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Events By Bronx Artists At The Old Bronx Borough Courthouse This Weekend Hosted By No Longer Empty!

Now that we had an amazing turnout last night for No Longer Empty’s opening reception for their exhibition at the landmark Old Bronx Borough Courthouse, “When You Cut Into The Present The Future Leaks Out”, here’s what you can do this weekend while you come by to take in the building and the art inhabiting it.

Programming for children, families and adults will be available! … »

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300 High School Students Stand ‘For Epic Impact’ At 6th Annual Monroe College Male Empowerment Seminar

Inspired by keynotes from renowned author, educator, and TV commentator Dr. Steve Perry and special guest WCBS-TV news anchor Maurice Dubois, as well as remarks from achieving freshmen from the Monroe College Empowerment Institute (EI), more than three-hundred high school boys left the college’s sixth annual male empowerment seminar with a renewed sense of resolve and purpose. … »

The Bronx Is Blooming At The New York Botanical Garden

This week I decided to take a quick trip to check out all the cherry blossoms and various trees, as well flowers that were blooming at The New York Botanical Garden and I surely wasn’t disappointed.

With weekend temps in the 60’s and mostly clear skies, it’s going to be a perfect time to head over to NYBG and enjoy the various areas of the garden, including Cherry Valley which is just exploding with beautiful blossoms. … »

Inside the rotunda at the entrance into the Old Bronx Courthouse / Photo by Tod Seelie/Gothamist

Sneak Peak for Tonight! Inside The Abandoned Old Bronx Borough Courthouse: Gothamist

Tonight is the night we’ve been waiting for! From 6PM – 9PM The Old Bronx Courthouse will finally open to the public for the next three months for No Longer Empty’s ‘When You Cut Into The Present The Future Leaks Out’ featuring the works of 27 artists scattered throughout 3 levels of this gorgeous landmark building. … »

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Will Mott Haven Become The Next Williamsburg? We Sure Hope Not

DNAinfo published a piece yesterday that pretty much hyped up the area’s prospects of pending gentrification much to our chagrin.

Unlike a recent piece on Melrose which focuses on revitalization, this piece is more on the pro-gentrification side which will cause much displacement of long time residents.

Right now, rents are so high in the area that those living in rent stabilized unit wouldn’t be able to afford moving in at this point in time.

It also goes on to talk about a lot of what we’ve been reporting in the area about speculative purchases, etc and the money that’s been pouring in. … »

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The Bronx ready to be the city’s next big tourist destination

We already have heard that The Bronx is the last frontier for developers and real estate moguls gobbling up real estate at a record setting pace.

Now our friends at Metro New York sent us an article and allowed us to syndicate it which calls our awesome borough the next big tourist destination. … »

From Bronx Fashion Week 2014, Design by Shadeth modeled by Estefania / Image Courtesy Lauren M Click

Bronx Fashion Week 48 Hour Ticket Sale; Save 30% on General Admission!

Thanks to a generous sponsor, Bronx Fashion Week is able to announce a special 48 hour promotional sale for general admission (a total of 30% savings!) to Bronx Fashion Week 2015 which will be held at the Old Bronx Courthouse on Saturday, May 9th making it a perfect MOTHER’S DAY GIFT!

That means instead of $35 you pay $24.50! … »

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Make Your Voices Heard: Public Visioning Session For The Harlem River Waterfront

SoBro has just announced a visioning session to gather community input on what residents want to see on our waterfront along the Special Harlem River Waterfront. The meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, May 5th at Mott Haven Bar and Grill from 6:30PM – 8:30PM so mark your calendars and get ready to make your voices heard. … »

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Going Green and Curbing Gentrification: How the Bronx is Doing it Differently | 6sqft

On the heels of the many articles on The Bronx, with the majority being pro gentrification/developer focused pieces, here comes a refreshing article over at 6sqft that talks about how The Bronx is doing things differently and working to curb gentrification.

It’s not everyday that we get an article acknowledging that we are, in fact, waging a war against the powers that be that want gentrification. There are many that do not understand the implications of gentrification and think that it can mean something good or be something different. … »