Bronx

A mural by TATS CRU on the Alexander Avenue facade of  WallWorks New York, a contemporary Art Gallery. Wallworks, located in the Port Morris section of South Bronx is owned by graffiti pioneer John CRASH Matos and entrepreneur Robert Kantor. (Photo by Adi Talwar via City Limits)

Will CreateNYC Help Artists in Low-Income Areas?

Bronx, Culture, New York September 20, 2017 at 3:20 pm

Artists in low-income neighborhoods are hoping that the city’s first cultural plan, CreateNYC, will make a difference, but some believe artists’ empowerment requires a plan that “goes deeper.”

Students from Mott Haven Academy. (Photo by Kalah Siegel via Mott Haven Academy)

Mott Haven Academy Expands

Bronx, Education September 19, 2017 at 4:57 pm

Mott Haven Academy, which offers a trauma-sensitive curriculum specially designed to meet the needs of children in the child welfare system, just added 5th and 6th grades and plans to offer classes K-8, reports Mott Haven Herald.

When Cambodian Refugees Came to the Bronx

When Cambodian Refugees Came to the Bronx

Asian, Bronx, Business, Immigration, Manhattan, Southeast Asian, Video September 6, 2017 at 3:47 pm

This month’s episode of CUNY TV’s “Asian American Life” takes a look at the story of Cambodian refugees who arrived in the Bronx in the 1980s, the history of jazz music in Asian countries, acid attack survivor Monica Singh, and the ordeal endured by the Chinese owners of Abacus Bank.

Abdullah Abid helps Sophia Kereselize prepare for the Specialised High School Admissions Test at the Spuytin Duyvil library. (Photo by Julius Constantine Motal via The Riverdale Press)

Getting More Bronxites into Specialized High Schools

Bronx, Education September 6, 2017 at 3:23 pm

A New York Public Library program helps middle schoolers prepare for the Specialized High School Admissions Test with the help of a Stuyvesant High School student, reports The Riverdale Press.

Makilala co-hosts and co-producers (from left) Jen Furer, Cristina DC Pastor, and Rachelle Ocampo share a laugh before the camera goes live. (Photo via The FilAm)

BronxNet Debuts Its First FilAm Program

Bronx, Media, Southeast Asian September 5, 2017 at 2:39 pm

“Makilala TV,” the first Filipino-American TV talk show in the NYC metro area, has joined BronxNet TV, reports The FilAm.

Officer Mohammad Miah prays in the Episcopal Church of the Mediator. (Photo by Julius Constantine Motal via The Riverdale Press)

Muslims Pray in a NW Bronx Church

Bronx, Muslim September 1, 2017 at 3:35 pm

An Islamic worship group finds a temporary home in a Kingsbridge church, reports The Riverdale Press.

City Councilman Rafael Salamanca Jr., here seen with Melrose constituents in May, will run in a Sept. 12 Democratic primary to hold onto his seat in the 17th Council District. (Photo via Mott Haven Herald)

Two-way Primary Race in 17th District

Black, Bronx, Elections 2017, Latino August 23, 2017 at 5:30 pm

Mott Haven Herald and Hunts Point Express profile the incumbent and his challenger, respectively, for the 17th district city council seat.

Candidates for the 13th district city council seat: (l-r)  Assemblyman Mark Gjonaj, 82nd Assembly District Leader Marjorie Velazquez, community activist John Doyle, and community activist Egidio Sementelli.
(Photo by David Cruz via Norwood News)

Debate for Bronx City Council Seat

Bronx, Elections 2017, Real Estate August 17, 2017 at 4:17 pm

Norwood News reports on a debate between Democratic candidates for the 13th District City Council seat in the Bronx.

Residents of the Hebrew Home at Riverdale visit the assisted living facility’s centennial exhibition. (Photo courtesy of Hebrew Home at Riverdale via The Riverdale Press)

A Milestone for Hebrew Home

Bronx, History, Seniors, Social Services August 8, 2017 at 5:09 pm

An exhibition at Hebrew Home at Riverdale marks a milestone in the senior facility’s long history, reports The Riverdale Press.

(Screen shot from Carlos Davila youtube channel)

NYC DCA Charges Purveyor of Fraudulent ‘National ID’ for Immigrants

Bronx, Immigration, Metro Area, New York July 6, 2017 at 5:07 pm

The NYC Department of Consumer Affairs has charged Carlos Davila and A New Beginning for Immigrants Rights with numerous violations and seeks more than $1.3 million in fines.

Wilfredo Feliciano, known as ‘Bio,’ left, and Hector Nazario, known as ‘Nicer’ from Tats Cru, look at some of their artwork at their exhibition in BronxArtSpace.
Photo by Julius Constantine Motal via The Riverdale Express)

‘Tats Cru’ – A Look Back at Graffiti Art in the Bronx

Bronx, Culture, Latino July 5, 2017 at 4:01 pm

Art from the graffiti group Tats Cru is on view at BronxArtSpace, reports The Riverdale Press.

(Photo by mike, Creative Commons License)

Citi Bikes for the Bronx?

Transportation Alternatives is gathering signatures on a petition urging the city to expand Citi Bike availability in the Bronx and other underserved areas, Norwood News reports.

Diana Ayala chats with seniors living in her district. (Photo via El Diario)

Meet Diana Ayala, Running for Mark-Viverito’s Seat

Bronx, Elections 2017, Latino, Manhattan, Women June 22, 2017 at 5:39 pm

El Diario interviews Puerto Rico-born Diana Ayala, who is running in the Democratic primary for the mostly-Latino 8th District, currently represented by Council member Melissa Mark-Viverito.

“The Bronx is home,” said Sonia Sotomayor, Supreme Court Associate Justice. (Photo by Nick Carter Photography Inc.  via Manhattan Times)

‘I Am Proof That We Can,’ Sotomayor Tells Bronx Students

Bronx, Youth June 15, 2017 at 5:46 pm

Sonia Sotomayor stopped by the 20th annual Thurgood Marshall Junior Mock Trial Program and inspired students who, like her, were raised in Bronx public housing, reports The Bronx Free Press.

From left to right, Wilfredo “BIO” Feliciano, Hector “Nicer” Nazario, and Sotero “BG183” Ortiz of Tats Cruller stand before the completed mural of La Borinqueña at Casita Maria on Simpson Street. (Photo by Jaime Longoria via Hunts Point Express)

New Hunts Point Mural Reflects Puerto Rican Identity

Bronx, Culture, Puerto Rican June 14, 2017 at 5:09 pm

A new mural in Hunts Point featuring comic book superheroine La Borinqueña reflects the Bronx neighborhood’s Puerto Rican culture and history, writes Hunts Point Express.