About 40 people gathered at the Bronx Documentary Center on Nov. 21st to hear immigrants from Mexico to Mali share their experiences. If there was one common thread woven through each story, it was the desire to have a better life built on personal achievement.
Almost a decade after the project was announced, Randall’s Island is finally accessible to South Bronx residents via a new pathway over the Bronx Kill.
Bronx city council members and community board chairs resoundingly rejected Mayor Bill de Blasio’s “Zoning for Quality and Affordability” and “Mandatory Inclusionary Housing” proposals in a 19-0 vote.
Much of the congregation at Masjid Ebun Abass hails from West Africa, reflecting an immigration trend taking place across the area. The percentage of West Africans in the South Bronx more than doubled between 2009 and 2013.
Demonstrators voiced their anger in front of the Supreme Court building on the Grand Concourse on Oct. 28, saying the city auctioned a commercial building in Port Morris without local input.
For the first time, Melrose-based community development group Nos Quedamos brought four young people among its delegation to the prestigious SOMOS el Futuro conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
First, developers posted a billboard pronouncing Port Morris the Piano District, without community consultation. Then they threw a Halloween party featuring Naomi Campbell, Carmelo Anthony and other media darlings, provoking cries of “Enough already,” from artists and residents.
Thirty million federal dollars that the New York City Housing Authority could have used to rebuild dilapidated housing complexes, revitalize residential plazas and expand early childhood education will instead go to other other states.
An exhibit at Longwood Art Gallery in Hostos Community College launched during Hispanic Heritage Month in October, celebrates the life of the late artist Jorge Soto Sanchez.
City Councilwoman Maria del Carmen Arroyo has announced that she will resign at the end of the year, after ten years representing Hunts Point and Mott Haven.
After years of planning, a long-anticipated connector for bikers and pedestrians between Port Morris and Randall’s Island opened on Saturday. Randall’s Island Connector: The Bronx’s new car-free link to Manhattan from STREETFILMS on Vimeo.
Bronx high school students trickled into a crowded New York City auditorium on October 24 as anti-smoking activists issued a stark warning:d “Don’t be a replacement smoker.”
Names have meaning. Erasing our neighborhood’s names erases from memory the courage of those who endured, those who rebuilt and those who strive today to raise their families and improve their lot in the South Bronx.