Funding announced for new Bronx housing developments Funding announced for new Bronx housing developments
Judge agrees to settlement between Popular Community Bank, plaintiffs Judge agrees to settlement between Popular Community Bank, plaintiffs
The Point’s photography program celebrates 20th anniversary The Point’s photography program celebrates 20th anniversary
Riverdale exhibit features South Bronx artists, environmental issues Riverdale exhibit features South Bronx artists, environmental issues
Environment , Transportation Activists hope pedestrians will have an easier time getting to the Bronx River past a reconfigured Sheridan Expressway.

Public gets last chance to denounce State’s Sheridan plan

State transportation officials got an earful from Bronx residents and advocates who oppose a key detail in the State’s plan to revitalize the Sheridan Expressway, at a public hearing in Hunts Point on June 27. It was the last hearing for testimony to be given in response to the State’s proposal to build three ramps between the Sheridan and Edgewater Road, as part of a $1.7 billion investment to upgrade and beautify the expressway and surrounding area.

Culture , Parks Executive Director of New York Restoration Project Deborah Marton 
at the Paradise Garden

Community garden opens in Longwood

After a year of labor, the Paradise Garden at 1106 Fox Street in Longwood, is now open to the public.

Economy Hunts Point

New proposal aims to keep out “hot sheet” motels, shelters

Developers might not be able to build hotels in Hunts Point’s industrial area without a special permit, if Community Board 2 votes later this month to approve an amendment to the city’s zoning code.

Housing A How-to guide for affordable housing seekers

A How-to guide for affordable housing seekers

With 10 new residential buildings under construction in the neighborhood, including the Peninsula on the old Spofford juvenile prison site, many affordable housing opportunities will be opening soon.

NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS

Economy

Popular Community Bank awaits judge’s decision

Popular Community Bank awaits judge’s decision

A judge in New York State Supreme Court in Manhattan will decide on Aug. 6 whether a settlement should go forward in a class action suit that would require Puerto Rico’s biggest bank to pay nearly $8 million to some of its customers and their attorneys.

Food

Urban Health Plan gets $50,000 in Health Bucks

Urban Health Plan gets $50,000 in Health Bucks

“You shouldn’t have to be wealthy to live a healthy lifestyle,” said Councilman Rafael Salamanca Jr., adding that the Health Bucks program is “a great way to improve low-income access to NYC farmers markets.”

Health

St. Ann’s Corner hosts talent show

The theater performance was part of a July 20 fundraiser for Saint Ann’s Corner, which aimed to promote awareness about addiction and challenge the notion that addiction has only one face, and that addicts are all just people who do not care about their lives.  

Culture

Bronx Night Market opens in Fordham

The first annual Bronx Night Market was held June 30 in Fordham Plaza.

Culture

Fish Parade marchers salute Puerto Rico storm survivors

Marchers take to the streets of Hunts Point for tThe 15th annual Fish Parade on June 16.

An array of colorful and vibrant marchers and vehicles caravanned down Lafayette Avenue for the 15th Annual Hunts Point Fish Parade on June 16, including dance troupes and about a dozen local organizations and civic groups.

Government / Housing

Southern Boulevard rezoning opponents disrupt planning meeting

Shellyne Rodriguez of Take Back the Bronx at an open house in East Tremont on June 14.

South Bronx residents confronted city officials at an open house in East Tremont last Thursday, over the proposed rezoning of a large swath of Southern Boulevard between Longwood and Crotona Park.

Art

First South Bronx Open Studio tour shows off local talent

Locals visit the open studio of artist Maria Scarpini.

The South Bronx Independent Artists Coalition joined forces with both local and international artists to present the first South Bronx Open Studio Tour on Saturday, May 19, opening the doors to artist studios and galleries across Mott Haven and Port Morris. “The Bronx is the future,” said Heidi Johnson, an […]

Parks

Senior Fitness returns for annual summer program

Astoria Park

The Bronx River Alliance has partnered with City Parks Foundation to host Senior Fitness, a citywide exercise program exclusively for those 60 and over.

Health / Parks

City shoots for safe injection site in Longwood

Van Asher

The city’s plan to make Longwood home for a new safe injection site for intravenous drug users is facing resistance from residents, who argue that the neighborhood is already awash in homeless shelters and social service programs, and can’t handle any more.