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Medics from FDNY Ladder 55 tend to a man who overdosed in St. Mary's Park. Photo: Trevor Boyer

The Lady of St. Mary’s

heroin-2018, Parks February 2, 2018 at 11:50 am 0 comments

Rivera says that soon after The Hole was closed, drug dealers sold her heroin that she tested and found positive for fentanyl, a cheap, potent opioid that dealers often use to stretch out batches.

Family renovates community garden, receives healing in return

Family renovates community garden, receives healing in return

Health, Parks December 4, 2017 at 10:35 am 0 comments

Recent research highlights the mental health benefits the Leon family experiences in the garden. One theory is that nature does not require focused attention. Scientists also point out that green spaces create a positive environment for developing strong social relations and avoiding loneliness, a major trigger of mental and physical illness.

Lead gardener Junior Schouten shows students how to properly pull weeds. Photo: Kevin Wheeler

High school garden is an oasis for students

Health, Parks December 2, 2017 at 3:07 pm 0 comments

While the neighborhood is trying to buck its food desert status, diabetes and unhealthy food still abound, and fresh, healthy options remain scarce. But here, students say the garden has improved their eating habits and changed their perception of plants.

Port Morris residents Wren Patton (left) and Maxim Tumenev are softening soil in the Maria Sola Green Space. Photo: Scarlett Kuang

Volunteers adopt green space from transportation department

Parks November 14, 2017 at 8:40 pm 0 comments

Without a budget, the volunteers had to cut overgrowth with a weed whacker and water plants with two 10-gallon buckets.

Senior Marlins fight for space and time in their pool

Senior Marlins fight for space and time in their pool

Parks October 23, 2017 at 3:06 pm 0 comments

Ever since their defeat at the Senior Swim Olympics this past summer, the St. Mary’s Senior Marlins have dedicated themselves to reclaiming their 2016 Champion status, but say that lack of access to the pool at St. Mary’s Rec Center is holding them back.

Safety infrastructure the latest in revamping of South Bronx parks

Safety infrastructure the latest in revamping of South Bronx parks

Parks, Police September 10, 2017 at 3:11 pm 0 comments

The city is installing 40 blue light “help points” in city parks, including Soundview Starlight Concrete Plant and Pugsley Creek parks.

Local kids get a field of dreams

Local kids get a field of dreams

Parks July 29, 2017 at 1:01 pm 0 comments

Tucked away in a corner of Mott Haven, just outside the grounds of one of the city’s largest public housing complexes, a new baseball field is providing local young people a place to play and lots of instruction to step up their game.

South Bronx HS pitcher Justin Almonte. Photo: Josh Eisenberg

Phoenix on brink of undefeated season

Parks May 15, 2017 at 10:19 am 0 comments

For the Phoenix of South Bronx High School, the pressure was officially on. To keep their undefeated 12-0 season going, they’d have to score in the last rays of spring light.