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Mott Haven immigrants tend their roots

Mott Haven immigrants tend their roots

Immigration October 18, 2009 at 2:16 pm 2 comments

Proud of their heritage, Garifunas keep their culture alive Casa Yurumein is a house that looks like a home. The walls of its living room are covered with friendly family pictures. But though the people in the sepia photos bear a family resemblance, they are not mothers and fathers, auntsRead More

Mott Haven school building crumbles

Mott Haven school building crumbles

Education, Government October 17, 2009 at 7:33 am 20 comments

‘Castle on Concourse’ languishes in neighborhood poised for growth By Maria Clark [email protected] The passage of time has not been kind to the former school building nicknamed the “Castle on the Concourse.” Entire sections of the roof have collapsed. Plastic tarps cover the holes. Rotted wooden planks shield the windowsRead More

Mott Haven’s pioneer of gentrification makes no apologies

Mott Haven’s pioneer of gentrification makes no apologies

Business October 16, 2009 at 3:19 pm 0 comments

Bruckner Bar and Grill lures artists and the coat and tie crowd By Lindsay Lazarski [email protected] When people compare Mott Haven to Williamsburg or call it “SoBro” or otherwise tab it as the next up-and coming-place to live, they almost always follow by mentioning the bars where artist and yuppiesRead More

New mall threatens Mott Haven businesses

New mall threatens Mott Haven businesses

Jobs October 12, 2009 at 10:50 pm 0 comments

By Jeanmarie Evelly [email protected] Third Avenue and 149th street would be the heart of many cities’ downtown. Shoppers crowd its sidewalks. But many storeowners are worried that the Hub—as the neighborhood is known because its four streets intersect to resemble the hub of a wheel—will not remain the retail heartRead More

Mott Haven merchants are singing the blues

Mott Haven merchants are singing the blues

Jobs October 12, 2009 at 10:52 am 2 comments

The recession is hurting business everywhere, but small businesses in Mott Haven have been especially hard hit.

Vigil held for shooting victim

Vigil held for shooting victim

Police October 4, 2009 at 10:26 am 0 comments

25 year-old Taisha Santiago was killed protecting her 9 year-old son as they were caught in crossfire in front of their home in Mott Haven on September 25. 25 year-old Jason Irizarry and 16 year-old Robert Vargas were arrested for firing the shots, one of which killed Santiago. The shootingRead More

Neighborhood voices: Urban farming NYC

Environment, Parks September 18, 2009 at 9:06 am 1 comment

Check out this video about the growing movement in the South Bronx and beyond! Featured in the video are The Point CDC, Bissel Gardens, Friends of Brook Park, Part of the Solution, Brotherhood / Sister Sol, slides courtesy of the Majora Carter Group, Bascom Catering, and more!

Bronx River Alliance to honor Herald editor

Bronx River Alliance to honor Herald editor

Environment August 27, 2009 at 5:26 am 0 comments

The Bronx River Alliance will honor the editor of the Mott Haven Herald at its annual benefit at Hunts Point Riverside Park on Thursday, Sept. 24. The award will recognize Bernard L. Stein’s work as a journalist and teacher at the Herald and its sister newspaper The Hunts Point Express,Read More