Saturday, October 25th, 2014
A 17-unit housing development on Bathgate Avenue opened its doors to veterans in September. So far, 14 of the 17
studio apartments in the Bridge Gardens complex are housing veterans who were once homeless.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) estimates there are about 2,000 homeless veterans in New York City and nearly 50,000 nationwide. Still, there’s been a 33 percent decrease in the number of homeless veterans since 2010.
Saturday, October 18th, 2014
Help Point intercoms, which offer subway information or emergency help with the push of a button, have arrived on platforms in four Bronx station. That brings to 68 the number of stations around the city with the intercoms, designated by a distinctive blue light. Transit officials expects the Help Point intercoms to be in place on 100 platforms by the end of the year.
Saturday, October 11th, 2014
Hunts Point Market is a 329-acre industrial park that distributes food to 23 million people within a 50-mile radius. Each day, hundreds of trucks leave the south Bronx peninsula packed with produce, fish and meat. Those trucks head toward supermarkets and restaurants – as well as the city’s food pantries.
The Hunts Point Economic Development Corp. gave a rare glimpse into the inner workings of the market during a “food tour” of the sprawling hub.
Friday, October 3rd, 2014
The fatal stabbing of a 14-year-old outside a Pelham Parkway home spurred a pastor to speak out against violence among young people.
“We will no longer stand by,” said Pastor Jay Gooding Sr. of Miracle Revival Temple. “We are standing up to violence. We can no longer have bloodshed by our young people killing each other on these streets.”