Photo: Kalah Siegel

New exhibit traces racist housing policy

Culture, Government February 9, 2018 at 1:41 pm 0 comments

“Undesign the Redline” takes visitors on an interactive visit into a dark chapter in the nation’s past, as it details how racism permeated health care and housing, both in New York City and nationally.

An advertisement on the subway warns the public about illegal drugs laced with fentanyl. Photo: Kalah Siegel

Genesis of Bronx harm reduction: the church

heroin-2018, Religion February 3, 2018 at 4:16 pm 0 comments

Needle exchange programs were illegal in the United States at the time, despite their documented success by both the Government Accountability Office and the Center for Disease Control (CDC).

New LGBTQ center planned for Mott Haven

New LGBTQ center planned for Mott Haven

Culture, Health January 18, 2018 at 10:54 am 0 comments

Destination Tomorrow, a trans-organization based on Third Avenue in Mott Haven, has announced plans to construct an LGBTQ Center in Melrose this year.

The parking lot at the corner of East 142nd Street and St. Ann's Avenue.

Pastor, city square off over church parking lot

Housing, Religion January 16, 2018 at 2:56 pm 0 comments

A protracted rift between a Mott Haven church and the housing department over the fate of a city-owned parking lot boiled over when a developer and a housing official clashed with the church’s popular pastor at a meeting of Community Board 1. The board voted down a proposal for anRead More

Photo: Eisley Constantine

Melrose throws a party

Culture December 30, 2017 at 1:20 pm 0 comments

This year marks the seventh annual Make Music Winter Festival, a city-wide celebration of Puerto Rican culture. 

Photo: Scarlett Kuang

Mott Haven is latest stop on World Peace mural tour

Art, Culture December 29, 2017 at 12:28 pm 0 comments

The front wall of 440 Jackson Avenue received the 49th mural of Writer’s World Peace Mural Tour, a mural series that can be seen across 42 cities in the U.S. and one in Mexico City.

Crowd members taste participants' coquitos. Photo: Reece T. Williams

Coquito Masters’ New York champ threepeats

Culture December 29, 2017 at 11:40 am 0 comments

Coquito Masters hosts a series competitions throughout the tristate area, Philadelphia, and Florida during the four-month season.

Upbeat NYC band played a blend of salsa and jazz as residents danced and ate at the Power in Place kickoff. Photo: Avery Miles

Public space initiative sparks interest

Art, Education December 7, 2017 at 12:22 pm 0 comments

Last Saturday, local residents danced, ate and socialized at the Metropolitan College of New York on East 149th Street, while celebrating the beginning of a project to bring public spaces to life in the neighborhood.