Capital funding revs up for Hip Hop Museum Capital funding revs up for Hip Hop Museum
Zaro’s to open Port Morris store Bakers in Zaro's Port Morris
Sheridan plan draws mixed reviews Local residents see what the new Sheridan Boulevard will be like in VR!
Republican candidates face long odds in local City Council races Patrick Delices is street campaigning at Hunts Point Station last Wednesday.
Culture The blushing bride, Mariposa Fernández, will take a working honeymoon to Puerto Rico this winter to deliver aid. Photo by Sarah Matusek.

Bronx artist marries the love of her life—Puerto Rico

Poet, activist and educator Maria Teresa “Mariposa” Fernández got hitched to her homeland Puerto Rico on Wednesday night before a packed house at The Point Community Development Corporation.

Transportation The new BX6 Select.

Hunts Point gets its first Select bus

The Select BX6 line was recently added to the list of New York City’s Bus Rapid Transit system, an improved bus service offering fast and frequent services for bus routes with a high ridership.

Health A vile of naloxone.

Councilman pushes for opioid antidote in schools

The South Bronx had the highest rate of drug overdoses in the city last year, according to a study by the health department. City Councilman Rafael Salamanca Jr. is proposing a bill to require local schools to have the antidote on hand to administer if needed, but the mayor’s office is pushing back.

Art , Culture Tourists pose in front of the Graffiti Hall of Fame at the corner of 106th Street and Park Avenue in Harlem, a stop on the "Birthplace of Hip Hop" tour. 

Hip Hop’s birthplace has mixed feelings about cultural tours

The HusH Tours tour company, distinct from other tours of the outer boroughs, offers patrons an insider’s perspective through its employ of local hip hop pioneers. While the company’s pride for these areas is real, community members question the company’s commitment to the neighborhoods they tour.

NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS

Jobs

Program brings tech skills to Hunts Point

What makes The Knowledge House unique is that its classes encourage students to solve community problems with tech.

What makes The Knowledge House unique is that its classes encourage students to solve community problems with tech.

News

Hunts Point streets come alive for Halloween

A young participant at the South Bronx Halloween Parade.

Families from all over the city and beyond came to the neighborhood to celebrate Halloween in what has been a local tradition for more than three decades: the South Bronx Halloween Parade.

Education

Young people learn circus skills at The Point

Young people learn circus skills at The Point

Held in the black-box theater space at The Point, circus classes aim to teach kids the basic concepts of circus tricks, but also something more valuable: confidence, teamwork, focus and trust.

Art / Culture

Local clothing brand looks to make its mark

Founder Amaurys Grullon vlogs Bronx Native's team meeting.

Bronx Native, a clothing line created by a brother and sister team from Longwood, uses design to promote the borough and its people.

Education

HPAC fair gathers longtime residents and newcomers

Claudell and Jovan draw their favorite thing to do outdoors while their mother, Claudia Vaughan, learns new recipes to cook at home.

More than 400 people attended the Hunts Point Alliance for Children’s back to school fair, going home with backpacks for the kids and healthy recipes for the adults.

Economy / Food

Big donation for Puerto Rico and Mexico

Volunteers collect bottled water to send to victims of the hurricane in Puerto Rico and the earthquake in Mexico.

The stretch of Aldus Street between Southern Boulevard and Hoe Avenue was filled with mountains of food, clothes and supplies on the last Saturday of September, as people from around the neighborhood convened in support for Puerto Rico and Mexico disaster relief.

Housing

The Peninsula is on the horizon

The Peninsula is on the horizon

Plans for a new residential and commercial complex on the site of the old Spofford detention center include 740 new units of affordable housing, half of which will be set aside for local residents.

Education

Charter schools group hopes to open local school

A new charter school is considering Hunts Point/Longwood as a potential landing spot, touching off a familiar debate among parents and education advocates.

Government / Politics

Salamanca easily wins Democratic primary

Rafael Salamanca Jr.

Rafael Salamanca Jr. cruised to victory in the Sept. 12 Democratic primary, defeating retired health care administrator Helen Hines in a bid to continue representing Hunts Point and Melrose in the City Council.