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Vigil held for shooting victim

Vigil held for shooting victim

Police October 4, 2009 at 10:26 am 0 comments

25 year-old Taisha Santiago was killed protecting her 9 year-old son as they were caught in crossfire in front of their home in Mott Haven on September 25. 25 year-old Jason Irizarry and 16 year-old Robert Vargas were arrested for firing the shots, one of which killed Santiago. The shootingRead More

Neighborhood voices: Urban farming NYC

Environment, Parks September 18, 2009 at 9:06 am 1 comment

Check out this video about the growing movement in the South Bronx and beyond! Featured in the video are The Point CDC, Bissel Gardens, Friends of Brook Park, Part of the Solution, Brotherhood / Sister Sol, slides courtesy of the Majora Carter Group, Bascom Catering, and more!

Bronx River Alliance to honor Herald editor

Bronx River Alliance to honor Herald editor

Environment August 27, 2009 at 5:26 am 0 comments

The Bronx River Alliance will honor the editor of the Mott Haven Herald at its annual benefit at Hunts Point Riverside Park on Thursday, Sept. 24. The award will recognize Bernard L. Stein’s work as a journalist and teacher at the Herald and its sister newspaper The Hunts Point Express,Read More

Manhattan nonprofit looks to bring jobs to Mott Haven

Manhattan nonprofit looks to bring jobs to Mott Haven

Jobs August 13, 2009 at 3:55 pm 0 comments

Jeanmarie Evelly [email protected] A nonprofit with its roots in Manhattan and branches throughout the city has set its sights on the South Bronx, with hopes of bringing jobs to the neighborhood. Fedcap, which creates jobs and trains people who have difficulty finding work to fill those positions, plans to expandRead More

Artists fret as tourists beat a path to their studios

Artists fret as tourists beat a path to their studios

Art July 27, 2009 at 9:23 am 6 comments

Will notice force Mott Haven rents up and them out? By Azriel James Relph [email protected] “Ask about my art, not my rent” reads the sign posted at the door to Edwin Gonzalez’s apartment on Third Avenue and East 134th Street. As Gonzalez pours wine and fixes lunch for friends andRead More

Port Morris wasteland dreams of green

Port Morris wasteland dreams of green

Environment, Parks, Politics July 20, 2009 at 5:31 pm 5 comments

The industrial area at the borough’s southernmost tip is a place of trucks, factories and fumes, with little to offer humans who travel by foot or by bike, or want to sit a spell. But the proposed South Bronx Greenway could bring tree-lined paths and waterfront parks to Port Morris’ lifeless streets.

Whose South Bronx Greenway is it anyway?

Whose South Bronx Greenway is it anyway?

Environment, Parks, Politics July 20, 2009 at 5:29 pm 1 comment

A number of Mott Haven community leaders are complaining that they have been left out of planning the South Bronx Greenway’s future.

At stake, they argue, is not only recreation but jobs.

Rats plague seniors in Betances Houses

Rats plague seniors in Betances Houses

Housing July 20, 2009 at 4:10 pm 1 comment

Tenants complain that they live in ‘The stinkiest building in New York” and say the Housing Authority makes things worse By Lindsay Lazarski [email protected] For months, residents of the Betances Houses building set aside for senior citizens heard the sound of claws scratching as rats scurried back and forth in theRead More