Three bulldogs look out at the neighbors from "Mutt Haven," a new dog park near the Port Morris waterfront. (c) Emma Davis

Every dog has its day in ‘Mutt Haven’

Parks October 10, 2018 at 9:11 pm 0 comments

Mutt Haven’s tree-lined enclosure has benches, a hose, and a red fire hydrant and is open seven days a week. 

Brook Park hosts annual feast

Brook Park hosts annual feast

Parks October 10, 2018 at 8:41 pm 0 comments

The stew or “sancocho,” is a typically Caribbean delicacy, but the Brook Park reworking of the traditional dish had a distinctly Dominican flavor to it, with the auyama taking center stage.

Photo: Trevor Boyer

Elected officials tell City to finish the plaza 

Business, Parks August 31, 2018 at 12:45 pm 0 comments

Construction on Roberto Clemente Plaza in the Hub stalled when the project’s contractor filed for bankruptcy in 2015. Elected officials were joined by resident leaders on Aug. 28 to pressure the City to finish the job already.

Revitalized community garden opens on College Ave.

Revitalized community garden opens on College Ave.

Parks June 25, 2018 at 6:09 pm 0 comments

A small, rectangular lot on College Avenue that until two years ago sat vacant in the shadow of tall buildings is now on its way to becoming an oasis, thanks to the efforts of neighborhood volunteers and a citywide nonprofit. 

Photo: Vanessa

Park-goers adjust to new syringe disposal boxes

Health, Parks June 19, 2018 at 6:54 pm 0 comments

Some South Bronx residents consider the city’s plan to install syringe disposal boxes in their parks a mixed bag. They know something must be done, but not everyone is sure this is the right approach. 

Photo by NYC Parks/Daniel Avila

Ranaqua Park reborn
Students from Mott Haven Academy helped cut the ribbon on Ranaqua Park on East 136th Street in Port Morris, following a $3.5 million renovation. The park, which now features swings, safety surfacing and new trees and greenery, is part of the city’s Community Parks Initiative, making it one of 17 Bronx parks receiving money for upgrades. New green infrastructure is intended to help manage stormwater runoff. That includes a rain garden, permeable pavers, synthetic turf field and flood-tolerant plants.

Ranaqua Park reborn

Parks May 6, 2018 at 2:30 pm 0 comments

Community urges state to change Sheridan plan

Community urges state to change Sheridan plan

Parks, Transportation March 29, 2018 at 10:13 pm 0 comments

Concerned citizens gathered at Hunts Point Riverside park on Monday, urging Gov. Andrew Cuomo not to build off-ramps between the Sheridan and Edgewater Road.

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.