Jerome Lamaar in his Third Avenue studio. Photo: Austin Havens-Bowen.

Designer for the stars has a Bronx pedigree

Art, Culture April 16, 2018 at 11:27 am 0 comments

Jerome LaMaar’s designs have been worn by many of fashion’s elite including Beyoncé. His looks have also been walked down runways in New York and Paris.

Exploring trauma and the human body through art

Exploring trauma and the human body through art

Art March 12, 2018 at 10:46 am 0 comments

Disparate ingredients are part of Historical Amnesia, a collection of five artists’ work exploring historical trauma, marginalization and how those concepts are traced through the human body.

Courtesy of The Mercy Center

Mercy Center remembers Sister Mary Ann Dirr

Religion March 7, 2018 at 4:34 pm 0 comments

The idea for a center began when Sister Mary Ann came to Mott Haven to serve as a pastoral associate at St. Pius V in the mid-’80s. She provided counseling services for mothers and children, sensing a need for unity among the women.

Photo: Kalah Siegel

New exhibit traces racist housing policy

Culture, Government February 9, 2018 at 1:41 pm 0 comments

“Undesign the Redline” takes visitors on an interactive visit into a dark chapter in the nation’s past, as it details how racism permeated health care and housing, both in New York City and nationally.

An advertisement on the subway warns the public about illegal drugs laced with fentanyl. Photo: Kalah Siegel

Genesis of Bronx harm reduction: the church

heroin-2018, Religion February 3, 2018 at 4:16 pm 0 comments

Needle exchange programs were illegal in the United States at the time, despite their documented success by both the Government Accountability Office and the Center for Disease Control (CDC).

New LGBTQ center planned for Mott Haven

New LGBTQ center planned for Mott Haven

Culture, Health January 18, 2018 at 10:54 am 0 comments

Destination Tomorrow, a trans-organization based on Third Avenue in Mott Haven, has announced plans to construct an LGBTQ Center in Melrose this year.

The parking lot at the corner of East 142nd Street and St. Ann's Avenue.

Pastor, city square off over church parking lot

Housing, Religion January 16, 2018 at 2:56 pm 0 comments

A protracted rift between a Mott Haven church and the housing department over the fate of a city-owned parking lot boiled over when a developer and a housing official clashed with the church’s popular pastor at a meeting of Community Board 1. The board voted down a proposal for anRead More

Photo: Eisley Constantine

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.