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Patterson Playground is central to coordinated drug treatment approach

Patterson Playground is central to coordinated drug treatment approach

Health, Parks November 9, 2018 at 5:04 pm 0 comments

According to records maintained by the Bronx Opioid Collective, the group has referred 15 people to detox and five to rehab in the three months that it’s set up shop Thursday mornings on a row of benches that partially ring the crisply maintained ballfield in Patterson Playground.

Patterson Houses anti-crime initiative puts faith in green spaces

Patterson Houses anti-crime initiative puts faith in green spaces

Police November 9, 2018 at 2:20 pm 0 comments

Last spring, residents of Patterson Houses in Mott Haven decided to invest in gardens, hoping that these oases will thwart violence by offering tranquility and community engagement.

Attendees at the War and Peace in Liberia exhibit at the Bronx Documentary Center

Exhibit features the work of two photographers who documented war

Art November 8, 2018 at 10:31 pm 0 comments

The new War and Peace in Liberia photography exhibit pays tribute to photojournalists Tim Hetherington and Chris Hondros who lost their lives capturing brutal wars in its entirety. 

Photo by Phonz L. Reyes

Soccer club preaches teamwork for area teens

Education November 4, 2018 at 12:19 pm 0 comments

The senior team has a unique make up. It is comprised of alumni and current high school students who have aged out of the youth leagues.

A new Mott Haven restaurant sets mouths to watering for a Latino specialty. Photo by Barbara Prempeh

Restaurateur looks to make empanadas fashionable

Uncategorized October 31, 2018 at 9:49 pm 0 comments

With fast-moving hands and précise movements, Jason Alicea can be found chopping onions with a hint of cabbage and carrots for the “BX Slaw Empanada,” one of about 40 recipes on the menu of his new Mott Haven eatery Empanology.

Photo by Emma Davis

Pumpkin festival held at long-awaited Roberto Clemente Plaza

Uncategorized October 31, 2018 at 9:10 pm 0 comments

A pumpkin festival was held at long-delayed Roberto Clemente Plaza in The Hub. And while some are delighted that the plaza is finally open following more than a decade of delays, some important projects are still unfinished.

Photo by Emma Davis

Rats run wild in NYCHA complexes

Health, Housing October 26, 2018 at 10:32 am 0 comments

Rats aren’t unique to local public housing complexes, but they’re one of the many signs of disrepair at area NYCHA developments.

Photo by Sean Sanders.

Melrose protesters demand solutions for opioid epidemic

Police October 16, 2018 at 4:30 pm 0 comments

The rally comes days after the attempted rape of a 82-year-old woman in front of her home.