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Traffic agent shortage creates pedestrian safety concerns in South Bronx

A shortage of traffic enforcement agents on construction sites along Bruckner Boulevard has worsened gridlock and made some local officials...

‘Being weaponized’: Students, teachers of color discuss ‘critical race theory,’ history in classrooms

High school senior Sarah Torres heads to her Advanced Placement U.S. Government class every morning around 9:30 a.m. As the...

As pandemic drags on, Mott Haven sees more packaged deliveries — and more litter

While walking home from work, Mildred Leon-Valdez says she’s noticed more recyclable materials around Mott Haven. The cardboard, paper and...

Winter is here: Restaurants in the South Bronx prepare for the upcoming season 

At the peak of brunch hour on a Saturday, Mott Haven’s Alexander Avenue is strangely quiet. The streets are filled...

Plan to cap Cross Bronx Expressway moves to next steps

The long sought-after goal to “cap” the Cross Bronx Expressway by building parks over it has found new life, with...

Local street vendors join citywide scavenger hunt

The Street Vendor Project continued its third week scavenger hunt at the Roberto Clemente Plaza in Mott Haven last weekend....

Colorful textiles provide a sense of home for West Africans

For the people of West Africa, colorful fabrics are an important cultural touchstone. Two stores in the South Bronx are...

Bronx Museum of the Arts celebrates 50th anniversary with emerging artist exhibition

The Bronx Museum of the Arts is celebrating its 50-year anniversary by showcasing the work of 68 promising young artists...

Bronx Documentary Center helps collect memorabilia for gun violence memorial in D.C.

On a brisk November day, Marisol deLeon stepped out of her home and made her way to the Bronx Documentary...

Telas y colores Africanas en el sur del Bronx

Dos tiendas de coloridos textiles, muy diferentes entre ellas, sirven a la comunidad de migrantes africanos en Nueva York y...

Department of Homeless Services grilled in City Council hearing

Eviction moratoriums during the pandemic have reduced the number of homeless New Yorkers by about 25%, but single-adult homelessness remains...

Planting native trees to fight The Bronx’s notorious pollution

Photo: Chloe Bennett. Nathan Hunter, Andrea Estrada and other workers plant trees near Rosewood Playground in Bronx Park. Since the...

Will new federal funding build NYCHA back better?

Aurely Negrón’s studio apartment in the Mitchel Houses in Mott Haven has had mold since he moved in 10 years...

Inconvenience or necessity? Debate about protected bike lanes heats up

South Bronx residents disagree about whether protected bike lanes in their neighborhoods are a good thing or just another inconvenience...

New business aims to educate public about the benefits of chocolate

Sol Cacao, the first Black-owned chocolate factory in New York City, is on a mission to teach people about the...

Residents call for more outdoor public spaces

For many Hunts Point locals, the Boogie Down Grind Café is one of the community's most important gathering points. But...

City lawmakers debate whether to make class sizes smaller

New York City lawmakers are considering whether to mandate smaller class sizes to guard against the spread of COVID-19 in...

City says CitiBike a success in South Bronx; some locals disagree

Every day, Laura Alvarez commutes from her home in the South Bronx near 161st Street to her job at the...

The Bronx Brewery collaborates with creatives for its limited edition beers

For the past two years, the Bronx Brewery has collaborated with artists for their Up and Comers series. From graffiti...

Pump the brakes: Bronx residents voice concerns on bus redesign plan

Bronx bus riders and advocates voiced concerns about proposed changes to bus routes during last week’s final virtual MTA meeting...

Haven Kids Rock musical mirrors lives of South Bronx kids

Haven Kids Rock, an afterschool program at Mott Haven Academy, has teamed with an entertainment company to produce a musical...

Residents continue push for new community arts center at abandoned rehab clinic

South Bronx residents who have been fighting for years to turn an abandoned rehab center into a creative and educational...

Parents, kids enjoy thousands of free books at giveaway event at Mott Haven school

Dozens of parents and children got to go home with free books earlier this month, thanks to a giveaway event...

Boogie Down Storytime returns to Mottley Kitchen

South Bronx bookstore Boogie Down Books has returned to hosting its “Boogie Down Storytime” events at the Mottley Kitchen in...

