When Congregation Beis Menachem lacked space to worship, Sheikh Mussa Drammeh offered to help.
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Small businessman and community leader Diallo talks on camera about working hard and giving back.
The Bronx boasts the largest concentration of African immigrants. In a podcast, Feet in 2 Worlds interviews some of the Africans who live, worship and run small businesses there, but struggle to be heard and cope with discrimination in the city at large.
Some Bronx merchants complain that they are unfairly ticketed by the Department of Sanitation for garbage which has been scattered after-hours by people foraging for bottles, reports the Mott Haven Herald.
GothamSchools covers a report by advocacy groups that urges de Blasio to change the course of District 9 by providing programs to fight the poverty and unemployment plaguing its families.
Economic hardship has encouraged use of “on credit” purchases at bodegas, where customers may be allowed to defer payment for no more than $100 worth of purchases a week until a paycheck or pension check arrives, reports El Diario-La Prensa.
Some Bronx residents say they cannot enjoy Starlight Park because they fear the large groups of teens that hang out there, reports Bronx Bureau. These concerns bring to light the fact that while the borough has the highest percentage of park grounds, it has the smallest number of park patrol officers.
After her 94 percent win on Tuesday, Councilwoman Melissa Mark-Viverito of East Harlem and Mott Haven announced her next step – running for City Council speaker, reports Mott Haven Herald.
After Banksy’s elusive “Ghetto 4 life” mural cropped up in the Bronx, some neighborhood locals did not take well to the use of the word “ghetto” coming from a white artist with no roots in the borough, reports Hunts Point Express.
In the home borough of Independence Party mayoral candidate Adolfo Carrión, it’s not necessarily down to Bill de Blasio and Joe Lhota but rather, between the Democratic nominee and the Independent “hometown boy,” finds The Bronx Bureau.
A tour director who complained about the lack of publicity for the Bronx has allegedly been punished.
Little exists on the Bronx in NYC’s official tourist guides, but some Bronxites want to change that.
“It’s only just water, but when you have faith anything can happen,” says Liliane Bernadel, 79, during her visit to the “Little Lourdes” grotto in the Williamsbridge section of the Bronx, reports French Morning.
A new Bronx LGBT center is hoping to fill the lack of a communal space in the borough after the last center shut down over a scandal involving a former executive director, reports Norwood News. The center also comes in response to a rise in reports of violent acts against LGBT people in the Bronx.
The African diaspora influences of music group Ilu Aye kicked off a series of Caribbean-themed events in the Bronx, to the delight of fans who, reports Hunts Point Express, praised the band for their combination of different sounds and reminding them of home.