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Bronx activists look at Community Land Trusts as a way to create more greenspace

As huge waterfront projects are being built around the South Bronx by private entities, community organizers and advocates are starting...

Activistas traen sus ideales desde Puerto Rico al Bronx

Un domingo de marzo por la tarde, después de una tormenta de nieve, una figura solitaria con pantalones de deporte,...

How New Yorkers Cut Out of Unemployment and Stimulus Checks Can Tap $2.1B Fund

This article was originally published on Apr 8 at 5:44pm EDT by THE CITY Some 300,000 undocumented New Yorkers are...

More students likely to resume in-person learning with new opt-in period

South Bronx families and students across the city have an opportunity this week to opt back into in-person learning, thanks...

Garden activists bring ideals from Puerto Rico to Melrose

On a Sunday afternoon in March after a snowstorm, a lone figure in sweatpants, a fanny pack and a knitted...

NYPD addresses Mott Haven public safety concerns

Community Board 1 finally got the public meeting it has been urging the City for since early last year: a...

The Bronx Night Market returns to Fordham Plaza, but it’s rooted in Mott Haven

On April 3, Bronxites and New Yorkers from all over will head to Fordham Plaza as the Bronx Night Market...

Bronx Terminal Market’s pop-up pantry going on one year of service

On a muggy Friday morning in March, dozens of people lined up outside of the Bronx Terminal Market awaiting their...

New age group eligible for the vaccine as city sees rising COVID-19 positivity rate

New York residents ages 50 and older are now able to be vaccinated. The expansion of eligibility, which started Tuesday,...

A year into remote learning, South Bronx students still don’t have equitable access to devices, internet but the community won’t stop fighting for these students

Hunts Point Community Partnership Director Shamekia Gordon distributes Chromebooks to a community student as part of Covid Relief efforts. Photo:...

New source of funding available to Bronx nonprofit organizations

The Citi Foundation has launched a $25 million fund to support nonprofit organizations providing direct technical assistance to small businesses...

How will South Bronx residents benefit from the $1.9 trillion federal relief package?

Stimulus Checks – Stimulus checks of $1,400 will be sent directly to qualifying Bronx residents or into any direct deposit...

As trash builds up in Melrose, Salamanca Jr. addresses illegal dumping

In the section of Melrose where Roy Ben-Moshe lives, trash is piling up. He has taken to Twitter to report...

Small businesses surrounding Yankee Stadium gear up after long off-season

With the Yankees in spring training in Florida, Bronx businesses surrounding Yankee Stadium are eagerly anticipating the start of the...

Taking Back Space: Capping the Cross Bronx Expressway

By the time Justin Sanchez was seven years old, he learned how to administer albuterol to his three-year-old sister to...

Bronx NYCHA improvements haven’t sold other public housing residents on RAD and Blueprint

The Betances Houses in Mott Haven recently got a major facelift -- new appliances, bathrooms, windows, security cameras and mold...

The eviction moratorium pause ends Feb. 26. Here’s what you need to do

This article was originally published on Feb 24 at 12:25pm EST by THE CITY Ben Fractenberg/THE CITY When the state...

Teaching more than just baseball at the New York Sluggers Academy

With the commencement of spring training, the two words that baseball enthusiasts want to hear are “play ball.” And with...

Smaller Bronx businesses get local financial support

As the COVID-19 virus spread throughout New York City and restaurants were forced to rely solely on takeout and deliveries,...

Two mass vaccination hubs to open 24 hours

One-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine now available With new supplies of COVID vaccines pouring into NYC this week, Yankee Stadium...

Op ed: The future of NYCHA is not the Blueprint for Change

Growing up in Mill Brook Houses, I used to go downstairs at about 8 a.m. on Saturdays to play basketball...

Workers demand more protection from Bronx homeless shelter network

On the anniversary of the first confirmed Covid-19 case in New York, the 32BJ SEIU union and security officers for...

COVID-19 scams: Here’s what Bronxites need to know

As New York City ramps up efforts to get more people vaccinated from the COVID-19 pandemic, officials are warning about...

Bronx Executive Superintendent Meisha Porter to become City Schools Chancellor 

Bronx Executive Superintendent Meisha Porter will become the new chancellor for New York City schools in March, replacing Richard Carranza,...

Six Bronx Junior Photo League students recognized for artistic work

Six Bronx Junior Photo League students who submitted work to the 2021 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards received regional recognition...

