Documentary Center exhibition shines spotlight on Mexico Documentary Center exhibition shines spotlight on Mexico

Documentary Center exhibition shines spotlight on Mexico

A new exhibition opened at the Bronx Documentary Center on Nov. 15, featuring photographs taken by Mexican photographers of joys and hardships south of the border.

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Precinct moving plan draws fire Precinct moving plan draws fire

Precinct moving plan draws fire

As the city finalizes plans to move 40th Precinct headquarters from its longtime home on 138th Street, residents worry that the lack of police presence would leave that volatile area more vulnerable to crime.

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Employees, opponents collide over FreshDirect Employees, opponents collide over FreshDirect

Employees, opponents collide over FreshDirect

Some 100 Mott Haven residents locked horns with about as many FreshDirect employees on Nov. 17, at a contentious public hearing on the state’s plans to subsidize the online grocer’s proposed move to the Port Morris waterfront.

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Entrepreneur builds bridges for upstate inmates Entrepreneur builds bridges for upstate inmates

Entrepreneur builds bridges for upstate inmates

Mott Haven’s La Finca del Sur Community Garden is one of a handful of spots around the Bronx where families can pick up nutritious food to bring their loved ones in upstate prison facilities, as part of a new city start-up transport service.

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Melrose dojo goes to the mat for kids

Melrose dojo goes to the mat for kids

In its third year in Melrose, Senshi Okami teaches mixed martial arts, judo, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, karate, boxing, and capoeira.

Neighborhood transformation plan unveiled

Neighborhood transformation plan unveiled

After two years of intensive planning for what they hope will be a major facelift to the neighborhood, residents at a Nov. 5 public meeting in Mott Haven finally saw the culmination of their work.

Photographers put personal works on display

Photographers put personal works on display

A new photo exhibit at WallWorks New York showcases the work of twelve photographers who have chosen to display their most personal photos rather than their best known works.

State to prioritize Port Morris waterfront plan

State to prioritize Port Morris waterfront plan

Advocates call for water parks and boat launches.

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To the Editor: FreshDirect is not Mott Haven’s road to a better life

A former candidate for office speaks out against FreshDirect in the wake of the Nov. 17 public hearing in Mott Haven.

New affordable housing development underway

New affordable housing development underway

A new development with 66 apartments is under construction on Brook Avenue, as part of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Housing New York plan to build 200,000 units of affordable housing over 10 years.

Local elections are landslides

Democratic incumbents go nearly unchallenged Hunts Point and Mott Haven voters provided few surprises in the Nov. 4 elections, as they re-elected the local incumbents by overwhelming majorities. Though Republicans won big on the national stage, Democrats continued to maintain their stranglehold on the Bronx. In the 15th District for the U.S. House of Representatives, Jose […]

Local Democrats sweep into office

Local Democrats sweep into office

Despite voting to keep to keep the heavily-favored incumbents in office, Mott Haven voters had no shortage of advice on just what their elected officials should be doing to improve the lives of their constituents.

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.