Tomorrow, Saturday, January 31st from 1-4pm join The Mix Coffeehaus as they welcome photographer and film producer Dondre Green who will be screening his latest work, ‘Bronx Narratives’.
After the event, several poets will hold a poetry reading and then the mic will be open for any poets out there who want to get up and spit some lyrics for the crowd.
Check out a teaser clip of ‘Bronx Narratives’
Blackie had come into the family before I was born, while my parents were still living in Brooklyn. Soon after my folks moved to the Bronx, Blackie ran away. My parents combed the neighborhood looking for her and put signs up on lampposts, but to no avail. A week later, a former Brooklyn neighbor called my mother and told her that Blackie was sitting on the kitchen floor in the old, still empty Brooklyn apartment, whimpering. My father wanted to leave her there, but Mom made him drive to Brooklyn to bring her back.
2014 saw the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the creation of The Bronx as a county (and the 375th anniversary of Jonas Bronck settling in our borough) and to commemorate that, Welcome2TheBronx began creating lists of fun facts about The Bronx which everyone loved. To that end, we have decided to continue wowing you with little (and popularly) known facts and tidbits about our beautiful borough!
A new study reveals that there appears to be a correlation with states with high gun ownership and high gun related deaths with Alaska leading the nation per capita and New York State has the 3rd lowest rate of gun related deaths in the country. “A number of previous studies have linked gun laws and gun ownership with deaths by gun violence, challenging the “more guns, less crime” hypothesis that suggests a higher rate of gun ownership makes communities safer. “
Beloved Bronx Defenders In Serious Hot Water As 2 Lawyers in Anti-Police Video Knew of Its Violent Message, Report Says – NYTimes.com
The Bronx Defenders is a beloved institution in The Bronx as public defenders of the less fortunate. They have been at the forefront of advocacy for the community’s voiceless but now that’s all being tarnished because of the actions of a few.
Without much fanfare, Hungry Bird — the South Bronx’s first Indian Restaurant — opened up 5 months ago in the Northern fringes of Melrose on Morris Avenue and 164th street just 2 blocks North of the Melrose Public Library and a stone’s throw away from all the courts and offices of our borough’s civic center.
Last September we lost a great pillar of our Bronx family and community, the late Morgan Powell. The void that his passing created in our community was immeasurable along with the outpouring of grief .
Now, months later after fund raising for his memorial, Nilka Martell, one of Morgan’s closest friends, has just announced that his family as agreed to allow his ashes to be placed in Woodlawn Cemetery — a place he loved so very much like all of The Bronx.
The Bronx Will No Longer Have NYC’s ONLY Intake Center For The Homeless; Borough Still Highest Contributor To City’s Homeless Population
The Bloomberg administration spent $65 million in new intake facility in The Bronx on 151st Street back in 2011 making it the only place the city’s homeless population could come to seeking a place to stay.
Now, the de Blasio administration is doing away with such failed policies by creating a second facility in Brooklyn which is scheduled to open sometime this Spring.
In 2014, 37% of the city’s homeless population had their last residence in The Bronx and combined with Brooklyn, both boroughs accounted for a whopping 65% of the homeless population.
The yearning and desire to be loved doesn’t diminish with age. Let’s face it, dating is no easy picnic but it can be especially daunting for our elders who are looking for companionship during their golden years. Whether you have lost your spouse or partner to illness, death, or divorce, it’s never that easy to jump into the fray. That’s why the Senior Center at The Riverdale YM-YWHA is putting together a speed dating session for folks 60-75 years of age.
The Bronx is beautiful — especially in the snow and we have pics from around our borough to share with you! Check out our pics taken during and after Juno’s aftermath in The Bronx from both Welcome2TheBronx and many Bronxites alike!
January 27th, 1945, approximately 200,000 jewish concentration camp survivors of Auschwitz were liberated by Soviet soldiers. Many spread out across the globe with a number finding freedom in The Bronx amongst their mishpocheh (Yiddish for family — a term also often times attributed to extended family and friends).
The MTA finds itself, once again, shutting down its entire network again as winter storm Juno bears down on the Northeast. Make sure you get home before then or find yourself in a secure location if you’re not able to make it home in time.
Beginning at 11PM, ALL MTA SUBWAY LINES AND BUSES WILL BE SHUT DOWN as well as commuter rail lines, on Metro North and the LIRR.