By this fall, a festival could attract food-loving New Yorkers to the parking lot of the Fulton Fish Market, hopes the city agency that oversees the Food Distribution Center.
They say officials are shutting them out of planning process South Bronx residents, activists and elected officials unhappy with the city’s recent announcement it will no longer consider tearing down the Sheridan Expressway are questioning the way planners reached their conclusion. In a May 10 public hearing at the BankNote [...]
It was 1974, and a group of South Bronx residents were looking for someone to fill a vacant seat on the state Assembly. The pick from the community was nearly unanimous: It would be Evelina Antonetty, surely. But public office was of no interest to the forty-something activist. Instead, she [...]
Congressman José E. Serrano voted against the legislation raising the nation’s debt ceiling, saying the package urged on Congress by President Barack Obama and the leaders of both parties cut necessary programs and failed to raise taxes on the wealthy.
The Hunts Point post office on Manida Street is on a hit list, released by the Postal Service on July 26. The local post office is one of 17 Bronx post offices slated for closing, more than in any other borough in the city. All told, as many as 3,700 [...]
A little tiger on a bicycle, a youngster dressed as a flower and marchers young and old, many also in costume, strutted along Lafayette Avenue and down Manida Street to Viele Avenue in this year’s Hunts Point Fish Parade on June 25. Behind the first wave of marchers, the bicycles [...]
Terence McLean hasn’t had a working stove in his Hunts Point apartment for eight years. He cooks his food on a hotplate in the corner of his crumbling kitchen. The sink leaks, and the water that’s not captured by the buckets underneath has encouraged mold to grow and rotted the [...]
Urban Health Plan, the clinic that has served residents of the South Bronx since 1974, has announced it will soon expand its operations to serve 1,000 additional patients annually. The new space will be located on the 4th floor of the group’s main facility at 1065 Southern Boulevard. The expansion [...]
A Hunts Point food distributor and a non-profit organization that works to restore the Bronx River were each announced as winners of a prestigious national award in April. Down East Seafood Inc. and The Bronx River Alliance won the US Environmental Protection Agency’s Environmental Quality Award, an honor granted annually [...]