Photo: Pamela Subizar

Revered Mott Haven church closes 

Religion April 14, 2019 at 12:12 pm 0 comments

On the busy sidewalk, volunteers distributed juice, pasta, rice, and other nutrition essentials from the church basement, to families who said they came every Wednesday. The pantry’s organizers say that some 200 families have visited the pantry regularly. 

Photo: Rachel Rippetoe

How a powerfully-backed festival crumbled

Art, Culture March 29, 2019 at 5:39 pm 0 comments

In the doomed festival’s wake rose an explosive community dialogue about gentrification, a discussion in which its founder feels wrongfully targeted, but one in which many community organizers say they finally feel heard.

Photo: Richard Acevedo

Musicians react to a lost opportunity

Art, Culture March 29, 2019 at 5:24 pm 0 comments

Just days before what organizers had hoped would be the “biggest celebration of hustle the Bronx has ever seen”, the host venue issued a statement announcing that they were pulling out.

Rafael Barbosa at the Port Morris Distillery. Photo: Barbara Prempeh

Bringing the best island moonshine rum to Port Morris

Culture, News February 24, 2019 at 9:06 pm 0 comments

The varied tastes of Pitorro the venue serves include Coquito, Honey, Passion Fruit and a homemade recipe called the “abuelita” which is infused with raisins, cinnamon and prunes.

Marco Shalma and Amaurys Grullon inside the Union Crossing building where It’s the Bronx will be launched.  Photo: Georgina Hallowell

Local venture calls to Bronx creatives

Culture January 19, 2019 at 12:58 pm 0 comments

The debut of their event series is scheduled for Jan. 26, with a free event to highlight Bronx media, music, food and art. 

Musicians sing and play the panderettas during the 4th Annual Melrose Holiday Parranda. By Jaya Sundaresh

Puerto Rican culture is front and center at Melrose ‘parranda’

Culture December 24, 2018 at 7:54 pm 0 comments

The procession stopped at various casitas, or garden houses, located in public parks and lots around the neighborhood. Melrose has the highest concentration of casitas in the city.

Blast from the past: Bronxites relive the history of hip-hop

Culture December 20, 2018 at 12:35 pm 0 comments

The event was put on by the Bronx Documentary Center and featured a panel with Tobak, and two local photographers, Ricky Flores and Joe Conzo, whose iconic pictures of the underground hip-hop movement helped shape the book.

Virtual bookstore brings local families together

Virtual bookstore brings local families together

Culture, Education December 19, 2018 at 11:31 am 0 comments

“From what we’ve been seeing and experiencing, kids are extremely interested in books,” said Rebekah Shoaf, founder of Boogie Down Books.