NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS

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.

Government

Participatory Budgeting initiative surges ahead

Courtesy of Councilman Rafael Salamanca Jr.'s Office

Project ideas range from technology upgrades in schools to park renovations to bike racks and lanes.

Business

Tech skills on offer for LGBTQ youth

Joseph Cancel, 20, (left) looks on as Chris Mercado (center) gives Bejan Merz, 29 (right) resume edits

A class offered at the BankNote building teaches technology and career readiness to LGBTQ youth who make less than $50,000 a year. It is the first of its kind dedicated exclusively to LGBTQ youth in the Bronx.

Environment

Rocking the Boat grad’s turnaround reflects the river she serves

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After Toniann German was introduced to the Bronx River through Rocking the Boat as a troubled teen, she found that she couldn’t leave the river. Now she’s the new recreational coordinator for the Bronx River Alliance, running all of the canoeing and on-water education and conservation events and teaching people everything from how to paddle, to the history of the river, to the reasons to keep it clean.

Environment / Food

Sustainable food project grows on Bronx River

Family yoga teacher Alba Mota guides participants through stretching exercises as part of Foodway events.

The new Bronx River Foodway at Concrete Plant Park just wrapped up its inaugural season of planting and public programming, leaving behind more than 4,000 individual plants spanning over 50 species and a third of an acre of seeded meadow stretching along the Bronx River. Pollinators, native grasses, medicinal plants, […]

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?

Food

Zaro’s to open Port Morris store

Bakers in Zaro's Port Morris

After 90 years in business, Zaro’s Bakery plans to open two new bakeries in the Bronx community.

Jobs

Program brings tech skills to Hunts Point

What makes The Knowledge House unique is that its classes encourage students to solve community problems with tech.

What makes The Knowledge House unique is that its classes encourage students to solve community problems with tech.

Parks / Transportation

Sheridan plan draws mixed reviews

Local residents see what the new Sheridan Boulevard will be like in VR!

Some residents are worried that the $97 million plan for the Sheridan Expressway does not go far enough to make a difference for the neighborhood.