Tag: MTA

  • Metro-North Track Rebuild

    Metro-North Track Rebuild

    The Metro-North tracks from East 115th Street up to East 122nd Street will be replaced over the next couple of years. Starting this summer, the contractor will be building the new concrete supports under the existing tracks, getting them ready. This process of building the new concrete supports will take about a year, and only…

  • Urban Garden Center’s Storage Area

    Urban Garden Center’s Storage Area

    If you recall the fire under the Metro North tracks at 118th Street a few years back, the fire was the result of material that the Urban Garden Center had been storing under the tracks, between 117 and 118th Streets. This photo shows the storage of everything from concrete block, to pallets, to soil, to…

  • M116 Bus Will Be Free

    M116 Bus Will Be Free

    The MTA announced that the M116 bus will now be free. Starting on September 24th, five local bus routes will be free as a test pilot program. The pilot will run for 6-12 months on the: Bx18 A/B, B60, M116, Q4 and S46/96 — routes These routes are estimated to serve close to 44,000 daily…

  • Boriken Open Streets

    Boriken Open Streets

    The Boriken Neighborhood Health Center will be hosting Open Streets every Friday from July 7th- Sept. 15th. During these events, we will close the street on 123rd Street between Third and Second Avenue from 10am-4pm. Our mission with Open Streets is to provide resources to our community while strengthening ties with local organizations. At our events, we…

  • 115 to 123

    115 to 123

    Metro North is going to be completely replacing the elevated tracks between 115th Street and 123rd Street, starting in about 9 months or a year. However, not only are they going to do this massive task, but they’ll do it while the tracks are in use. The engineering behind this is all predicated on closing…

  • Under The Tracks

    Under The Tracks

    (from Uptown Grand Central’s newsletter) “The overhead lights in the back of a public plaza in East Harlem, mounted on a rusty viaduct that supports the Metro-North Railroad, were not working. And Carey King was panicking. Ms. King, who runs the plaza as the director of Uptown Grand Central, a nonprofit group formed by local…

  • Jacques d’Amboise

    Jacques d’Amboise

    On Frederick Douglass Blvd. near West 138th Street is a historical marker for Jacques d’Amboise. Jacques d’Amboise was a ballet dancer, choreographer, actor, and educator. He joined the New York City Ballet in 1949 and was named principal dancer in 1953, and later choreographed over 15 ballets for them over his career. He most famously…

  • The Worst Subway Stations

    The Worst Subway Stations

    The MTA’s customers have spoken. Harlem and East Harlem have some of the dirtiest stations, with the most open drug use on the platforms, and begging in the mezzanine. https://new.mta.info/document/95531 In the spring survey of MTA riders, Harlem riders expressed frustration that their departure stations looked so much worse than the ones they exited. Get…

  • CB10 District Needs

    CB10 District Needs


  • HNBA October Meeting – Tuesday, October 11th

    HNBA October Meeting – Tuesday, October 11th

    (and yes, you’re invited!) HNBA’s October meeting will be on Zoom, tomorrow, Tuesday, October 11th, at 7:00 PM.   We’re going to have representatives from the MTA presenting on, and answering questions about the project to replace the MetroNorth viaduct from East 115th Street up to East 123rd Street – while the trains continue to roll…

  • Redlining and Affordable Housing

    Redlining and Affordable Housing

    Decades of disinvestment, planned neglect, and overtly biased policies followed the devastation caused by redlining. The 1938 map below of northern Manhattan shows how our community was redlined: The on-the-ground consequence of both redlining and its aftermath is seen in short film, shot from a car in the 1980’s. It has taken decades of public…

  • Spring Is Coming – Volunteer for a Clean-up

    Spring Is Coming – Volunteer for a Clean-up

    Simone Marques writes (and you can see our recent HNBA guest, Wilfredo Lopez who is running for New York State Assembly in the photos): Hello dear Earth keepers!I hope you had a beautiful winter! Here, I’ve been doing lots of winter sowing… Yes, no reason to stop gardening during the winter if you can create…