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Community groups call for creation of a ‘public bank’

Economy, Government June 14, 2018 at 7:09 pm 0 comments

Activists from citywide community organizations gathered in front of the New York Stock Exchange on June 6 to press the city to divest from Wall Street banks and instead create an alternative banking system that would allow communities to control their investments.

Councilwoman Diana Ayala addresses an anti-gun violence rally at Patterson Houses on June Photo: Deborah Cruz

Fatal shooting at Patterson Houses prompts anti-gun protest

Police June 13, 2018 at 5:50 pm 0 comments

On the day of the shooting, NYPD responded to a 911 call at 300 East 143rd Street, and found the body of Cheyenne Carter, who had been shot in the head and torso.

Assailant of Hub street vendor sentenced to four years

Assailant of Hub street vendor sentenced to four years

Police June 9, 2018 at 2:24 pm 0 comments

A Fordham area man was sentenced to four years in prison after he was convicted for his role in the brutal beating of a 53-year-old street vendor in The Hub last year.

Waterfront development proposals stir concern

Waterfront development proposals stir concern

Environment, Housing June 6, 2018 at 10:19 pm 0 comments

The rush is on to develop a 13-acre, state-owned site on the Harlem River waterfront in Port Morris. So far, two ambitious proposals have been leaked to the media—one calling for a soccer stadium and 550 apartments, the other calling for 2,000 units. Both would include retail and community space. But environmental advocates and City Councilwoman Diana Ayala say that neither proposal is good for residents.

First South Bronx Open Studio tour shows off local talent

First South Bronx Open Studio tour shows off local talent

Art, Culture June 2, 2018 at 9:03 pm 0 comments

The South Bronx Independent Artists Coalition joined forces with both local and international artists to present the first South Bronx Open Studio Tour in May, opening the doors to artist studios and galleries across Mott Haven and Port Morris.

Protesters. Photo by Trevor Boyer.

Local church group stumps for NYCHA budget boost

Housing June 2, 2018 at 8:45 pm 0 comments

On May 14, organizers from Metro IAF affiliate South Bronx Churches led Councilman Rafael Salamanca through two NYCHA apartments in his district that exemplify worst of the city’s public housing, one in Union Avenue Consolidated and the other in Melrose Houses.

Van Asher Photo by Joe Hirsch

City shoots for safe injection site in Longwood

Government, Health May 23, 2018 at 8:05 pm 0 comments

A prominent Mott Haven business booster agrees that Longwood is a bad place to put the site, and has a suggestion for the mayor: Put it in The Hub.

From the artist’s series of subway paintings. Photo: Austin Havens-Bowen

Young Bronx painter is on the rise

Art May 19, 2018 at 10:39 am 0 comments

The Mott Haven native is fast becoming a young artist to watch.