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.
As the clock ticks on Mayor Bloomberg’s final term in City Hall, environmental activists want to be sure he doesn’t forget the promise he made six years ago to take some of the burden off poor neighborhoods by seeing to it that other neighborhoods and other boroughs bore their fair [...]
Bronx community groups took to the streets of Manhattan on April 9th to protest Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s plans to test new garbage disposal technology they fear will end up hurting the South Bronx. Representatives from The Point CDC, Nos Quedamos, Youth Ministries for Peace and Justice and other community organizations [...]
Now that the Bloomberg administration has converted New York’s public schools to sweatshops for the manufacture of standardized test scores, students have to look elsewhere to learn about and be inspired by art. That’s where museums and exhibit spaces come in, and, fortunately, the Bronx is leading the way by [...]
For the fifth year, South Bronx residents will mark Earth Day with a festival in St. Mary’s Park in Mott Haven on Saturday, April 21, from 12 noon to 4 p.m.
The free South Bronx Earth Fest combines family activities with entertainment and environmental exhibits at the park on St. Ann’s Avenue and 146th Street.
You can buy fish wholesale at Hunts Point’s sleek, mechanized New Fulton Fish Market. Or you can grow your own. Visiting film-makers from the Netherlands compare the two experiences in this mini documentary about two entrepreneurs in the same business–Chris Toole, who’s raising Tilapia at The Point Community Development Corp. [...]