Latest Neighborhoods News

Buttigieg awards grant to tear down divisive Detroit highway

Sep. 15, 2022 18:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A long-delayed plan to dismantle Interstate 375, a 1-mile (1.6-kilometer) depressed freeway in Detroit that was built by demolishing Black neighborhoods 60 years ago, was a big winner of federal money Thursday, the first Biden administration grant awarded to tear down a racially...

Miami-Dade to turn ‘wasted space’ into vibrant neighborhood

Sep. 11, 2022 03:11 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — This is the vision: At the western end of downtown Miami, a dense, walkable, transit-centered and family-friendly high-rise district would bloom over eight city blocks. Rents for thousands of apartments would fall within reach of the average Miamian. Children would...

Equity is goal, not mandate, in California electric car rule

Aug. 31, 2022 00:34 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Discounted prices, car-share programs and at least one million more public charging stations are among the ways California will try to make electric cars easier to buy and drive as it phases out the sale of gas-powered cars. But the state won't force...

Georgia to spend $250M in COVID-19 cash to aid recreation

Aug. 30, 2022 15:52 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Gov. Brian Kemp is earmarking $250 million in federal COVID-19 relief for neighborhood recreation improvements in some of Georgia's poorest areas. Grants of up to $2 million per project can be used by local governments or nonprofit groups to improve, repair or...

New Orleans short-term rental rule struck down by court

Aug. 23, 2022 16:58 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A New Orleans law restricting licenses for short-term Airbnb-style rentals to city residents unconstitutionally blocks out-of-state property owners from the vacation rental market in the popular tourist destination, a federal appeals court has ruled. The 2019...

Police in Nigeria find 20 mummified bodies in Benin City

Aug. 18, 2022 09:51 AM EDT

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Twenty mummified bodies including those of children were discovered in a building in Benin City in southern Nigeria, the country’s police said, shocking many in what is usually a busy neighborhood. Three suspects were arrested during the raid, Jennifer...

Kentucky city seeks to help residents buy vacant properties

Aug. 13, 2022 17:03 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky city will is considering new rules that would help local residents purchase abandoned properties in their neighborhoods, especially if they plan to turn them into owner-occupied homes. Louisville's Landbank Authority currently owns more than 600...

Developer finds human remains near Nashville Civil War fort

Aug. 13, 2022 15:52 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A developer has unearthed human remains that could be two centuries old while digging to lay the foundation of a new Nashville project not far from a Civil War fort and a cemetery dating back to 1822. For Nashville, the discovery marks the latest...

New Orleans' first Black subdivision gets historic marker

Jul. 23, 2022 01:10 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Two years after Pontchartrain Park was placed on the National Register of Historic Places, residents gathered recently to unveil a marker recognizing the New Orleans neighborhood as a “safe cradle for Black hope and prosperity.” Though the neighborhood first...

Iran's outdoor painters seek to capture, preserve old Tehran

Jul. 07, 2022 02:27 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Tehran residents accustomed to seething at slow-moving traffic, sweltering in summer heat and suffocating in smog may be surprised to find a growing number of outdoor painters reveling in the Iranian capital’s historic charm. The overcrowded metropolis may be...