Bronx Spotlight

Yankees and Nike Reach Agreement with Local Bronx Businesses

If you recall our last post on the new Nike contract that would have affected the businesses surrounding Yankee Stadium, we’re happy to share that a resolution has been announced. Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. shared his thoughts on the decision earlier today: “I am pleased to learn that the New York Yankees, Nike and Major League Baseball were receptive to public pressure to do the right thing, and

Bronxites Team Up to Bring Birthday Parties to Family Shelter

Sometimes the universe brings individuals together that make magic happen… Bronxite Jackie Perez is one of those people who gets an idea and goes for it. When she’s not at her 9-5 at a law firm downtown, she’s spending her free time uptown in the Bronx perfecting the various hobbies that have peaked her interest. On any given weekend you’ll find her practicing her roller skating, learning the ukulele, or

Bronx Documentary Decade of Fire to Air on PBS Monday November 4th

If you’ve yet to catch one of the screenings of Decade of Fire, then be sure to set your DVR for PBS on Monday November 4th. Co-directed by Vivian Vázquez Irizarry of the Bronx, the film is a shocking but untold piece of American urban history, when the South Bronx was on fire in the 1970s. More about the Film Left unprotected by the city government, nearly a quarter-million people were

New Contract Between Nike and MLB Might Destroy Local Bronx Businesses

Just don’t do it. Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. has just called on Nike and the New York Yankees to protect local Bronx businesses around the Yankee Stadium area that will be affected by a new contract that is set to go in effect in 2020. This decision means that eight family-owned Bronx businesses—Ballpark Sports, D & J Variety, Home Plate, Pinstripe Collectibles, Sammy’s, S & A Sports, Stadium Souvenirs

Pelham Gardens ALDI to Host Grand Reopening Celebration

For all my ALDI lovers out there, we’re sure you’re excited for the grand reopening of the Pelham Gardens location on Gun Hill Road. The reopening celebration will be complete with a ribbon cutting, gift card giveaway to the first 100 customers, and a sweepstakes for a chance to win a year’s supply of ALDI produce. The Pelham Gardens Bronx store is part of the $1.9 billion ALDI investment to remodel and expand

Vote For CC Sabathia For the Roberto Clemente Award

  The Roberto Clemente Award is presented each year to the Major League player who best represents the game of Baseball through extraordinary character, community involvement, philanthropy and positive contributions, both on and off the field. This year, CC Sabathia is nominated and we want to help spread the word!     Beyond his contribution on the field, CC is the co-founder of the PitCCh In Foundation, a nonprofit organization

Hip Hop, The Bronx, & a Window at Macy's Herald Square

  If you’re walking by Macy’s on 34th street, look up and you might notice something a bit different than their usual window displays- a window dedicated to a Bronx public school and hip hop. An ode to the old school, the window display features a classroom setting with hip hop flare- and a dedication to CS 55 Principal Luis Torres and the non-profit organization Windows of Hip Hop. The

Netflix Releasing Documentary on Hurricane Maria by Bronx-Based Director

  On May 24th, Netflix will be releasing After Maria, a Netflix Original Documentary on Hurricane Maria. Directed by Nadia Hallgren, the documentary is executive produced by Academy Award winner Roger Ross Williams and had its world premiere at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival. About After Maria In the aftermath of Hurricane Maria’s catastrophic destruction in 2017, three Puerto Rican women and their families are caught between worlds as their FEMA housing

Loving the Bronx: A Community Forum Hosted at The Andrew Freedman Home

  On Sunday April 28th, Bronxites gathered inside The Andrew Freedman Home for a discussion on the arts and social responsibility. After deciding not to host the controversial It’s The Bronx event back in March, The Andrew Freedman Home decided it was important to bring the art community together to discuss some of the key issues Bronx artists are facing. Watch the full forum below, which was live streamed on

150 Things to do in the Bronx in 2019

  What’s on your Bronx bucket list for this year? Here are 150 things to do in the Bronx in 2019- feel free to add your own and keep it going! Plan some fun adventures around the city with NYC Ferry Find a local playgroup or meetup group to meet local moms and their kids Spend the day at Nature Trek at the Bronx Zoo Catch traveling coffee shop Morris

The NYC Ferry Soundview Route Launch- Route Information and Travel Ideas

We are so excited to share that Hornblower’s NYC Ferry service is officially in the Bronx! The Soundview Route launched Wednesday at 6:30 am for Bronx commuters-stopping at E. 90th St. and E. 34th St. before it’s last stop at the Wall St./Pier 11 Landing. You can check out our Instagram Stories over on @bronxmama_com to get a firsthand look at the views, and you can learn more about the

College Students from the Bronx Part of Guided Tour Program at the American Museum of Natural History

  If you visit the American Museum of Natural History this summer, you might run into some college students native to the Bronx who are part of a program where they guide hundreds of camp group visitors on unusual, one-of-a-kind tours through the halls of the American Museum of Natural History. The program is called the Museum Education and Employment Program (MEEP) and participants create imaginative guided tours for day campers through