Post Tagged with: "Mott Haven"

Business / Food / Jobs

Politicians raise new FreshDirect questions

Politicians raise new FreshDirect questions

A Congressman, state senator and two members of the New York City Council have asked the State Department of Transportation to reconsider the lease that gives a private company control of the land where FreshDirect is planning to build its new headquarters. The legislators, who represent Mott Haven, are calling […]

Business / Crime

Liquor Board rejects Hunts Point cabaret

In a breakthrough for Hunts Point residents who have fought to see an end to the proliferation of strip clubs on the peninsula, the state’s Liquor Authority ruled not to grant an alcohol permit to a club owner who recently re-applied. The agency on April 24th voted down an application […]

News

From the editor: Some Bronx hero

Next month, the Bronx Borough President will roll out the red carpet for a Bronx native who has grown successful as a rapper with songs that deman women. Is this really an achievement to celebrate as a symbol of our borough?

Crime / Education / Jobs

From prison to a fresh start

From prison to a fresh start

At 17, Francois Blood received a wake-up call when he was sentenced to 10 to 20 years behind bars. Originally from Tulsa, Oklahoma, Blood moved to New York in 1998 and had been in the city for less than two months when he was swept up on charges of armed […]

Crime / Education / Jobs

Another Green Career Center graduate earns fresh start

Another Green Career Center graduate earns fresh start

Isaac Rivera, 44, learned about the Green Career Center, a workforce development program run by the Osborne Association, while serving time for a drug charge at Rikers Island. When he was transferred to an alternative-to-incarceration facility where inmates are free to leave the premises during the day, as long as […]

News / Politics

New senate district cuts Hunts Point off

Sen. Jeff Klein

There will be a new face in local politics if the new district lines released on Jan. 26 by a committee of legislators take effect. Instead of being represented in the state senate by Rev. Ruben Diaz Sr., most of the Hunts Point peninsula would be attached to a district […]

Health

Marchers remember Roe v. Wade

By Gwendolyn McClure About 30 protesters marched on Jan. 21 from a Morrisania health clinic that provides abortions, women’s health care and counseling to a Mott Haven clinic they say uses deceitful methods to dissuade women from having abortions. The rally was held to coincide with the 39th anniversary of […]

Environment / Food / Parks

Neighborhood voices: Occupy our green spaces?

By Tanya Fields Residents of Mott Haven, Longwood and Hunts Point deal with a shortage of green space and poor food quality, even though we are surrounded by privately- and publicly-owned land that has been fallow for years. Empty lots have been used as illegal dumping grounds; they are ripe […]

News

Bronxites join Wall Street protesters

Slide show by Anika Anand and Kenneth Christensen Article by Kenneth Christensen maxwellchristensen@gmail.com Last weekend, residents of the Bronx collectively introduced themselves to the Occupy Wall Street protest in Manhattan’s financial district. “The Bronx is in the house! Say what? The Bronx is in the house!” they called as they […]