Biking takes off in South Bronx Biking takes off in South Bronx

Biking takes off in South Bronx

Biking initiatives are taking hold in the Bronx, but while 65 miles of bike lanes were installed between 2007 and 2013, there is only one protected bike lane, outside the original greenway that winds through Bronx Park.

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St. Roch on the chopping block St. Roch on the chopping block

St. Roch on the chopping block

St. Roch’s parishioners are deeply distraught that their church on Wales Avenue is slated to close , after the Archdiocese of New York announced the largest reorganization in its history.

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LinkNYC will put more Bronxites on line LinkNYC will put more Bronxites on line

LinkNYC will put more Bronxites on line

A new city initiative to convert moribund pay phones into Internet kiosks has some local entrepreneurs excited with the possibilities.

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NYCHA elevators leave tenants stranded NYCHA elevators leave tenants stranded

NYCHA elevators leave tenants stranded

For the lucky ones, broken elevators just add frustration to an already long day. But for the elderly or disabled, they can mean missed doctor’s appointments or cancelled meetings with social service providers.

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Former Nos Quedamos CEO convicted

Former Nos Quedamos CEO convicted

Yolanda Gonzalez, the former director of the Melrose-based community development organization Nos Quedamos, was convicted on Dec. 4 of grand larceny and tax fraud and sentenced to up to four-and-a-half years in prison.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.