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.

American Dream School principal Melissa Melkonian hugs debate team members after the NYC Spring Classic tournament.  (Photo by Nomin Ujiyediin via Mott Haven Herald)

Learning Debating Skills – And More – in the Bronx

Bronx, Education, Youth June 3, 2016 at 1:42 pm

At the bilingual American Dream School in Mott Haven, students don’t just pick up debating skills, they learn how to “code switch,” reports Mott Haven Herald.

Ghanaian artist Jojo Abot has the largest display in the exhibition which presents accessories and clothing. Her work examines issues such as poverty and cultural identity in the country. (Photo by Hayley Lind via Hunts Point Express)

Africa ‘in Fashion and Fabric’ on Display in the Bronx

African, Bronx, Culture May 26, 2016 at 4:49 pm

African fashion is featured in a Bronx Music Heritage Center exhibition, reports Mott Haven Herald.

Roberto Rodríguez (Photo via El Diario)

When an Immigrant Dies and Nobody Claims the Body

Bronx, Crime, Mexican May 25, 2016 at 5:29 pm

El Diario/La Prensa explores the isolation experienced by immigrants in the city through the case of a Mexican immigrant whose body remained in the Office of Chief Medical Examiner for days without anybody claiming him.

Peter Sohh, second from left, standing below the Bronx Walk of Fame signpost in his honor with members of his family (Photo via Korea Daily)

Korean-American Honored for the First Time in the Bronx

Bronx, Culture, East Asian May 17, 2016 at 4:10 pm

Bronx Korean-American Peter Sohn, an animator who directed the recently released “The Good Dinosaur,” was honored in the borough recently, reports Korea Daily.

Natalia Méndez and her husband, Antonio Saavedra, are the owners of Mexican restaurant La Morada, located on Willis Avenue in The Bronx. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

A Bronx Restaurant Stands Up to Trump

Bronx, Business, Food, Immigration, Mexican May 10, 2016 at 1:45 pm

The owners of a Bronx restaurant publicly declare they are undocumented and intend to become a role model in the fight for the right to be entrepreneurs, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Poblano Pride behind Sustainable Farming Program

Poblano Pride behind Sustainable Farming Program

Bronx, Business, Environment, Food, Metro Area, Mexican, New York May 6, 2016 at 12:09 pm

A family of Mexican immigrant farmers is part of an innovative business initiative in The Bronx, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Eric Pallas, president of Spring Bank (Photo courtesy of Spring Bank)

Which Banks Honor IDNYC?

Large banks in the city have been slow to accept IDNYC as identification, even secondary identification, when holders of the new city ID try to open bank accounts.