Troubling photos divide opinions at local exhibit Troubling photos divide opinions at local exhibit

Troubling photos divide opinions at local exhibit

A war of words stemming from a Bronx Documentary Center exhibit has erupted over photojournalistic ethics.

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BID’s summer festival brings shoppers to the Hub BID’s summer festival brings shoppers to the Hub

BID’s summer festival brings shoppers to the Hub

Five blocks in Melrose were closed to traffic as businesses from the neighborhood and around the city set up stands to sell clothing, food and other goods.

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Film follows rise of Bronx gangs Film follows rise of Bronx gangs

Film follows rise of Bronx gangs

Former and present gang members were in the audience for a screening a June 30 screening of Rubble Kings, which depicts the rise of Bronx gang life during the ’70s, at the Bronx Documentary Center. The film will be shown again on July 1 and 2.

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‘Vinny BID’ retiring after 22 years ‘Vinny BID’ retiring after 22 years

‘Vinny BID’ retiring after 22 years

Vinny Valentino, the director of the Third Avenue BID, is stepping down after over two decades of service to businesses in the Hub.

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Being true to their school

Being true to their school

It’s on to sixth grade for the proud, graduating class of the Bronx Charter School for Children.

South Bronx becomes city’s newest hotel hub

South Bronx becomes city’s newest hotel hub

A growing number of hotel chains are building in the South Bronx, betting that travelers will shrug off old stereotypes of the borough to take advantage of bigger rooms at lower rates.

‘Gray Lady’ hosts a talk on neighborhood change

‘Gray Lady’ hosts a talk on neighborhood change

Artists and residents gathered for “Shifting Sands: New Dynamics in the Bronx Art Scene,” a panel meant to promote a public conversation about how Mott Haven residents can adapt to rapid development.

Cop pleads guilty in ticket-fixing scandal

Cop pleads guilty in ticket-fixing scandal

A former officer from the 40th Precinct, Brian McGuckin, pled guilty to grand larceny in Bronx Supreme Court on Tuesday for his role in a widespread ticket-fixing scheme cops ran out of the Alexander Avenue station house before investigators busted it in 2011. McKuckin, 47, got no jail time after pleading to the felony charge, but the 20-year […]

Neighborhood News

City taking proposals for PS 31 site

The dept. of Housing Preservation and Development has begun taking proposals for mixed use development of the site where the “Castle on the Concourse” once stood.

Photos from documentary website featured in Melrose

Photos from documentary website featured in Melrose

A photo exhibit at the Bronx Documentary Center through June 7 spotlights the acclaimed Social Documentary Network, an online website dedicated to telling compelling stories from around the world through photography.

Job fair scheduled for May 20 at Hostos

Hostos College will host the third annual job fair and career-readiness event on Friday, May 29 between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Local nonprofit South Bronx Rising Together has teamed up with the SUNY ATTAIN Martin Luther King Resource Center to organize this year’s event. The fair is part […]

Recycling advocates hit NYCHA with lawsuit

Recycling advocates hit NYCHA with lawsuit

Longword’s Mothers on the Move is one of three environmental justice organizations that have filed a lawsuit against NYCHA, contending that workers routinely flaunt laws requiring them to sort recyclables from regular trash.

Program brings local kids closer to nature

Program brings local kids closer to nature

Sustainable Saturdays was inspired by the desire of current Green Generations students to get outside and connect with nature, according to Adrienne Heim, a former school teacher in Mott Haven who founded Green Generations in 2011.