On April 21 at 10:30 a.m., while many New Yorkers were enjoying their Easter candy, Denaul Jenkins II, 33, was on the job as an MTA subway conductor, waiting to catch the second train of his shift. As he sat on the southbound platform at the 149th Street-Grand Concourse station in the Bronx, Walter Rivera, […]
Orchids are one of the oldest flowering plants on the planet, but due to the increasing threats to the environment they’re starting to head to extinction.
When nine-year-old Fatima Ali is restless, and she has trouble falling asleep, she lays down in bed and spells out words in her head to help her get to sleep. She often does it alongside her mother, who isn’t a native English speaker and uses this bedside exercise to practice her pronunciation too. Mom tucks […]
A new comic book features the new congresswoman from the Bronx and Queens
Why are crime rates twice as high as the rest of the city?
Bronx residents are hopeful about the La Central housing project, but wary that it comes with complications
Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. Can’t decide whether to buy roses or chocolates? Longing to give something more original? What’s more romantic than…a roach? For a minimum fee of $15 dollars (with higher prices for those looking for more extravagant packages), the Bronx Zoo will let you name a Madagascar Hissing roach—which can […]
One non-profit takes a neighborhood approach, reaching out to youth twice a day, every day
A resilient pharmacy continues to operate despite serious damage
Local businessmen see opportunities as the area gentrifies, but pace of profitability is slow
While everyone else hurried home to get out of the storm’s way, the homeless hunkered down in Grand Central
A major change to the South Bronx’s Jerome Avenue has been hard fought and controversial, but it is about to be approved
Days after the shooting in Parkland, Florida, a bullied teenager gets caught after saying he wanted to buy a gun online
Testing during summer months found remnants of sewage in the river flowing downstream from Westchester