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Rep. Jose E. Serrano, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and City Councilman Rafael Salamanca on the steps of the State Supreme Court building on the Grand Concourse on Jan. 26. Photo: Joe Hirsch

Elected officials rail against Trump threat to cut funding

Immigration, Politics January 28, 2017 at 2:38 pm 0 comments

Elected officials say they will protect New Yorkers’ interests if Donald Trump tries to cut off funding to the Big Apple because of its status as a sanctuary city, as the president has threatened to do.

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Renderings Courtesy of the Development Team/Dattner Architects

Nearly 250 apartments slated on site of P.S. 31

Environment, Housing April 29, 2016 at 3:06 pm 1 comment

The site of a one-time architectural marvel at 425 Grand Concourse is about to become instead the site of some of the most energy-efficient housing in the city, Bronx and city officials announced yesterday.

By Muri Assunção William Troncoso shows the fresh fruit fridge at Makey Deli.

Bodegas adapt to healthier diets

Economy, Health January 10, 2016 at 10:01 pm 0 comments

The Healthy Bodega Initiative, launched by a coalition of community-based organizations, aims to educate South Bronx residents about healthier food choices.

Police from the 40th Precinct collect evidence near 138 St. following a Jan. 9 fracas.

Cop, suspect shot in Mott Haven melee

Police January 9, 2016 at 7:42 pm 0 comments

An after-hours altercation that spilled onto the streets from a Port Morris social club led to the wounding of an officer and six men involved in the fight on Jan. 9.

From the editor: Erasing history

From the editor: Erasing history

Housing, News November 10, 2015 at 8:13 am 1 comment

Names have meaning. Erasing our neighborhood’s names erases from memory the courage of those who endured, those who rebuilt and those who strive today to raise their families and improve their lot in the South Bronx.

A new billboard in Port Morris dubs the neighborhood the Piano District.

Developers’ Halloween bash enrages Bronxites

Economy, Housing November 3, 2015 at 10:09 am 9 comments

First, developers posted a billboard pronouncing Port Morris the Piano District, without community consultation. Then they threw a Halloween party featuring Naomi Campbell, Carmelo Anthony and other media darlings, provoking cries of “Enough already,” from artists and residents.

Anxiety rises over waterfront redevelopment

Anxiety rises over waterfront redevelopment

Housing, Jobs September 22, 2015 at 9:49 am 3 comments

Residents sounded off on plans to redevelop the Special Harlem River Waterfront District, demanding more information about how many jobs and affordable housing units the proposal would generate for the neighborhood.

Anxiety rises over Legionnaires’ outbreak

Anxiety rises over Legionnaires’ outbreak

Health August 4, 2015 at 2:41 pm 0 comments

Bronxites had a chance to sound off over concerns about Legionnaires’ disease at a Town Hall on Aug. 3. The borough president and the mayor both say legislative changes are on the way to clean suspect HVAC cooling towers.