As a pretrial associate for the New York City Criminal Justice Agency, Bronx native Jordy Torres, 24, witnesses how crime and the criminal justice system strain his… Read more “LAW & ORDER: Bronx Man Works to Keep his Neighbors Out of Rikers”
In 2015, Jonathan, 20, started studying criminal justice at Borough of Manhattan Community College. He dreamed of one day becoming a lawyer. But a year later, in… Read more “Job Fair Provides Second Chance for Young Offenders”
In 2001, Hakiem Yahmadi’s son, James, was shot and killed by a gang member on Willis Avenue, two blocks away from St. Mary’s Park in the… Read more “South Bronx Residents Offer Ideas for Renovating St. Mary’s Park”
At noon on Sunday, members of the ANSWER Coalition, the Party for Socialism and Liberation and other volunteers gathered in the basement of the Justice Center en… Read more “Hoping to Spark Activism, Anti-Trump Protesters March from Harlem to the Bronx”
A group of volunteers spent a Saturday morning picking up trash, plucking out weeds and pruning dead branches in Port Morris, an industrial neighborhood in the southwestern Bronx.
The workload was much heavier than they expected. “It’s pretty gross, pretty dirty,” said a volunteer after seeing small bits of trash scattered around a tree.
“For a long time, the Bronx has been neglected,” said Rosemarie Miner, the volunteer programs coordinator for the New York Restoration Project. “I think we need people to feel like their home is a sacred and valuable place. I hope the work we do can make them feel a little bit more at home.”
The teenagers who grew up on hip-hop are confronting the middle-age challenges of raising families and building stable careers in an uncertain industry.
One South Bronx resident describes the difference in rent in the Bronx and Manhattan.
Why the playoffs matter, even if you hate the Yankees.
A six-person family moves from a trendy Manhattan neighborhood to the Bronx.
Image via Google Maps There’s an expanse of green atop a three story parking structure in the South Bronx, just steps away from the new Yankee Stadium.… Read more “Complaints Surround Yankee Parking That Replaced Parkland”