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A new Mott Haven restaurant sets mouths to watering for a Latino specialty. Photo by Barbara Prempeh

Restaurateur looks to make empanadas fashionable

Uncategorized October 31, 2018 at 9:49 pm 0 comments

With fast-moving hands and précise movements, Jason Alicea can be found chopping onions with a hint of cabbage and carrots for the “BX Slaw Empanada,” one of about 40 recipes on the menu of his new Mott Haven eatery Empanology.

Photo by Emma Davis

Pumpkin festival held at long-awaited Roberto Clemente Plaza

Uncategorized October 31, 2018 at 9:10 pm 0 comments

A pumpkin festival was held at long-delayed Roberto Clemente Plaza in The Hub. And while some are delighted that the plaza is finally open following more than a decade of delays, some important projects are still unfinished.

Photo by Emma Davis

Rats run wild in NYCHA complexes

Health, Housing October 26, 2018 at 10:32 am 0 comments

Rats aren’t unique to local public housing complexes, but they’re one of the many signs of disrepair at area NYCHA developments.

Photo by Sean Sanders.

Melrose protesters demand solutions for opioid epidemic

Police October 16, 2018 at 4:30 pm 0 comments

The rally comes days after the attempted rape of a 82-year-old woman in front of her home.

Students and union members holding signs and chanting between speakers. Photo by Shahar Golan

Immigrant groups fight Trump administration for an accurate census

Immigration October 16, 2018 at 2:29 pm 0 comments

Amidst the latest legal developments surrounding the Trump Administration’s attempt to add a citizenship question to the US Census, New York Counts 2020 and partner organizations gathered outside City Hall on October 11 to oppose the addition and to highlight the importance of an accurate count.  Some 80 organizations includingRead More

Three bulldogs look out at the neighbors from "Mutt Haven," a new dog park near the Port Morris waterfront. (c) Emma Davis

Every dog has its day in ‘Mutt Haven’

Parks October 10, 2018 at 9:11 pm 0 comments

Mutt Haven’s tree-lined enclosure has benches, a hose, and a red fire hydrant and is open seven days a week. 

Brook Park hosts annual feast

Brook Park hosts annual feast

Parks October 10, 2018 at 8:41 pm 0 comments

The stew or “sancocho,” is a typically Caribbean delicacy, but the Brook Park reworking of the traditional dish had a distinctly Dominican flavor to it, with the auyama taking center stage.

Photo: Phonz L. Reyes

Horizon correction officers say they lack resources for dangerous new inmates

Police October 10, 2018 at 4:23 pm 0 comments

Brawl between detainees leads to 20 injuries to officers Advocates for correction officers were joined are demanding that the city rethink its decision to move dangerous young offenders from Rikers Island into the Horizon Juvenile Center. At an Oct. 3 press conference in front of the Melrose-based detention center, theRead More