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South Bronx HS pitcher Justin Almonte. Photo: Josh Eisenberg

Phoenix on brink of undefeated season

Parks May 15, 2017 at 10:19 am 0 comments

For the Phoenix of South Bronx High School, the pressure was officially on. To keep their undefeated 12-0 season going, they’d have to score in the last rays of spring light.

Residents Weigh In On $30 Million St. Mary’s Park Improvements

Residents Weigh In On $30 Million St. Mary’s Park Improvements

Parks December 3, 2016 at 3:17 pm 0 comments

Well over a hundred residents packed into Betances Community Center on Nov. 29 to weigh in on how to spend $30 million in promised capital funding from the city to upgrade St. Mary’s Park.

Developer presents ambitious plan on former school site

Developer presents ambitious plan on former school site

Housing, Parks November 17, 2016 at 9:50 am 16 comments

Developers and city housing officials unveiled a plan for 289 units of housing and a health center in place of the former PS 31 on the Grand Concourse, but Community Board 1 urged them to go back to the drawing board.

Green Worker Cooperatives celebrates Sancochazo

Green Worker Cooperatives celebrates Sancochazo

Culture, Parks October 10, 2016 at 12:34 am 0 comments

The summer heat broke just in time for The Big Bronx Sancochazo at Brook Park on Sept. 24. GreenWorker Cooperatives sponsored the Saturday program to inform residents about their organization and their ideals, and to stir up interest among locals. The South Bronx-based group helps promote and create worker-owned local businessesRead More

St. Mary’s Park to get major upgrades, mayor announces

St. Mary’s Park to get major upgrades, mayor announces

Parks August 19, 2016 at 9:01 am 0 comments

The parks department selected parks that have received insufficient funding in the past and that are located in densely populated areas.

Mayor announces new youth initiative at Mill Brook

Mayor announces new youth initiative at Mill Brook

Housing, Parks July 13, 2016 at 11:03 am 0 comments

Mayor Bill de Blasio visited the Mill Brook Houses in Port Morris on Tuesday to announce the launch of a new initiative to create 50 new soccer fields for young people across the five boroughs over the next five years.

Port Morris waterfront facelift begins

Port Morris waterfront facelift begins

Parks July 9, 2016 at 7:06 pm 1 comment

Elected officials on Friday announced $2 million will be allocated to creation of green space along the Harlem River in Port Morris.

Out of state volunteers help create Mott Haven garden

Out of state volunteers help create Mott Haven garden

Parks June 30, 2016 at 2:50 pm 0 comments

Some 30 cyclists rode down to Mott Haven from the coast of Maine earlier this week, the latest in a wave of activists from all over coming to rescue a formerly abandoned lot that has been repurposed as an urban oasis. Bike & Build, a Philadelphia-based nonprofit, organizes trips aroundRead More