Owner flaunted zoning regulations, board contends The owner of a shelter for the homeless in Longwood may be ordered to demolish the building’s top two floors, after the city’s Department of Buildings found they were added illegally. Community Board 2 members say the owner of the building at 731 Southern [...]
Developer revives neglected Manida St. building Carmen Rodriguez will never forget the time her then 12-year-old daughter told a friend that she didn’t live on Manida Street. “She was embarrassed of where she lived,” said Rodriguez, who has lived at 623 Manida Street—part of the apartment complex infamously known as [...]
Education / Environment / News
Starlight Park opens to tenth annual running of Bronx River event Only one team won the Bronx River Flotilla’s first ever Starlight 5K Canoe Challenge—a team calling itself In the Woods, which finished the canoe race in 55 minutes—but they weren’t the only ones able to celebrate the annual event. [...]
Art / Culture
Housing advocate Sister Thomas, jazz flautist Dave Valentin, honored at event.
Culture / Video
Watch kids salsa up a storm at Hunts Point’s hidden dance school.
Tenants argue the court system is not helping them fight an abusive landlord, but instead is helping the owner to punish them for complaining.
Tenants marched on landlord’s house to let her know they will take action to remove her.
Art / Crime / Video
Community Board agrees to push initiative to rename street for Damian “Cheese” Martinez to City Council.
Crime / Police
Shooting victim recovering A 16-year-old Hunts Point girl who was shot in the chest by a group of young men on Nov. 11 was released from Lincoln Hospital after two weeks recovering from her wounds. Police believe she was not the intended victim. The victim had been walking on Bryant [...]