Environment / Health

New green roof cools and cleans

The Point's new green roof.

With the installation of a new green roof atop The Point CDC, visitors can now marvel at what’s right under their feet.

Food / Health

Fresh food boards the bus

Tanya Fields, center in green blouse, introduced residents to her mobile market at a "Meet the Bus" event.

A food justice activist wants the city’s first mobile food market to roll in the South Bronx.

Health / Housing

Longwood psychiatric residence planned

A social service organization wants to convert this empty lot into a 61-unit apartment building, with 20 units for special needs residents, on Rev. James A. Polite Ave. near the corner of E. 166 St.

Representatives of a non-profit group hoping to construct a new residence with 20 apartments for people with psychiatric diagnoses got an earful from members of Community Board 2.

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.

Health / Jobs

End of the line for Hunts Point clinic

End of the line for Hunts Point clinic

After nearly four decades as an institution for the well being of South Bronx residents, a clinic many locals came to rely on will close its doors in the coming weeks.

Environment / Health

Hunts Point Hustle to celebrate Greenway

This year’s Hunts Point Hustle won’t be just a road race. It will be a party, too. The annual event sponsored by Sustainable South Bronx will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13, at Hunts Point Riverside Park and end with a celebration on the waterfront in Barretto Point […]

Environment / Health

Contaminated soil delays clinic’s expansion

Results from soil testing by the state have revealed worrying levels of toxins on a Longwood site the local health care agency Urban Health Plan had planned to convert into parking space for its growing operation. Three years ago the organization signed a contract to buy the empty lot at […]

Education / Health / Housing

Homeless students face uphill battle

By Daniel Bejarano Over a quarter of the students at P.S. 333 in Longwood live in temporary housing, are doubled up with relatives, living in a shelter or are a court hearing away from eviction. But despite the disturbing numbers of young people in unsteady environments, the city is devoting […]

Business / Education / Environment / Health / Jobs / News / Parks

Bronx businesses are seeing green

By Sandra Santana Mariaca Learning how to grow fruits and vegetables in a limited space, saving money on energy bills, and capturing rainwater for gardens are some of the innovative ways Bronx nonprofit organizations are trying to improve the local environment. Several of these groups were part of the first […]