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Devastating fire is still hurting business

Devastating fire is still hurting business

By Joseph Gallagher josephtgallagher@gmail.com An empty lot full of gravel, dirt and demolition equipment is all that remains of what was once a bustling strip of retail stores in Longwood’s Southern Boulevard shopping area. On the night of October 28, four-alarm fire tore through a taxpayer, destroying five businesses and […]

Art / Business

Art and plantings guide residents to Hunts Point waterfront

sketch of proposed mural to be painted at the Sim's edgewater site on Edgewater Road.

By Stephanie Gooch sgooch825@yahoo.com By next spring, the Bronx River will meander along the walls of a grim industrial site on Edgewater Road, beside Hunts Point Riverside Park. Painted by artists commissioned by The Point CDC, the river will be rendered in a mural that traces its course from Westchester […]

Business / Environment / Transportation

Hunts Point neighbors lock horns over Sheridan

Sheridan Expressway Town Hall from Joe Gallagher on Vimeo.

Business / Education / News

Fire devastates shopping area

Fire devastates shopping area

by Joe Hirsch news@huntspointexpress.com A four-alarm fire on Hunts Point Avenue between 163rd Street and Westchester Avenue gutted five stores and damaged two others on Wednesday night, October 28. No one was injured, but the five stores will be demolished next week, say city officials.

Business

Hunts Point salon is economic barometer

Hunts Point salon is economic barometer

By Michel Ovalle Michelovalle@hotmail.com The heavy drumbeat of Merengue music, the buzz of a hair dryer and the splashing of water merge to greet customers when they walk into Sira’s Unisex, a longtime presence on Hunts Point Avenue. Its owner, Cynthia de la Cruz, is a Dominican immigrant who purchased […]

Environment / Jobs

Co-op converts trash to treasures

Co-op converts trash to treasures

By Maria Clark mariapclark@gmail.com On a recent morning, Joel Frank and Jerome Villanueva were hauling heavy marble slabs from one side of the space to the other, while Janco Damas cleaned and arranged kitchen sinks along the back wall of a large warehouse on a small Morrisania side street.

Health / Jobs

Small Longwood church feeds the hungry

Small Longwood church feeds the hungry

By Fausto Giovanny Pinto Fpinto@hunter.cuny.edu Every Saturday Pastor John Udo-Okon wakes up at 3 a.m. to park his two vans along 162nd Street, around the corner from his church, Word of Life Christian Fellowship International. The vans reserve a patch of sidewalk for his food giveaway program, which feeds as […]

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‘We were left out,’ Mott Haven leaders say

‘We were left out,’ Mott Haven leaders say

By Sarah Trefethen sarah.trefethen@motthavenherald.com A number of Mott Haven community leaders are complaining that they have been left out of planning the South Bronx Greenway’s future. At stake, they argue, is not only recreation but jobs.

Business

Longwood store is shrine to Latin music

Longwood store is shrine to Latin music

By Sydney Céspedes sydney29@gmail.com Photo by Syndney Cespedes Miguel Amadeo in his store, Casa Amadeo on Prospect Street. In mid-February, Bronx Borough President Adolfo Carrion and Congressman Jose Serrano sat down with the leaders of Banana Kelly to ask them to lower the rent on a storefront the organization owned. […]