Mott Haven residents want stench stanched

MOTT HAVEN - A group of Mott Haven residents say they are fed up with a stench coming from a swamp surrounding their apartment buildings.

The residents say they have been fighting for years to have the land beneath a stretch of abandoned railroad tracks cleaned up. They say the company that owns the land has been unresponsive and the situation has worsened.

The city's Department of Finance says the property is owned by Metropolitan 47th LLC, which owes $6,000 to the Department of Health.

Many residents of the apartment buildings have resorted to moving out of the area. Those still living there say they will follow suit if nothing is done about the stench.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

1 Bronx Sportscast, April 17
2 Bronx Sportscast, April 24
VIDEO: Suspected gang members arrested in the Bronx 3 VIDEO: Suspected gang members arrested in the Bronx
4 Word on the Street: Dating apps and self-esteem
A man was attacked and robbed inside his 5 Man attacked by 2 teens inside apartment building

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE