Bronx public housing residents, community organizations, labor unions and elected officials gathered on the steps of City Hall in February to demand adequate funding and oversight of the long neglected and dilapidated NYCHA buildings.
Some sixty guests heard a panel comprised of leaders of the graffiti movement, as they reminisced about the rise and fall of tagging on trains, NYPD’s war on graffiti and the acceptance of the art form abroad.
With sights set on the new trend of growing food in vacant lots and on city rooftops, Sustainable South Bronx has begun a pilot program offering training that can lead to jobs in urban farming.
Three participants in a radical artistic collaboration in the late 1970s were reunited at the Bronx Documentary Center on Feb. 16 to recall a time when a shabby storefront near the Hub became a hot spot of the New York art world.
The city is supposed to build a new garbage facility in Manhattan to relieve the South Bronx of the unfair burden it has shouldered for years. Now, though, some politicians are wavering.