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As pact with city expires,  gardeners worry

As pact with city expires, gardeners worry

Government, News, Parks August 4, 2010 at 1:29 pm 2 comments

City officials insist community gardens have nothing to fear Eight years ago, the city, the state and the creators of 500 community gardens on city-owned land reached an agreement that ended a long battle that began when the Giuliani administration sought to auction the garden lots to developers. Now, thatRead More

Community gardens brace for new rules

Community gardens brace for new rules

Environment, Government, News August 4, 2010 at 12:00 am 1 comment

Mott Haven and Melrose gardeners say they preserve rare green space Mott Haven and Melrose are home to about two-dozen community gardens, lovingly tended green spaces tended by residents, who plant and harvest food and flowers, play music, exercise or simply kick back under stately shade trees. With names likeRead More

In the news, August 1-7

Art, Education, News, Police August 1, 2010 at 5:49 pm 0 comments

The work of the renowned architect C.B.J. Snyder, best known for his work on public schools, will be discussed by researcher Jean Arrington. The free lecture is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, August 18 at p.m. at the Mott Haven Library, 321 E. 140th St. off Alexander Ave, andRead More

In the news, July 26-August 1

In the news, July 26-August 1

Art, Business, Immigration, News, Parks, Police, Politics July 26, 2010 at 11:46 am 0 comments

Beginning a string of three homicides in seven days, 18-year-old Troynisha Harris was killed by a man who jumped from a Lincoln Town Car and plunged a knife into her neck on July 24. Harris and a friend were sitting on a stoop on 166th Street at 3:30 a.m. whenRead More

In the news, July 12-18

Business, Government July 12, 2010 at 7:06 am 0 comments

A new initiative hopes to bring the Bronx into the Internet age, providing high speed Internet access to 400,000 households in the borough. The Bronx lags the other boroughs in broadband access to the web, and poor neighborhoods lag wealthier ones. Only 58 percent of Bronx residents have a computerRead More

In the news, July 6-11

News, Police July 7, 2010 at 12:25 pm 0 comments

The farmer’s market at La Finca del Sur will open this Saturday, July 10, from 10-1. The mid-summer Farm Fest is July 31. Nineteen-year-old Mavon Chapman was gunned down on 149th Street and Morris Avenue and died of his head wound before he could be treated at Lincoln Hospital aRead More

In the news, June 28-July 4

In the news, June 28-July 4

News, Police June 28, 2010 at 8:13 pm 2 comments

A baby hawk fell from the family nest on an air conditioner in the Hub. Mott Haven resident Lee Rivera called in Friends of Brook Park, which rescued the bird. It will be rehabilitated and released into the wild. Is a large, suburban-style supermarket in Mott Haven’s future? The cityRead More

In the news, June 21-28

Environment, News, Police, Politics June 21, 2010 at 8:53 am 1 comment

A Book Fair on the sidewalk in front of the Bronx Museum on the Grand Concourse at 165th Street this weekend has been organized to call attention to the absence of bookstores in the Bronx. The fair, on Sunday, June 27, from noon-5 p.m., will feature books, magazines and comics,Read More