One walking tour of the South Bronx highlights the area’s distinctive Latino musical past.
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.
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.
Advocates call for water parks and boat launches.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Bronx Artist Documentary Project will be on display at the Andrew Freedman Home until Oct. 8.
Workshops for children on the grounds of Mitchel Houses this summer helped keep kids active and engaged.