Articles by: Joe Hirsch

South Bronx is hardest place to beat the heat

South Bronx is hardest place to beat the heat

Health August 9, 2017 at 10:46 pm 0 comments

It comes as no surprise for residents of Mott Haven and Hunts Point to learn their neighborhoods are among the city’s toughest in which to endure the hot summer months, according to a recent report by the Department of Health.

Tamika Mapp

Council candidate reaches out, one voter at a time

Government, Politics August 9, 2017 at 11:44 am 0 comments

When there’s a knock on the door and Mott Haven residents open it to see Tamika Mapp, the last thing they could imagine is that the woman in front of them is running for elected office. That’s exactly how the City Council candidate wants it.

Hopeful successor to Mark-Viverito touts non-political cred

Hopeful successor to Mark-Viverito touts non-political cred

Government, Politics August 3, 2017 at 11:10 pm 0 comments

“I consider myself a grassroots candidate,” said the 43-year-old hopeful, who is relying on small donations to fuel a run to replace her term-limited boss on the City Council.

Council candidate looks to tap into Assembly experience

Council candidate looks to tap into Assembly experience

Government, Politics August 3, 2017 at 6:34 pm 0 comments

In his second bid for a seat on the New York City Council, Robert J. Rodriguez hopes Mott Haven and East Harlem voters will consider his accomplishments after seven years in the State Assembly.

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