Kids get 20 years of toxic exposure

Kids get 20 years of toxic exposure

Bronx, Education, Environment, In the News, New York January 11, 2012 at 2:13 pm

For 20 years students at The Bronx New School (P.S. 51) have been exposed to a deadly chemical that was recently declared to be a carcinogen to humans by the federal Environmental Protection Agency.

Comptroller looks into Bronx park funding

Bronx, Environment, In the News, New York, Politics January 11, 2012 at 1:54 pm

The Riverdale Press is reporting that following an Independent Budget Office study on funding for parks in the Bronx, the City Comptroller has decided to conduct an audit to see if the Bronx was in fact cheated out of its share of city funding.

Seniors kicked out of large apartments

City displaces seniors to make way for large families

Bronx, Featured Posts, Housing, New York January 2, 2012 at 8:53 am

It’s the end of the line for seniors who live alone in three bedroom NYCHA apartments. The city is clearing them out to make way for larger families.

Worst landlord in the Bronx

Bronx, Brooklyn, Housing, In the News, Latino, Manhattan, New York December 31, 2011 at 3:01 pm

The award for the worst landlord in the Bronx goes to… 1071 Home Corp. Being home for the holidays is not a happy experience for tenants of this company’s eight buildings. Problems like pests, a lack of safety, and delayed repairs are among the litany of woes that this landlord’s mostly Latino tenants endure.

A mosque and Orthodox synagogue come together under the same roof.

Mosque, synagogue share one roof

Bronx, Culture, Education, New York December 30, 2011 at 5:00 pm

Only in New York?

Bronx Ink reports that every weekend a rabbi walks 15 miles from Brooklyn to conduct services at a mosque in the Bronx. For more than two years, members of the Chabad of East Bronx have been worshipping at a shul inside an Islamic Center.

Mali women in traditional African dress in the Bronx

Africans, Albanians, Bengalis thrive in Bronx

Ethnic communities are making progress in the Bronx. A series of reports in The Bronx Ink highlights three groups that experienced significant growth spurts in recent years.

Bronx short-changed on park funding?

Bronx, Environment, In the News, New York, Politics December 27, 2011 at 3:36 pm

An investigation by the Independent Budget Office concludes that the Bronx may have been cheated out of taxpayer funding for city parks. The Riverdale Press reports that in 2003, the Department of Environmental Protection promised $200M in capital funding for Bronx parks, in exchange for the Borough’s patience, putting upRead More

Caring for colonies of stray cats

Bronx, Communities, Environment, Housing, New York December 24, 2011 at 11:21 am

A handful of kind hearted pet lovers in the Bronx have created “cat colonies” to feed and care for feral cats roaming the streets. The Bronx has no full-service animal shelter. Norwood News reports that the not for profit Animal Care and Control operates only in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Staten Island.

Politicians disagree with Bronx redistricting proposal

Politicians disagree with Bronx redistricting proposal

Bronx, New York, Politics December 23, 2011 at 4:10 pm

Common Cause/New York, a non-profit, nonpartisan, citizens’ lobby is proposing to keep communities together in the Bronx when district lines are redrawn. But some elected officials might end up losing power.

Noose found at Parks Department

Noose found at Parks Department

African American, Bronx December 23, 2011 at 1:35 pm

The ugly and expensive spectre of race has reared its head once more at the New York City Parks Department. Three years after the department settled a $20M discrimination lawsuit, a 60 year old African-American worker showed up for work and found a black doll hanging by a metal chain noose.

Octavio Estévez holds up photos of his two daughters.

Homeless man struggles to get organ transplant

Bronx, Economy, Health, Latino, Manhattan December 20, 2011 at 11:24 am

Octavio Estévez has a health condition that prevents him from working. He desperately needs an organ transplant, but not having a stable place to live – he currently lives in a shelter – prevents him from being placed on the list of potential organ donation recipients.

Food pantries struggle

Food pantries struggle

Bronx, Economy, Featured Posts, New York, Queens December 6, 2011 at 3:56 pm

Food pantries and soup kitchens in the Bronx and Queens are struggling to meet growing demand with diminishing funds.

New York vs. Galway Connacht 2010 championship game at Gaelic Park.

NY to host Irish football kickoff

Bronx, Culture, Western European December 6, 2011 at 9:13 am

The honor of hosting the first game in the All-Ireland senior football championship will fall to New York next year. Gaelic Park in Riverdale will host a local team against an Irish team in May.

Friday morning at the Give Them to Eat Ministries food pantry.

Church worries about pantry’s future

Bronx, Economy, Latino November 22, 2011 at 12:07 pm

Church-run food pantry faces an uncertain future due to rising rent and food prices.

Back on the beat for Bob Kappstatter

Bronx, In the News, New York, Politics November 18, 2011 at 3:42 pm

Former Daily News columnist Bob Kappstatter reappears, this time at a conference in Puerto Rico where he found that the Bronx/Brooklyn rivalry had flared up.