The New York Times studies the river of hope in the Bronx:
But compared with headline-making projects in Manhattan and Brooklyn, the unexpected renaissance under way along the south end of the Bronx River flies largely below the radar. Park by park a patchwork of green spaces has been taking shape, the consequence of decades of grinding, grass-roots, community-driven efforts. For the environmentalists, educators, politicians, architects and landscape designers involved, the idea has not just been to revitalize a befouled waterway and create new public spaces. It has been to invest Bronx residents, for generations alienated from the water, in the beauty and upkeep of their local river.
Learn more about NYCEDC’s efforts to create sustainable connections between the waterfront and residential and business communities in the Bronx, including Hunts Point Landing and the South Bronx Greenway project. And read our earlier interview with Adam Green, founder of Rocking the Boat and 2011 NYC Venture Fellow.
Photo credit: Joaquin Cotten via Rocking the Boat on Flickr