(Photo by Katrina Shakarian via Mott Haven Herald)

A Mom-and-Pop Bakery in the South Bronx

Bronx, Business, Food, South American September 23, 2016 at 3:52 pm

Mott Haven Herald profiles Pitusa Bakery and the Ecuadorean family whose close relationship with staff and customers has kept the store running despite the fast food chains moving in.

Horacio Molina presents an untitled oleo painting for the Biennial. (Photo provided to El Diario)

Latin American Art Biennial in the Bronx

Bronx, Culture, Latino September 19, 2016 at 11:44 am

El Diario/La Prensa reports that at the 5th Bronx Latin American Art Biennial, artworks from more than 150 Latin American artists are shown under the theme, “I am one of those people that…”

Nancy Román and her son Jacob. New plans to build housing in South Bronx. Bergen Avenue, between East 152nd and 153rd Streets, where the 99,000-square-foot complex will be erected. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Bronx Residents Applaud Affordable Housing Construction

Bronx, Housing September 16, 2016 at 4:24 pm

Bronx residents are pleased that the City Council approved the La Central development, which will create 992 new apartments on a vacant lot in the Melrose area, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Eamonn McDwyer celebrated 50 years in business in March. (Photo by Wendy Joan Biddlecombe via Norwood News)

Days Numbered for ‘Last Irish Bar’ in Norwood?

Bronx, Business, Western European September 15, 2016 at 3:03 pm

A dispute between McDwyer’s Pub and its landlord, 3120 Hull Realty Corp., has made its way to Bronx Housing Court with a trial that would determine the future of the last Irish pub standing in the neighborhood, reports Norwood News.

Bronx International High School students Jairo Castillo (right) and Alejandro Soto-Lora (center) with trainer Robert Cappiello at the Woodlawn Cemetery. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Bronx Youths Learn Funerary Art Preservation

Bronx, Labor, Youth September 12, 2016 at 3:14 pm

A group of Latino youths are learning the craft of monuments preservation thanks to a program by the historic Woodlawn cemetery, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Rubén Tejada, better known as Chobby Flow, just opened his business in the South Bronx. (Photo via El Diario)

‘You See Everything and Everyone at the Barbershop’

Bronx, Business, Dominican, Latino, New York September 9, 2016 at 1:01 pm

Dominican beauty salons and barbershops in the city are not just places where people can change their hairstyle, they also function as gathering centers for neighbors, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Maritza Delgado and Miguel Bergonza talk about the conditions at their Sheridan Avenue building. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Tenants Complain About Relocated Homeless Families

Bronx, Government, Housing September 7, 2016 at 5:00 pm

As the city has helped more than 4,300 homeless families find a home in the last two years, residents in some areas say that many of the beneficiaries have drug problems and are violent, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Vilma Muñiz, with her daughters, at the press conference held in The Bronx. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Tenant Evictions Down 24 Percent

Bronx, Housing, Latino, New York, Social Services September 2, 2016 at 2:32 pm

The de Blasio administration’s legal assistance plan has allowed a greater percent of people facing eviction to have lawyers in housing court, but many others are still unsupported, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

DUSA Volunteers registering voters in Upper Manhattan. (Photo via El Diario)

Turning Dominican Growth Into Votes

Bronx, Dominican, Latino, Manhattan, New York, Politics August 30, 2016 at 5:29 pm

New York-based Dominican community organization Dominicanos USA (DUSA) have registered 100,000 new voters in the East Coast, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

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.