Articles by: Joe Hirsch

From the artist’s series of subway paintings. Photo: Austin Havens-Bowen

Young Bronx painter is on the rise

Art May 19, 2018 at 10:39 am 0 comments

The Mott Haven native is fast becoming a young artist to watch.

Annual Bronx Week Returns for 47th Anniversary

Annual Bronx Week Returns for 47th Anniversary

Culture May 11, 2018 at 10:07 am 0 comments

Bronx Week, the annual celebration of the best of what the borough has to offer, kicked off on Monday at Mott Haven Bar and Grill with the announcement of this year’s inductees to the Walk of Fame. Rapper Slick Rick, #MeToo founder Tarana Burke, and actress Maggie Siff joined theRead More

Photo: Joe Hirsch

Private trash hauler faces backlash over safety violations

Police, Transportation May 9, 2018 at 7:59 pm 0 comments

At a rally in front of the BIC’s office in downtown Manhattan on May 9, a half-dozen City Council members joined several dozen trash industry workers and immigrant advocates to pressure the agency to revoke Sanitation Salvage’s license, tighten regulations within the industry, and prevent pedestrian deaths.

Bronx Junior Photo League members Chloe Rodriguez and Mitchell Dennis in the library of the Bronx Documentary Center. Photo by Pam Frederick.

Bronx Doc Center students take home national prizes

Culture May 7, 2018 at 4:05 pm 0 comments

This month, five local students from the Bronx Junior Photo League received Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, a prestigious national competition founded in 1923 by the Alliance for Artists and Writers and judged by a panel of renown visual and literary artists.

Jackson Houses tenant leader Danny Barber, flanked by Rep. Jose E. Serrano (left) and Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. (right) and protesters, at an anti-jail rally in Mott Haven on May 1. Photo: Joe Hirsch

Protesters rally in front of tow pound to denounce jail plan

Government May 2, 2018 at 1:14 pm 0 comments

Rep. Jose E. Serrano and Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. recalled their boyhoods growing up in the neighborhood, while assuring a hundred-some protesters that they are on residents’ side in their clash with the city over a new jail.

Rosa Velez in her apartment at OUB Houses in Mott Haven. Photo: Trevor Boyer

Mitchell-Lama seniors cry foul over rent app

Housing April 27, 2018 at 11:44 am 0 comments

Elderly residents of a Mott Haven Mitchell-Lama complex who receive Section 8 subsidies worry that their management company’s plan to switch to online-only billing is part of a ploy to get rid of non tech-savvy tenants like them.

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Sepúlveda wins special election for State Senate seat

Politics April 25, 2018 at 5:04 pm 0 comments

Democrat Luis Sepúlveda won a special election for a seat on the State Senate in the 32nd senatorial district last night, easily defeating his two challengers.

From left to right: Kipp NYC College Prep sophomore Isaian Ferguson aka "Zelktronic," chats live on air with Kipp senior students Navannah Dorch aka “Vannah,” Nahjae Noble aka "Rnb," who goes to Harry S. Truman, Richard Brown aka "DJ biggieRich" and Isis Ferguson, aka “Izzy Finesse,” during the launch of the C-Ball Clubhouse Radio Show last week.

On the air: Local students host newly launched radio show

Culture, Education April 25, 2018 at 1:35 pm 0 comments

The show, which is broadcast live online and runs Monday through Friday from 4-6 p.m., covers music, sports, fashion, comedy, relationships and everything in between.