Articles written by: Joe Hirsch

Housing

Funding announced for new Bronx housing developments

Funding announced for new Bronx housing developments

The Bronx Borough President’s office has allocated more than $3 million in capital funding for five housing developments, including $800,000 for The Peninsula on Spofford Avenue in Hunts Point and $500,000 for a new development at 111 Willow Avenue in Port Morris. 

Economy

Judge agrees to settlement between Popular Community Bank, plaintiffs

Judge agrees to settlement between Popular Community Bank, plaintiffs

Popular Community Bank has been ordered to pay over $7.4 million to some of its customers and their attorneys, after a judge in New York State Supreme Court in Manhattan approved a settlement in a class action lawsuit last week. Judge O. Peter Sherwood ruled that a settlement between the […]

Art / Culture

The Point’s photography program celebrates 20th anniversary

The Point’s photography program celebrates 20th anniversary

The photographers were from the latest class of students from the International Center of Photography’s program, which on July 25 marked its 20th anniversary at The Point. 

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.

Art / Environment

Riverdale exhibit features South Bronx artists, environmental issues

Riverdale exhibit features South Bronx artists, environmental issues

Concern about the deteriorating environment and rising waters is at the heart of an art exhibit in Riverdale that features several South Bronx artists. 

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.

Environment / Transportation

Public gets last chance to denounce State’s Sheridan plan

Activists hope pedestrians will have an easier time getting to the Bronx River past a reconfigured Sheridan Expressway.

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

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.