Posted inMental Health

Help, Not Jail, Now Under Construction for People With Mental Illness

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 […]

Posted inElections

Bronx GOP Council Win Adds Historic Note to Otherwise Quiet Election Night

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 […]

Posted inSouth Bronx

Major Bronx Waterfront Complex Opens with 542 Subsidized Apartments

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 […]

Posted inMarijuana

Deluge of Pot Shop Proposals Leaves Community Boards Dazed and Confused

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 […]

Posted inElections

Seven City Council Races to Watch This Election

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 […]

Posted inThe Bronx

Combative Bronx Judge Faces Calls for Removal

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 […]