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Governor announces $10 million infusion for South Bronx

Governor announces $10 million infusion for South Bronx

Economy, Politics July 4, 2018 at 2:25 pm 0 comments

The governor was at Boricua College on July 3 to announce $10 million in state investment for parts of the South Bronx.

Exhibit explores Bronx women photographers’ perspectives 

Exhibit explores Bronx women photographers’ perspectives 

Art July 2, 2018 at 8:09 am 0 comments

A new exhibit at the Longwood Art Gallery at Hostos trains its lens on motherhood, sexuality, immigration and race through the eyes of seven Bronx women of color. 

dreamBronx’s middle school program invests in students’ futures

dreamBronx’s middle school program invests in students’ futures

Education July 2, 2018 at 8:01 am 0 comments

The faith-based A House on Beekman program serves families that live between East 138 and 143 streets.

Revitalized community garden opens on College Ave.

Revitalized community garden opens on College Ave.

Parks June 25, 2018 at 6:09 pm 0 comments

A small, rectangular lot on College Avenue that until two years ago sat vacant in the shadow of tall buildings is now on its way to becoming an oasis, thanks to the efforts of neighborhood volunteers and a citywide nonprofit. 

Proposed national gun policy could pose a threat to New Yorkers

Police June 24, 2018 at 12:39 pm 0 comments

Local initiatives to combat gun violence in New York City may not be enough to undo the harm that could be done if a policy proposal being pushed by the National Rifle Association to legalize carrying concealed firearms across state lines passes. That was the takeaway at a June 7Read More

NYCHA resident fights for community garden

NYCHA resident fights for community garden

Housing June 24, 2018 at 12:00 pm 0 comments

The goal is to convert the former garden space in the center of the Mill Brook Houses complex into an active community garden with produce, flowers, a seating area and educational programs.   

Photo by Juan B. G

Bronxites push back against proposed rent hikes

Housing June 21, 2018 at 3:20 pm 0 comments

The NYC Rent Guidelines Board is considering an increase of 0.75% and 2.75% for one-year lease renewals, and 1.75% to 3.75% for two-year renewals. Tenants packed a public hearing at Hostos Community College on June 11 to tell the nine-member board that that those hikes are too high, and they may not be able to pay them.

Preserving the past through storytelling

Preserving the past through storytelling

Culture June 19, 2018 at 9:53 pm 0 comments

An oral history project was showcased at Brook Park last Thursday, to help collect stories from a rapidly-changing neighborhood before they are lost.