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Residents, elected officials protest city’s jail plans

City Councilmember Rafael Salamanca addressing protesters at a Rally on Saturday in front of the potential site for a new jail on Halleck Street.

City Councilmember Rafael Salamanca and State Senator Jeffrey D. Klein organized the protest after they heard that Hunts Point was on Mayor De Blasio’s list for potential locations for a new 2000-bed prison.

Art / Culture / News

Jazz Fest hits the roof!

Jazz Fest hits the roof!

Commuters looked on from the elevated Freeman Street subway station. Passersby spontaneously grabbed dance partners on the street. And those just making their way down Louis Niñé Boulevard this past Saturday stopped in their tracks. They were all gazing up to the roof of the Northpoint Medical Facility, where Bobby […]

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Salamanca gives nod to mayor’s revised housing plan

Newly elected City Councilman Rafael Salamanca voted earlier this week in support of Mayor de Blasio’s controversial pieces of legislation for affordable housing and rezoning. Inclusionary Housing and Zoning for Quality and Affordability, with the addition of some key revisions. On Tuesday, the Council approved the mayor’s $41 billion plan […]

News / Politics

Salamanca headquarters celebrates election victory

Rafael Salamanca celebrates his victory with supporters at his campaign headquarters following the Feb. 23 special election.

Votes on mayor’s housing plan and city budget await new Councilmember Nearly an hour after polls had closed for the 17th Council District’s special election, people were ready for a party at Rafael Salamanca’s headquarters. Supporters filled the small storefront space on East 163rd Street, plates of rice and cups […]

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Salamanca elected to City Council

Rafael Salamanca

Rafael Salamanca, the candidate endorsed by the Bronx County Democratic Committee and the district manager of Community Board 2, is the apparent winner in the special election for the 17th district of the City Council, representing Hunts Point, Longwood, Melrose, Soundview and East Tremont.

News / Transportation

Soundview Ferry may be inaccessible for Hunts Point residents

Mayor de Blasio's proposed ferry service between the South Bronx and the Upper East Side.

The trip from Hunts Point to the Soundveiw Ferry may be too long for local commuters to consider taking advantage of the the Bronx’s only planned stop in the mayor’s plan.

Culture / News

Christmas Round-Up

Christmas Round-Up

This year, there are a host of events in and around Hunts Point to help celebrate the holidays.. From free gift-making workshops, concerts, and free family portraits, there are many family-friendly ways to have fun and feel some Christmas cheer.

News / Politics

Amanda Septimo running for Arroyo’s seat

Amanda Septimo

Amanda Septimo has set her sights on the open City Council seat in Bronx District 17, which includes Hunts Point and Longwood. At 24, Septimo would become the youngest council member in the city.

Environment / News

JP Viñals wins Brower Youth Award

JP Viñals in San Francisco receiving his Brower Youth Award.

Bronx native, JP Viñals, wins the Brower Youth Award for his work as an environmental activist.