Governor pledges $1.8 billion for Hunts Point Governor pledges $1.8 billion for Hunts Point

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Major housing development nears approval Major housing development nears approval
Resiliency Project holds third community workshop Lucia Hernandez, Ilea Burgos, and Angela Tovar attend the 23rd annual Bronx Speak Up! event at Lehman College.
Art , Culture , Education , Video Urban Word NYC Poetry Slam 2017 Prelim Contestant Leslie Lopez Performing

Teen Wordsmiths Take The Mic

The Indian poet Rabindranath Tagore once said of youth, “Age considers; youth ventures.” No wiser words could be used to describe the scene at The Point CDC on Thursday as Urban Word NYC held prelims for the 19th Annual Poetry Slam. The teens ventured into topics that were fierce, unabashed […]

Government , News Neighbors hold a vigil for the Ambrose sisters in front of 720 Hunts Point Ave.

New legislation introduced to monitor shelters

In the aftermath of a tragedy that claimed the lives of two toddlers in a Hunts Point apartment that was being used as a shelter, four city council members and the Bronx borough president have collaborated to draw up a new law to keep an eye on landlords who try to cut […]

Housing The 130-block area being studied.

City gets pushback on redevelopment plan

City planners got an icy reception from South Bronx residents at a public forum to exchange ideas for developing a stretch of Southern Boulevard between northern Longwood and Crotona Park.

Art , Immigration , Politics Marco Saavedra leads an artist talk and workshop in his first solo show in an apartment “gallery” in Mott Haven.

Artist converts her Mott Haven home into art gallery

“Some of the artists have never had the opportunity to actually teach about their work or share their work with a larger audience,” said Blanka Amezkua.

NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS

Government


Serrano bashes Trump’s budget

The South Bronx’s representative in Washington isn’t mincing words in proclaiming his opposition to the agenda of President Donald Trump.

Government / Housing / Politics

NYCHA residents rally for repairs, funding

NYCHA residents rally on the steps of City Hall for repairs and funding

Bronx public housing residents, community organizations, labor unions and elected officials gathered on the steps of City Hall in February to demand adequate funding and oversight of the long neglected and dilapidated NYCHA buildings.

Housing

New plan announced to ease homelessness crisis

As the number of homeless New Yorkers continues to escalate, Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced a new plan to attack the problem.

Art / Culture / Education

Bronx Documentary Center takes a trip through turbulent times

Promotional sign of the exhibition in the window of the Bronx Documentary Center

“Whose Streets? Our Streets!” gathers decades-old photographs of protests in a city known for giving birth to different sorts of activism.

Housing / Parks

Southern Boulevard could be site of city’s next major overhaul

Southern Boulevard could be site of city’s next major overhaul

As the city considers an ambitious facelift to a 130-block area of the Bronx, residents and housing advocates recognize the need for change but worry that large scale development may make the neighborhood unaffordable for low-income residents.

Immigration / Politics

Elected officials rail against Trump’s threatened cuts

Rep. Jose E. Serrano, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and City Councilman Rafael Salamanca on the steps of the State Supreme Court building on the Grand Concourse on Jan. 26.

Elected officials say they will protect New Yorkers’ interests if Donald Trump carries out threats to cut off funding to the Big Apple because of its status as a sanctuary city.

Environment / Politics

From the editor: Bring less garbage to the South Bronx

On this map prepared by the NYC Environmental Justice Alliance, the black dot marks Metropolitan Transfer Station in Hunts Point. The orange clusters indicate Metropolitan's customers across the city. The red dots show the locations of the city's other active transfer stations.

  Just as years of effort to relieve the South Bronx from handling so much of the city’s waste were about to pay off, a law requiring the burden to be shared is in trouble in the City Council. Its failure would leave Hunts Point and Port Morris responsible for […]

Environment / Government

Bronxites to city: Slash our trash

Bronxites to city: Slash our trash

Fearing that years of effort to limit the amount of garbage trucked into Hunts Point and Port Morris was about to be lost some 70 local and environmental activists rallied at Councilman Rafael Salamanca’s District office in Longwood on Dec. 19 to urge him to get behind legislation to share the burden of waste disposal.

Education

Day care owner Eva Sanjurjo discusses her career running “Eva’s Kids”

Daycare owner Eva Sanjurjo plays cards with two of the children she cared for.

She has been called “Mayor of the Children” by the New York Times and has even had breakfast at Gracie Mansion with former Mayor Michael Bloomberg. And for the past four decades, she has been caring for the children of working parents, sometimes in exchange for a gallon of milk. […]