Boat dumping along Pelham Bay Park is the latest scourge
Diaz votes down Mott Haven jail, DCP met with opposition
Crowds for SummerStage and Bronx Night Market vendors. Round 7
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day, July 9, said Montes, who added
that the second boat appeared along
Bruckner Boulevard after the fi rst
one was removed.
“When it comes to illegal dumping
and disposing of large materials, residents
are our best partners to stop it,”
“If someone witnessed the dumping
of these boats, or any illegal dumping,
we ask that they report it to 311 or
online. Information from the public is
very useful to us in trying to establish
a pattern of behavior so we can catch
the culprits,” he added.
Councilman Mark Gjonaj said
that the prolifi c tractor-trailer parking
problems on Bruckner Boulevard
next to Pelham Bay Park has now led
to illegal boat dumping, and that his
offi ce “is all over” the problem.
“This is something that we are addressing
with local authorities,” said
Gjonaj, adding he is creating a platform,
with the hashtag #shamenyc,
where people can report quality of life
concerns directly to the councilman
and city agencies.
(Right( The abandoned boat found next to
Pelham Bay Park on Bruckner Boulevard had
graffi ti on its side and was vandalized.
Schneps Media / Patrick Rocchio
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and other needed amenities into Mott
Haven prior to the jail talks.
She told the committee that the
jail would “shamefully create more
inequity in the Bronx” while unfairly
burdening Mott Haven in the
Parks had previously joined Diaz in
collaborative opposition efforts to the
BY ALEX MITCHELL
The Bronx Night Market’s partnership
with SummerStage is offi cially
underway! Some of the city’s best food
has been complimenting some of its
best music in 17 neighborhood parks
around the city since the end of June.
In that time, concertgoers have had
the pleasure to experience one of the
city’s most extravagant, diverse culinary
offerings that mostly hail from
Recently, Taste Buds Required
showed Queens and Brooklyn what a
true punch that Haitian cuisine could
That’s in addition to the Fried
Kitchen battering up its notorious
fully loaded potato waffl e with fried
chicken will be making a much anticipated
return along with other Bronx
and city favorite popups.
The remaining SummerStage
with Bronx Night Market vendors is:
jail plan, including a rally on the steps
of City Hall.
“The Mott Haven community
would be better served through a reinvestment
of city resources into the surrounding
area,” Diaz said.
However, according to critics of the
mayor’s borough-based plan, the uniform
land use review procedure is expected
to move forward this fall.
Bronx Night Market & SummerStage partnership underway
Queensbridge, Queens from Thursday,
July 11 to Sunday, July 14, Corporal
Thompson Park, Staten Island
from Thursday, July 18 to Monday,
July 22, back to the Bronx at Soundview
Park from Thursday, July 25 to
Monday July, 29, then to Crotona Park
on Wednesday, July 31 until Saturday,
August 3, East River Park, Manhattan
from Thursday, August 8 to Sunday,
August 11, Marcus Garvey Park,
Manhattan on Wednesday, August 14
until Sunday, August 18, and then fi -
nally the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival
at Tompkins Square Park and Marcus
Garvey Park from Friday, August 23 to
Sunday, August 25.
Meanwhile, the Bronx Night Market
will be returning to Fordham Plaza
on Saturday, July 13 from 4 to 10 p.m.
The market is also prepping for
some very exciting, fl avorful announcements
upcoming as well…so
don’t fi ll up on just bread.