Health

Changes make for a fruitful season in Mott Haven market

Changes make for a fruitful season in Mott Haven market

Environment, Government, Health, Parks, Uncategorized November 1, 2010 at 9:36 pm 0 comments

Walk by Padre Plaza on any autumn Wednesday afternoon, and you might be lured through the gates by the smells of something cooking. Follow your nose to the courtyard of this bustling patch of green at the corner of St. Ann’s Avenue and East 139th Street and you’ll find aRead More

Community gardeners are optimistic

Community gardeners are optimistic

Environment, Government, Health, News November 1, 2010 at 9:19 pm 0 comments

But new city rules still have gardeners on guard South Bronx gardeners responded to New York City’s new guidelines for the protection of community gardens with cautious optimism at a town-hall-style meeting at the New School on Oct. 2 that included a panel of local leaders and gardeners. A numberRead More

Earth Fest reaches out with music and games

Earth Fest reaches out with music and games

Art, Environment, Health, Parks, Politics May 12, 2010 at 12:18 pm 0 comments

The Bronx throws a party for Earth Day’s 40th birthday Legendary emcee Grandmaster Caz has been packing parties in the South Bronx since 1974, but none quite like the one at St. Mary’s Park in Mott Haven for this year’s Earth Day on April 24. .   Soundslide by NickRead More

Empty stomachs strain Mott Haven pantries

Empty stomachs strain Mott Haven pantries

Health April 20, 2010 at 8:16 pm 1 comment

Anthony Jordan didn’t need pollsters to tell him that people in Mott Haven are hungry.  He just has to look at the line outside the food pantry he runs at Saint Benedict the Moor Center on St. Ann’s Avenue and East 140th Street. When a recent Gallup poll found thatRead More

In Melrose, class learns healthy eating one recipe at a time

In Melrose, class learns healthy eating one recipe at a time

Health December 8, 2009 at 6:56 pm 3 comments

The South Bronx Food Cooperative hosts the cooking class across the street from its store. Everyone from the mainly low-income community is welcome at the classes to learn how to prepare vegetables available at the co-op using easy, yet creative recipes.

Windmills and sun power Melrose buildings

Windmills and sun power Melrose buildings

Environment, Health, Housing December 7, 2009 at 4:30 pm 2 comments

The Eltona is the first affordable housing development in New York City to qualify for the highest rating a green building can get, called LEED Platinum. The Bronx itself is home to 86 percent of the LEED certified-for-home units in the state.

Mott Haven gardens reap a bountiful harvest

Mott Haven gardens reap a bountiful harvest

Environment, Health, Parks October 20, 2009 at 4:02 pm 0 comments

Urban farmers won’t rest when the last crop is picked On a warm weekday morning in September, Valeria Cantero arrives at Brook Park, on Brook Avenue between 140th and 141st streets. She opens the gate with a key and locks up behind herself. After leaving her things in the centerRead More