Articles written by: Sherlyn Aldas

Housing

Residents celebrate birthdays at St. Vincent’s

Iris Smith turned 100 at St. Vincent de Paul's in July.

Two nonagenarians and a centenarian celebrate their long lives in Longwood.

Culture / Education

Rocking the Boat honors the Seegers

Musicians regaled the crowd at Seeger Fest at Hunts Point Riverside Park on July 19.

Local educational nonprofit Rocking the Boat organized a Saturday afternoon of music at the park next to the group’s campus, as part of Seeger Fest, a five-day music festival to honor the legacy of Pete and Toshi Seeger.

Business / Economy / News

Company helps small businesses get started

Clients at a coding workshop hosted by the Business Outreach Center Network, along with Code Crew and Knowledge House.

A new company in the BankNote Building helps bring budding entrepreneurs together to grow their businesses.

Culture / Education

Teen Center proposed in Hunts Point library

Plans are afoot to convert the long-vacant third floor of the landmark Hunts Point Branch Library into a Teen Center patterned after the one in Harlem.

Bronx Community Board 2 voted to support a proposal to reopen the long-abandoned top floor of the Hunts Point Branch Library on Southern Boulevard and converting it into a reading and recreation center for teens.

Parks

Floating Pool Lady reopens

The Floating Lady Pool will be open through September 1.

The pool opened to the public during the last week in June, offering a respite for residents looking to escape the summer heat.

Art / Education

Actress brings out the fun at MS 424

MS 424 students Amy Ortega & Mercy Osuwu with Leslie Carrara-Rudolph in May.

Emmy-nominated Leslie Carrara-Rudolph visited the school as part of a character development workshop she calls “Wake Up Your Weird!” to inspire students through artistic expression.

Housing

Garden signals new life on Kelly St.

Planting the new garden at 920 Kelly St.

Three years ago, the last thing the tenants of 912-935 Kelly St. would have expected to see in their backyard was a flourishing garden.

Education

Young boatbuilders celebrate end of semester

Rocking the Boat students christened "Boatswain," one of two new boats, at an end-of-cemester celebration at Hunts Point Riverside Park on June 7.

Rocking the Boat puts two new boats on the river at its annual early summer party.

Government / Housing

Tenants rally for legal reform

Residents and advocates rallied in front of Bronx Housing Court on the Grand Concourse on June 7, calling for expanded legal representation for tenants.

Bronx residents and advocates are pushing the City Council to pass a bill that calls for free legal representation for all low-income tenants, complaining the present system is woefully inadequate.