Articles written by: Paul DeBenedetto

Art

“Outsiders” sculpt and paint unique stories

“Outsiders” sculpt and paint unique stories

An exhibition at Mott Haven’s BronxArtSpace gallery in August showed off the work of four local artists who have used different art forms to transcend stereotypes about people with disabilities. Jose Rivera grew up an orphan on the streets of San Juan. At the age of 14 he enrolled at […]

News / Politics

Remembering a neighborhood activist

Remembering a neighborhood activist

It was 1974, and a group of South Bronx residents were looking for someone to fill a vacant seat on the state Assembly. The pick from the community was nearly unanimous: It would be Evelina Antonetty, surely. But public office was of no interest to the forty-something activist. Instead, she […]

Art

Rapper’s legacy creates a stir

Rapper’s legacy creates a stir

The rapper Big Pun rose to fame, and found an adopted home in Longwood, but some residents are resisting a campaign to name a street in his honor.

News

Hunts Point Fish Parade celebrates change

Hunts Point Fish Parade celebrates change

A little tiger on a bicycle, a youngster dressed as a flower and marchers young and old, many also in costume, strutted along Lafayette Avenue and down Manida Street to Viele Avenue in this year’s Hunts Point Fish Parade on June 25. Behind the first wave of marchers, the bicycles […]