Government / News
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 […]
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.
As the number of homeless New Yorkers continues to escalate, Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced a new plan to attack the problem.
Housing / Parks
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 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 / Government
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.
Business / Economy
Merchants along Southern Boulevard in Longwood face a number of challenges they say are keeping them from prospering, from the economy to being squeezed by the sanitation department.
The city broke ground on Lyons Square Park in late November, and plans for Hunts Point Playground are in the final review process.
Education / Immigration
During his campaign, the president-elect vowed he would terminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which provided work papers, and eliminated the threat of deportation, for some undocumented students.