Gallery: Groups Push to Revamp Historic Port Morris Gantries into Water...

Two rusted gantry cranes towering over the East River near 134th Street may be an eyesore to some, but for others, they are a symbol of the possibility for growth throughout the South Bronx community. A group called “Friends of Brook Park” and other locals are joining together in hopes of turning the decaying riverfront into a dynamic green space for the underdeveloped area of neighborhood. The two five-story arches haven’t been used since the 1960s when they hoisted ferries in and out of the river on a day-to-day basis. Today, they are fenced off and surrounded by overgrown weeds and piles of garbage.

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