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.
Bronx resident and artist, Cinnamon Willis has been keeping herself quite busy making beautiful — yet haunting — dolls between working and displaying her work from exhibition to exhibition and not least of all increasing her profile in the international world.
From New York City Office of Emergency Management:
A potentially historic storm is expected to impact the New York City area. A Blizzard Warning is in effect for New York City beginning Monday afternoon through 12 am Wednesday morning. Snow accumulations are forecast to be 20 to 30 inches with locally higher amounts possible and wind gusts up to 65 mph. The NYC Department of Sanitation has issued a snow alert beginning Monday, January 26th, at 12:01 AM. For real-time weather information, visit the National Weather Service.
From its humble beginnings in the rotunda of the beautiful landmarked Bronx County Courthouse in 1971, it’s move to larger quarters in 1982 at the former synagogue at 1040 Grand Concourse, and then its expansion in 2006 when it doubled in size, The Bronx Museum of The Arts, “the little museum that could”, has become a major player in the art world on an international scale and this year will be host to the country’s largest exhibition of Cuban art.
Meet Doña Carmen, a resident of Melrose since leaving her native #PuertoRico many decades ago.
85 years young and you can always spot her in the early morning hours running her errands. Even though she cannot walk without the aid of her walker, she does not solicit help from anyone.
Once again, The Bronx Documentary Center will bring to our borough a powerful exhibition — this time on the all too familiar realities of gun violence and its impact on our communities and youth — via the photographic works of Carlos Javier Ortiz, who has documented our nation’s plague in Chicago and Philadelphia over the course of seven years.