After Toniann German was introduced to the Bronx River through Rocking the Boat as a troubled teen, she found that she couldn’t leave the river. Now she’s the new recreational coordinator for the Bronx River Alliance, running all of the canoeing and on-water education and conservation events and teaching people everything from how to paddle, to the history of the river, to the reasons to keep it clean.
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.
The focus of photographer Sarah Blesener’s photo essay soon became not just about 15-year-old Chavi Leon, her original subject, but expanded to include the lives of six Mott Haven teenagers who became each other’s family of choice and who, like any other group of kids their age, experienced the ever-changing symptoms of adolescence.
Through her education at Hyde and the school’s connections with community based organizations, Kudirat Alimi became socially conscious and active about the issues affecting her community.
The Postal Service has finally reached a conclusion that residents have known for years: mail delivery here stinks. Now the USPS is promising to do something about it.
For the Phoenix of South Bronx High School, the pressure was officially on. To keep their undefeated 12-0 season going, they’d have to score in the last rays of spring light.
Dwindling Little League sign-ups are not just a Hunts Point problem. Last year a new little league baseball organization serving kids in Longwood and Soundview also never took hold.