Walking tour highlights salsa’s history Walking tour highlights salsa’s history

Walking tour highlights salsa’s history

One walking tour of the South Bronx highlights the area’s distinctive Latino musical past.

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Willis Ave. garden gets new look Willis Ave. garden gets new look

Willis Ave. garden gets new look

The WIllis Ave. Community Garden has reopened, thanks to residents who collaborated with the New York Restoration Project to get it done. Some welcome the changes while others look back fondly at the way it used to be.

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NYCHA plan enters home stretch NYCHA plan enters home stretch

NYCHA plan enters home stretch

Some fifty residents gathered at the Betances Houses Community Center on a recent Friday evening for a night of film screenings and performances, and to discuss updates to the Choice Neighborhood Initiative, an ambitious plan to attract federal and private funds to help upgrade living conditions.

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Residents debate Randall’s Island access Residents debate Randall’s Island access

Residents debate Randall’s Island access

The city plans to finish building the Randall’s Island Connector next year; meanwhile, local residents and planners want to ensure the South Bronx gets easy access to the island’s recreational opportunities.

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State to prioritize Port Morris waterfront plan

State to prioritize Port Morris waterfront plan

Advocates call for water parks and boat launches.

Shift in taste reflects population change

Shift in taste reflects population change

Mexican restaurants and bodegas along Mott Haven’s main business street have gradually replaced Puerto Rican and Dominican venues, in keeping with the area’s demographic trends.

Residents rip waste transfer plan

Residents rip waste transfer plan

Irate residents and city officials leveled withering criticism at four representatives of medical waste treatment giant Stericycle in a public meeting on Oct. 7 at Hostos Community College, saying they would urge the state to shut down its Port Morris facility.

Board 1 blasts city’s homeless policy

Board 1 blasts city’s homeless policy

A representative from the mayor’s office told fed-up community board members that hizzoner will see to it that neighborhoods other than Mott Haven get their fair share of homeless shelters.

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Borinquen Court renovations highlight disparities for seniors

Borinquen Court renovations highlight disparities for seniors

Seniors in public housing are wistful for some of the amenities that will soon be available to the tenants of a Mott Haven complex with federal funding behind it.

Waste management plan irks residents

Waste management plan irks residents

A huge medical waste management company under investigation out west has Mott Haven residents nervous, as it requests a permit to store hazardous waste in its Port Morris plant.

Mott Haven throng marches for environment

Mott Haven throng marches for environment

Protesting sky-high asthma rates, air pollution and the lack of parks and gardens, about 100 demonstrators representing Mott Haven made their voices heard at the People’s Climate March last Sunday.

Exhibit shows diversity of Bronx artists

Exhibit shows diversity of Bronx artists

The Bronx Artist Documentary Project will be on display at the Andrew Freedman Home until Oct. 8.

Summer program connects kids, arts

Summer program connects kids, arts

Workshops for children on the grounds of Mitchel Houses this summer helped keep kids active and engaged.