The Real Deal New York

Will traffic, pollution scare off Bronx developers?

While the buzz is raging, challenges remain for the borough from perception to pollution

November 16, 2015 09:08AM
By E.B. Solomont


Coop City, Bronx (credit: Phillip Capper/Flickr)

From the November issue: But while the buzz about the Bronx is reaching an all-time high, investing there comes with some significant challenges — air, land and noise pollution chief among the concerns, particularly in areas such as the South Bronx, where the borough’s vast network of highways loudly deposits trucks onto local roads every few minutes. Given the heavy traffic, childhood asthma rates in the Bronx are the highest in the city. [more]