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JGHBID community liaison Ariana Cipriani (c) provides background on one of the tour’s vacancies to prospective business tenants, capturing the attention of Anuisha Ortiz (l), owner of Brazis by Nush.
(Photo by Jonathan Custodio via Norwood News)

Prospective Business Renters Check Out Jerome Gun Hill BID

Bronx, Business November 12, 2018 at 5:14 pm

Norwood News reports on a recent tour for prospective merchants led by the Jerome Gun Hill Business Improvement District executive director and community liaison.

Councilman Fernando Cabrera(right) with Congressman Adriano Espaillat at the unveiling of a WWII tribute for Dominican-born soldiers on the Bronx Community College campus.
(Photo courtesy Office of Councilman Fernando Cabrera via Norwood News)

Remembering Dominican Veterans of WWII

Bronx, Dominican, History November 7, 2018 at 5:31 pm

The country’s first monument dedicated to Dominican veterans of World War II was recently unveiled in the Bronx, reports Norwood News.

Rabbi Choli Mishulovin (right), invites people into a sukkah on Randall’s Island. (Photo by Dan Whateley via The Jewish Week)

A Synagogue Pops Up in the South Bronx

Bronx, Jewish October 24, 2018 at 5:50 pm

Chabad South Bronx, the neighborhood’s first Orthodox congregation in more than a decade, holds services in donated spaces, reports The Jewish Week.

Cristina Contreras (Photo via NYC Health + Hospitals)

New Head of Bronx Hospital on Rumors, Roots

Bronx, Dominican, Health October 16, 2018 at 5:47 pm

Cristina Contreras, North Central Bronx Hospital’s new executive director, addressed rumors of the facility’s closure in Norwood News while El Diario covered her Dominican background.

The colorful dresses and green beard were only part of Ms. Colombia's extravagant personality. (Photo via El Diario)

Mysterious Death of LGBT Icon Rattles Queens Hispanic Community

Bronx, Latino, LGBTQ, Queens October 9, 2018 at 4:05 pm

Jackson Heights residents mourn the loss of Osvaldo Gómez, known as “Ms. Colombia,” an icon of the Latino LGBT community in Queens whose body was found on a Bronx beach but there is no official cause of death yet, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Carmen Arriaga. South Bronx residents spoke about the transfer of minors form the Rikers Island prison to the Horizon Juvenile Center. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Minors to Be Transferred from Rikers to the Bronx

Bronx, Criminal Justice, Youth October 1, 2018 at 5:45 pm

As the Raise the Age policy takes effect Bronx residents welcome the arrival of almost 100 minors from Rikers Island to a detention center, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Another Land Trust in the Bronx?

Another Land Trust in the Bronx?

Bronx, Housing October 1, 2018 at 5:02 pm

A local nonprofit in the Bronx wants to set up a land trust to avoid displacement along Southern Boulevard, reports Hunts Point Express.

Candidate Amanda Séptimo (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Amanda Séptimo, 27, Seeks to Bring New Leadership to Albany

Bronx, Dominican, Elections 2018 September 11, 2018 at 4:56 pm

El Diario/La Prensa profiles the Dominican-American woman who seeks to unseat longtime New York State Assembly member Carmen Arroyo in District 84.

Zellnor Y. Myrie, running for the 20th district NYS Senate seat in Brooklyn, was endorsed by the New York Amsterdam News. (Photo from zellnorforstatesenate.com)

AmNews Endorses IDC Opponents

Bronx, Brooklyn, Elections 2018, Manhattan, Queens August 31, 2018 at 2:33 pm

The New York Amsterdam News published its second round of endorsements for the Sept. 13 primary elections.

A section of Van Cortlandt Park was discovered several months ago to have been the site of unmarked graves for slaves owned by the Van Cortland family. (Photo by Julius Constantine Motal via The Riverdale Press)

Uncovering an African Burial Ground in the NW Bronx

African, Bronx, History August 27, 2018 at 4:11 pm

According to Bronx historians, a part of Van Cortlandt Park once served as a slave burial ground, reports The Riverdale Press.

In this untitled piece by Raúl Anguiano, three Mexican men represent the country’s history as an independent nation. It's one painting in ‘Pintando: Colors of Education’ at the Lehman College Art Gallery through Sept. 22. (Image courtesy of the artist, via The Riverdale Press)

Mexico’s History, in Textbook Art

Bronx, Education, Mexican August 21, 2018 at 8:40 pm

An exhibit at Lehman College shows “textbook art” illustrating Mexico’s leaders and social revolutions, reports The Riverdale Press.

Victor Khan shows off two of his plants growing from his rooftop garden along Putnam Place. Khan’s been growing his plants for about three years. (Photo by Christy Rae Ammons via Norwood News)

Above a Bronx Restaurant, a Garden Flourishes

Bronx, Environment, South Asian August 17, 2018 at 11:00 am

Norwood News speaks to Victor Khan, whose interest in tending to a thriving rooftop garden stems from childhood trips in his native Pakistan.

A vacant storefront on Third Avenue near The Hub. (Photo by Joe Hirsch via Mott Haven Herald)

Connecting Businesses with Rental Prospects in the Bronx

Bronx, Business, Real Estate August 7, 2018 at 11:50 am

A new BID initiative will help connect businesses in the Bronx with rental properties, in an effort to stem high vacancy rates, reports Mott Haven Herald.

One of Andre Trenier’s murals featuring other artists’ tags in Beatstro. (Photo by Alex Mitchell via Bronx Times)

South Bronx Eatery Hearkens Back to Hip-hop Days

Bronx, Culture, Food August 1, 2018 at 4:47 pm

Beatstro is a new restaurant in the South Bronx with a nostalgic nod to the hip-hop era, reports Bronx Times.

At NYCHA’s Bailey Houses, Quality of Life Impacts Mental Health

At NYCHA’s Bailey Houses, Quality of Life Impacts Mental Health

Residents and experts discuss how living conditions in NYCHA buildings hurt mental health.