City Set to Demolish ‘The Castle on The Concourse’ PS 31 Despite Engineering Reports Stating That It’s Salvageable


The community has been battling to save the landmark PS 31 aka ‘The Castle on The Concourse’ ever since we found that the city wanted to demolish this beloved treasure.

The City testified saying that it couldn’t withstand more storms and was a public hazard and YET 2 brutal winters have passed SINCE the June 2013 hearings at Community Board 1, PS 31 is STILL standing and is in the same condition. … »


A SECOND casting call has been issued for Netflix and Baz Luhrmann’s new series on the 1970s South Bronx, ‘The Get Down’.  This time, interested parties can audition live in The Bronx at the Ghetto Film School at 79 Alexander Avenue, #41A.

Call time is at 11AM this Friday, March 6 and once again, the casting company is seeking African and Latino males and females between the ages of 18-21 and you can find out their requirements here. … »


Late Bronx Hollywood & Fashion Icon Lauren Bacall’s Garments on Display at FIT

The Bronx born and raised beauty, known to the world as Lauren Bacall but to her family and childhood friends by her birth name of Betty Joan Perske, passed away last August at the age of 89. She was the last surviving icon named in Madonna’s ‘Vogue’ list of Hollywood legends — all of whom are gone now.

From 1968 to 1986, Bacall donated over 700 items to The Museum at FIT and now, some are on display in a new exhibition, ‘Lauren Bacall: The Look’ which runs until April 4th, 2015. … »

Photo: Frida with Olmeca figurine, Coyoacán, 1939. © Nickolas Muray Photo Archive / Via NYBG

‘Frida Kahlo: Art, Garden, Life’ — A Sneak Peek at What to Expect

When we found out last June that an exhibition on Frida Kahlo was coming to The New York Botanical Garden, May 16th, 2015 couldn’t get here fast enough. Now, we’re just a little over 2 months away from opening weekend and thanks to NYBG, we’re happy to share more about this event.

After reading the calendar of events, Frida Kahlo: Art, Garden, Life is massive with its programming surrounding the actual exhibition which includes over a dozen of her works, many of which are from private collections, live music and dancing giving us a colorful range of the performing arts, family events and so much more! We’ve put it all together here so that you can plan in advance for these events (especially for those who are traveling into NYC just to experience the exhibition and The Bronx!) … »


Open Reception For Graffiti Legend Nicer at Wallworks

Join Wallworks New York tomorrow, Saturday and February 28th from 5pm to 8pm for ‘Naughty but Nicer’, a solo exhibition of graffiti legend and founding member of Tats Cru, Nicer.

The work in this exhibition is inspired by the famous pin-up girls who’s popularity picked up steam in the locker rooms of many soldiers during World War II — although their history reaches back as far as the late 1800s. … »


The Orchid Show Returns to The New York Botanical Garden

America’s “largest curated show featuring orchids” returns to the New York Botanical Garden for its 13th year at the historic Victorian-style Enid A. Haupt Conservatory — both a New York City landmark and a National one as well as the largest of its kind in the country — all right here in our beautiful Bronx.

The Orchid Show: Chandeliers runs from February 28th – April 19th with a special sneak preview for members on Friday, February 27th from 10am – 6pm.

The exhibition , is a departure from the previous exhibitions as this time the splendor of these plants aren’t just confined to the seasonal exhibition wing of the grand greenhouse but will also flow to the other main galleries of the building. … »

Councilman Andy King showing off his Bronx pride with our borough's colors as part of his outfit.

And the Winner of Bronx Fashion Week 2014’s Distinguished Gentleman of the Year Is…

Last September was the successful launch of our borough’s first ever Bronx Fashion Week which was held at the Andrew Freedman Home.

On the first night of the event, several Bronx men who were nominated for Bronx Fashion Week’s Distinguished Gentleman Award came on the runway to strut their stuff as they wore their finest threads. Amongst the cast who ran the catwalk were Baron Ambrosia, New York City Councilman Andy King, and Lenny Caro, president of the Bronx Chamber of Commerce.

So who won? … »

Kim Lopez will be NASCAR's first ever woman and Latina chief starter at this Sunday's Daytona 500 / Image Courtesy of NASCAR

Another Bronx Woman Makes History, This Time in NASCAR as 1st Female Starter

Bronx women are breaking barriers left and right.

Last week we had the story of Lt. Col Merryl Tengesdal, a Bronx native, who became the first African-American female to ever pilot the U-2 and now this Sunday, Kim Lopez, a Bronx native of Puerto Rican descent, will be the first woman and Hispanic to be the chief starter for the 57th Daytona 500. … »