Post Tagged with: "South Bronx"

Problem solving at #SocialGoodHacks in the South Bronx (Photo by Roxanne Scott for Voices of NY)

A Hackathon for Social Good in the Bronx

Bronx, Featured Posts, Technology, Voices' Picks, Youth February 11, 2015 at 12:33 pm

On a recent Saturday in the South Bronx, youths gathered to participate in the 10-hour #SocialGoodHacks to address social problems with newly acquired technology skills.

At Casita Maria’s 80th anniversary celebration, alumni and percussionist Benny Bonilla receives his conga-shaped birthday cake. (Photo by Natalie Lally via Hunts Point Express)

Casita Maria Celebrates 80 Years

Bronx, Social Services, Youth February 3, 2015 at 12:59 pm

Casita Maria marked eight decades of providing kids in the South Bronx with art and educational programs, reports Hunts Point Express.

Miguel Sanchez, of Mass Ideation, brainstorms with intern Santiago Peralta (right) and employee David Echevarria on an animation project. (Photo by Pam Frederick via Hunts Point Express)

Tech Mentors Help Bronx Youth

Technology, Youth January 27, 2015 at 6:23 pm

Bronx start-up The Knowledge House pairs young adults with mentors in the tech industry who are from similar backgrounds, reports Hunts Point Express.

Chat Travieso and Yeju Choi's "Play Bronx" is one of eight proposed designs.

Marking the ‘South Bronx Culture Trail’

Bronx, Culture, History December 11, 2014 at 1:22 pm

Markers pointing out major historic and cultural spots in the South Bronx will dot the Culture Trail, reports The Hunts Point Express. And the public will help choose how those markers will be designed.

Artist Elizabeth Hamby works on a mural with a young resident at Betances Community Center on Oct. 17. (Photo courtesy of Casita Maria Center for Arts and Education, via Mott Haven Herald)

A Kinder, Gentler NYCHA?

Bronx, Housing October 23, 2014 at 4:39 pm

NYCHA officials are trying to make the city agency more approachable to public housing tenants, Mott Haven Herald reports.

South Bronx Marches for Climate Change

South Bronx Marches for Climate Change

Bronx, Environment, Featured Posts September 22, 2014 at 5:43 pm

Tired of being the “junk yard” of the city, residents say they want “green jobs.”

Juan Laporte's Boxing Gym (Photo via Hunts Point Express video)

Fighting to Stay off the Streets

Bronx, Sports April 17, 2014 at 5:30 pm

Former gang member Fernando “Ponce” Laspina heads El Maestro Cultural and Educational Center the South Bronx, which strives to keep young people out of trouble, reports Hunts Point Express.

(Photo by mikelehen/Creative Commons license)

Attacking the Indoor Triggers for Asthma

Bronx, Health March 18, 2014 at 2:15 pm

Urban Health Plan is helping patients in the South Bronx to reduce indoor triggers for asthma, Hunts Point Express reports.

Community members working with Save our Streets South Bronx are but one of several groups helping returning former prisoners to reenter the community. (Photo by Sarah Barrett)

Remaking a Former Prison: A First in the South Bronx

Bronx, Crime, In the News, Youth January 14, 2014 at 5:21 pm

In the South Bronx, the conversion of Fulton Correction Facility into housing and a center for ex-prisoners returning to the community is one of many efforts to reduce recidivism and provide productive employment, reports Mott Haven Herald.

Residents at a June 27 meeting at Hostos Community College demanded FreshDirect officials return to answer more questions from the Community Board. (Photo by Joe Hirsch via Mott Haven Herald)

Pollution, Congestion Fears Over FreshDirect’s Move to South Bronx

Bronx, Economy, Environment, Food July 2, 2013 at 5:32 pm

Online grocer FreshDirect’s plans to relocate to Port Morris in the South Bronx has generated opposition from local community members. Passions ran high during the first contact between FreshDirect, South Bronx residents and Community Board 1 at a June 27 meeting, reports the Mott Haven Herald.

(Photo by Joshua Philipp via Epoch Times)

South Bronx Activist: ‘Being Involved Here is the Happiest I’ve Ever Been’

After moving to the South Bronx about 30 years ago, Troy Lancaster started his own protest: “To create beauty” out of the “ugliness that was left behind” from the 1970s. He started cleaning up and eventually helped create a nature oasis, as profiled by Epoch Times.

‘Hidden’ Dance School Gets Kids Moving With Salsa

‘Hidden’ Dance School Gets Kids Moving With Salsa

Bronx, Culture, In the News April 29, 2013 at 3:17 pm

Future Rockettes? Young dancers learn mambo/salsa steps at a studio in the South Bronx.

(Photo by Courtenay Brown/Amsterdam News)

Evicted Youth Arts Collective Vows Comeback

Bronx, Culture, Education, Latino March 8, 2013 at 3:31 pm

The Rebel Diaz Arts Collective of the Bronx may have been evicted but the group will live on as members actively seek a new space, reports the Amsterdam News. Chants of “You can’t just oppose, you have to propose” rippled through a recent emergency press conference.

The ‘Destruction of a Community’ Thru Another Lens

The ‘Destruction of a Community’ Thru Another Lens

Bronx, Culture, Featured Posts, Latino, Voices' Picks March 6, 2013 at 3:04 pm

The “Seis Del Sur: Dispatches from Home by Six Nuyorican Photographers” exhibit in the Bronx features work by Ricky Flores, who spoke with Voices of NY. Photography let him figure out his identity as a Puerto Rican, and capture a side of the South Bronx invisible to the mainstream media.

Young people who were a part of The Rebel Díaz protest the art collective's eviction. The center provided an artistic space for youths in one of the poorest neighborhoods in the Bronx. (Photo by Mariela Lombard/El Diario-La Prensa)

Youth Bronx Arts Collective Shut Down

Bronx, Culture, Education, Latino March 4, 2013 at 1:58 pm

The Rebel Díaz lost its South Bronx home after the landlord evicted the urban art and hip-hop collective for local youth, located in one of the Bronx’s poorest neighborhoods, reports El Diario-La Prensa.