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An urban farm brings relief amid the pandemic

As the city tries to recover from the economic and personal losses caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, a tiny urban...

Investigators deem fire at Hunts Point salvage yard suspicious

Firefighters injured in Labor Day blaze Seven firefighters were injured on Sept. 7 when A&M Auto Wreckers, a Hunts Point...

Mayor throws community composting a lifeline

The city's revived organics recycling program is a fraction of what it once was; but many in the South Bronx...

Diaz Jr. denounces the Yanks for inviting Trump to throw out first pitch

The Yankees may have to sign a new pitcher, because the one they have lined up for Opening Day at...

City grants 800 Manida block landmark status

The city's landmarks commission has granted landmark status for Manida Street's 800 block, recognizing the block's unique character as an...

Torres jumps to early lead in congressional race

City Councilman Ritchie Torres has taken a commanding lead in the crowded race to replace Rep. Jose E. Serrano in...

Crucial seats in play in Tuesday’s primaries

When South Bronx voters cast their votes in Democratic primary elections this Tuesday, June 23, they will be entering new...

Hunts Point holds rally for George Floyd

Other than the occasional outing to go shopping, Dariella Rodriguez had kept herself quarantined at home since the coronavirus outbreak...

Charles Berenguer Jr., chronicler of Bronx River, dies at 70

The first time a Great Blue Heron landed in front of him, Charles R. Berenguer Jr. was shocked. What was...

Eight candidates for Congress debate post-coronavirus recovery

As the South Bronx continues to grapple with the effects of the novel Coronavirus, eight of the 10 democratic primary...

Manida Street block approaches landmark status

For a century, the 800 block of Manida Street has been a glint of elegance on the industrial Hunts Point...

After Congressional race grinds to a halt from pandemic, candidates debate restarting

Candidates in the New York's 15th District Congressional race are signaling that their campaigns have virtually ground to a halt,...

Eight Bronxites to advise mayor on small business reopenings

Eight Bronx business leaders have been appointed by Mayor Bill de Blasio to serve on a small business council that...

Disabled people reflect on pre-pandemic arbitrary accommodations

When Elspeth Slayter, a former social worker at Bronx Defenders in Mott Haven, landed a job teaching social work and...

Publicolor eases shift to online learning for students, parents

The Coronavirus has left many students and their parents dealing with a multitude of challenges. NYC non-profit Publicolor is providing...