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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.

Advocates still hopeful they’ll get parkland in Yankee Stadium swap

Advocates still hopeful they’ll get parkland in Yankee Stadium swap

Housing, News February 23, 2019 at 2:28 pm 0 comments

Last July, a Supreme Court of the State of New York judge dismissed the case and decided in favor of the city and the developers, stating that the environmentalists did not provide the necessary burden of proof to show that Pier 5 is officially-designated parkland.

BP doubles down on opposition to jail at State of the Borough

BP doubles down on opposition to jail at State of the Borough

Government, News February 22, 2019 at 7:03 pm 0 comments

At his State of the Borough address on Feb. 21, Bronx BP Ruben Diaz Jr. doubled down on his public opposition to the city’s plan to build a new facility on the site of an NYPD tow pound next to the Bruckner Expressway. Addressing a packed auditorium at a school building on Wales Avenue, Diaz took swipes at the mayor, criticizing de Blasio’s recent failed efforts to lure Amazon to Queens.

Deputy Inspector Brian Hennessy announces Photo: Rachel Rippetoe

NYPD sting puts 10 alleged drug dealers behind bars

Police January 21, 2019 at 11:20 am 0 comments

The takedown took place at Perry’s Diner on Third Avenue on Jan. 8. Detectives charged 10 dealers loosely associated with the Latin King Pin gang with conspiracy charges.

Mayor Bill de Blasio announces plans for NYC Care at Lincoln Medical Center on Jan.

The city’s new health plan: What do I need to know?

Health January 21, 2019 at 10:55 am 0 comments

In early January, Mayor Bill DeBlasio came to Lincoln Medical Center to announce the rollout of a NYC Care, a new healthcare initiative he said will help 600,000 currently uninsured New Yorkers get medical care when it is rolled out in the Bronx later this year.

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. 

Mayor Bill de Blasio at Borinquen Courts on Jan. 16. Photo: Rachel Rippetoe

Mayor comes to Mott Haven to celebrate housing policies

Housing, Politics January 17, 2019 at 7:58 pm 0 comments

Although the mayor did not say why he chose Mott Haven as the place to sum up his administration’s achievements, he alluded to it by touching on the growing concerns over gentrification.

Parents and students participate in a traditional dance at an anti-bullying form at the Mexican American Students Alliance on Jan. 12. Photo: Jaya Sandaresh.

Latino parents want robust anti-bullying measures in schools

Education January 15, 2019 at 3:34 pm 0 comments

A group of parents of Mott Haven school children is calling for the creation of a Culturally Responsive Curriculum to highlight the achievements of indigenous cultures across Latin America, and also highlights the contributions of African-American, Asian, and Native American cultures.