Voters cite rising crime, health care in 2021 elections

South Bronxites went to the polls on Tuesday, with some familiar themes in mind. Some voters worried about rising violent...

Support for new soccer stadium falling, survey says

A survey by a South Bronx business group says that local support for building a new soccer stadium to house...

Demoras en permisos de construcción mantienen cerrada la biblioteca pública de Mott Haven

La sede cerró sus puertas en marzo del 2020 por la pandemia del coronavirus. Varias obras que estaban en marcha...

“Pasa factura” Profesores discuten agotamiento y problemas de salud mental

Pasando por las concurridas y ruidosas corredores de Mott Haven Community High School, el profesor colaborativo entre pares Wardell Minor,...

Many Bronx residents still waiting for rental aid as state assistance program runs out of money

Mott Haven resident Juan Cano applied to the state’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program soon after it opened up in June....

‘It’s a big impact’: Four public libraries in the South Bronx still closed, leaving residents with limited options

Months after the New York Public Library reopened most of its locations across the city, four of its branches are...

Curbside composting is back–but in only a few neighborhoods 

Curbside composting in New York City has resumed this month, but Mott Haven and Hunts Point need more volunteers to...

‘Takes a toll’: South Bronx teachers discuss burnout, continuing mental health issues

(Para leer este articulo en español, "Pasa factura: Profesores discuten agotamiento," vaya a esta versión). Passing the noisy and busy...

What can photography do? New Bronx Documentary Center exhibit addresses the question

The US withdrawal from Afghanistan and subsequent Taliban takeover has many reflecting on America’s 20-year war. However, a new photo...

Youth programs expand for young people at-risk for violence

With new funding, youth programs in the Bronx are expanding to serve those at risk for violence in their communities....

Board 1 elects new Chair, after two-year vacancy

Community Board 1 has a new chairperson, after more than two years with no one at the helm. At Board...

Residents push for neighborhood improvements at meeting near PS 49

The neighborhoods of Mott Haven and Port Morris need more affordable housing, cleaner streets, better jobs and recreational spaces —...

Five Bronx artists chosen for Governors Island residency

When South Bronx native Marco Saavedra is not helping to run his family's La Morada restaurant in Mott Haven, he...

Residents celebrate success of free community fridge with sidewalk brunch

About a year after two Bronx teachers debuted the first free community fridge in Mott Haven, local residents came together...

Students return to school Monday

After a year of learning interruptions, the city will offer in-person instruction with no remote option throughout the 2021-2022 school...

Melrose nonprofit helps undocumented workers apply for pandemic aid

Next application session is scheduled for Sept. 15 The Bronx Documentary Center is working to help undocumented workers in the...

Community gardens help Bronxites regroup after pandemic

The sense of social isolation brought on by the pandemic has had a silver lining in the South Bronx. An...

Bronx group hopes to name street for Derek Jeter to boost business

The 161 Street Business Improvement District is pushing to rename a portion of 161st Street after Derek Jeter to celebrate...

City moves ahead on borough jails plan

The city agency charged with leading the design and construction of four borough jails, including one on the site of...

South Bronx recovers from Ida while some MTA service remains suspended

Thousands of Bronx commuters found themselves without service Friday as MTA crews worked feverishly to restore service along subway lines...

Elected officials, residents blast NYCHA over neglected senior center

Some 60-and-over residents in a Melrose public housing complex hoped the activity center on the ground floor of their complex...

Surge in gun violence unsettles South Bronx

Charmaine John looked worried as she gazed out over Spofford Avenue in Hunts Point on Election Day last June. After...

Street vendors seek relief from regulators

But others say the rules are fair, and must be enforced Justina Rios and her husband Felix wake up in...

Advocates: A renewable energy proposal for the city could hurt South Bronx

A proposal to ramp up the amount of renewable energy the city uses as a proportion of its overall energy...

Mayor meets with Bronxites in The Hub

Residents and community groups met with Mayor Bill de Blasio and city agencies in Roberto Clemente Plaza on Tuesday, as...

La Finca del Sur plays host to the stage rumba series

Nestled between the Major Deegan Expressway and Metro North train tracks in a gritty section of Port Morris, musicians, dancers...

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