Articles written by: Joe Hirsch

News / Politics

Big changes ahead for Community Board 2

An era is ending at Community Board 2, the neighborhood advisory group that represents Hunts Point and Longwood in matters ranging from block parties to housing developments to the city budget. District Manager John Robert, assistant District Manager Andrea Eisner and board chair Roberto Garcia all announced at the board’s […]

Education

Longwood students help quake survivors

Longwood students help quake survivors

In “Letter to Haiti” assembly, Entrada Academy students show what they’ve learned about Haiti and present a check.

Business / Environment / Food / Jobs / News / Parks / Transportation

Market upgrade and greenway move forward

The Hunts Point market on Edgewater Road.

Improvements called for in the Hunts Point Vision Plan are on the way.

News / Politics

Latino Museum shortchanges NYC, says Senator

By Joe Hirsch news@huntspointexpress.com A museum dedicated to Latinos in the United States has been in the pipeline in the nation’s capital for several years, but at least one Latino lawmaker from the Bronx is unhappy. State Senator Rubén Díaz Sr. is concerned that Puerto Ricans and New Yorkers are […]

News

Tax form assistance is on the way for taxpayers, says Congressman

By Joe Hirsch news@huntspointexpress.com Every year thousands of New York taxpayers seek the aid of tax return preparers to help file their returns. Many are ripped off by unscrupulous or incompetent scammers, say consumer organizations. Congressman José Serrano says this year the federal government will offer better protections. The Internal […]

News

Longwood group helps Haiti’s victims

Longwood group helps Haiti’s victims

Two weeks after the devastating January 12th earthquake in Haiti, the Longwood-based organization United Hispanic Construction Workers Inc. on Dawson Street loaded a truck worth of urgently needed materials to send to the survivors. Volunteers donated money to the organization to help acquire boxes of bottled water, canned goods, medical […]

Education

UN sees schools through Hunts Point eyes

UN sees schools through Hunts Point eyes

Inequality hurts the poor in the Bronx as much as in the Third World, a Hunts Point teenager tells UNESCO’S annual gathering.

Housing / News

Red tape traps tenants in Hunts Point ‘house of horrors’

Red tape traps tenants in Hunts Point ‘house of horrors’

By Azriel James Relph Flies buzz around the rotting corpse of a dead cat lying on a filthy floor in an apartment at 627 Manida Street. Heaps of months-old garbage cover every inch of the floor in what was once someone’s two-bedroom apartment. The locks have long since been broken, […]

Parks

Neglected landmark train station cries out for TLC

Neglected landmark train station cries out for TLC

By Justyna Malota malota@hunter.cuny.edu” jmalota@hunter.cuny.edu In 1909, the architecture critic of the New York Times hailed the new train station on Westchester Avenue, calling it “exquisite.” Designed by an architect who was soon to become world-famous, it resembled a Florentine palace, painted in an array of colors. Today, the abandoned […]