Hunts Point (Bronx)

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2014

    Eleven Restaurants That Opened in NYC This Week

    When one restaurant's doors close, another restaurant's doors open in fast-paced New York City, and every Friday we'll fill you in on what opened up around town this week. This week: an Italian comfort-food restaurant in Hotel Hugo; the infamous ramen burger finds its home downtown; and an East Vill ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2013

    New Amsterdam Market Fights for the Seaport

    On Thursday, March 14, the New York City Council will hold a public hearing to discuss future plans for South Street Seaport, the city's oldest communal meeting place. Organizers of the New Amsterdam Market -- an outdoor marketplace held in the area -- are seeking to "preserve and rehabilitate" the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2012

    C'mon, New York City Babies, Learn To Dodge Bullets Already

    For the third time since July, a baby failed to get out of the way of a stray bullet in one of New York's five boroughs -- and since the people of Gotham clearly aren't going to stop shooting each other, we at the Voice feel it's far time that babies take a little initiative here and learn to dodge ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2012

    Know Your Rights! Advocates Take on Stop-and-Frisk In Bronx Mural

    ​Activists speaking out against the New York Police Department's controversial stop-and-frisk policy are unveiling a new weapon: art! Last month, we reported on the formation of a coalition called Communities United for Police Reform, or CPR, which has brought together dozens of groups under a un ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2012

    'Escort Quality, Hooker Pricing' Billboard Is Not OK, Says Scott Stringer

    If an offensive advertisement fails, and you apologize for the offensiveness of the ad, what's the next logical step for the ad company? For Wodka Vodka, the answer apparently is to try and offend someone else. IN VERY LARGE LETTERS. The thinking behind the madness: If making fun of Jews doesn't w ... More >>

  • News

    January 11, 2012

    100 Most Powerless New Yorkers

    A 'power list' for the rest of us

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2012

    Armed Bronx Jacket Thief on the Loose

    A man was robbed at gunpoint for his orange Marmot jacket in the Bronx recently, cops say. The sartorially minded scumbag (pictured here) approached a man on the corner of Hunts Point Avenue and Bruckner Boulevard on Dec. 14, pulled out a gun, took the victim's coat and nothing else, and then fled ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2012

    This Week in the Voice: The 100 Most Powerless New Yorkers

    This week in the Voice, out today: Steven Thrasher's listing of the 100 most powerless New Yorkers. Among them: weed-delivery guys and the transgendered sex workers of Hunts Point. Maura Johnston notes the many aesthetic links between David Lee Roth and Kanye West.

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2012

    Mike Bloomberg and Christine Quinn Cut Ribbon for Bronx's First City-Sponsored Business Incubator

    Mayor Mike Bloomberg fondly remembers his days as a small business owner and likes to share the joy of successful entrepreneurship with New York City start-ups. This time, in the Bronx. The mayor announced today the first city-sponsored business incubator in the borough, which will be part of the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2011

    Bronx Gay Center Moving Into The Reverend Ruben Diaz Gardens Building

    Today we got a press release from the Bronx Community Pride Center announcing that they are moving out of their run-down building in Mott Haven and into swanky new digs in Hunts Point/Longwood in a facility called...The Reverend Ruben Diaz Gardens Building. Yes, you read that right, and we admit we ... More >>

  • News

    November 2, 2011

    Lost Boys

    New research demolishes the stereotype of the underage sex worker—and sparks an outbreak of denial among child-sex-trafficking alarmists nationwide

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2011

    Watch Some South Bronx Teens Make an Excellent Documentary About Bodegas

    Bodega Down Bronx from the Center for Urban Pedagogy on Vimeo. Here's a good way to go into the weekend: a funny, engaging documentary about one of New York's most lamented food deserts, made by the teenagers who live there. Through a partnership with the Center for Urban Pedagogy, a group of Sout ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2011

