The South Bronx Independent Artists Coalition joined forces with both local and international artists to present the first South Bronx Open Studio Tour in May, opening the doors to artist studios and galleries across Mott Haven and Port Morris.
This “Savor the Bronx – Brewery & Distillery” tour has offered insights into the thriving craft-beverage business in the Bronx since May, and most tours have been sold out.
First, developers posted a billboard pronouncing Port Morris the Piano District, without community consultation. Then they threw a Halloween party featuring Naomi Campbell, Carmelo Anthony and other media darlings, provoking cries of “Enough already,” from artists and residents.
After briefly collaborating with FreshDirect to distribute its unique Puerto Rican liquor, The Port Morris Distillery has changed its mind and decided that the first order of Pitorro moonshine it sends the company will be the last.