Articles written by: Shanice Carr

Education / Food

Wildcat Academy students win national gardening award

Tamika McLean and Emily Lopez tend to a plant from their prize-winning hydroponic garden.

Students at John V. Lindsay Wildcat Academy , who won a national award for their soil-free gardening techniques, say their passion has helped them focus on their own eating habits, too.

Art / Culture

Hunts Point celebrates its Casita

Flor de Toloache performed at the South Bronx Culture Trail Block Party at Casita Maria on August 3.

Casita Maria threw a day-long block party, the latest event in its South Bronx Culture Trail, to commemorate eight decades of service to the young people of Hunts Point and Longwood.

Environment

‘Baron’ completes historic swim

Baron Ambrosia after swimming the length of the Bronx River on July 27.

TV host swims the Bronx River in seven hours A crowd of spectators cheered as they witnessed Bronx history being made on the shores of Soundview Lagoon in Harding Park last Saturday evening. They welcomed Baron Ambrosia back to shore as he emerged from the Bronx River, having completed a […]

Environment / Jobs

Summit urges action on climate change

A panel at the New York Environmental Summit in Brooklyn on July 26.

A panel of representatives from the city’s Environmental Justice Alliance urged hundreds of young people at a presentation in Brooklyn, to ramp up efforts to slow global warming.

Culture

Ilu Aye’s music unifies listeners

Ilu Aye perfroms at the Bronx Music Heritage Center on July 18, to kick off the three-day Bronx Rising festival.

Sounds of island carnival music and a blend of Puerto Rican, Cuban and Dominican melodies filled the Bronx Music Heritage Center in Morrisania on July 18, as musical group Ilu Aye electrified the crowd.

Housing

Community board says local shelter is illegal

The building at 1073-1075 Hall Place was converted into a shelter without Community Board 2's knowledge.

The landlord of a residential building in Longwood is in hot water with Community Board 2 members and staff, who say he has been illegally operating it as a shelter for five years.

Art / Culture

Crowds flock to photos of area’s recent past

Crowds flock to  photos of area’s recent past

Seis del Sur show emphasizes South Bronx’s vibrancy Among the hundreds of people who jammed the Bronx Documentary Center on Jan. 19 for the opening of the exhbibit “Seis Del Sur: Dispatches from Home by Six Nuyorican Photographers” were many who looked at the photos and saw their own past. […]

Food / Health

An oasis in the food desert

An oasis in the food desert

A new community supported fishery has joined two-year-old Corbin Hill Farm to provide pickups of just-caught and just-picked food to Hunts Point residents.

Culture / Religion

Community meal offers a reason to give thanks

Anthony Serrano and Adrian Garcia embracied after seeing each other for the first time in over a decade.

A record number of people took part in Hunts Point’s annual Thanksgiving Community Outreach Dinner, providing turkey and all the trimmings to many who would otherwise have suffered from hunger or loneliness on the holiday.