Luciano Manzueta, who lives at 1225 Sherman Avenue, is at risk of eviction from his apartment. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Anxious Tenants Wait For Bill Providing Free Legal Help

Bronx, Government, Housing, Latino August 23, 2016 at 3:30 pm

Hundreds of tenants, especially Hispanics, are hoping for the passage of a bill guaranteeing attorneys to low-income tenants facing eviction, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Candidates and a Board of Elections lawyer scrutinize nominating petitions at the board office. (Photo by Joe Hirsch via Hunts Point Express)

Lawsuit Challenges Bronx Democratic Committee Leaders

Bronx, Government, Politics August 22, 2016 at 3:57 pm

A new lawsuit charges that Democratic party leaders in the Bronx have defrauded voters by controlling the process whereby candidates for office are chosen and receive backing, reports Hunts Point Express.

Bronx Culture Collective (Photo via The Bronx Free Press)

New Art Collective in the Bronx

Bronx, Culture August 19, 2016 at 1:51 pm

The program director of the Bronx Culture Collective tells The Bronx Free Press that he hopes the art organization can help change the “Bronx is burning” image that continues to this day.

Ghanaians take part in a traditional Durbar procession. (Photo by Samali Bikangaga via Mott Haven Herald)

Ghanaian Festival in the South Bronx

African, Bronx, Culture August 18, 2016 at 2:01 pm

The 7th annual Afro Cultural Parade and Festival in Crotona Park was held in the South Bronx where a large Ghanaian community resides, reports Mott Haven Herald.

Peralta, next to some of his creations, which pay homage the Latino culture. (Photo provided to El Diario)

Dominicans According to the Pop-Art Eye of Tony Peralta

Bronx, Culture, Dominican, Latino August 12, 2016 at 4:07 pm

Artist Tony Peralta depicts his people and his own experiences growing up as a Dominican in New York through a “Latino pop art” lens, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

A patron views footage on a screen at the New Documents exhibit at the Bronx Documentary Center. (Photo By Samali Bikangaga via Mott Haven Herald)

Citizen Journalism on Exhibit in the South Bronx

Bronx, Criminal Justice August 11, 2016 at 11:10 am

“New Documents,” on display at the Bronx Documentary Center, features photos and videos from around the world captured by eyewitnesses to expose injustice, reports Mott Haven Herald.

Eduardo Cruz, 35, said he won’t sell his house because he’s keeping it for his children. (Photo by Annie Nova via Mott Haven Herald)

Is the South Bronx the ‘Upcoming Bushwick’?

Bronx, Housing August 9, 2016 at 1:16 pm

Homeowners in Mott Haven, Port Morris, and Melrose are being inundated with calls from realtors offering to buy them out, reports Mott Haven Herald in a story that examines the rising property values in the South Bronx and how the situation affects tenants.

A bird's eye view of the property under consideration for redevelopment.
(Image courtesy New York City Economic Development Corporation, via Norwood News)

Riverfront Development for South Bronx?

Bronx, Business, Real Estate July 14, 2016 at 2:48 pm

The New York City Economic Development Corporation has released an RFEI, request for expressions of interest, for the development of a 158,000-square-foot site along the Harlem River in the South Bronx, reports Norwood News.

“Owning means a lot,” said Project Director Jane Aoyama-Martin. (Photo by Gregg McQueen via The Bronx Free Press)

A New Home for Bronx Legal Services

Bronx, Social Services July 5, 2016 at 1:27 pm

Bronx Legal Services has a new headquarters from which to serve clients, reports The Bronx Free Press.

NYC Economic Development Corporation President Maria Torres-Springer and Krinos Foods chairman Eric Moscahlaidis about to cut the ribbon at the opening  of the Krinos Foods facility in the Bronx. (Photo by Alex Ayala for Voices of NY)

From LIC to the Bronx: Krinos Foods Opens a New Facility

Krinos Foods, which imports, distributes and manufactures Greek and Mediterranean foods, has just opened a new headquarters and expanded facility in the Bronx, with support from the NYC Economic Development Corp. and Industrial Development Agency.

Councilman Fernando Cabrera (l) is once again challenging state Senator Gustavo Rivera (r). (Photos via Norwood News)

A New Contest Between Democrats in the Bronx

Bronx, Latino, Politics June 14, 2016 at 4:22 pm

City Council member Fernando Cabrera is once again challenging state Sen. Gustavo Rivera, after an unsuccessful effort two years ago. Norwood News spoke with Rivera about the development.

Edgardo Miranda-Rodríguez's comic book seeks to educate people about Puerto Rico's economic crisis. (Photo by William Alatriste, provided to El Diario)

La Borinqueña: A Superheroine for All Puerto Ricans

Bronx, Puerto Rican, Women June 10, 2016 at 5:55 pm

New York artist Edgardo Miranda-Rodríguez will unveil female superhero “La Borinqueña” at the National Puerto Rican Day Parade, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Zoila Rodríguez, from the Dominican Republic, and Luis Campozano, from Ecuador, call on residents of the 13th district to vote on June 28 to elect the Democratic candidate who will fight for Charles Rangel's seat in November. (Photo by Edwin Martínez via El Diario)

After 46 Years, Rangel District Seeks New Faces

Bronx, Latino, Manhattan, Politics June 9, 2016 at 5:33 pm

On the June 28 Democratic primaries, the increasingly Hispanic 13th Congressional District will choose a successor to Rep. Charles Rangel after 46 years, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Laura Diaz at her workspace in Melrose. (Photo by Katrina Shakarian via Mott Haven Herald)

Salsa Dancewear Made in the South Bronx

Bronx, Business, Latino June 9, 2016 at 1:10 pm

Laura Diaz’s costumes appear across the world thanks to the salsa dancers who wear her creations, which are made in Melrose close to the birthplace of salsa, reports Mott Haven Herald.

The public danced and enjoyed the event. (Photo via Impacto New York)

Puerto Ricans Kick Off Parade Festivities at Bronx Festival

Bronx, Culture, Puerto Rican June 6, 2016 at 4:31 pm

Thousands gathered at the traditional 152nd Street Cultural Festival in the Bronx to dance to the Puerto Rican rhythms of bomba, plena, salsa and reggaetón, Impacto New York reports.