Corey Kilgannon used his knuckles to rap out a tune on the door of a first floor apartment near Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx. “Harry!” he called, to no answer. As other residents appeared in the hallway of the building, Kilgannon peppered them with inquiries. But no one knew whether Harry Theodore was still [...]
SLIDESHOW: Bronx Charity Delivers Holiday Gifts, Food and Cheer To Shelter For The Homeless In Queens
On January 5, 2013, the Bronx-based charity Manna of Life sent teams of volunteers to spend the day with residents of the Saratoga Family Inn in Queens. Erbin Cobian, founder and President of Manna, speaks about the experience. Slideshow: Manna of Life Visit on Jan. 5, 2013 from Jefferson Mok on Vimeo.
The Bronx was spared the brunt of Hurricane Sandy’s storm surge, but some of its residents said the hurricane was still on their minds—for several reasons—as they stood in line to vote at a polling station in Marble Hill on 225th Street. “I’m a little concerned with Hurricane Sandy and the lack of voting places,” [...]
A couple years ago, as the recession took hold, Myrna Cruz found herself watching a man checkout at a grocery store as he bought an enormous amount of cat food. “And then you find out he doesn’t own any cats,” recalled Cruz. The man, it turns out, was buying the cat food for himself. Cruz [...]
Just hours after the last fans went home from the Yankees’ extra inning game Saturday night, the streets near 161st and Grand Concourse filled with thousands of cyclists who rolled in on a chilly Sunday morning to ride in the 18th annual Tour de Bronx. The Bronx Tourism Board, in conjunction with sponsors Montefiore Medical [...]
Bicyclists and Bronx residents are gearing up for the 18th annual Tour de Bronx, an organized bike ride through the Bronx that promotes tourism, environmental awareness and, of course, biking. Organizers expect six to seven thousand bikers to participate, including Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr., who has not missed the event in his three [...]
Reynaldo Cuevas, a 20-year-old Bronx bodega worker, was not the first in his family slain by a bullet. Armed robbers killed his father, Maleno, two years ago in the Dominican Republic when they tried to steal the gold chain around his neck. Now relatives and friends are plunged into shock and grief once more.
Its aging facilities and gritty interior leave no doubt it’s a relic of a past boxing age. But this South Bronx gym’s reputation for hosting successful boxing champions draws boxers — prospective ones and champions — plus regular folks to train.
A total of 74 drivers who have been assaulted so far in 2011, an average of two drivers each week, according to MTA statistics. NYCityLens investigates the rise in crime against city bus operators.
After substantial cuts to arts education in NYC public schools, an 80-year-old Bronx man decided to take matters into his own hands. Martin O’Grady opens the doors to the Music House.
Prosecutors offer a months-long jail term to a teenager accused of viciously beating an MTA bus driver in the Bronx. The teen allegedly assaulted the driver after she was told she could not bring her uncaged dog onto the bus.
Fifteen reporters from the NYCity Lens were on assignment across New York City Thursday afternoon as Occupy Wall Street’s Day of Action unfolded. Here are their stories.
For the past five years, the New York Taiko Kai group, an amateur ensemble of traditional Japanese drummers, has performed at mile 21 of the New York City Marathon, an otherwise near-deserted strip in the South Bronx. Their powerful rhythms give the runners a much-needed energy boost.
Hang around the South Bronx neighborhood of Hunts Point for long enough and you’re bound to hear about the Real Azteca, a tiny, unpretentious taqueria. “Go there and get the tacos, they’re the best,” goes the word to mouth.
“We don’t have that kind of money,” Navarro’s fellow driver, Marlo Mejia said.
Mejia thinks he might need up to $8,000 for painting his car and meter and for other requirements, if he wants to continue his business. He’s driven a livery cab for seven years, but says he has not had enough left over to save a large amount after expenses. “We may need to look for some people who have money to pay.” He laughingly added, shrugging, “Jewish? Russian Mafias?” He isn’t the only driver who jokes about such things.
New statistics show one of every five New Yorkers lives in poverty. Community organizations, like one church in the South Bronx, are helping residents make up for diminishing income with prepared meals and take-home groceries.
The Bronx borough president wants to replace one Yankee Stadium Parking System garage with a new hotel and conference center project, a development long awaited by many in the neighborhood. The hotel would be the first of its kind in the Bronx.
By Lorena Galliot To say the Bronx River estuary is less-than-idyllic is an understatement. Wedged between La Guardia airport, Rikers Island prison and the sprawling warehouses of the Hunts Point Produce Terminal Market, the river’s mud-brown, litter-strewn waters are screaming for a cleanup. That may be exactly why the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation chose [...]
In 2005, the Department of Education banned cell phones in New York City schools. Since then, student had to either surrender or sneak in their phones Rose Kim reports about a new option students have at two Bronx schools. Produced by Pallavi Reddy.
Marathon runners hit “the wall” – the most difficult part of the marathon — just before they headed back to Manhattan from the Bronx. Runners paced themselves during their climb up a slope to the rhythmic pounding of Japanese drums. It gave the tired runners a much needed boost of energy. Patrick Martin-Menard reports.
Ken Reynolds ran for Congress under the Republican, conservative ticket in a predominantly Democratic district. His one-man band operation received 19% of the vote in NY District 7.
The corner of 149th Street and 3rd Avenue, at the heart of the Bronx, is the neighborhood’s busiest place… especially during rush hour.