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News / Politics

Amanda Septimo running for Arroyo’s seat

Amanda Septimo

Amanda Septimo has set her sights on the open City Council seat in Bronx District 17, which includes Hunts Point and Longwood. At 24, Septimo would become the youngest council member in the city.

Environment / Food

Waterfront planners receive $20M grant

An artist's sketch shows what the Hunts Point waterfront could look like with federal and city funding to create jobs and protect the shoreline.

A team of planners and engineers has been awarded $20 million in federal funding to enact a plan to protect and revitalize the Hunts Point waterfront.


Federal funding proposed for community gardens

A new push to federally fund community gardens has a South Bronx backer in Washington. Rep. José E. Serrano announced in March that he and other Congressional Democrats have proposed the Community Gardening and Nutrition Act of 2014. The bill calls for volunteers from the AmeriCorps Program to work with […]

Business / Food

Meat market faces uncertain future

Sculptures of cows near the entrance to SculThe Hunts Point Cooperative Market.

Officials at the Hunts Point meat market say they will soon begin losing member businesses unless the city invests in infrastructure to upgrade the facility.


Serrano opposes Syria strike

The United States should not take military action against Syria, Rep. Jose E. Serrano, who represents Hunts Point and Longwood in the U.S. House of Representatives, declared this week.

Business / Food

Plan would make Hunts Point foodie heaven

By this fall, a festival could attract food-loving New Yorkers to the parking lot of the Fulton Fish Market, hopes the city agency that oversees the Food Distribution Center.


City ignoring residents over Sheridan, say advocates

City ignoring residents over Sheridan, say advocates

They say officials are shutting them out of planning process South Bronx residents, activists and elected officials unhappy with the city’s recent announcement it will no longer consider tearing down the Sheridan Expressway are questioning the way planners reached their conclusion. In a May 10 public hearing at the BankNote […]

News / Politics

Remembering a neighborhood activist

Remembering a neighborhood activist

It was 1974, and a group of South Bronx residents were looking for someone to fill a vacant seat on the state Assembly. The pick from the community was nearly unanimous: It would be Evelina Antonetty, surely. But public office was of no interest to the forty-something activist. Instead, she […]

News / Politics

Serrano votes against debt ceiling deal

Congressman José E. Serrano voted against the legislation raising the nation’s debt ceiling, saying the package urged on Congress by President Barack Obama and the leaders of both parties cut necessary programs and failed to raise taxes on the wealthy.