Recent Posts

Last Bronx bookstore sets to close

Last Bronx bookstore sets to close

Business, Culture December 3, 2016 at 12:35 pm 0 comments

The borough’s last remaining bookstore – a Barnes and Noble in Bay Plaza – will close on December 31st, the company has announced, saying it can no longer pay the rising rent. It will be replaced by a Saks 5th Avenue. “Everyone’s upset,” said a cashier from behind a signRead More

Group runs for its health

Group runs for its health

Health November 29, 2016 at 12:38 pm 0 comments

The group’s founder tired of having to leave the Bronx to travel outside the borough whenever he wanted to run with other people.

Activists weigh changes to stop-and-frisk

Activists weigh changes to stop-and-frisk

Police November 18, 2016 at 3:26 pm 0 comments

Some 80 concerned citizens and advocates gathered at a Mott Haven church to discuss ways to reform the city’s stop-and-frisk policing policy, which opponents argue unfairly singles out minorities for random searches.

Food is still gross on school menus

Food is still gross on school menus

Education November 17, 2016 at 1:04 pm 0 comments

One local teacher is teaching children learn how to grow their own food in a garden behind the school. None of them had ever picked a fruit or vegetable before.

Developer presents ambitious plan on former school site

Developer presents ambitious plan on former school site

Housing, Parks November 17, 2016 at 9:50 am 2 comments

Developers and city housing officials unveiled a plan for 289 units of housing and a health center in place of the former PS 31 on the Grand Concourse, but Community Board 1 urged them to go back to the drawing board.

Area program offers high school equivalency

Area program offers high school equivalency

Education November 16, 2016 at 11:02 am 0 comments

Funding restrictions limit other options at YouthBuild When young adults walk into the YouthBuild office near The Hub they are in search of two things: career training and a second chance at receiving their high school diploma. So when Stephanie Torres walked into the SoBRO office where the program isRead More

New book honors trade workers

New book honors trade workers

Art, Culture November 10, 2016 at 12:53 pm 0 comments

The book is the Bronx Photo League’s first collective project, created over the summer, and documents the small business workers of the Jerome Ave. section of the Bronx through photos.

Historic presidential election grips Mott Haven

Historic presidential election grips Mott Haven

Government, Immigration November 9, 2016 at 7:22 pm 0 comments

As the prospect of a historic upset in Tuesday’s presidential election became increasingly apparent, optimism turned to despair for many voters in Mott Haven and Melrose who went to the polls anticipating victory for Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton.