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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.

40th Precinct continues looking to forge bonds with community

40th Precinct continues looking to forge bonds with community

Police July 8, 2017 at 5:29 pm 0 comments

Frustrated community members got a chance to air their concerns over Mott Haven’s high crime rates at a public forum that the NYPD says it plans to make into a regular occurrence.

Bronxites learn to save, a few pennies at a time

Bronxites learn to save, a few pennies at a time

Economy July 5, 2017 at 9:33 pm 0 comments

The residents say the basic financial advice they are receiving is long overdue. The group’s motto, according to its CEO and co-founder Bishop Taylor, comes from a phrase coined by former President Bill Clinton: “Rich people have planners, poor people actually need them.”

NYCHA residents protest policies

NYCHA residents protest policies

Government, Housing June 28, 2017 at 1:38 pm 0 comments

NYCHA residents from the South Bronx joined their counterparts from around the city to protest city and federal policies they say ignore the increasingly desperate need for repairs and other investment to public housing.

Exhibit features photography by local seniors

Exhibit features photography by local seniors

Culture June 26, 2017 at 8:34 pm 0 comments

At a small park at the Mitchel Houses, residents of the complex’s senior center showed that it’s never too late to learn new skills as they celebrated the opening of an art exhibit that features their own photography.

Crossing the Bruckner still a dangerous affair

Crossing the Bruckner still a dangerous affair

Transportation June 25, 2017 at 11:58 pm 0 comments

The six-lane Bruckner Boulevard has one of the highest traffic volumes in the city, and was the scene for three vehicular deaths in March and April. As a result, neighbors and elected officials are demanding that the city make some changes to improve lives for pedestrians.

Residents share their stories on camera

Residents share their stories on camera

Culture June 16, 2017 at 6:46 pm 0 comments

People packed BronxArtSpace to watch 10 first-time filmmakers recounting their lives and times in “Mott Haven Home Movies.”

Photographer shares her craft with Mott Haven youth

Photographer shares her craft with Mott Haven youth

Culture, Education June 9, 2017 at 10:27 pm 0 comments

Sarah Blesener first came to Mott Haven to take a few pictures of a 15-year-old local teenager, a friend of a friend, hoping to fulfill an assignment for a class. But within weeks, what started as a project for her photography degree became an in-depth look at boyhood, friendship andRead More