Articles by: Joe Hirsch

Photography lessons help seniors connect with their neighbors

Photography lessons help seniors connect with their neighbors

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

24-hour event celebrates life, work of Mexican author

24-hour event celebrates life, work of Mexican author

Culture June 3, 2017 at 6:48 pm 0 comments

The legacy of a mid-20th century Mexican writer revered in Spanish-speaking countries but little known everywhere else, was celebrated in a Mott Haven gallery last week, with a 24-hour marathon event that included readings, visual arts and theater.

Local waterfront gets failing grades

Local waterfront gets failing grades

Environment June 3, 2017 at 10:10 am 0 comments

A new scorecard unveiled by a coalition of environmental groups this week rates Mott Haven’s riverfront among New York City’s worst in all three categories measured to gauge the health and vibrancy of 39 waterfront neighborhoods.

Narco Freedom owners plead guilty to fraud charges

Narco Freedom owners plead guilty to fraud charges

Government, Health June 1, 2017 at 9:44 am 0 comments

The executives who ran the disgraced Mott Haven nonprofit Narco Freedom Inc. pled guilty yesterday in New York State Supreme Court in the Bronx, to charges that they stole at least $27 million from Medicaid and the State of New York, by taking advantage of drug addicts through an elaborate scam that spanned years.

A Senior Homelessness Project reviews paperwork with a client at Bronx housing court.

Funds about to run out for senior housing program

Housing May 31, 2017 at 10:27 am 0 comments

A program meant to prevent low-income Bronx seniors from being evicted from their homes is on the verge of closing, at a time when such protection is most urgently needed, say housing advocates.