Floating Pool Lady reopens Ramos
P.S. 48 principal retiring after 31 years Roxanne Cardona
Longwood nonprofit faces fraud charges The building where
New top cop takes over in Hunts Point From the 41st Precinct's Twitter account. Captain Louis De Ceglie, left, with Deputy Inspector Martine Materasso in front of the precinct last week.
Politics Serrano wins reelection

Serrano wins reelection

Rep. Jose E. Serrano won reelection in the New York Democratic primary on June 28, trouncing the challenger, political newcomer Leonel Baez. Serrano won 8,343 to Baez’s 990.

Police A plaque for Lt. Christopher Pupo at the 41st Precinct.

Cop who died in 9/11 cleanup honored

A plaque was unveiled to honor the late Lieutenant M. Christopher Pupo, who died on June 23, 2012 at the age of 39, after battling cancer contracted while cleaning up the rubble from the Twin Towers after 9/11.

Police Vigil held for slain mother of three

Vigil held for slain mother of three

More than 100 people gathered at the John Adams Houses playground in Longwood on Wednesday, holding candles and anti-gun banners to remember 29 year old Jessica White and to condemn the neighborhood’s continued gun violence.

Environment Some suspect that garbage-hauling trains on tracks that run parallel to the Bruckner Expressway are behind foul air in Longwood, but the DEP says it is still investigating the source of the problem.

Sickening smell blankets Longwood

Residents and Community Board 2 are anxious to find the source of an odor that has failed the air in Longwood for several months, sickening many. A middle school sits right in its path.

NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS

News / Politics

Tuesday’s primary pits incumbent against upstart

Leonel Baez

Longtime Democratic incumbent Jose E. Serrano will try to fend off a challenge from a political newcomer in Tuesday’s primary in New York’s 15th Congressional District.

News

Blink Fitness gym opening in Longwood

A second Blink Fitness gym is due to open in Longwood later this year, at 932 Southern Boulevard off of Hunts Point Avenue. The gym signed a 15-year lease and will replace the failed Conway Stores, which occupied the space until a couple of months ago. Blink is part of [...]

Education

Founding principal leaves behind vision for Girls Prep

Principal Josie Carbone of Girls Prep

Josie Carbone, who became principal at Girls Prep on Kelly St. in 2009, is featured in a new book that profiles several school leaders who have built exemplary schools in underserved NYC communities. She’ll be leaving the day-to-day operations at Girls Prep to replicate her programs here at other locations.

Education

Bronx schools debate resource sharing

Bronx Charter School for the Arts

Public and charter school administrators came together with education advocates for a panel discussion at Hostos Community College, to exchange views about ways of easing tensions over scarce resources.

Education

St. Ignatius girls receive a special visitor

Panamanian ambassador to the UN, Flores, seated alongside teacher , takes questions from

Fourteen seventh-grade female students got a jolt of girl power when the Panamanian ambassador to the United Nations, Laura Flores, stopped by St. Ignatius Middle School school for a special visit.

Culture

African fashion on display at Music Heritage Center

Jojo Abot poses in front of her designs at the Bronx Music Heritage Center.

Africa: In Fashion and Fabric will run until June 4 The fashion designer Valentino showed long, tunic-inspired dresses, embroidered and beaded fabrics and tribal-inspired jewelry and sandals. Junya Watanabe showed lacey leopard dresses, zebra-print oxfords and leaf-like textiles. There is no doubt that African designs saturated the spring 2016 runways. [...]

Culture / News

Hunts Point Library hosts card game sessions

A set of Yu Gi Oh Cards.

Yu Gi Oh is a Japanese collectable card game that was created, developed, and published by Konami, a Japanese entertainment company, in 1998. The card game is based off the fictional game of Duel Monsters which was created by manga artist Kazuki Takahashi.

Business / Economy

New coffee shop opens in Hunts Point

New coffee shop opens in Hunts Point

Birch Coffee and StartUp Box, a local business incubator, opened a coffee shop at 866 Hunts Point Ave., near Seneca Avenue, in May. The new shop has the same menu as other Birch Coffee shops in the city, serving all types of coffee such as cappuccinos, macchiatos, lattes, mochas and [...]

Culture / Education

The Point: Urban Word NYC

The Point: Urban Word NYC

The themes of self-empowerment, racism and family were the threads that ran through many of the poems in the semi-final round of the 18Annual Grand Slam Poetry Contest held at The Point last month. Urban Word NYC, a citywide literary arts organization for students, hosts the event every year at [...]