Culture

Mosque focuses on Muslim unity

Immigration, Religion November 4, 2009 at 10:57 pm 0 comments

In contrast to its quick early growth in the Middle East, the spread of Islam in West Africa was gradual, members of the Ebun Abass mosque point out. Merchants and traveling scholars brought the religion with them. “They first asked people to accept that there is no god except Allah,”Read 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