We already knew that New York City’s REAL Little Italy in the Belmont section of The Bronx was the best by a long shot and now, the rest of the country will know Arthur Avenue as one of our country’s great streets. … »
Centenarians aren’t strangers to The Bronx but this Bronx woman celebrating her 101st birthday with her 100-year-old husband sure is a pretty unique story. … »
Wandering through the streets of Belmont on Arthur Avenue and side streets, you soon realize what a special place this is.
The most authentic Little Italy in New York City, Arthur Ave, despite changing demographics, still offers a unique slice of Italian tradition and history. … »
While standing on the shore, Nilka Martell immediately noticed something out of place—a tombstone of a young Jewish girl named Pearl Sternberg who passed away at the age of 10 on August 5, 1929 just laying there on the beach. … »
Bronx resident Ida Keeling is literally in a league of her own. Keeling, who turns 101 this month, has been racing for over 30 years now.
This centenarian has been setting records, particularly women in the 95-99 year category and now just days before her 101st birthday, has set yet another record for a new age bracket. … »
Many think that Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders’ first trip to The Bronx was last Thursday for the massive rally in St Mary’s Park that saw over 18,500 supporters during his New York State kick-off campaign.
But it wasn’t. … »
This Thursday in St Mary’s Park in the heart of The South Bronx, Bernie Sanders is bringing his political revolution to our borough for a rally. … »
Join the Bronx Documentary Center from Noon to 2pm for your free holiday portrait (Bronx residents free with proof of residence) and each additional print only $5! … »
If you feel subways and buses are crowded now more than ever—it’s not just your imagination.
For the first time in New York City history, the population has hit above 8.5 million people according to US Census estimates issued for last year—and The Bronx is leading not just the city in terms of growth but also the State of New York. … »
New York City Housing Authority’s 178,000 units spanning The Bronx and all the 5 boroughs of our city are in deplorable conditions.
There is no doubt in anyone’s mind that having to live in such conditions has negative impacts on families who are simply trying to get by.
Now, United States Attorney Preet Bharara’s office is, “…conducting a sweeping investigation of environmental health and safety conditions, including cases of elevated blood lead levels, in public housing and homeless shelters and the possibility that the New York City housing and homeless agencies filed false claims to federal housing officials for payment related to the conditions.” according to the New York Times. … »
Bella Abzug (née Savitsky) was born on July 24, 1920, in The Bronx to Russian Jewish immigrants who went on to become the first Jewish woman elected to Congress as well as the first woman elected to the House of Representatives on a platform of gender equality and women’s rights. … »