Culture

Culture / Education

For local music teacher, the awards keep coming

Melissa Salguero receiving a proclamation at City Hall on May 9.

Earlier this month the New York City Council recognized PS 48’s Grammy-winning music teacher with a special proclamation for her contributions to Hunts Point youth.

Art

Young Bronx painter is on the rise

Young Bronx painter is on the rise

Devon Rodriguez’s work work – and talent — has been covered by The New Yorker, The New York Times and Vice.

Culture / Education

Bronx Doc Center students take home national prizes

Bronx Junior Photo League members Chloe Rodriguez and Mitchell Dennis in the library of the Bronx Documentary Center.

This month, five local students from the Bronx Junior Photo League received Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, a prestigious national competition founded in 1923 by the Alliance for Artists and Writers and judged by a panel of renown visual and literary artists.

Culture / News

Not your average mama; she’s ‘BronxMama’

Katechis met Perrino through their daughters in 2012 and have been working together for BronxMama for the past six years.

The blog has become a lifestyle blog that provides extensive content — from local events to giveaways to reviews to travel ideas to job/volunteer opportunities and more for — Bronx families.

Culture / Politics

Bronxite develops podcast covering hyper-local news

Desiree Joy Frias

The hosts hope to bring awareness to hyper-local issues while keeping it progressive without a specific political slant. In the wake of the shut-down of local news outlets like DNAinfo and Gothamist, the team knew that hyper-local news coverage is essential.

Culture

Garífuna band drums to keep culture vibrant

The Bodoma Garifuna Culture Band rehearses.

Over the past 15 years, the band has played in every state of the U.S. as well as Canada. In 2012, they made it to the finals of the Battle of the Boroughs, a yearly competition to find the best undiscovered musicians in the city, and came in second.

Culture / Food

Coquitos contest conjures up a taste of Puerto Rico

The Bronx coquito qualifier at Bronx Music Heritage Center, taken by Debbie Quiñones  .

The creamy, rum and coconut-based drink is not only a signal that the holiday season is upon us, it is a ritual that each family has a secret recipe for.

Culture / Education

Internationally acclaimed photographer brings El Barrio to the Bronx

Photographer-Joseph-Rodriguez.

Internationally acclaimed photographer Joseph Rodriguez’s latest photography show, “El Barrio in the ‘80s,” will be on display at the Bronx Documentary Center until Dec. 23.

Culture / Economy

Capital funding revs up for Hip Hop Museum

Capital funding revs up for Hip Hop Museum

A museum dedicated to hip-hop and its international influence on music has been approved by the city as part of a massive development near Yankee Stadium. But how much will the new development cost?