Fordham Plaza (Photo by Wendy Joan Biddlecombe)

Fordham Plaza’s Empty Spaces

Bronx, Business February 4, 2016 at 5:22 pm

Fordham Plaza has been redesigned, but vendor spaces may remain empty through 2016, reports Norwood News.

City Limits: 40 Years of Covering New York

City Limits: 40 Years of Covering New York

Bronx, Economy, Media, New York February 3, 2016 at 4:27 pm

City Limits, whose early motto was “we cover the other New York,” celebrates 40 years of reporting on topics from homeless shelters to “green” jobs.

"Overturned" by Nicky Enright will be featured in the "Bronx:Africa" exhibition at the Longwood Art Gallery. (Courtesy of the Bronx Council on the Arts)

Bronx Exhibition Takes ‘A Real Look at Africa’

African, Bronx February 2, 2016 at 7:09 pm

The “Bronx:Africa” exhibition, opening Feb. 3 at Hostos Community College’s Longwood Art Gallery, features the contemporary works of 25 artists, reports The Riverdale Press.

Artist Makes Sculptures From Discarded Books

Artist Makes Sculptures From Discarded Books

Bronx, Culture, East Asian, Video January 29, 2016 at 3:04 pm

Long-Bin Chen makes sculptures and busts of historical figures and religious icons using books about them. SinoVision stops by his Bronx studio.

(Photo by David Cruz for Voices of NY)

Walking Webster Avenue, Still Under Construction

Bronx, Business, Featured Posts, Housing, Real Estate, Voices' Picks January 26, 2016 at 2:31 pm

Local officials revisit the redevelopment of Webster Avenue in the Bronx after rezoning has failed to garner the commercial interest promoters desired.

MetroPCS, the cell phone store, led the way in commercial expansion in the Bronx, opening ten stores in the borough in 2015, according to the Center for an Urban Future. Norwood residents frequently stop by this store at 326 E. 204th Street.
(Photo by David Cruz)

In the Bronx, More Chain Stores

Bronx, Business, Featured Posts, Voices' Picks January 19, 2016 at 8:19 pm

National retailers are opening more outlets in the Bronx, one sign of an improving business climate.

Fernando Duran, a financial literacy coach for Neighborhood Trust Financial Partners, leading a "Getting Ahead" class on personal finance. (Photo courtesy of Neighborhood Trust Financial Partners)

Getting a Handle on Personal Finances in the Bronx

Bronx, Business, Featured Posts, Voices' Picks January 14, 2016 at 12:55 pm

In the Bronx, residents can get help in organizing their finances through “Getting Ahead” workshops offered by the University Neighborhood Housing Program.

Amanda Septimo (Photo by Kristina Siriotis via Hunts Point Express)

Running for a City Council Seat in the Bronx

Bronx, Government, Politics January 13, 2016 at 5:24 pm

The Hunts Point Express spoke with three of the many candidates vying to fill the 17th district City Council seat in the Bronx.

William Troncoso shows the fresh fruit fridge at Makey Deli. (Photo by Muri Assunção via Mott Haven Herald)

Healthier Options at South Bronx Bodegas?

Bronx, Business, Food, Health January 12, 2016 at 3:46 pm

The Healthy Bodega Initiative has offered workshops to bodega employees in the South Bronx on how to provide healthy eating options while remaining financially stable, reports Mott Haven Herald.

Collective Kichwa Hatari translated an immigrants' rights guide into Quechua (Photo by Zaira Cortés via El Diario)

Immigrants’ Rights Translated into Quechua

Bronx, Immigration, New York, South American January 11, 2016 at 5:36 pm

In response to ICE’s deportation policies, Ecuadorean indigenous collective Kichwa Hatari has translated an immigrants’ rights guide into the Quechua language, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Members of St. Roch’s community prepared the church for the mass held on December 24 (Photo by Gerardo Romero for El Diario)

Church’s Christmas Reopening Gives Parishioners Hope

Bronx, Latino, Religion December 30, 2015 at 12:22 pm

St. Roch in The Bronx reopened for Christmas, as their parishioners are fighting for the church’s survival, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

(Photo by David Gonzalez via The Hunts Point Express)

Remembering Barrios in the South Bronx

Bronx, Culture December 17, 2015 at 2:58 pm

Images of the South Bronx in the 70s and 80s are among the examples of “Barrios” on display at the King Juan Carlos 1 Center of Spain, reports the Hunts Point Express.

Folk singer and Riverdale resident Delores “Dee” Dixon (Photo by Photo by Adrian Fussell via The Riverdale Press)

A Civil Rights Era Folk Singer in Riverdale

Bronx, History December 14, 2015 at 4:34 pm

A Museum of the City of New York exhibition on the influence of folk music during the 1950s and 1960s features musician Delores “Dee” Dixon of The New World Singers, who tells The Riverdale Press how music has served as an integral part of protest.

UpBeat NYC students practicing during a rehearsal. (Photo by Daniela Castro via Mott Haven Herald)

Youth Play an ‘UpBeat’ Tune in the South Bronx

Bronx, Education, Youth December 7, 2015 at 11:56 am

UpBeat NYC brings music lessons to young people in the South Bronx, where many schools have had to cut their music and arts programs, reports Mott Haven Herald.

Demonstrating at Montefiore Medical Center on Dec. 3: Jungja Park, mother of assault victim Seongsoo Kim, holding sign at left and Korean-American Parents Association of Greater New York president Christine Colligan (Yoon Hee Choi) with arm raised at right (Photo by Jinwoo Cho via The Korean Times)

Protests at Montefiore over Assault on Korean Employee

Bronx, East Asian, Health, New York, Police December 5, 2015 at 11:54 am

The Korean-American Parents Association of Greater New York held a demonstration at Montefiore Hospital in the Bronx demanding justice for a Korean employee who suffered brain damage from an assault a year ago that relatives say both the hospital and the NYPD failed to investigate at the time, reports The Korea Times.