Earlier this year in April we got a taste of an awesome pop-up cafe called the Mix Cafe and for three glorious days we had a spot to chill, relax and have a hot chocolate or some good coffee served with a side of great conversations with out neighbors. Now the Daily News is reporting that the cafe is looking to raise the necessary capital to make it a permanent fixture in the neighborhood.
Alfredo Theibaud, owner of the coquito helado dynasty known as Delicioso Coco Helado was killed in a tragic freak accident this morning as he was opening up the gates to his business and they came down crashing on him killing him on the scene.
The Daily News reports:
Join dozens of Bronxites (and the legendary pleneros – Artesanos de la Plena) who will be gathering at La Finca del Sur to travel together to Manhattan to join the historic People’s Climate March Bronx-style.
Welcome2TheBronx Mourns The Loss of Bronxite, Mass Transit Advocate, & One of Our Contributors, John Rozankowski, PhD
This morning I woke up to the news that Brooklyn born but Bronx bred and Bedford Park resident of our borough for 58 years, John Rozankowski, PhD, passed away suddenly from natural causes.
John Rozankowski was born in Brooklyn and attended Cardinal Hayes High School in The Bronx and after graduating in 1971 he went on to Fordham University where he spent the next 8 years and obtained his PhD in History. He spent a large part of his life advocating for better mass transit and transportation (among many other issues) in NYC often times giving a voice to the voiceless and giving hope to those who had lost hope in a system that is broken.
Great news for the South Bronx! Italian Bakery Palombo is coming to 161st Street and will replace Burger King on Walton Avenue!
Hasta la vista, Manchester City Football Club Soccer Stadium in The Bronx?
“Developers behind a proposal to build the city’s first Major League Soccer arena are looking to develop land near the Aqueduct Racetrack in Queens, after plans to build near Yankee Stadium fell apart, sources told Capital.”
Landmark Banknote Building of Hunts Point Sells for $114 Million; 2nd Major Landmark Property In The Bronx To Sell This Month
Less than two weeks ago it was announced that the landmark Bronx General Post Office was sold to YoungWoo & Associates (the price tag has yet to be published on ACRIS or disclosed) and now today it was announced that the landmark Banknote Building of Hunts Point has sold to firms Madison Marquette and Perella Weinberg for a whopping $114 million as Taconic Investment Partners unloaded the property — 4 years later than they had anticipated in flipping the property.
The Bronx is piping hot in the real estate sector with so many projects whether affordable housing or commercial projects. Only time will tell if these will benefit the people of our borough who desperately need to be uplifted along with the renaissance that is happening in The Bronx as we continue to rise from the ashes. If we leave our own people behind, then we have failed and will become yet another cookie cutter Manhattan or Brooklyn enclave.
Great American Hero: Battalion Chief Orio Palmer One of 156 From The Bronx Who Lost Their Lives on 9/11
Battalion Chief Orio Palmer; husband, son, brother, father.
13 years, and 2,977 lives later, those of us old enough to remember that day, will never forget what we were doing when we first heard or saw what was happening.
When I was ten, Aunt Esther took me to Carnegie Hall to hear the then popular pianist, Jan August. That was the day I decided to become a concert pianist.
There wasn’t any room for a piano in the family budget, so for a while I kept my mouth shut.
Then I read a biography of George Gershwin. I thought I was reading about myself. He’d grown up in a New York apartment overlooking a noisy street. Me, too. He was the younger of two brothers. Me, too. He was from a Jewish family. Me, too. He had a funny-shaped nose. Me, too. Okay, so he was from Brooklyn and I was from the Bronx, but hadn’t my parents lived in Brooklyn before I was born? Gershwin died less than fourteen months before I was born. There was no question about it. I was the reincarnation of George Gershwin.
While the well-established and world-renowned Marriott Hotel chain seems to be having problems and delay after delay in opening its first Bronx hotel in the East Bronx, developers are taking advantage of the transportation rich neighborhoods of Melrose and Mott Haven.
Welcome2TheBronx has just learned from our friends over at YIMBY that plans have been filed for a 75 room luxury hotel at 335 Grand Concourse and East 140th Street.
Breaking News: YoungWoo & Associates To Restore Bronx General Post Office To Former Glory & Restore Historic Ben Shahn Murals
YoungWoo & Associates has partnered up with the San Francisco based Bristol Group, a real estate investment and development firm, to restore the Bronx General Post Office to its former glory.
Not only will the exterior once again shine gloriously but the firms will also preserve and restore the landmarked lobby, including the 13 Ben Shahn murals. “We are firmly committed to honoring the building’s historic legacy and working with the USPS to ensure that the interior landmarked lobby, including “Resources of America”—the 13 murals created by the great American artists, Ben Shahn and Bernarnda Bryson—are honored, restored to their original glory and preserved for all to enjoy” said Mr. Zucker.
Join Welcome2TheBronx and a roster of distinguished folks this Friday, September 12th to talk about the burning years of The Bronx. Event description is as follows:
A panel discussion about the tragic events and misguided policies that almost led to the complete destruction of a major U.S. city and the residents who decided to stay and fight to re-claim their neighborhoods and brought them back from the ashes of neglect, economic opportunism and political indifference. Panelists include: