Recent Posts

In the News, Sept 7-Sept 17

Politics September 12, 2010 at 2:49 pm 0 comments

A number of non-profits around the city are trying to make sure Bridges Juvenile Justice Center—otherwise known as Spofford—will not be turned back into a jail after it is decommissioned this fall. The Correctional Association and the Children’s Defense Fund will help organize a meeting of community members at theRead More

In the news, Aug. 29-Sept. 5

Politics September 1, 2010 at 10:01 am 0 comments

Mott Haven’s Mychal Johnsonand Hunts Point’s Tanya Fields and will be among the panelists discussing reporting on last spring’s international conference on climate change at the People’s Council on Climate Justice on Sept. 18. Both attended the conference in Bolivia. The discussion at the Brecht Forum, 451 West Street, betweenRead More

In the news, August 22-28

Education, News, Police, Religion August 23, 2010 at 7:39 pm 0 comments

A gathering of evangelical Hispanic Christians in St. Mary’s Park on Labor Day will bring thousands of the faithful to Mott Haven, its organizers say. They will celebrate the 80th birthday of Rev. Yiye Avila and the 50th year of his ministry, according to state Sen. Ruben Diaz Sr., oneRead More

In the news, August 15-21

In the news, August 15-21

Education August 17, 2010 at 10:44 am 0 comments

St.Luke’s School on E. 139th St. near the corner of Cypress Ave will be celebrating its 100th year Anniversary on October 2nd. Alumni from around the country will be attending, to participate in school tours, along with a mass and evening event at Eastwood Manor. Those interested in attending areRead More

Mott Haven immigration festival mixes culture and politics

Mott Haven immigration festival mixes culture and politics

Politics August 11, 2010 at 11:43 am 0 comments

Immigrants and U.S. citizens filled Brook Park on July 24, defying record heat to celebrate Latin American heritage and to voice their anger over Arizona’s controversial law aimed at finding and punishing undocumented immigrants. At the second annual Festival of Immigrants in the South Bronx’s biggest community garden between 140thRead More

Debate over future of Sheridan rages on

Debate over future of Sheridan rages on

Politics August 11, 2010 at 11:38 am 0 comments

While advocates in Hunts Point continue to battle to get the Sheridan Expressway torn down, a Mott Haven-based community organization is warning that traffic will pile up on the Major Deegan Expressway if the 1.3–mile-long highway connecting the Cross Bronx and the Bruckner expressways is demolished.

Mott Haven mural depicts immigrants’ dream

Mott Haven mural depicts immigrants’ dream

Art, Immigration August 10, 2010 at 7:19 am 1 comment

Residents helped create public art Last summer, a colorful mural titled “Y yo ya estaba! I was already here!” took shape on the parking lot wall of Iglesia Evangélica Española, the Bronx Spanish Evangelical Church on the block of East 156th Street between Tinton and Union avenues. Artist Virginia AyressRead More

Mott Haven ministry has four-legged helper

Mott Haven ministry has four-legged helper

Education, Religion August 9, 2010 at 10:30 am 0 comments

A yellow Labrador helps teach children in an after-school program One Saturday five years ago 28-year-old Andrew Mann drove his budget truck from Poplar Bluff, Missouri to Mott Haven. Ever since, the young minister has been overseeing the day-to-day activities at Graffiti “2” Ministries on Brook Avenue and East 141stRead More