For those not looking to travel outside The Bronx for Halloween, Welcome2TheBronx has compiled a handy list of fun and free events in our own home borough for tomorrow. From FREE Holiday portraits at the Bronx Documentary Center to spooky readings of Edgar Allan Poe’s classics at Poe Cottage, to Baron Ambrosia hosting a special Safe Streets and Treats event, there’s something for folks of all ages!
New York City Department of Immigrant Affairs along with NYC Department of Health have teamed up to give the community the REAL facts on Ebola as well as let the community ask questions and share their concerns.
The event will run tonight, Wednesday October 29th, from 6PM – 8PM and will be hosted at The Bronx Museum of The Arts located at:
1040 Grand Concourse
Bronx, NY 10456
Make sure you spread the word with your networks!
This Saturday November 1st is the opening reception of ‘Point. Click. Shoot.’ at Wallworks New York in Port Morris.
The exhibition includes photography from some of the biggest names in the craft who have documented people and neighborhoods with a cast of Bronx and Downtown photographers including the world-renowned Annie Leibovitz.
Between the screeching of the 4 Train overhead and the sounds of drills and valves, you can hardly find serenity on Jerome Avenue in The Bronx. All of that noise is probably ambiance for the mostly immigrant mechanics who keep one of the last few auto repair zones of its kind Downstate functioning. For all of its noise and environmental pollution, Jerome offers refuge to many. Consumers come there for its cheaper auto repair prices. And the employers keeping it running are some of the few fortunate enough to still hold automotive repair jobs, in a market where those opportunities are increasingly harder to come by.
It’s here that the City is exploring “designing” a new neighborhood, to be called Cromwell-Jerome. According to the Department of City Planning’s website, the initiative will be “a community-driven neighborhood plan centered on affordable housing in Community District 4 and Community District 5 in the Bronx.” Promises are that there will be a comprehensive plan to improve traffic safety, crime rates, and food access for the neighborhood also.
In light of the recent attacks on two innocent, young Bronx African boys from Senegal and were called “Ebola”, the following is an important educational awareness event:
In response to the deadly Ebola virus outbreak that directly and indirectly affects the African community here in the Bronx and throughout the city, we the Ghanaian community in collaboration with the Hip Hop Pioneers Ground Breakers of the Bronx, have put together a comprehensive program to educate the immediate communities citywide and eventually take it globally. This collaboration is so great because the hip hop pioneers who were the original messengers are now being rebirth through this collaborative efforts with the new and growing Ghanaian community to bring forward awareness. We are requesting the assistant of local media and national media help us educate the global community. We invite the press to to take coverage of this important event and help disseminate information. You can also inform your media contacts that we have an open schedule for pre and post interviews. If we can get some press before the event it would be great!
Since we first began discussing Cromwell-Jerome on Welcome2TheBronx and throughout various Bronx Facebook Groups, many residents have been disturbed by the idea of the rebranding of a neighborhood and the community not having input in even the proposition of the study area which was presented by Department of City Planning last month.
On Saturday, during the second tour of the study area which was hosted by DCP, Bronx residents disrupted the tour in anger. Welcome2TheBronx received calls and emails about what had transpired including their fear and anger at what they perceive is going on.
Thousands of cyclists rode their bikes across the borough to enjoy the beauty that is The Bronx for the 20th annual event known as Tour De Bronx which is hosted by Transportation Alternatives. The tour had two routes to choose from: a 25 mile route and a 40 mile route which took you across all the neighborhoods of our borough.
Check out this awesome video by Jose Gonzalez who took part in this event. I had registered for the event but due to a last minute conflict in my schedule, I couldn’t make it and boy it looks like I missed out on a lot of fun! There’s always next year!
Here’s an excellent article and interview with Bronx Hero David Gonzalez, a Bronx born and bred New York Times reporter.
Reporter Samy Nevir Olivares of CentroVoices says of Gonzalez:
“After working at Newsweek, Gonzalez moved to The New York Times in 1990, becoming one of the first Latino staff at the paper. There he led the Bronx and Central America/Caribbean bureaus. Along with reporting, he co-edits Lens Blog and does the biweekly Side Street photo-essay feature for the City Room blog.
For his social conscience and in-depth work, Gonzalez won Columbia University’s Mike Berger Award in May 1992, and the 2008 Distinguished Writing Award from the American Society of Newspaper Editors for “House Afire,” a feature for The Times. He was inducted into the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) Hall of Fame in 2013.”
From the Huffington Post: “We sometimes take our waterways for granted. We know that they run through our […]
There is a strong stigma against single mothers and The Bronx is no exception and according to Congressman José E. Serrano, The Bronx is has the 3rd highest rate of single mothers in the country.
Back in 2011, NPR had a show on the issue based on recent data from Pew Research poll and had this to say:
“The American family looks a little different now than it did in the days of Ward and June Cleaver. Sometimes, parents are married, sometimes unmarried. Sometimes dads have – kids have two dads. Some couples don’t have children at all. Some parents raise kids alone.
A new Pew Research poll found that among all those possible configurations, moms raising kids on their own are considered bad for society.”
At a press conference with Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr, and many elected officials as well as representatives from Barnes & Noble and Prestige Properties it was announced that bookstore will stain Bay Plaza in Co-op City.
Exclusive: Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito Urges NYS Department of Environmental Conservation To Fund The Mott Haven-Port Morris Waterfront Plan
Today, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Region 2, which covers the 5 boroughs of New York […]