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.
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.
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.
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.