NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS

News

Hunts Point streets come alive for Halloween

A young participant at the South Bronx Halloween Parade.

Families from all over the city and beyond came to the neighborhood to celebrate Halloween in what has been a local tradition for more than three decades: the South Bronx Halloween Parade.

Education

Young people learn circus skills at The Point

Young people learn circus skills at The Point

Held in the black-box theater space at The Point, circus classes aim to teach kids the basic concepts of circus tricks, but also something more valuable: confidence, teamwork, focus and trust.

Politics

Republican candidates face long odds in local City Council races

Patrick Delices is street campaigning at Hunts Point Station last Wednesday.

Even though no Bronx Republican has won a seat on the New York City Council in two decades, the party’s candidates in the 8th and 17th Council districts are not giving up on tomorrow’s general election without a fight.

Culture

Bronx artist marries the love of her life—Puerto Rico

The blushing bride, Mariposa Fernández, will take a working honeymoon to Puerto Rico this winter to deliver aid. Photo by Sarah Matusek.

Poet, activist and educator Maria Teresa “Mariposa” Fernández got hitched to her homeland Puerto Rico on Wednesday night before a packed house at The Point Community Development Corporation.

Transportation

Hunts Point gets its first Select bus

The new BX6 Select.

The Select BX6 line was recently added to the list of New York City’s Bus Rapid Transit system, an improved bus service offering fast and frequent services for bus routes with a high ridership.

Health

Councilman pushes for opioid antidote in schools

A vile of naloxone.

The South Bronx had the highest rate of drug overdoses in the city last year, according to a study by the health department. City Councilman Rafael Salamanca Jr. is proposing a bill to require local schools to have the antidote on hand to administer if needed, but the mayor’s office is pushing back.

Art / Culture

Hip Hop’s birthplace has mixed feelings about cultural tours

Tourists pose in front of the Graffiti Hall of Fame at the corner of 106th Street and Park Avenue in Harlem, a stop on the "Birthplace of Hip Hop" tour. 

The HusH Tours tour company, distinct from other tours of the outer boroughs, offers patrons an insider’s perspective through its employ of local hip hop pioneers. While the company’s pride for these areas is real, community members question the company’s commitment to the neighborhoods they tour.

Art / Culture

Local clothing brand looks to make its mark

Founder Amaurys Grullon vlogs Bronx Native's team meeting.

Bronx Native, a clothing line created by a brother and sister team from Longwood, uses design to promote the borough and its people.

Education

HPAC fair gathers longtime residents and newcomers

Claudell and Jovan draw their favorite thing to do outdoors while their mother, Claudia Vaughan, learns new recipes to cook at home.

More than 400 people attended the Hunts Point Alliance for Children’s back to school fair, going home with backpacks for the kids and healthy recipes for the adults.