Post Tagged with: "South Bronx"

Marc Fader/City Limits

At the Camaguey eatery, the policy arguments over reducing salt in food or eliminating plastic-foam containers seem distant. Worries about gun violence, on the other hand, are very close.

Safety and Immigration, More than Soda Size, Worry Mott Haven Residents

Bronx, Crime, Politics February 20, 2013 at 5:43 pm

City Limits stepped into Camaguey Restaurant in Mott Haven, where patrons voiced concerns more pressing to them than soda sizes and styrofoam – such as gun violence, education, and immigration.

MC RodStarz a.k.a. Rodrigo Venegas of the Rebel Diaz collective which is behind the Richie Perez Radical Library.  (Photo by Shira Golding, Flickr Creative Commons License)

Bronx Artist Collective to Open a Hip-Hop Library

Bronx, Culture, Education, Latino February 14, 2013 at 4:24 pm

The Rebel Díaz Arts Collective plans to open the Richie Pérez Radical Library next winter, where people can learn about hip-hop culture, reports El Diario-La Prensa. The group wants to promote reading and collective learning among young people.

Workers load a van into a shipping container at 173rd Street and Bathgate Ave., which they said was eventually headed for West Africa. (Photo by Patrick Wall/DNAinfo)

African Immigrants’ Shipping Containers Irritate Neighbors

Business, Immigration, Transportation June 6, 2012 at 4:22 pm

In parts of the Bronx, the sight of 40-foot shipping containers on the streets has triggered the ire of some residents, reported DNAinfo. West African immigrants use the containers to send goods back to their native countries.

Maria Rodriguez of Hunts Point in the South Bronx

“Occupy Wall Street” media wrap-up #8

Economy, Featured Posts, New York November 30, 2011 at 4:09 pm

The “Occupy Wall Street” movement continues, branching out into other neighborhoods and other protests.

Members of John Vázquez's family mourn the death of the young man.

Two fatal shootings in the Bronx

Bronx, Featured Posts September 26, 2011 at 1:04 pm

Residents fear the street gangs, but police harassment doesn’t make anyone feel safer.

Famed musician comes home to Bronx

Famed musician comes home to Bronx

Bronx, Culture, In the News September 8, 2011 at 2:51 pm

Twenty-two years after Sammy Garcia left the South Bronx to become a professional percussionist, he came home to make good on a promise he made to himself and his community more than two decades earlier. He brought his band to play a free concert at the park across the streetRead More