Renderings South Bronx Luxury Towers by Keith Rubenstein of Somerset Partners and The Chetrit Group. / Image via CityRealty
Renderings South Bronx Luxury Towers by Keith Rubenstein of Somerset Partners and The Chetrit Group. / Image via CityRealty

The South Bronx skyline is set to forever change as development shifts gears towards the Harlem River Waterfront thanks to gentrifying developer, Keith Rubenstein of Somerset Partners and The Chetrit Group and their poor attempt at rebranding the neighborhood as the “Piano District”

Renderings have been revealed for the first phase six planned towers.

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Renderings South Bronx Luxury Towers by Keith Rubenstein of Somerset Partners and The Chetrit Group. / Image via CityRealty
Renderings South Bronx Luxury Towers by Keith Rubenstein of Somerset Partners and The Chetrit Group. / Image via CityRealty

The first three will include two 20 story towers and a third 25 story tower and all three will share a common base.

Not sure who’s going to want to pay $3,500 in rent on a development that sits practically on top of a rail line that moves garbage out and not to mention the horrendous smell that permeates the area.

Oh, and did we mention that this is a flood zone and was flooded during Superstorm Sandy? Garbage and flooding make for a toxic brew during another major storm.

Although the development will be surrounded by New York City Housing Authority (aka the projects) developments in The Bronx and across the river in East Harlem, these developments will continue to further trigger more and more visible cues of the gentrification of the South Bronx.

What will become of our neighborhoods, our mom and pop shops? We’ve seen how this has played out throughout NYC but we don’t have to sit and take it. We can and must do better where other neighborhoods failed to stop gentrification.

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