City looks to ease way for pedestrians City looks to ease way for pedestrians

City looks to ease way for pedestrians

At a press conference at a Melrose senior center, the City unveiled its plan for making Bronx streets safer for pedestrians.

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Tenants fight the system, and the cold Tenants fight the system, and the cold

Tenants fight the system, and the cold

Residents at one of the city’s biggest public housing complexes say they’re fed up with undependable heat and hot water, an extended gas outage and unresponsive management.

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Poor tenants need representation, says comptroller Poor tenants need representation, says comptroller

Poor tenants need representation, says comptroller

Low-income tenants and advocates who represent them say they face an unfair battle in the city’s housing courts because few can afford to hire lawyers to help them fight landlords trying to evict them.

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Old Bronx Courthouse launches a comeback Old Bronx Courthouse launches a comeback

Old Bronx Courthouse launches a comeback

The historic Bronx Courthouse at the corner of Third Avenue and 161st Street will soon be empty no longer, as an entrepreneurial arts organization plans to move in later this year.

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Photo exhibit pictures South Bronx immigrants’ lives

Photo exhibit pictures South Bronx immigrants’ lives

A workshop that encouraged Mexican immigrants and their children to snap photos culminated in an exhibit at a gallery in Chelsea.

From the editor: Unjust punishment for an immigrant

From the editor: Unjust punishment for an immigrant

An advocate for immigrants has been barred from the United States. You can help right this wrong.

Residents protest FreshDirect groundbreaking

Residents protest FreshDirect groundbreaking

FreshDirect and its government backers celebrated the start of construction in Port Morris, but protesters remain hopeful the city and the state will withhold financing for the project.

Biking takes off in South Bronx

Biking takes off in South Bronx

Biking initiatives are taking hold in the Bronx, but while 65 miles of bike lanes were installed between 2007 and 2013, there is only one protected bike lane, outside the original greenway that winds through Bronx Park.

Neighborhood News

Digital.NYC event scheduled in Port Morris

The Digital.NYC, a hub for the city’s tech ecosystem, will present the Bronx stop of its Five-Borough Tour, a series of public events recently announced by Mayor de Blasio to introduce New Yorkers to the project. The Bronx event will be held next Wednesday, February 25th at 6:30pm at Per Scholas, 804 East 138th Street, 2nd Floor […]

Conference addresses rapidly rising rents

Conference addresses rapidly rising rents

Participants at a conference on gentrification sounded a warning about local renters’ ability to keep up with the cost of housing in Mott Haven and Melrose.

City seeks developers for local lot

A new development that would integrate mixed-income housing with stores or community space is planned at St. Ann’s Avenue and East 142nd Street. Approximately 100 new apartments the city classifies as affordable would be included in the development.

Teen arraigned for attempted murder

A grand jury charged a 17-year-old for firing a .357 revolver into a crowd on Cypress Avenue and East 140th Street in Mott Haven on Dec. 20. Raymond Leonardo is charged with attempted murder and weapons possession for the incident. Additonal charges against the teen include attempted assault and reckless endangerment.

Program helps turn lives around

Program helps turn lives around

A Mott Haven program attempts to reform non-violent offenders with lessons of trust and loyalty.