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Before Starbucks’ ‘Race Together’, There was The Mix Coffeehaus in The Bronx

Long before Starbucks announced their disastrous #RaceTogether campaign to foster race relations dialogue among its customers and baristas, there was The Mix Pop-Up Coffee Shop (now known as The Mix Coffehaus) in the Port Morris neighborhood The Bronx last year.

When Starbucks launched the campaign almost two weeks ago, Vernicia Colon, the brainchild behind the idea of the Mix Coffeehaus reached out to Welcome2TheBronx with concerns of how similar their campaign was to her project. “We were surprised to see such a large corporation like Starbucks implement what we felt was a very unique concept. It was brought to our attention by many of our followers that noticed similarities between Starbuck’s #RaceTogether campaign and The Mix Coffeehaus” said Colon … »

Coyote spooks Steven Spielberg’s sister in The Bronx | New York Post

A menacing coyote terrified Riverdale residents on Thursday — including Steven Spielberg’s sister, who called 911 to keep the “predator” from attacking her poodle.

Nancy Spielberg, 58, a documentary producer and the younger sister of the “Jaws” director, was spooked when she spotted the hungry beast prowling in her back yard and staring down her 3-year-old pooch, Rambo, at about 11:30 a.m. … »

The old Mandee store on East Tremont in Throggs Neck right by the Cross Bronx Expressway has just sold for $5.1 million to the Ashkenazy  Acquisition Corporation

Former Throggs Neck Mandee Store Purchased for $5.1 Million

The old Mandee store on East Tremont Avenue in the southeastern neighborhood of Throggs Neck was just sold to the Ashkenazy Acquisition Corporation for $5.1 million according to Ariel Property Advisors who represented the seller in the transaction.
The property currently consists of a 15,000 square foot building which can be built up to 38,618 square feet using available 23,618 square feet in air rights. … »

WABC-TV news anchor Sade Baderinwa with student attendees at Monroe College's Inspire to Aspire event

Monroe College hosts hundreds of HS Students for Female Empowerment

Monroe College is but one of the many institutions of higher learning in the Borough of Colleges and Universities that is The Bronx. It is one of the most accessible to many of our residents and not only does Monroe provide quality education and training but the school helps each and every student every step of the way in preparing them for their future.

But Monroe College doesn’t just help its own, it also helps the community and our youth and one of such ways was yesterday’s Inspire to Aspire Female Empowerment for High School students which was attended by hundreds of young girls along with WABC-TV news anchor Sade Baderinwa who delivered the keynote speech. … »

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Havana Film Festival Screening of Rumba Clave Blen Blen Blen At The Bronx Museum

Kicking off the 16th Annual Havana Film Festival in New York, The Bronx Museum will host a screening of Rumba Clave Blen Blen Blen, followed by a special performance by Dayramir Gonzalez & Habana enTrance. Music by DJ Asho. By paying homage to the grand masters of the genre, Rumba Clave Blen Blen Blen takes us on a historical journey that traces the history of rumba in New York.

Free admission and bar! … »

One of the many models who participated in last year's Bronx Fashion Week / Image by Alex Belisle for Bronx Fashion Week LLC

Bronx Fashion Week 2015 Season Kicks Off At The Old Bronx Courthouse

BRONX, NY—March 26, 2015—Bronx Fashion Week, LLC announced today their 2nd event after last year’s successful and historic first Bronx Fashion Week in the borough’s history. This year the event will be held at the landmark Old Bronx Courthouse in Melrose on May 9th from 5:00PM – 9PM sharing space with No Longer Empty’s exhibition ‘When You Cut Into The Present, The Future Leaks Out’

CEO Flora Montes says “Bronx Fashion Week 2015 will bring forth a fashion celebration providing a platform for top designers and models showcasing collections from The Bronx and across the world.”

The event will feature a VIP Reception and pre-fashion cocktail party, product launches from diverse sponsors, as well as several performances. … »

Renderings of the 1,300 unit Compass Residences

Census Estimates Show The Bronx as One of Top 50 Areas in Population Growth In The Country From 2013-14

The Bronx is getting closer its 1970 population peak of 1,471,701 before the great decline began now placing the population at 1,430 million as of 2014.

New data released by the Census Bureau reveals that The Bronx is among the top 50 areas and counties in the country that grew numerically in population between 2013 and 2014 with a gain of nearly 11,000. According to the data, Brooklyn (19,000), and Queens (18,000) were also among the top 50 in the nation. … »

Bronx River House / Courtesy of Kiss+Cathcart, Architects

Residents Celebrate The Bronx River

Last night at Bronx River Alliance 2015 Assembly, Bronxites came out to Hostos Community College to celebrate one of our most precious resources: The Bronx River.

Much like The Bronx, the river itself has gone through its ups and downs and is going through some major transformations and last night, residents were able to watch some slideshow presentations catch up on some of the bigger projects going on including the construction of Bronx River House which will be the new home of the Bronx River Alliance once it opens (hopefully) in October of this year. … »

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Bx200 Bronx Visual Artist Directory Launch Party Tomorrow at The Bronx Museum

Join Bx200 tomorrow at The Bronx Museum of the Arts from 6pm – 9pm as they hold their official launch of their directory of Bronx artists. The evening will be a fun celebration of the Arts in The Bronx as the group will have a slideshow from our wonderful, artistic community and John “Crash” Matos of WallworksNY will be on hand as a guest speaker.

Oh and did we mention that Morris Perk will be on hand providing their amazing coffee? … »

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Historic Poe Cottage Now Open 4 Days A Week

The 203 year old house in the village of Fordham where the great poet Edgar Allan Poe spent the last years of his life is now open 4 days a week for all to enjoy and absorb the history of this celebrated man and his life. Visitors can now enjoy a visit to the cottage on Thursdays and Fridays from 10AM – 3PM, Saturdays from 10AM – 4PM, and Sundays from 1PM – 5PM.

More details below in the press release issued by the Bronx County Historical Society who manages this great, historic treasure of our borough: … »