    NYPD Commander Pressured Me On Ticket Quotas, Cop Claims

    ​ A second police officer has filed a lawsuit alleging his former precinct commander demanded ticket quotas and punished officers for not attaining them, the Daily News is reporting. Sgt. Christopher Groben is also alleging that Inspector Donald McHugh often make racist remarks and ordered Gr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2011

    What's Happening This Week: Crayfish Festival; Food Truck Wine Pairing

    As you may know, our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the coolest epicurean events in the city. Sign up for it here! Crayfish Festival Aquavit August 8-12 and 15-19 Swedes have been eating crayfish since the 16th century. But you don't have to be Swedish to celebrate Aquavit's ann ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2011

    U.S. Postal Service May Cut More Than 30 NYC Post Offices to Save Money

    ​Today in things we don't really worry about until we order something from Amazon, the Post Office, which lost $8 billion last year, is considering closing 1 in 10 retail outlets and is studying 3,653 local offices, branches, and stations throughout the U.S., many of which could be replaced by ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2011

    Olive Garden Remodels to Look More Tuscan; Hunts Point Produce Market to Relocate After Losing Lease

    ​Gwyneth Paltrow is everywhere these days and might be coming to a newsstand near you. The actress is rumored to be [groan] planning a food magazine. [NY Post] Olive Garden is remodeling 400 of its more than 730 locations over the next two years to look more like Tuscan villas. [Nation's Res ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2011

    Fresh Kills Still Kind of Stinky, at Least Metaphorically

    Back in the old days.​Ten years ago today, the Fresh Kills landfill accepted its last garbage barge, closing after 54 years as a favor from Rudy Guilani to Staten Island. The dump, "visible from space, taller than the Statue of Liberty and once the world's largest landfill," as WNYC puts it, w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2011

    R.I.P. Jarrett Rivera? Hunts Point Refuses to Rest in Peace.

    ​Jarrett Rivera was gunned down February 6 in Hunts Point, a month after his 24th birthday. Almost as senseless are the threats and counterthreats that broke out afterwards. A one-paragraph Runnin' Scared item on the Bronx homicide on February 18 unleashed a barrage of bitter comments. Cops are l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2011

    Yohan Perez, 23, Wanted in Connection with Fatal Shooting in South Bronx

    Yohan Perez: Wanted in shooting​Cops are looking for 23-year-old Yohan Perez in connection with the February 6 shooting death of Jarrett Rivera, 24, in front of 848 Hunts Point Avenue in the Hunts Point section of the Bronx. Rivera was found at about 4:45 p.m. on that Sunday afternoon. He had bee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2011

    Bronx Burglars Caught on Tape; Your Turn to Catch Them

    Cops are asking for help in finding two burglars caught on surveillance cameras ripping off a Hunts Point apartment at 918 Faile Street at about 1:30 a.m. on New Year's Day. As you can see, each had an armful of swag. Know anything? Tipsters can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or sub ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2010

    The 7 Best Quotes From Bloomberg's Blizzard Presser

    WABC-TV​Mayor Bloomberg just wrapped up a press conference in Hunts Point addressing the city's blizzard response. Our ever-blasé municipal leader, along with several department commissioners, defended the city's response, piled some blame onto drama queen New Yorkers, and doled out some informat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2010

    The Top Ten Best Worst Singing Rappers

    ​These days, there's nothing attention grabbing about rappers who sing, whether it's Andre 3000's amped squawk, an Auto-Tune-enabled Kanye West, or Lil Wayne's upcoming Riker's Island shower room spirituals. This week the canon sees new album additions from one-time Goodie Mob member Cee-Lo Gr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2010

    Food.Curated Trains Its Lens on the Lobster Place

    The Makings of a Good Fishmonger: The Lobster Place from SkeeterNYC on Vimeo. The latest episode of Food.Curated is here: this time around, Liza de Guia has trained her camera on the Lobster Place, the wholesale and retail seafood market that sells, among other things, some of the best chowder we'v ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2010

    The Poorest Congressional District in America? Right Here, in New York City

    ​There are 435 congressional districts in the United States of America. And the poorest one in the country is right here in New York City. Can you guess which one it is?

