Casita Maria Center for Arts & Education has been awarded a $450,000 grant from one of the city’s top philanthropic organizations to help equip its performing arts space. The 80-year-old Longwood-based organization will receive the funding from the Ford Foundation over two years. The grant money is also aimed to [...]
Residents of Stebbins-Hewitt Houses in Longwood have one more reason to celebrate this holiday season. Tenants in the 119-apartment complex on Rev. James A. Polite Avenue are making plans for ways to put their new courtyard to best use. A big Christmas bash tops the agenda.
They say the city charter should be amended so that city agencies that didn’t exist when community boards were created must be held accountable.
A Longwood-based health care agency will receive $812,500 in federal grant money over the next five years to continue providing numerous services for Bronx residents. The funding for La Casa de Salud is part of the Affordable Care Act, otherwise referred to as Obamacare.
On a Monday morning in November, a group of administrative assistants, customer service professionals, medical assistants, and case managers all gathered at an inconspicuous storefront on Hunts Point Avenue with a common goal: To find more fulfilling work. The cross section of workers and unemployed gathered at Project H.O.P.E. , a [...]
Business / Culture
The Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance will dance no more at Hunts Point’s historic BankNote Building, after the investment company that bought the building five years ago bids them an unceremonious ‘adieu.’
Crime / Police
Drivers in Hunts Point have long suspected some auto parts shops are selling them back their own stolen mirrors.
Business / Government
A city government commission founded to combat organized crime is instead operating a shakedown operation, business owners charge.
New York City produces approximately 14 million tons of solid waste every year, and how we transport and process that waste deserves a close look. Photo by Nicholas Wells. When your trash is picked up, where does it go? Most people don’t give their garbage a second thought, but how [...]