The Select BX6 line was recently added to the list of New York City’s Bus Rapid Transit system, an improved bus service offering fast and frequent services for bus routes with a high ridership.
The South Bronx had the highest rate of drug overdoses in the city last year, according to a study by the health department. City Councilman Rafael Salamanca Jr. is proposing a bill to require local schools to have the antidote on hand to administer if needed, but the mayor’s office is pushing back.
The HusH Tours tour company, distinct from other tours of the outer boroughs, offers patrons an insider’s perspective through its employ of local hip hop pioneers. While the company’s pride for these areas is real, community members question the company’s commitment to the neighborhoods they tour.
More than 400 people attended the Hunts Point Alliance for Children’s back to school fair, going home with backpacks for the kids and healthy recipes for the adults.
The stretch of Aldus Street between Southern Boulevard and Hoe Avenue was filled with mountains of food, clothes and supplies on the last Saturday of September, as people from around the neighborhood convened in support for Puerto Rico and Mexico disaster relief.
Plans for a new residential and commercial complex on the site of the old Spofford detention center include 740 new units of affordable housing, half of which will be set aside for local residents.