Post Tagged with: "South Bronx"

Nancy Román and her son Jacob. New plans to build housing in South Bronx. Bergen Avenue, between East 152nd and 153rd Streets, where the 99,000-square-foot complex will be erected. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Bronx Residents Applaud Affordable Housing Construction

Bronx, Housing September 16, 2016 at 4:24 pm

Bronx residents are pleased that the City Council approved the La Central development, which will create 992 new apartments on a vacant lot in the Melrose area, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Ghanaians take part in a traditional Durbar procession. (Photo by Samali Bikangaga via Mott Haven Herald)

Ghanaian Festival in the South Bronx

African, Bronx, Culture August 18, 2016 at 2:01 pm

The 7th annual Afro Cultural Parade and Festival in Crotona Park was held in the South Bronx where a large Ghanaian community resides, reports Mott Haven Herald.

A patron views footage on a screen at the New Documents exhibit at the Bronx Documentary Center. (Photo By Samali Bikangaga via Mott Haven Herald)

Citizen Journalism on Exhibit in the South Bronx

Bronx, Criminal Justice August 11, 2016 at 11:10 am

“New Documents,” on display at the Bronx Documentary Center, features photos and videos from around the world captured by eyewitnesses to expose injustice, reports Mott Haven Herald.

Eduardo Cruz, 35, said he won’t sell his house because he’s keeping it for his children. (Photo by Annie Nova via Mott Haven Herald)

Is the South Bronx the ‘Upcoming Bushwick’?

Bronx, Housing August 9, 2016 at 1:16 pm

Homeowners in Mott Haven, Port Morris, and Melrose are being inundated with calls from realtors offering to buy them out, reports Mott Haven Herald in a story that examines the rising property values in the South Bronx and how the situation affects tenants.

A bird's eye view of the property under consideration for redevelopment.
(Image courtesy New York City Economic Development Corporation, via Norwood News)

Riverfront Development for South Bronx?

Bronx, Business, Real Estate July 14, 2016 at 2:48 pm

The New York City Economic Development Corporation has released an RFEI, request for expressions of interest, for the development of a 158,000-square-foot site along the Harlem River in the South Bronx, reports Norwood News.

Dean Tuvia Tatik (Photo by Martyna Starosta via The Jewish Daily Forward)

An Orthodox Jewish Dean in the South Bronx

Bronx, Education, Jewish September 9, 2015 at 5:17 pm

At Jordan L. Mott Middle School in the South Bronx, Tuvia Tatik is at the helm of disciplinary matters, a position the Chabad Hasid didn’t always envision, finds The Jewish Daily Forward.

Members of the grassroots community education and advocacy group Take Back the Bronx. ({ho

A ‘Radical Social Center’ for the Bronx

Bronx, Social Services, Youth August 6, 2015 at 10:37 am

The grass-roots group Take Back the Bronx will set down roots on Prospect Avenue with what is being dubbed the “first radical social center” in the Bronx, reports The Hunts Point Express.

(Photo via Mott Haven Herald)

Hotel Biz Booming in South Bronx

Bronx, Business June 25, 2015 at 5:14 pm

New hotels are opening in the South Bronx, offering tourists a glimpse of a borough they rarely visit, reports Mott Haven Herald.

Families rallying for cleaner and safer Mott Haven streets on April 18. (Photo by Patrick Donachie via Mott Haven Herald)

Walking for Change in Mott Haven

Bronx April 23, 2015 at 5:12 pm

Parents and children walked through Mott Haven on April 18, advocating for safer and cleaner streets, reports Mott Haven Herald.

Bronx Lighthouse Charter School, one of the schools included in The Hunts Point Express' analysis of local school statistics. (Photo by gmpicket, Creative Commons license)

More Charter Schools in the South Bronx?

Bronx, Education April 20, 2015 at 5:24 pm

Local officials and parents want more charter schools but an analysis by The Hunts Point Express finds that despite the success of some local charters, most, like the area’s public schools, perform below city averages.

‘Nueva York’:  From Colombian artist Carlos Jacanamijoy to a South Bronx Worker Co-op

‘Nueva York’: From Colombian artist Carlos Jacanamijoy to a South Bronx Worker Co-op

Culture, Immigration, Labor, Latino, New York, Video April 9, 2015 at 4:56 pm

In the April 9 episode of CUNY TV’s “Nueva York”: Meet two college students who are part of the DACA program, a Colombian painter with connections to the indigenous Inga people, and members of a worker co-op for the environment in the South Bronx.

South Bronx – the Next Frontier for Tech Startups?

South Bronx – the Next Frontier for Tech Startups?

Bronx, Culture, Housing, Manhattan, Technology, Video, Women March 23, 2015 at 11:35 am

This week’s “Independent Sources”: Tech startups head to Port Morris and hire locals; yoga as therapy for survivors of domestic violence and sexual abuse; and an East Harlem school building turned affordable housing unit for low-income artists.

Kellie Terry, executive director at The Point CDC, speaks at a forum at Hostos Community College on March 18, about the need for environmentally-friendly businesses. (Photo by Annamarya Scaccia via The Hunts Point Express)

Ensuring Eco-Friendly Biz in South Bronx

Bronx, Business, Environment, Health March 20, 2015 at 5:31 pm

Community activists want the city to require environmental impact statements from businesses located in the South Bronx, The Hunts Point Express reports.

Worrying About FreshDirect in the Bronx

Worrying About FreshDirect in the Bronx

Bronx, Environment, Featured Posts, Video March 5, 2015 at 1:36 pm

In this video a mother and daughter in the South Bronx, both of whom suffer from asthma, consider the consequences of FreshDirect’s move into the neighborhood.

Rev. Danilo LaChapel (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Hispanic Church Spearheads Social Change in the Bronx

Bronx, Latino, Religion, Social Services February 18, 2015 at 11:35 am

The Spanish Evangelical Church in the Bronx offers food and preaches social justice to an impoverished community, El Diario reports.