Business / Environment
Sustainable South Bronx has received a $200,000 grant to create a program to boost recycling in apartment buildings in the area. The environmental non-profit on Lafayette Avenue is looking to help turn things around in the neighborhood, which rates dead last in recycling in the city. The group will work [...]
Education / Environment / News
Starlight Park opens to tenth annual running of Bronx River event Only one team won the Bronx River Flotilla’s first ever Starlight 5K Canoe Challenge—a team calling itself In the Woods, which finished the canoe race in 55 minutes—but they weren’t the only ones able to celebrate the annual event. [...]
Art / Culture
Housing advocate Sister Thomas, jazz flautist Dave Valentin, honored at event.
Food / Jobs
With sights set on the new trend of growing food in vacant lots and on city rooftops, Sustainable South Bronx has begun a pilot program offering training that can lead to jobs in urban farming.
Hunter College honored Hunts Point Express reporter Kimberly Devi Milner with its James Aronson Award for Social Justice Journalism for her reporting in The Hunts Point Express and in Hunter’s student newspaper in a ceremony on April 30 that also included awards to a group of outstanding professional journalists for [...]
Education / Religion
Parents and teachers are scrambling to save St. Ignatius School, with a fundraising campaign that must raise $1.3 million in a matter of weeks to prevent the school from being closed.
Government / Politics
Ex-Councilman would increase community policing, support parents Democratic mayoral candidate Sal Albanese is not one to toe the party line as a means of winning an election. First elected to the City Council to represent Bay Ridge in 1982, Albanese is looking to use his record as an independently-minded populist [...]
Culture / Video
Watch kids salsa up a storm at Hunts Point’s hidden dance school.
Parks / Transportation
City asks residents to help imagine a remake City officials told Community Board 2 at an April meeting that Monsignor Raul Del Valle Square will soon undergo a major facelift, and they want local residents to share their ideas of what the revamped space could look like. The tiny square, [...]