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Mott Haven art tour attracts the curious

Mott Haven art tour attracts the curious

Art January 20, 2010 at 11:26 am 0 comments

Tourists brave cold to find cutting edge work Barry Kostrinsky paused near the place where the bond trader Sherman McCoy took a wrong turn to the Bronx and disaster in Bonfire of the Vanities, the Tom Wolfe novel that cemented the South Bronx’s reputation as a terrifying place. Some peopleRead More

Why is Mott Haven library a dump site, neighbors ask

Why is Mott Haven library a dump site, neighbors ask

Environment December 16, 2009 at 10:57 pm 1 comment

“There’s no reason why there should be a dumpster here,” said artist Linda Cunningham, who lives two buildings down from the library. “This is a residential area.”

Will old Bronx courthouse find new life?

Will old Bronx courthouse find new life?

Business December 10, 2009 at 2:28 pm 3 comments

The building’s owner seeks a tenant, ready to rent part of it to a health club if more grandiose ideas for the entire building don’t come to fruition soon.

In Melrose, class learns healthy eating one recipe at a time

In Melrose, class learns healthy eating one recipe at a time

Health December 8, 2009 at 6:56 pm 3 comments

The South Bronx Food Cooperative hosts the cooking class across the street from its store. Everyone from the mainly low-income community is welcome at the classes to learn how to prepare vegetables available at the co-op using easy, yet creative recipes.

Windmills and sun power Melrose buildings

Windmills and sun power Melrose buildings

Environment, Health, Housing December 7, 2009 at 4:30 pm 2 comments

The Eltona is the first affordable housing development in New York City to qualify for the highest rating a green building can get, called LEED Platinum. The Bronx itself is home to 86 percent of the LEED certified-for-home units in the state.

Thousands of Mott Haven families face eviction

Thousands of Mott Haven families face eviction

Housing December 7, 2009 at 4:13 pm 0 comments

The Homeless Help program helps those facing eviction in Mott Haven and Melrose navigate this stressful situation.

Melrose friary campaigns against pre-marital sex

Melrose friary campaigns against pre-marital sex

Religion December 7, 2009 at 1:52 pm 1 comment

The Corazón Puro (Pure Heart) program encourages abstinence to reduce teen pregnancy

Mexican children find place to learn in Mott Haven

Mexican children find place to learn in Mott Haven

Education, Immigration December 7, 2009 at 11:35 am 4 comments

Mexicans are the fastest-growing immigrant group in New York City, and many parents who speak only Spanish face the same dilemma of how to help their children succeed in English-speaking classrooms.