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Bronx Book Festival founder announces plans to crowdfund for new Bronx bookstore

Literary organization The Bronx is Reading recently announced its plans to begin crowdfunding in 2021 to open a bookstore. Book...

Struggles with NYPD, ICE will continue despite new president, says local group

Despite the relief many South Bronxites are feeling after President-elect Joe Biden’s victory, a local group believes defunding the police...

Two South Bronx power plants face elimination

Environmental justice coalition successfully pressures New York Power Authority to  phase out 'peaker' plants When the New York Power Authority...

Bronx Community Board 1: COVID vaccines to the rescue

South Bronx residents should expect access to Pfizer’s free COVID-19 vaccine by mid- or late-spring 2021, according to Bronx Community...

NYCHA’s Blueprint for Change gets no love at public hearing

NYCHA CEO  gets razzed over Blueprint for Change Residents, politicians and union workers responded angrily to the New York City...

Educator starts South Bronx aid group

A previous Teach for America fellow, Ariadna Phillips has been an educator in the Bronx for several years. In March,...

Community Fridge food programs offer one small solution for major hunger problem

Daniel Zauderer, 31, a 6th grade humanities teacher at the American Dream School, spent most of a recent evening trying...

Virtual book talk brings feel of a poetry slam

At a recent virtual book talk held over Zoom, Colombian-American poet Carlos Andrés Gómez called his debut full-length book of...

Candidate for borough president hopes Biden ‘will be a better friend to New York’ than Trump

Assemblywoman Nathalia Fernandez wants to see a healthier and safer Bronx under a Joe Biden presidency. She hopes that the...

Melrose community garden holds screening of Netflix’s “Vampires vs. The Bronx”

A socially distanced screening of the Netflix original “Vampires vs. the Bronx” was held at the El Coquí Community Garden...

Community board votes down developer’s housing proposal

A developer looking to build an 11-story building with affordable housing at 431 Concord Avenue met stiff opposition from area...

Four commercial tenants coming to La Central

Bronx commercial market remains strong despite pandemic, says developer Melrose residents can look forward to a new café, a Mexican...

Plans announced for 95 Section 8 apartments in Mott Haven

A four-building complex at 205 Brook Avenue will be the site of 95 Project-based Section 8 apartments. Brookhaven Apartments, located...

Business owners look to grants and business improvement districts for relief

As the owner of two men’s clothing stores, Larry Franco is used to working more than 80 hours a week....

Paving the way: Graffiti transformed from a crime to an art

Bianca Romero’s floor to ceiling “Phoenix Rising” mural is the newest addition to increasingly filled walls of the WallWorks art...