Post Tagged with: "Mott Haven"

Art / Culture / Education / Religion

Photographer trains lens on Mott Haven Youth

A polaroid from left to right of: Cole Jeffers, Juan Neira, Chavi Leon, Marco Vasquez, Jaylen Reid, and Edwin Amaro in front of the Patterson Projects, 17 Feb 2016, Mott Haven, southern Bronx, New York.

The focus of photographer Sarah Blesener’s photo essay soon became not just about 15-year-old Chavi Leon, her original subject, but expanded to include the lives of six Mott Haven teenagers who became each other’s family of choice and who, like any other group of kids their age, experienced the ever-changing symptoms of adolescence.

Health / Parks

Phoenix on brink of undefeated season

Phoenix on brink of undefeated season

For the Phoenix of South Bronx High School, the pressure was officially on. To keep their undefeated 12-0 season going, they’d have to score in the last rays of spring light.

Business / Culture

Bronx woman looks to bring bookstore/winebar to South Bronx

Bronx woman looks to bring bookstore/winebar to South Bronx

Noelle Santos’ goal is to promote book culture in the Bronx and highlight the borough’s intellectual population.

Government / Housing / Politics

NYCHA residents rally for repairs, funding

NYCHA residents rally on the steps of City Hall for repairs and funding

Bronx public housing residents, community organizations, labor unions and elected officials gathered on the steps of City Hall in February to demand adequate funding and oversight of the long neglected and dilapidated NYCHA buildings.

Art / Immigration / Politics

Artist converts her Mott Haven home into art gallery

Marco Saavedra leads an artist talk and workshop in his first solo show in an apartment “gallery” in Mott Haven.

“Some of the artists have never had the opportunity to actually teach about their work or share their work with a larger audience,” said Blanka Amezkua.

Government / Religion

Mott Haven church takes on Preservation Commission

Parishioners at Mass on a recent Sunday at the Church of the Immaculate Conception.

Father Skelly and the Archdiocese of New York are completely against landmark designation, feeling that the financial burden of maintaining the church to historic standards will be too much for a congregation whose median income is $25,000.

Education / Food

PS 48 lends hands to fill Hunts Point’s meal gap

Second graders Tatiana Hudson and Michael Mendez, along with fifth grader Yanziel Lagara, waited to receive the bags of staples at PS 48. 

Students from PS 48 are teaming with the NYC Food Bank to provide meals to local families. Hunts Point is a hot spot for the “meal gap,” the number of meals families are forced to miss due to poverty.

Housing

New landlord worries Faile Street tenants

Tenants say they're paying out of pocket to address safety concerns such as broken locks at 836 Faile Street.

The new owner of 836 Faile Street is not responsible for its current dilapidated state, but tenants say they’re worried about his intentions.

Business / Jobs

Local groups merge to boost businesses

Bronx entrepreneurs have a new resource to help them boost business while creating job. The launching of a partnership between Mott Haven-based Start Small Think Big and the Hunts Point-based Business Outreach Center was celebrated at a Nov. 22 ribbon-cutting ceremony at the BankNote building where the new business will […]