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Mott Haven’s money isn’t in banks

Mott Haven’s money isn’t in banks

Government April 15, 2010 at 1:06 pm 0 comments

City launches “Safe Start” account to help underbanked New Yorkers On a recent Saturday afternoon, Leo Lendy, a 21-year-old Mott Haven resident, walked out of the Pay-O-Matic on 149th Street and Morris Avenue clutching a wad of cash. As an employee at the Hunts Point Fish market, Lendy typically getsRead More

South Bronx Action Group says "We’re still here"

South Bronx Action Group says "We’re still here"

Government, Housing, Immigration, Politics April 15, 2010 at 12:12 pm 2 comments

For 40 years the South Bronx Action group helped tenants who lived in Mott Haven, Melrose and Port Morris. Then in February, the organization lost its home. Forced by cuts to its funding from the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development to leave the offices on East 149th Street where its staff had counseled tenants on housing and citizenship issues, South Bronx Action did what many individuals do—it moved in with a relative. It now shares quarters with Nos Quedamos on Melrose Avenue and East 156th Street, bringing together two social service agencies of long standing.

Mott Haven’s oasis of fitness

Mott Haven’s oasis of fitness

Parks April 15, 2010 at 11:17 am 1 comment

St. Mary’s Recreation Center serves thousands By 3 a.m. on a freezing January 30, two dozen people had already lined up outside St. Mary’s Recreation Center to be sure they got one of the 100 available slots for the center’s free swimming program. Some brought pots of coffee. Some wrappedRead More

Educational non-profit helps women succeed

Educational non-profit helps women succeed

Education April 15, 2010 at 10:11 am 0 comments

Mott Haven GED program gets results There is a working elevator at Immaculate Conception School on East 151st Street. But none of the women going up to Grace Outreach are allowed to use it. Instead, to get to the program on the fifth floor that prepares them for the GEDRead More

‘Scholars’ find haven in Mott Haven

Education April 15, 2010 at 7:50 am 0 comments

Foster children thrive at Haven Academy When the “scholars” of Mott Haven Academy returned to school after a recent week-long midwinter break, they weren’t frowning or complaining about their lost freedom. Judging by the energy with which they attacked the 78 steps to the third floor of the PS 43Read More

Students keep learning after school

Students keep learning after school

Education April 12, 2010 at 11:16 am 0 comments

Shh! don’t tell the kids at PS 18 that as they dance, play games and put on plays, they’re getting an education John Acham, a fourth-grader at PS 18 on Morris Avenue sat in the second row of the school auditorium, in a worn, wooden seat, and stared at theRead More

Group hopes park will go to the dogs

Group hopes park will go to the dogs

Parks April 11, 2010 at 7:32 am 0 comments

If a group of Mott Haven dog owners can raise $5,000 there will be a dog run in St. Mary’s Park this summer. The South Bronx Dog Owners Group will hold a fund-raiser on May 16 at the Bruckner Bar & Grill in an effort not only to raise money,Read More

Housing rises on reclaimed land in Melrose

Housing rises on reclaimed land in Melrose

Environment, Government, Housing April 8, 2010 at 12:08 pm 0 comments

Contaminated vacant lots are cleaned up An eight-story apartment building rising on the Northeast corner of East 158th Street and Third Avenue will complete the transformation of the intersection. Dubbed La Terraza, the building will join two more apartment buildings developed by the Melrose-based non-profit Nos Quedamos in the lastRead More