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Roosevelt "Rosey" Spivey, 75, cutting hair at the Marble Hill International Unisex Salon on Jan. 15, 2015. (Photo by Adrian Fussell via The Riverdale Press)

Future Cut Short for Beloved Bronx Barbershop?

Black, Bronx, Business January 23, 2015 at 2:38 pm

After 53 years of cutting hair at Marble Hill International Unisex Salon, owner Roosevelt “Rosey” Spivey received a 30-day notice to vacate the premises. Patrons tell The Riverdale Press what the barbershop has meant to them and the neighborhood.

Angelo Cabrera in Mott Haven (Photo by Natalie Fertig for Mott Haven Herald)

Editor Urges Help for Cabrera

Bronx, Education, Immigration, Mexican, New York, Opinion January 21, 2015 at 5:12 pm

The founder of MASA has been denied legal immigration status to the U.S., and Mott Haven Herald’s Bernard L. Stein urges action to help him.

DR. Demetre Daskalakis, Assistant Commissioner for the New York City Health Department (l), joins Dr. Barry S. Zingman, medical director for Montefiore Medical Center’s AIDS Center, and Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. in announcing an awareness campaign on available treatments for HIV/AIDS.
(Photo by David Cruz via Norwood News)

‘Share the Night, Not HIV’

Bronx, Health January 14, 2015 at 2:18 pm

At a briefing in the Bronx, the NYC Health Department recently promoted greater awareness of pre- and post-HIV exposure treatment among primary care doctors and patients, Norwood News reports.

Erik Maldonado, aka The Advocate of Wordz, performing at An Beal Bocht on Dec. 10 (Photo by Marisol Diaz via The Riverdale Press)

Advocate of Wordz: A Poet of the Bronx

Bronx, Culture, Puerto Rican December 30, 2014 at 2:44 pm

Erik Maldonado, aka the Advocate of Wordz, promotes poetry in his native Bronx – performing, encouraging other poets, and inspiring youth to write, reports The Riverdale Press.

Rob Colon sits on a tall bike (made by welding two frames together) inside Neighborhood Cycles in Mott Haven with Raphael Maldonado. (Photo by Rachel Brown for Mott Haven Herald)

Biking in the Bronx

Bronx, Transportation December 22, 2014 at 11:57 am

Bicycling in the Bronx appears to be becoming more popular, as new bike stores open and residents form bicycle riding groups, Mott Haven Herald reports.

A classroom in Banana Kelly HIgh School (Photo via The Hunts Point Express)

Renewal to Help Bronx Schools Turn Around

Bronx, Education, Uncategorized December 18, 2014 at 12:21 pm

Four schools in the Bronx have been selected for the city’s School Renewal Program, and another has been named a Community School. All will receive assistance to help in turning performance around, reports The Hunts Point Express.

Getting a taste at the Coquito Masters competition in Parkchester back in November.  (Photo by Mi Young Park via Hunts Point Express)

Contest Celebrates Puerto Rican Christmas Drink

Bronx, Food, Traditions December 16, 2014 at 4:39 pm

For the Puerto Rican community in the Bronx, the annual coquito competition gives an opportunity to celebrate culture and Christmas, reports Hunts Point Express.

Michael Blake (Photo by David Cruz via Norwood News)

Gearing Up to Serve Bronx District

Bronx, Politics December 16, 2014 at 3:49 pm

Michael Blake, the new assembly member for the 79th district, talks with Norwood News about his plans.

Authors of stories that appear in "Bronx Memoir Project – Volume 1" at a book launch.(Photo by Marguerite Ward via City Limits)

A Memoir of the Bronx – Written by Locals

Bronx December 15, 2014 at 2:46 pm

“Bronx Memoir Project–Volume 1″ compiles more than 50 diverse stories from Bronx residents, published in part to combat misconceptions of the borough, reports City Limits.

by Jack D'Isidoro

A Pastor From Ghana Offers Blessings

African, Bronx, Featured Posts, Religion, Voices' Picks December 12, 2014 at 7:44 pm

Members of the largely West African congregation of Rev. Eric Kofi Owusu say his blessings, which are characteristic of a kind of Pentecostal Christianity practiced in Ghana, are worth every penny of their offerings.

Chat Travieso and Yeju Choi's "Play Bronx" is one of eight proposed designs.

Marking the ‘South Bronx Culture Trail’

Bronx, Culture, History December 11, 2014 at 1:22 pm

Markers pointing out major historic and cultural spots in the South Bronx will dot the Culture Trail, reports The Hunts Point Express. And the public will help choose how those markers will be designed.

Tenants at Mithcel Houses waiting for an elevator. (Photo by Maura Ewing via Mott Haven Herald)

Coping with Broken Elevators

Bronx, Housing December 9, 2014 at 4:45 pm

At NYCHA’s Mitchel Houses in the Bronx, residents must cope with elevators that break down frequently, and for some it’s more than a mere inconvenience, Mott Haven Herald reports.

Shekh Tumis addressing the African Advisory Council: “Please, let’s tell Americans what Ebola is—how it’s affecting us.” (Photo by Kristen Clark for Voices of NY)

Ebola Fallout Still Affecting Africans

African, Bronx, Featured Posts, Health, Manhattan, Voices' Picks December 5, 2014 at 7:57 pm

Ebola – how it affects family and friends in West Africa, and how stigmatization affects immigrants here – remains a concern for New York’s West African community.

Maimouna Haidaia (Photo by Marisol Diaz via The Riverdale Press)

Easing the Regents Burden for Some

Bronx, Education, Immigration, New York December 1, 2014 at 6:00 pm

The burden of Regents testing has been eased by a partial waiver that covers students who recently immigrated to the U.S., The Riverdale Press reports.

Dressed up for Halloween (Photo by Alejandro Cartagena via Mott Haven Herald)

Mexico Through Different Lenses

Bronx, Culture, Mexican November 24, 2014 at 3:40 pm

An exhibition of Mexican photographers at the Bronx Documentary Center shows the many facets to life in Mexico, reports Mott Haven Herald.