anywhere after six in the evening.

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Kevin Baker is a novelist and historian who lives in New York City. His latest book, The Big Crowd, is based on the greatest unsolved murder in mob history. @kbbakerauthor

May 18, 2015 6:43 AM

NYC’S Oldest Bridge Re-Opens Above the Harlem River This July

New York’s City’s High Bridge, while currently in a dormant and closed-off state since the mid-1970s, is set to reopen to the public this summer, as a five year plan to rejuvenate one of the city’s oldest functioning relics nears completion.The High Bridge in present day. Photo: nycgovparks.org

Although public hearings began over design concerns in 2010, construction on the new High Bridge commenced in August 2012, after a bidding competition granted the Schiavone Construction Co. responsibility over the building contract. The project, although tentatively near completion, won’t see the newly minted High Bridge open until July 25th, when the city will welcome the public to an unveiling ceremony that will boast attractions like public art and guided tours.

Interestingly, the High Bridge, which was originally built in 1848 to funnel water down from Westchester to Manhattan as part of the Croton Aqueduct System, will be standing on top the system’s original pipes (yay history!), so you’ll get to traverse some of NYC’s original infrastructure, if you so choose to stroll down its broad path.

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By: Sam Blum | June 4, 2015