At a highly anticipated meeting on Thursday night, Bronx Community Board 11 voted to create a committee to consider the demotion of two leaders embroiled in controversy after the publication of a letter by vice chair Albert D’Angelo disparaging Black people. In an executive session closed to the public, the board voted 24 to 11 […]
After 10 years of advocacy, a residence for people with mental illness who would otherwise be incarcerated for felonies is finally on its way to The Bronx. Hope House is officially breaking ground Tuesday in Crotona, promising to house 16 people at a time who have conditions such as bipolar disorder or schizophrenia. The Greenburger […]
Republicans in the City Council got a surprise win in Tuesday’s election, as a progressive Democrat in a politically mixed area of The Bronx couldn’t hang on to her Throggs Neck seat. Elsewhere in the city, Democrats appeared to hold on to competitive southern Brooklyn seats and exonerated Central Park Five activist Yusef Salaam sailed […]
An offensive newspaper column and an unapologetic “apology” could lead to a rare shake-up on a Bronx community board. Bronx Community Board 11 members voted 20 to 7 on Thursday to move forward with a full board vote on Nov. 30 that would create a committee to consider demoting Vice Chair Albert D’Angelo and Chair […]
Phase one of the Hip Hop Museum’s campus is complete, bringing hundreds of apartments to the South Bronx. L+M Development Partners, real estate agency Type A projects, BronxWorks, The Hip Hop Museum, and several elected officials unveiled 542 units of subsidized housing and 2.8 acres of public space on the Harlem River waterfront in the […]
One week after New York state opened the permit process for legal cannabis shops to the general public, community boards across the city have been bombarded by submissions that they are struggling to review. Under the state’s 2021 law, a retail applicant must notify their local community board at least 30 days before submitting their […]
New York’s politically purple neighborhoods are just weeks away from choosing their next City Council members in redrawn districts. And with expected low turnout in November’s elections, the results are anyone’s guess; public polling in Council races are very rare. Races to watch include conservative-leaning neighborhoods in The Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens, including one newly […]
A notoriously combative Bronx judge is facing new calls to be reassigned after his latest confrontation with an attorney. Acting Supreme Court Justice Ralph Fabrizio, whose reported outbursts have led to complaints from prosecutors and public defenders alike, told the attorney he was yanking her off a murder case because of her refusal to move […]
Parents, public officials and climate advocates all say the mayor and his team were ill-prepared for the effects of a storm that was on the radar days before.
People gathered outside of Montefiore’s Family Health Center to honor Sary Mao’s life with a Buddhist ceremony that can be especially meaningful to Cambodians who fled the genocide there.