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New diabetes treatment center to open in Hub

New diabetes treatment center to open in Hub

Health July 31, 2017 at 12:09 pm 0 comments

A new, state-of-the-art diabetes treatment center is coming soon to a place where it’s needed the most: the South Bronx.

Local kids get a field of dreams

Local kids get a field of dreams

Parks July 29, 2017 at 1:01 pm 0 comments

Tucked away in a corner of Mott Haven, just outside the grounds of one of the city’s largest public housing complexes, a new baseball field is providing local young people a place to play and lots of instruction to step up their game.

Citi Bike is Bronx-bound

Citi Bike is Bronx-bound

Transportation July 25, 2017 at 5:34 pm 0 comments

Bronx bicyclists may soon have reason to rejoice, because the city’s popular bike-sharing program could be making its next stop here in the near future.

Melrose gang member sentenced to 33 years

Melrose gang member sentenced to 33 years

Police July 21, 2017 at 6:01 pm 0 comments

Members of a gang that was based at Melrose Houses are facing serious time for murder and other violent crimes, including the stomping murder of a 16-year-old rival gang member in 2012. William Bracy, a/k/a “Rel,” 23, was sentenced to 33 years in prison for crimes he committed while aRead More

Arts collective sets sights on Melrose

Arts collective sets sights on Melrose

Art, Housing July 20, 2017 at 7:25 pm 0 comments

Last January, a collective consisting of seven artists bought the 6,400-square-foot lot at 368 East 152 Street for $1.15 million, with help from ArtCondo, a real estate enterprise that helps artists leverage purchases of commercial workspace, buildings and townhouses. 

Mott Haven native inspires soccer venue

Mott Haven native inspires soccer venue

Education July 19, 2017 at 11:07 am 0 comments

Fausto Perez, who plays soccer at Hunter College, lives right across the street from a play space known as “La Canchita” or “The Pitch” on the grounds of PS 49 in Mott Haven. Now that space has been remodeled and named for Perez.

Local coalition wins citywide design award

Local coalition wins citywide design award

Culture, Health July 14, 2017 at 12:22 am 0 comments

A Mott Haven grassroots group is one of two citywide to win a prestigious and highly competitive urban design award that will help them transform a former drug rehab clinic into a community center.

Debut exhibit shows an artist with a foot in two worlds

Debut exhibit shows an artist with a foot in two worlds

Art, Culture July 13, 2017 at 3:37 pm 0 comments

Artist and painter Osaretin Ugiagbe’s first solo show, “Unbelonging,” opened on July 1, with 61 photos and paintings that help document the artist’s life on both continents during a nine-year period.