Three national parades – of the Dominican, Peruvian and Colombian communities – took place last weekend in the tri-state area, El Diario reports.
Auto shops that vacated Willets Point in Queens may soon settle in their new home in Hunts Point, which they say will be environmentally friendly, reports Hunt Point Express.
On an episode of CUNY TV’s Bob Herbert’s Op-Ed.TV, journalist Pamela Newkirk talks about the subject of her book “Spectacle: The Astonishing Life of Ota Benga.” Benga, a young man taken from the Congo, ended up at the Monkey House of the Bronx Zoo.
Jerome Avenue auto mechanics worry that their businesses will be driven out by rezoning plans, Norwood News reports.
The documentary “Joe’s Violin,” reports The Jewish Daily Forward, chronicles the story of a violin picked up in Germany by Holocaust survivor Joseph Feingold and in his possession for seven decades before going into the hands of a 13-year-old violinist in the Bronx.
Business improvement districts in the Bronx worry that allowing more street vendors will create problems, Norwood News reports.
The documentary “Rubble Kings,” shown recently in the Bronx, drew a strong response from audience members, reports Mott Haven Herald.
News India Times reports on the June 20 competition between high school cricket players from around the city.
New hotels are opening in the South Bronx, offering tourists a glimpse of a borough they rarely visit, reports Mott Haven Herald.
Ramón Eduardo runs Il Forno Bakery in Hunts Point with the help of his children. In a NYCity News Service video, the native of the Dominican Republic says that those raised in the U.S., his children included, do not have the same hunger for success as immigrants do.
Eric Glisson has big plans for his Bronx business, Fresh Take Juice Bar, which he started after serving nearly 18 years for a crime he didn’t commit.
The auto shop owners of Sunset Cooperative in Willets Point, Queens, were supposed to be out of their units by June 1, but they say they’re not going anywhere and are on a hunger strike until progress is made on their new location in the Bronx, report Queens papers.
A Jamaican-American photographer from the Bronx hopes to reinvent the world’s view of his borough through stories, photographs and audio on a new site, BronxNarratives.com, reports Caribbean Life.
It’s been 40 years since the small, but mighty, Bedford Park Mosholu Community Association in the Bronx began tackling quality of life issues for residents in the neighborhood, reports Norwood News.
Three environmental advocacy groups have filed a lawsuit against the New York City Housing Authority for failing to separate recyclables as required by city law, reports Mott Haven Herald.