Culture

From left to right: Rahim Hough, Ashley Santiago, Aisha Beltran, Jennifer Asokwah, and Jesus Roblas.

Students lead panel on women’s suffrage

Culture, Education, Government April 12, 2017 at 3:07 pm 0 comments

The 14-member Women’s Suffrage Commission, which was established by state law, will run programs celebrating the accomplishments of women’s suffrage through 2020. But LEAP’s focus is rooted a little deeper.

Musicians get together for jam sessions at Andrew Freedman Home

Musicians get together for jam sessions at Andrew Freedman Home

Culture April 3, 2017 at 11:37 am 0 comments

An event called “the jam” provides Bronx musicians a platform and a way to connect.

Artist converts her home into art gallery

Artist converts her home into art gallery

Art March 9, 2017 at 12:37 pm 0 comments

Blanka Amezkua invites artists into her home to exhibit their work for a month and host a workshop and cook a meal for guests.

Waterfront featured in mural and film

Waterfront featured in mural and film

Art, Environment February 20, 2017 at 6:16 pm 0 comments

A documentary by a European filmmaker that follows local artist Linda Cunninham as she worked on a mural about the Port Morris waterfront was aired at the Bronx Museum of the Arts.

Startup stirs excitement in Port Morris

Startup stirs excitement in Port Morris

Art, Culture February 1, 2017 at 10:20 am 0 comments

The launch of Bronx Narratives was the occasion for a packed house at the recently opened Gun Hill Tavern on 133rd Street on Saturday, January 28th.

Day of Outrage demonstration at the Jay Street-Borough Hall subway station following the Howard Beach verdict on December 21, 1987 in which three defendants were found guilty of manslaughter in the death of Michael Griffith who was beaten and chased by a white mob onto a highway where he was struck by a car.  © Ricky Flores

Photo exhibit documents dissent

Art, Culture January 25, 2017 at 12:18 pm 0 comments

As mass protests against the new President sweep the nation, a new photo exhibit is underway at the Bronx Documentary Center to remind New Yorkers that dissent is in the city’s DNA.

New channel offers closeups of Bronx life

New channel offers closeups of Bronx life

Art, Culture January 22, 2017 at 2:19 pm 0 comments

“We want to create content that is both driven by the Bronx and also for the people of the Bronx,” said Gillian Todd, the venture’s co-creator and producer.

Last Bronx bookstore sets to close

Last Bronx bookstore sets to close

Business, Culture December 3, 2016 at 12:35 pm 1 comment

The borough’s last remaining bookstore – a Barnes and Noble in Bay Plaza – will close on December 31st, the company has announced, saying it can no longer pay the rising rent. It will be replaced by a Saks 5th Avenue. “Everyone’s upset,” said a cashier from behind a signRead More