At the Colombian Day Parade in Queens (Photo by Andrea González-Ramírez via El Diario)

A Weekend of Parades

Bronx, Culture, Dominican, Queens, South American July 27, 2015 at 7:39 pm

Three national parades – of the Dominican, Peruvian and Colombian communities – took place last weekend in the tri-state area, El Diario reports.

Pedro Estevez of the United Auto Merchants Association addressing fellow auto workers at a July 9 meeting on Jerome Ave. (Photo by Cole Rosengren via Hunts Point Express)

Readying Hunts Point for Auto Shops

Bronx, Business, Environment July 17, 2015 at 2:44 pm

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.

When the Bronx Zoo Put Ota Benga on Display

When the Bronx Zoo Put Ota Benga on Display

African, Bronx, History July 17, 2015 at 2:30 pm

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.

Pedro Estevez speaks with city planners from the Department of City Planning, Paul Philps (far left) and Jessica Ortiz. (Photo by William Mathis via Norwood News)

Jerome Avenue Rezoning Worries Auto Shop Owners

Bronx, Business July 15, 2015 at 3:54 pm

Jerome Avenue auto mechanics worry that their businesses will be driven out by rezoning plans, Norwood News reports.

Joseph Feingold (Image taken from the fundraising trailer)

Bronx Teen Plays Violin of Holocaust Survivor

Bronx, Education, Jewish July 13, 2015 at 10:29 am

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.

Robert McDaniels, a  Bedford Park resident, has been a street vendor for over 10 years. (Photo by Adi Talwar via Norwood News)

Will More Vendors Hurt the Bronx?

Bronx, Business, Food July 8, 2015 at 11:05 am

Business improvement districts in the Bronx worry that allowing more street vendors will create problems, Norwood News reports.

Former rival gang members put bygones behind them at a Bronx Documentary Center film screening on June 30. (Photo by Annie Nova via Mott Haven Herald)

‘Rubble Kings’ Film Profiles Bronx Gangs of ’60s

Bronx, History, Latino July 2, 2015 at 12:06 pm

The documentary “Rubble Kings,” shown recently in the Bronx, drew a strong response from audience members, reports Mott Haven Herald.

(Photo via News India Times)

Honoring the Best High School Cricket Players

Bronx, Brooklyn, Caribbean, Manhattan, Queens, South Asian, Sports June 30, 2015 at 3:15 pm

News India Times reports on the June 20 competition between high school cricket players from around the city.

(Photo via Mott Haven Herald)

Hotel Biz Booming in South Bronx

Bronx, Business June 25, 2015 at 5:14 pm

New hotels are opening in the South Bronx, offering tourists a glimpse of a borough they rarely visit, reports Mott Haven Herald.

Ramón Eduardo, founder of Il Forno Bakery in Hunts Point, Bronx. (Image via video)

A Family’s Bread and Butter

Bronx, Business, Food June 24, 2015 at 11:18 am

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.

After Exoneration, Bringing a ‘Fresh Take’ to the Bronx

After Exoneration, Bringing a ‘Fresh Take’ to the Bronx

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.

Willets Point auto shop owners say they're not leaving until the city helps secure they're new location. (Photo by Cristina Schreil, via Queens Chronicle)

Willets Point Group Hunkers Down Despite Scheduled Eviction

Bronx, Business, Government, Queens, Real Estate June 5, 2015 at 6:42 pm

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.

This image of Port Morris, Bronx is from a collection featured (Photo via, shot in Port Morris by Ed Santana.)

Reinventing the Bronx Through Stories and Art

Bronx, Caribbean, Culture, Media June 3, 2015 at 5:35 pm

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,, reports Caribbean Life.

Saving the 52nd Precinct in Bedford Park was an early and memorable victory for the Bedford Mosholu Community Association.

Bettering Bedford Park for 40 Years

Bronx, Government, History June 1, 2015 at 7:15 pm

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.

The shortage of recycling options at Betances Houses in Mott Haven is described in the lawsuit: "Bins are too small and there are no signs indicating residents can toss their recycling there." (Photo by Jim Henderson, Creative Commons license)

Environmental Groups File Lawsuit Against NYCHA

Bronx, Environment, Government May 27, 2015 at 4:49 pm

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.