LGBTQ Bronxites show their pride LGBTQ Bronxites show their pride

LGBTQ Bronxites show their pride

Despite gloomy weather, Crotona Park was a bright rainbow hue for the Bronx LGBTQ Pride and Health Fair on July 19.

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Residents eagerly await new greenhouse Residents eagerly await new greenhouse

Residents eagerly await new greenhouse

Some public housing residents in Mott Haven are hoping a new greenhouse on the grounds of their complex will help transform a part of the neighborhood from a food desert to a hub of healthfulness.

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“El Canario” captivates St. Mary’s crowd “El Canario” captivates St. Mary’s crowd

“El Canario” captivates St. Mary’s crowd

The sound of salsa echoed through St. Mary’s Park, as hundreds listened to Dominican vocalist José Alberto, also known as “El Canario,” in helping to celebrate Fania Records’ 50th anniversary.

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Safety cameras are a bust, say NYCHA tenants Safety cameras are a bust, say NYCHA tenants

Safety cameras are a bust, say NYCHA tenants

Residents at Moore Houses say an expensive program aimed to increase safety through the use of closed circuit cameras is burning a hole in taxpayers’ pockets.

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Exhibit depicts South Bronx’s working heart

Exhibit depicts South Bronx’s working heart

Martine Fougeron’s photos display the South Bronx’s unusual mix of heart and industry at The Point CDC’s Art Container studio near Hunts Point Riverside Park.

Parks repair shop moving to Mott Haven

Parks repair shop moving to Mott Haven

The city’s parks department is about to relocate a key operation to Mott Haven, despite some residents’ concerns it could make the neighborhood’s notorious traffic problem worse.

Mark-Viverito opens district office

Mark-Viverito opens district office

City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito cut the ribbon on her new space at 214 St. Ann’s Avenue between East 137th and 138th streets, a half a block from NYCHA’s Millbrook Houses.

Family drug ring busted in Melrose

Family drug ring busted in Melrose

A father and his three sons are charged with luring Medicaid recipients to their Morris Avenue bodega, with promises of cash in exchange for prescription painkillers.

Neighborhood News

Serrano’s staffers to meet with seniors July 17

State Senator José Serrano’s staff will meet with constituents to discuss issues for seniors on Thursday, July 17 between 11:30 am to 2:30 p.m. at the Mitchel Houses Senior Center, 188 Lincoln Avenue between E. 136th & E. 138th streets.

Paper shredders profit in Port Morris

Paper shredders profit in Port Morris

In the heart of Port Morris’ industrial area, one company operates by an unusual business model to help it succeed.

Environmental workshop to be held July 15 at Longwood Art Gallery

Longwood Art Gallery and inClimate will hold the next PERCENT FOR GREEN event on Thursday, July 15 at on Tuesday between 2 nd 4 pm., The roundtable and workshop is organized by artist Alicia Grullón, as she aims to propose and then lobby to pass a Percent for Green bill to benefit Bronx residents through […]

Serrano Jr. at Mott Haven Library July 10

State Senator José M. Serrano, who represents Mott Haven, Melrose and other parts of the Bronx and Manhattan, will meet with constituents at the Mott Haven Branch Library, 321 E. 140th St. at the corner of Alexander Avenue, between 4 and 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 10. Senator Serrano’s office can be reached at 212-828-5829.

SoBRO, Whedco awarded revitalization grants

Whedco has said it will use the grant to bring new businesses to Southern Boulevard and Melrose. SoBRO says it will partner with businesses to shore up retailers’ facades on 139th St. and Third Avenue.