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2010

    New Yorkers: We're All Living Longer, But Dudes, You're Still Dying First

    ​There's a new report out about men's health in New York City. The good news: We're all living longer than ever. If you were born in 2007 (and can read; if not, ask Mommy or Daddy to read this to you), you will probably live to an average of 79.4 years. But: Men die six years before women on a ... More >>

  • Film

    July 6, 2010

    Anthology Celebrates the Four Boroughs

    Forget Manhattan. "The Outer Boroughs on Film" celebrates the Bronx, Brooklyn, SI, and Queens

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2010

    Scott Stringer Has a Real Plan for Overhauling the City's Food System

    Andrew SchwartzScott Stringer, Manhattan Borough President and food reform guy.​ Plenty of enterprising politicians have paid lip service to the idea of trying to make the city's food supply healthier, more easily accessible, and environmentally sound, but far fewer have actually done anything ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2009

    Quick hits

    Tom Brokaw and his wife Meredith were involved in a three-car collision in the Bronx which left one woman dead on Friday. Suejas Estrada of the Bronx swerved to avoid a coil of cable on the Bruckner and forced a mail truck in the next lane into the path of Brokaw's car. Suejas was thrown from her ca ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    June 24, 2008


    Swimming in the Bronx River? Say what?

  • Dining

    June 10, 2008

    Drama at New York's Only Wholesale Farmers' Market

    Local drama: the farmers, the merchants, the politicians, and the hooker

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2008

    Fork in the Road Explores Hunts Point Eats

    This week, FitR brings you to the South Bronx neighborhood that feeds the city—Hunts Point. The vast wholesale fish, meat and produce markets in Hunts Point make up the largest food distribution center in the world. These markets are the most vital link in the supply chain that carries food to N ... More >>

  • Dining

    March 25, 2008

    Hunts Point: Where To Eat (With Strippers)

    A foodie's tour through the neighborhood that feeds the city and the nation

  • Theater

    December 25, 2007

    They, Robots

    Auteurs! Strap-ons! A theater critic's New Year's wish list

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2007

    Council Hears Pro and Cons of Landlord Harassment Bill

    Photo by Phillie Casablanca via Flickr Battle-weary tenants, affordable housing advocates and a few landlords packed City Council chambers this week to argue for and against legislation that would allow tenants to sue landlords who harass tenants. Under current law renters can take their landlord ... More >>

  • NYC Life

    October 2, 2007
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    May 8, 2007

    The Dark Side of Summer

    Turn off your air conditioners. Take a cue from a camel. Lay off the ice cream. And other advice for surviving a 'heat island'

  • News

    January 16, 2007

    Sins of the Father

    Rev. Louis Gigante, kin to the Genovese crime family, slips from hero to slumlord

  • News

    November 1, 2005

    New Tapes on Freddy

    Felonious Friend Wired Deals for Donations While Privately Slamming Ferrer

  • NYC Life

    December 30, 2003
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    May 27, 2003
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    February 4, 2003
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    September 3, 2002

    Branching Out

    Emerging Dance Troupes Move to Their Own Beat

  • News

    September 18, 2001

    American Enough

    Country Pride in the Big City

  • News

    May 8, 2001

    Deflowering the Bronx

    Parks Department Paves Green Spaces Saved by Volunteers

  • News

    March 20, 2001

    Air Wars

    Activists Struggle to Link Proposed Power Plants to Asthma

  • News

    March 6, 2001

    And the Meat Goes On:

    Scenes From the Gansevoort Market

  • News

    September 5, 2000

    Field of Drums

    Seminal Nuyorican Musicians Steal Home a Half-Century After Stickball, to the South Bronx Blocks That Spawned Them

  • Dance

    March 28, 2000
  • News

    March 7, 2000

    Trashing the Point

    Residents Oppose Bronx Waste-Transfer Site

  • News

    January 18, 2000
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