Their Shocking New Neighbor

East Harlem chokes on Con Ed project

Hannah Brockington, president of the East Harlem Triangle, says it's almost as if the city is trying to strangle East Harlem. Con Ed says substations generally sit close to where the demand is, but Brockington suspects the utility is preparing to serve the demands of a wealthier redevelopment slated for 125th Street.

"If they even gave a damn about people, they would know that this is not the place to put that thing," she says. Brockington is still fighting for her neighborhood, but she can see the losses adding up. "I'm not even against them taking East Harlem, because with the asthma rates, if we could find another place to go, we would."

His mother says Jalen Morgan's asthma kicked in again when Con Ed started building a substation outside his bedroom window.
His mother says Jalen Morgan's asthma kicked in again when Con Ed started building a substation outside his bedroom window.

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