NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS

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.”

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.

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.

Culture / Parks

Community garden opens in Longwood

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

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

Economy

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

Hunts Point

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.