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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.

Residents Weigh In On $30 Million St. Mary’s Park Improvements

Residents Weigh In On $30 Million St. Mary’s Park Improvements

Parks December 3, 2016 at 3:17 pm 0 comments

Well over a hundred residents packed into Betances Community Center on Nov. 29 to weigh in on how to spend $30 million in promised capital funding from the city to upgrade St. Mary’s Park.

Developer presents ambitious plan on former school site

Developer presents ambitious plan on former school site

Housing, Parks November 17, 2016 at 9:50 am 16 comments

Developers and city housing officials unveiled a plan for 289 units of housing and a health center in place of the former PS 31 on the Grand Concourse, but Community Board 1 urged them to go back to the drawing board.

Green Worker Cooperatives celebrates Sancochazo

Green Worker Cooperatives celebrates Sancochazo

Culture, Parks October 10, 2016 at 12:34 am 0 comments

The summer heat broke just in time for The Big Bronx Sancochazo at Brook Park on Sept. 24. GreenWorker Cooperatives sponsored the Saturday program to inform residents about their organization and their ideals, and to stir up interest among locals. The South Bronx-based group helps promote and create worker-owned local businessesRead More