More than food: Period supplies arrive at local community fridges

As a young mom, Chantal Alison-Konteh had a village of people around her to assist with all aspects of parenthood....

‘I think we’re live,’ Septimo hosts first virtual town hall

Amanda Septimo, the new state Assembly member who represents much of the South Bronx, wants to demystify politics for her...

Indoor dining returns in time for Valentine’s Day surge

Valentine’s Day is always a big night for restaurants, but two South Bronx eateries see this year’s celebration as something...

Mayoral hopeful Donovan talks reforms with criminal justice activists

Calls to defund the police, best approaches to gun violence and whether police should be in city schools headed the...

Faces of Mott Haven: Pro skater shares his passion with community

Ray Mendez grew up around the corner from the Mullaly Skate Park by Yankee Stadium, one of the oldest skate...

Compactor fire forces evacuations in Mitchel Houses Building #2

Residents of Mitchell Houses Building #2 in Mott Haven were evacuated around noon Monday after a fire from a trash...

New music series takes off, despite pandemic constraints

The Fox & King, Inc premieres their second episode of “B-Sides” If COVID-19 has taught Fernando Michael anything, it’s how...

Bronxites line up outside Yankee Stadium to strike out COVID

Friday was opening day for delivering vaccines to Bronx residents in the “house that Derek Jeter built.” But city officials...

Where to find the Covid vaccine

The Hunts Point Express and Mott Haven Herald heard enough confusion about COVID vaccination sites in the South Bronx that...

Grassroots group demands NYPD accountability for June 4 ‘kettling,’ assault on protesters

Some 50 protesters marched from 136th Street and Brook Avenue to the 40th Precinct station house on Alexander Avenue on...

NY attorney general sues NYPD for violence against Mott Haven protesters last summer

The New York State Attorney General's office has filed a lawsuit against the NYPD for making false arrests of peaceful...

Local restaurants will close for winter, then brave COVID-19 again in the spring

Junior Martinez closed indoor operations in his three South Bronx restaurants—Beatstro, Bricks and Hops and the Bronx Draft House—in mid-March...

FreshDirect sold to Dutch company

The sale of online grocer FreshDirect to a Dutch company has been cleared by federal antitrust authorities, closing a deal...

Birth workers provide essential services for local families   

As the pandemic continues to expose racial and socioeconomic disparities in health care, three Black Bronx-based birth workers decided to...

Dancer launches local ballet school

Jessica Epting was a gymnast as a child. After she mastered her tumbles, cartwheels and walkovers, her instructors told her...

City’s Department of Investigation issues scathing report on NYPD actions during Mott Haven, other city protests over killing of George Floyd

The city’s Department of Investigation has released a report slamming the NYPD for its heavy handed approach toward participants in...

Bronx Book Festival founder announces plans to crowdfund for new Bronx bookstore

Literary organization The Bronx is Reading recently announced its plans to begin crowdfunding in 2021 to open a bookstore. Book...

Struggles with NYPD, ICE will continue despite new president, says local group

Despite the relief many South Bronxites are feeling after President-elect Joe Biden’s victory, a local group believes defunding the police...

Two South Bronx power plants face elimination

Environmental justice coalition successfully pressures New York Power Authority to  phase out 'peaker' plants When the New York Power Authority...

Bronx Community Board 1: COVID vaccines to the rescue

South Bronx residents should expect access to Pfizer’s free COVID-19 vaccine by mid- or late-spring 2021, according to Bronx Community...

NYCHA’s Blueprint for Change gets no love at public hearing

NYCHA CEO  gets razzed over Blueprint for Change Residents, politicians and union workers responded angrily to the New York City...

Educator starts South Bronx aid group

A previous Teach for America fellow, Ariadna Phillips has been an educator in the Bronx for several years. In March,...

Community Fridge food programs offer one small solution for major hunger problem

Daniel Zauderer, 31, a 6th grade humanities teacher at the American Dream School, spent most of a recent evening trying...

Virtual book talk brings feel of a poetry slam

At a recent virtual book talk held over Zoom, Colombian-American poet Carlos Andrés Gómez called his debut full-length book of...

Candidate for borough president hopes Biden ‘will be a better friend to New York’ than Trump

Assemblywoman Nathalia Fernandez wants to see a healthier and safer Bronx under a Joe Biden presidency. She hopes that the...