South Bronx tenants and volunteers unite to fight evictions
In the borough with the city’s highest eviction rate, the South Bronx Tenants Movement is helping renters organize to fight evictions and rent increases — and to win long-delayed building repairs.
Planting the seeds of greenery and clean waterways for the Bronx
In a city increasingly hit by flooding, managing stormwater is a top priority. The HOPE program’s Intervine project builds rain gardens and other green spaces to capture water and prevent pollution from flowing.
Bronx Fashion Week struts an inclusive vision for fashion
Forging a comeback from the pandemic, Bronx Fashion Week provides opportunities for local designers and models to showcase their skills and abilities in an industry that is often non-accessible to many.
Students want fewer police and more mental health help in Bronx schools
New York City public school students seek more spending on mental health counselors and less on school police, citing statistics that show children of color constitute 90% of school arrests.
A sanctuary for local families in Hunts Point
O.U.R. Place is one of three city-funded family enrichment centers that offer wide-ranging support to area residents in need. Nine more centers are on tap this summer — including one slated for Mott Haven.
TORCHED: Play revisits and reinterprets 1970s Bronx fires
The Pregones/Puerto Rican Traveling Theater production calls out the culprits behind the “Bronx is Burning” blazes — and celebrates the neighbors and activists who rebuilt the South Bronx.