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Fire devastates shopping area

Fire devastates shopping area

by Joe Hirsch news@huntspointexpress.com A four-alarm fire on Hunts Point Avenue between 163rd Street and Westchester Avenue gutted five stores and damaged two others on Wednesday night, October 28. No one was injured, but the five stores will be demolished next week, say city officials.

Business

Hunts Point salon is economic barometer

Hunts Point salon is economic barometer

By Michel Ovalle Michelovalle@hotmail.com The heavy drumbeat of Merengue music, the buzz of a hair dryer and the splashing of water merge to greet customers when they walk into Sira’s Unisex, a longtime presence on Hunts Point Avenue. Its owner, Cynthia de la Cruz, is a Dominican immigrant who purchased […]

Environment / Jobs

Co-op converts trash to treasures

Co-op converts trash to treasures

By Maria Clark mariapclark@gmail.com On a recent morning, Joel Frank and Jerome Villanueva were hauling heavy marble slabs from one side of the space to the other, while Janco Damas cleaned and arranged kitchen sinks along the back wall of a large warehouse on a small Morrisania side street.

Health / Jobs

Small Longwood church feeds the hungry

Small Longwood church feeds the hungry

By Fausto Giovanny Pinto Fpinto@hunter.cuny.edu Every Saturday Pastor John Udo-Okon wakes up at 3 a.m. to park his two vans along 162nd Street, around the corner from his church, Word of Life Christian Fellowship International. The vans reserve a patch of sidewalk for his food giveaway program, which feeds as […]

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‘We were left out,’ Mott Haven leaders say

‘We were left out,’ Mott Haven leaders say

By Sarah Trefethen sarah.trefethen@motthavenherald.com A number of Mott Haven community leaders are complaining that they have been left out of planning the South Bronx Greenway’s future. At stake, they argue, is not only recreation but jobs.

Business

Longwood store is shrine to Latin music

Longwood store is shrine to Latin music

By Sydney Céspedes sydney29@gmail.com Photo by Syndney Cespedes Miguel Amadeo in his store, Casa Amadeo on Prospect Street. In mid-February, Bronx Borough President Adolfo Carrion and Congressman Jose Serrano sat down with the leaders of Banana Kelly to ask them to lower the rent on a storefront the organization owned. […]

Art / Business / Environment

Art comes to Hunts Point industry

Art comes to Hunts Point industry

By Tenzin Tseyang ttseyang@hunter.cuny.edu What happens when you hand 10 artists the paint to cover 240 feet of blank canvas any way they wish? They create a “Village of murals,” in an effort to transform a bleak industrial section of Hunts Point into a more inviting route to the riverside.

Business / Food

At farmers market, the slogan is ‘Give peas a chance’

By Susan Hill shill01@ccny.cuny.edu Charles White grins from behind a folding table laden with hearty stacks of cauliflower, squash, and green peppers. He is as wiry as a string bean, in perfect harmony with the bounty he is selling at the Hunts Point Farmer’s Market. White, commonly known as “Mississippi,” […]

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Hope grows in South Bronx soil

Hope grows in South Bronx soil

Addicts tend plants and trees in New Leaf turn-around program. By Carolina K. Moraes carolinakbrasil@yahoo.com Community Markets Plants from the New Leaf greenhouse for sale at the Hunts Point Farmers Market. Walking past plum, cherry, and apple trees, Edgar Sosa takes hold of a leafless branch. “You should come back […]