Articles by: Joe Hirsch

A+ schools fear fallout from failing neighbor

A+ schools fear fallout from failing neighbor

Education February 20, 2017 at 7:27 pm 0 comments

Parents at a few high-performing Mott Haven schools are worried that years of hard work and academic success could be undercut when the city closes JHS162 and offers its students the opportunity to transfer to those schools.

Waterfront featured in mural and film

Waterfront featured in mural and film

Art, Environment February 20, 2017 at 6:16 pm 0 comments

A documentary by a European filmmaker that follows local artist Linda Cunninham as she worked on a mural about the Port Morris waterfront was aired at the Bronx Museum of the Arts.

Startup stirs excitement in Port Morris

Startup stirs excitement in Port Morris

Art, Culture February 1, 2017 at 10:20 am 0 comments

The launch of Bronx Narratives was the occasion for a packed house at the recently opened Gun Hill Tavern on 133rd Street on Saturday, January 28th.

Rep. Jose E. Serrano, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and City Councilman Rafael Salamanca on the steps of the State Supreme Court building on the Grand Concourse on Jan. 26. Photo: Joe Hirsch

Elected officials rail against Trump threat to cut funding

Immigration, Politics January 28, 2017 at 2:38 pm 0 comments

Elected officials say they will protect New Yorkers’ interests if Donald Trump tries to cut off funding to the Big Apple because of its status as a sanctuary city, as the president has threatened to do.

Day of Outrage demonstration at the Jay Street-Borough Hall subway station following the Howard Beach verdict on December 21, 1987 in which three defendants were found guilty of manslaughter in the death of Michael Griffith who was beaten and chased by a white mob onto a highway where he was struck by a car.  © Ricky Flores

Photo exhibit documents dissent

Art, Culture January 25, 2017 at 12:18 pm 0 comments

As mass protests against the new President sweep the nation, a new photo exhibit is underway at the Bronx Documentary Center to remind New Yorkers that dissent is in the city’s DNA.

New channel offers closeups of Bronx life

New channel offers closeups of Bronx life

Art, Culture January 22, 2017 at 2:19 pm 0 comments

“We want to create content that is both driven by the Bronx and also for the people of the Bronx,” said Gillian Todd, the venture’s co-creator and producer.

As crime declined citywide in 2016, it rose in Mott Haven

As crime declined citywide in 2016, it rose in Mott Haven

Police January 19, 2017 at 6:56 pm 1 comment

While Mayor de Blasio proudly touts record-low violent crime statistics across the city, many Mott Haven residents say they’re seeing a darker picture.

Mixed feelings surround strip club’s future

Mixed feelings surround strip club’s future

Jobs January 13, 2017 at 4:50 pm 2 comments

Sin City comes in front of the State Liquor Authority on Jan. 25 for a renewal of its liquor license. Some side with the borough president, who wants the club’s license revoked, while others say they are an important neighborhood asset.