Post Tagged with: "Bronx"

Two Faiths under One Roof in the Bronx

Two Faiths under One Roof in the Bronx

Bronx, In the News, Jewish, Muslim April 24, 2014 at 5:29 pm 0 comments

When Congregation Beis Menachem lacked space to worship, Sheikh Mussa Drammeh offered to help.

Helping Fellow Guineans in the Bronx

Helping Fellow Guineans in the Bronx

Small businessman and community leader Diallo talks on camera about working hard and giving back.

Moon Light African Market, an African store in the Bronx. (Photo by Kimberly Bonds via Feet in 2 Worlds)

African Immigrants Find Home in the Bronx

African, Bronx, In the News, Religion January 13, 2014 at 4:36 pm 1 comment

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.

An unhappy Mike Memon displays a Sanitation ticket in his office at Bergen Discounts. (Photo by Gabriella Iannetta, via Mott Haven Herald)

Bronx Merchants Upset Over Sanitation Tickets

Bronx, Business, Environment, Government December 18, 2013 at 1:35 pm 0 comments

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.

Esperanza Vazquez and others from the New Settlement Parent Action Committee (PAC) at a District 9 demonstration in 2012. The group released a report pushing de Blasio for district reform. (Photo from New Settlement PAC via GothamSchools)

Eyes on de Blasio to Save Bronx School District

Bronx, Education, Government December 10, 2013 at 6:10 pm 0 comments

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.

Bronx bodega Gourmet Deli offers a credit system to the customers it knows best who need it the most. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario-La Prensa)

Hard Times Force More to Buy ‘on Credit’

Business, Latino, Social Services December 4, 2013 at 4:23 pm 0 comments

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.

Locals say they cannot enjoy Starlight Park in light of the many teenagers that get together in large groups there. (Photo by Jim Henderson via Bronx Bureau)

Bronx Residents Agitate for Better Park Policing

Bronx, Environment, Government November 20, 2013 at 3:58 pm 0 comments

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.

New York City Council Member Melissa Mark-Viverito (D-District 8) hosts the annual Black History Month Celebration on February 28, 2013. (Photo by Brianne Barry)

Latina in Race for 2nd Most Powerful City Job

Elections 2013, Latino, Politics November 7, 2013 at 4:10 pm 0 comments

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.

Banksy's mural did not win over too many fans from the local neighborhood. (Photo by Ed Garcia Conde/Welcome2TheBronx via Hunts Point Express)

Locals Weigh in on Banksy ‘Ghetto’ Mural

Bronx, Culture October 28, 2013 at 5:10 pm 0 comments

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.

Voters Unsure About de Blasio on Carrión Turf

Voters Unsure About de Blasio on Carrión Turf

Bronx, Elections 2013, Politics September 24, 2013 at 4:24 pm 0 comments

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.

(Photo by Jose Acosta via El Diario-La Prensa)

City’s Tourism Co. Punishes Bronx Guide Who Complained

Bronx, Culture, Featured Posts, Voices' Picks September 23, 2013 at 4:58 pm 2 comments

A tour director who complained about the lack of publicity for the Bronx has allegedly been punished.

City Neglects Bronx as Tourist Destination

City Neglects Bronx as Tourist Destination

Bronx, Culture, Featured Posts September 18, 2013 at 4:20 pm 1 comment

Little exists on the Bronx in NYC’s official tourist guides, but some Bronxites want to change that.

The "Little Lourdes" grotto in the Williamsbridge section of The Bronx.

Faithful Ask for Healing at Bronx’s ‘Little Lourdes’

Bronx, In the News, Religion, Western European August 21, 2013 at 4:47 pm 0 comments

“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.

Attendees watch performers at the Bronx LGBTQ Pride & Health Fair on July 20 at Crotona Park, one of the events organized by the new Bronx LGBTQ center to promote awareness. (Photo from the Bronx LGBT center via Norwood News)

New Bronx LGBT Center Takes Shape

Bronx, LGBTQ, Social Services August 12, 2013 at 3:08 pm 0 comments

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.

Ilu Aye intertwines African and Caribbean sounds. (Photo by Shanice Carr via Hunts Point Express)

Afro-Carib Group Evokes Sounds of Home

African, Bronx, Caribbean, Culture July 23, 2013 at 5:45 pm 0 comments

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.