They check in, then stay as long as they like A section of Hunts Point now glows at night – and not from neon signs. The latest addition on The Point CDC’s eco-friendly Riverside Campus along the Bronx River is a glow-in-the-dark sculpture that attracts insects and encourages plant growth. [...]
With Hurricane Sandy barreling up the coast and expected to make landfall in the tri-state area some time Monday and Tuesday, officials are taking no chances, announcing they will open 14 emergency shelters across the Bronx. Here are the shelters that will be open for residents in need in Hunts [...]
News / Police
Attorney complains board member intimidated applicant Prospective bar or lounge owners looking to open a new venue in Hunts Point or Longwood will have to gain approval from a new Community Board 2 sub-committee created to filter out the bad seeds.
Residents angry strippers, customers are using local parking lot Strippers and the customers who pay to see them dance at a recently opened club in Hunts Point are parking under the golden arches of a nearby McDonald’s and residents are not lovin’ it.
PASEO, A cultural extravaganza swept the streets of Hunts Point and Longwood on a cloud-covered Oct. 6 afternoon. A cast of nearly 100 performers danced and sang Puerto Rican mambo, plena and bomba traditional songs while community members played street games common to the neighborhood in the mid-twentieth century, such as [...]
Education / News
In the 1970’s, as crime, poverty and fires ravaged the South Bronx, activist nun Sister Thomas could be seen tirelessly pushing a shopping cart up and down the streets of Hunts Point, collecting food and clothing for the poor. On September 9th, about 200 people gathered in Father Gigante Plaza [...]
The corner of Intervale Ave. and Dawson St. will be renamed for one of the all-time Latin music greats, the late Arsenio Rodriguez, in the fall, thanks to efforts by a group of his fans.
Business / Jobs / News
The Mott Haven economic development organization, SoBRO, has been awarded funding by the city to help spark commercial activity on Southern Boulevard in Longwood. The city’s Department of Small Business Services announced it will back SoBRO’s Avenue NYC program, as the group vies to bring new businesses to Longwood and [...]
Crime / News
The Bronx Community Pride Center, the borough’s largest LGBTQ service organization, has announced it will shut its doors Friday due to financial problems, according to a press release the group sent out on June 27. The organization, which serves over 1,000 clients annually, relocated from its Mott Haven office, where [...]