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Show uses Mott Haven streets to tell story of the Bronx

Show uses Mott Haven streets to tell story of the Bronx

Art December 5, 2009 at 2:59 pm 0 comments

Performance on a bus explores a changing borough, but critics say it misses the point.

Searching for work on a Mott Haven street corner

Searching for work on a Mott Haven street corner

Immigration, Jobs November 28, 2009 at 8:56 am 1 comment

As the economy sputters, immigrants wait in vain at ‘La Parada’ By Carla Candia [email protected] Dozens of day laborers dressed in ripped jeans and worn t-shirts stood on the corner of East 141st Street and Jackson Avenue in the Bronx one morning this Fall. The wind was blowing, and manyRead More

State won’t build new ramps on Deegan

State won’t build new ramps on Deegan

Government, Transportation November 24, 2009 at 12:16 pm 24 comments

Blueprint for Mott Haven’s future will take precedence over traffic plan Pummeled by public outcry against a plan to extend the off-ramps on the Major Deegan Expressway, the State Department of Transportation has abandoned the project. Much-needed repairs will be made to the aging roadway over Mott Haven, but theRead More

Mott Haven flunks Recycling 101

Mott Haven flunks Recycling 101

Environment, Government, Housing November 23, 2009 at 9:58 am 1 comment

Housing Authority facilities make recycling difficult Glass, metals, apple cores: It’s all the same to Mott Haven residents, according to a report published in the Daily News on Oct. 4. Citing confusion and lack of space for recycling, the report, based on Sanitation Department figures, pegs the recycling rate forRead More

Veterans fight new battles at home

Veterans fight new battles at home

Education, Government November 14, 2009 at 5:02 pm 4 comments

At Hostos Community College in Mott Haven, a club for veterans founded by a Melrose resident eases the transition to civilian life.

Mott Haven residents denounce plan for Deegan

Mott Haven residents denounce plan for Deegan

Environment, Government, Transportation November 10, 2009 at 2:48 pm 7 comments

Longer highway ramps could scuttle city’s plan for the waterfront Plans to rehabilitate the Major Deegan Expressway would destroy Mott Haven’s hopes for a brighter future, residents and public officials told a hearing on Nov. 9 to consider the state Department of Transportation’s proposal. Community voices rang out in oppositionRead More

Blast from Mott Haven’s past recalls an artistic keystone

Blast from Mott Haven’s past recalls an artistic keystone

Art November 5, 2009 at 8:26 am 4 comments

For a brief time Fashion Moda is reborn, uniting generations Hundreds of people pass by Third Avenue and 147th Street each day without a second glance at the storefronts that house a nail salon, a hair braiding salon and, hidden from the street, a training school for security guards. There’sRead More

African Muslims sink roots in Mott Haven

African Muslims sink roots in Mott Haven

Immigration, Religion November 4, 2009 at 10:59 pm 0 comments

“This is us: we work in car washes, factories, and drive taxis,” said Degumeh Sillah, 60, an African art dealer. A Bronx resident since 1972, Sillah expressed pride at the religious transformation of the area. “The mosque on 166th Street,” he said, “that’s a former nightclub.”