Articles by: Joe Hirsch

A rendering of the new station house at E. 149th Street and St. Ann's Avenue.

Construction starts on new 40th Precinct station-house

Police July 14, 2018 at 11:15 am 0 comments

Officials say the building will be completed in the spring of 2021 at a cost of $68 million. 

Photo:  Vanessa Colón Almenas

Age is not a factor for Bronx photography students

Culture July 12, 2018 at 10:00 am 0 comments

More than 30 photos on 15 vinyl panels made up an exhibit on the grounds of the Mitchel Houses in Port Morris at a June 26 opening reception. It was the result of nine months of classes for 13 adult students learning from professionals from the Bronx Photo League.

Photo Courtesy of MICRO

Small wonders at Lincoln Hospital

Health July 12, 2018 at 8:26 am 0 comments

The Smallest Mollusk Museum, an interactive mini-museum about the size of a refrigerator, is turning heads in the lobby of Lincoln Hospital, while turning young people onto science through an educational initiative that documents the history of invertebrates.

Photo: Gustavo Huerta

New community center comes a step closer to reality

Culture July 11, 2018 at 9:35 pm 0 comments

For the second straight year, a shuttered medical facility in the heart of Mott Haven was the site of a daylong festival for community members to show pride in their neighborhood.

Betances Houses hosts second annual Green Day

Betances Houses hosts second annual Green Day

Education, Housing July 8, 2018 at 2:45 pm 0 comments

Dozens of residents from local housing projects came together on June 29 in order to promote anti-violence for young people at the second annual Green Day, a community effort to plant flowers and improve local gardens.

Governor announces $10 million infusion for South Bronx

Governor announces $10 million infusion for South Bronx

Economy, Politics July 4, 2018 at 2:25 pm 0 comments

The governor was at Boricua College on July 3 to announce $10 million in state investment for parts of the South Bronx.

Exhibit explores Bronx women photographers’ perspectives 

Exhibit explores Bronx women photographers’ perspectives 

Art July 2, 2018 at 8:09 am 0 comments

A new exhibit at the Longwood Art Gallery at Hostos trains its lens on motherhood, sexuality, immigration and race through the eyes of seven Bronx women of color. 

dreamBronx’s middle school program invests in students’ futures

dreamBronx’s middle school program invests in students’ futures

Education July 2, 2018 at 8:01 am 0 comments

The faith-based A House on Beekman program serves families that live between East 138 and 143 streets.