Articles written by: Fausto Giovanny Pinto

Housing

Homes, hearts sink on Prospect Ave.

Homes, hearts sink on Prospect Ave.

Substandard construction by an irresponsible developer is to blame for the rapid deterioration of a 114-home development between Fox and Beck Streets near East 149th Street and Prospect Ave., according to city officials. The value of their homes is sinking as fast as their backyards, the homeowers say. .

Business / Food

Sweet success is pineapple-filled

Workers bake cakes at Valencia Bakery Factory on Lafayette Ave. in Hunts Point.

Bronx’s cake boss has satisfied local sweet tooth for 64 years It’s like a slice of childhood remembrance for many New York City Latinos; the soft yellow cake with three-layers of pineapple filling, topped with sugar icing and decorated with popular cartoon characters and edible, colored flowers siblings fought over. […]

Environment / Parks

A tiny oasis takes shape on the river

The South Bronx’s newest green experiment, Waterwash ABC, is now open for all to see. A mini-wetland and a garden through which a trail winds, the work of environmental architecture is a surprise, in the rear of the large furniture warehouse store on the Soundview side of the Bronx River.

Crime / News

Bronx Community Pride Center closes

The Bronx Community Pride Center, the borough’s largest LGBTQ service organization, has announced it will shut its doors Friday due to financial problems, according to a press release the group sent out on June 27. The organization, which serves over 1,000 clients annually, relocated from its Mott Haven office, where […]

Art / Education

Culture trail pays homage to area history

Long before Dr. Jay’s, RadioShack and a 99-cent discount store took over a swath of Southern Boulevard near East 163rd Street, there stood one of the city’s most iconic music venues, the Hunts Point Palace. A 2,500-seat grand ballroom that rivaled Manhattan’s legendary Palladium in the 1950’s and 60’s, the […]

Environment / Parks

Group wants city to toughen waterfront plan

Group wants city to toughen waterfront plan

As planners look to revitalize the city’s waterfront, one environmental advocacy group says the mayor’s blueprint for change does not go far enough, and wants waterfront communities like Hunts Point to join its efforts.