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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. … »

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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. … »

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Old Bronx Courthouse to Open to Community on Tuesday, February 24th

Join No Longer Empty this Tuesday, February 24th from 12PM – 2:30PM for the “Community Open House and Unveiling of the Old Bronx Courthouse”.

“The event is organized as an opportunity for community members to learn about No Longer Empty’s upcoming art exhibition at the Old Courthouse called “When You Cut Into the Present, the Future Leaks Out” (April 23-July 2015) curated by Regine Basha, and to identify opportunities to collaborate with neighboring socially-and-culturally engaged organizations on ancillary programming and events.” … »

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Model Casting for Bronx Fashion Week 2015; Designers, Make-up Artists, & Hairstylists Too

Last year, Bronx Fashion Week 2014 made history in September at the Andrew Freedman Home as the borough’s first Fashion Week ever.

Coming this May, we’re presenting the first Bronx Fashion Week event of 2015 called ‘The Essence of Beauty’ and next month on March 22nd at The Bronx Museum, we’ll be holding a casting call for models (men, women, and children) as well as a call for designers, make up artists, and hairstylists.
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1 train rail yards west of Broadway in Riverdale/Kingsbridge. (outlined in red)

Bronx BP Proposes Development Over Several Rail Yards

About 3 years ago, Welcome2TheBronx wrote about the possibility of having the Metro North rail yards in Melrose at 149th Street decked over much like the Hudson Rail Yards and have it developed into office space and affordable housing. Today, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr made a similar proposal along with two other Bronx locations stating that since Queens didn’t want it to happen at the Sunnyside yards, The Bronx would be happy to take those monies.

The other 2 locations identified are the 4 train rail yards by Lehman College in Bedford Park just west of the Grand Concourse and the 1 train rail yards just west of Broadway between Riverdale and Kingsbridge. … »