Art

Mass Transit Theater brings the streets to the stage

Mass Transit Theater brings the streets to the stage

Art, Education May 23, 2010 at 9:53 am 0 comments

Bronx-based acting company marks ’40 years of art and activism’ Four high school students stand in a line, complaining about how their school treated them. “Any morning when you get off the bus, you can find zillions of police vans around your school,” says one, “and 60 or 70 extraRead More

Earth Fest reaches out with music and games

Earth Fest reaches out with music and games

Art, Environment, Health, Parks, Politics May 12, 2010 at 12:18 pm 0 comments

The Bronx throws a party for Earth Day’s 40th birthday Legendary emcee Grandmaster Caz has been packing parties in the South Bronx since 1974, but none quite like the one at St. Mary’s Park in Mott Haven for this year’s Earth Day on April 24. .   Soundslide by NickRead More

Mott Haven art tour attracts the curious

Mott Haven art tour attracts the curious

Art January 20, 2010 at 11:26 am 0 comments

Tourists brave cold to find cutting edge work Barry Kostrinsky paused near the place where the bond trader Sherman McCoy took a wrong turn to the Bronx and disaster in Bonfire of the Vanities, the Tom Wolfe novel that cemented the South Bronx’s reputation as a terrifying place. Some peopleRead More

Show uses Mott Haven streets to tell story of the Bronx

Show uses Mott Haven streets to tell story of the Bronx

Art December 5, 2009 at 2:59 pm 0 comments

Performance on a bus explores a changing borough, but critics say it misses the point.

Blast from Mott Haven’s past recalls an artistic keystone

Blast from Mott Haven’s past recalls an artistic keystone

Art November 5, 2009 at 8:26 am 4 comments

For a brief time Fashion Moda is reborn, uniting generations Hundreds of people pass by Third Avenue and 147th Street each day without a second glance at the storefronts that house a nail salon, a hair braiding salon and, hidden from the street, a training school for security guards. There’sRead More

Artists fret as tourists beat a path to their studios

Artists fret as tourists beat a path to their studios

Art July 27, 2009 at 9:23 am 6 comments

Will notice force Mott Haven rents up and them out? By Azriel James Relph [email protected] “Ask about my art, not my rent” reads the sign posted at the door to Edwin Gonzalez’s apartment on Third Avenue and East 134th Street. As Gonzalez pours wine and fixes lunch for friends andRead More

Trees talk on the Grand Concourse

Trees talk on the Grand Concourse

Art, Environment July 20, 2009 at 3:01 pm 0 comments

By Jeanmarie Evelly [email protected] The Grand Concourse, the iconic boulevard that stretches along four miles of the Bronx, has 100 years of stories to tell. This summer and fall, Bronx residents are lending their voices to share those stories—through the trees that line the street’s parks and sidewalks. The TreeRead More

A Mott Haven treasure hunt

A Mott Haven treasure hunt

Art March 18, 2009 at 3:05 pm 0 comments

Finding a new art world can be a challenge The Mott Haven art world can be difficult to find. It is tucked away in a dark jazz café on the corner of Alexander Avenue, up a 5-floor walk-up through a narrow apartment or in a corner restaurant hidden under theRead More