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Rethinking Illness in the South Bronx

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“We find it hard to say, ‘If you have really great open space near you, literally everything could get better. You will be less likely to experience crime. You will be more likely to have higher quality mental health. You will be more likely to do active recreation,’” said New York Restoration Project’s Director of Government Affairs Bethany Hogan during a recent panel conversation by More Art and CUE Art Foundation, two arts organizations dedication to supporting emerging artists and promoting cross-disciplinary collaboration The panel was entitled “Rethinking Illness: Art, Health, and the Environment.”

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NYRP Unveils the Haven Project

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Yesterday on July 8, 2015, NYRP gathered the South Bronx community, elected officials, city and state agencies, and members of the press at a derelict pier at the end of East 132nd Street in the South Bronx. Over 80 people showed up in hot and humid weather to hear about the Haven Project, NYRP’s transformative master plan to design, fund, and build a new network of open spaces for the South Bronx neighborhoods of Mott Haven and Port Morris.

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INTRODUCING THE HAVEN PROJECT: WHAT IS NYRP DOING IN THE SOUTH BRONX?

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In the past month, NYRP has convened a community meeting and a site tour in the South Bronx as a part of The Haven Project, NYRP’s holistic open space plan for Mott Haven and Port Morris. Once the plan is in place, NYRP will fund and build it, changing the way residents and visitors in those neighborhoods experience the public realm and demonstrating measurable health and social outcomes resulting from an improved physical environment.

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