Release the Funds
Ask City Hall to release funds that were promised over two years ago for the Haven Project
Do you believe this project needs to move forward? Let the City know:
#1: CLICK BELOW TO TELL CITY OFFICIALS WE NEED WATERFRONT ACCESS
#2: CALL 311 AND HIGHLIGHT THE UNSAFE AND DILAPIDATED CONDITION OF THE EXISTING EAST 132 STREET PIER
The Haven Project is a community-driven, transformative open space strategy that seeks to connect over 50,000 South Bronx residents to the waterfront for the first time in decades. It will lead to the construction of three new waterfront parks and improvements throughout the neighborhood. It will support resilience, health, and social capital within the South Bronx and drive significant investment into the community.
Despite years of community mobilization, this project remains on hold because we can't access funds committed by the City in 2016.
Help us highlight how important this project is for environmental justice in the South Bronx.
Over two years ago, Council Member Rafael Salamanca, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, and former Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, together allocated $2.75 million to NYRP to build phase one of the Haven Project: construction of the East 132 Street Pier Park. Following that announcement, NYRP secured additional private investment and brought together a team to develop the pier design. We worked closely with local community based organizations, residents, and businesses to develop this design and are now shovel ready and fully funded, but the City still needs to release the funds.
Improving access to parks in the South Bronx is part of the Haven Project, a transformative open space plan for Mott Haven and Port Morris.