Wellington La Luz says that Bill de Blasio´s rezoning plans in the Bronx´ Jerome Ave. will leave many small businesses in the area out of business. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Jerome Avenue Small Businesses Oppose Rezoning Plans

Bronx, Business, Housing October 12, 2016 at 2:54 pm

Some residents and workers oppose rezoning and housing plans on the Bronx’s Jerome Avenue claiming that they will harm its long-established auto-repair businesses, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Ferragosto street fair in 2013 in Little Italy on Arthur Avenue (Photo by "Nino" Eugene La Pia, Creative Commons license)

Arthur Avenue Named One of US’ ‘Great Streets’

Bronx October 5, 2016 at 2:45 pm

Arthur Avenue has been named one of the country’s “Great Streets” but, writes Norwood News, “the Bronx already knew that.”

Protesters rally against the city’s Jerome Ave. rezoning plans on Sept. 29. (Photo by Noah Stein via Hunts Point Express)

Protesting Jerome Avenue Rezoning

Bronx, Housing October 4, 2016 at 2:19 pm

On Sept. 29, residents and activists rallied to voice concerns about the city’s plans for rezoning Jerome Avenue in the Bronx, reports The Hunts Point Express.

An Beal Bocht Cafe (Photo by Meghan Sackman via The Riverdale Press)

The Irish Traditions of a Bronx Pub

Bronx, Business, Food October 3, 2016 at 4:14 pm

The Riverdale Press heads to An Beal Bocht Cafe to find out what makes it a traditional Irish pub.

Bronx resident Yolanda Rodriguez shares her ideas at "What Creates Health? A Community Conversation." (Photo by Stephanie Daniel for Voices of NY)

A Conversation on ‘What Creates Health?’

Bronx, Featured Posts, Health September 27, 2016 at 4:43 pm

Community groups, activists, artists and locals came together in the Bronx to address health inequities at an event organized by the NYC Department of Health’s Center for Health Equity.

(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, Elections 2016, 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.