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Salamanca named to chair City Council’s Land Use Committee

Government, Politics January 16, 2018 at 3:12 pm 0 comments

City Councilman Rafael Salamanca Jr. was named to chair the City Council’s influential Land Use Committee, where he will be responsible for working to shape zoning measures, development and affordable housing across the city.

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Small businesses have mixed feelings about incoming chain stores

Business, Economy January 5, 2018 at 6:05 pm 0 comments

The imminent arrival of a Burlington Coat Factory and a Marshall’s at 2948 Third Avenue—the site of the iconic Alexander’s Department Store—has some small businesses owners worried about their future, but others see the new chains as a good thing for everyone.

Amanda Septimo, (left) Phil Shearer, (middle) and Miguel Sanchez (right) plan for a pitch meeting in the MetaBronx office in Hunts Point. Photo: Carmen Reinicke

Tech accelerator attains nonprofit status to fund future programs

Business, Economy January 5, 2018 at 11:35 am 0 comments

After finding it tough to secure investments for many of the tech startups it works to help, MetaBronx has shifted its strategy away from venture capital firms.

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Melrose throws a party

Culture December 30, 2017 at 1:20 pm 0 comments

This year marks the seventh annual Make Music Winter Festival, a city-wide celebration of Puerto Rican culture. 

Photo: Scarlett Kuang

Mott Haven is latest stop on World Peace mural tour

Art, Culture December 29, 2017 at 12:28 pm 0 comments

The front wall of 440 Jackson Avenue received the 49th mural of Writer’s World Peace Mural Tour, a mural series that can be seen across 42 cities in the U.S. and one in Mexico City.

Grassroots groups help create young activists

Grassroots groups help create young activists

Education December 29, 2017 at 12:03 pm 0 comments

Creating a safe, engaging space for youth to talk about social justice issues empowers them to act, local organizations agree.

Crowd members taste participants' coquitos. Photo: Reece T. Williams

Coquito Masters’ New York champ threepeats

Culture December 29, 2017 at 11:40 am 0 comments

Coquito Masters hosts a series competitions throughout the tristate area, Philadelphia, and Florida during the four-month season.

Pop-up market open in the Hub until Jan. 6

Pop-up market open in the Hub until Jan. 6

Business, Economy December 21, 2017 at 10:59 am 0 comments

The new Third Avenue Holiday Market, located on the bustling corner of 149th Street at The Hub, will be open through the new year, offering items from local street vendors and artists, including clothing, jewelry and items from the farmers market.