Articles written by: Ben Shanahan


Musicians show love for hip-hop innovator

Circa '95 were among the performers at an event honoring DJ Kool Herc in West Farms on June 21.

An array of musical artists came together for a Bronx block party on the first day of summer to honor a hip-hop legend.

Crime / Police

Rikers assaults blamed for high auto insurance

Car owners hope a proposed law that would remove Rikers Island assault statistics from the 41st Precinct's ledger will help bring down insurance rates.

Residents and elected officials are pushing for new legislation that would remove assaults committed by inmates at Rikers Island from Hunts Point’s crime statistics. They hope it will also reduce auto insurance rates.


Students honor Drake Park’s history

Students from PS 48 performed at a commemoration at Drake Park on May 28.

A group of Hunts Point middle school students has achieved its goal of bringing to light an important piece of the neighborhood’s history.

Education / Food

Hunts Point kitchen hosts students

Chef Cindy with students at Hyde Leadership School.

Students from Hyde Charter School teamed with California high schoolers on April 25 to share a meal and teach one another about cooking and urban farming at John V. Lindsay Wildcat Charter School, in the BankNote building.


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.