Bronx Spotlight

Bronx Dad Creates Customized Dominoes in Unique Etsy Shop

When Danny Pacheco lost his job during the 2020 holiday season due to the pandemic, he knew he needed to figure out a way to make up for the loss income. Luckily Danny was no stranger to the entrepreneurial hustle– with a background of family photography and a seasonal Coquito business. So, with the Bronx being home to some of the most dedicated dominoes players, he tried his hand at

10 Valentine's Day Weekend Date Ideas in the Bronx

Love is in the air in the Bronx! If you’re looking for some fun ways to celebrate with your Valentine (or Galentine!) this weekend, why not make an itinerary to enjoy? Below are some fun Valentine-themed ideas to add to your plans so you can show love to both your Valentine and The Bronx. Combine a few of these ideas together and it will look like you put a lot

Three Meaningful Flower Ideas for Valentine's Day That Aren't Roses

Flowers and Valentine’s Day go hand in hand. And usually, it’s all about the roses. But if you’re looking for some alternative ideas for meaningful flowers to gift someone, we recently connected with Fabiola of Fabulous Blooms Florist Design in the Bronx for some ideas. Orchids Orchids have a long history of being associated with love, luxury, beauty, and strength. Consider grouping orchids in a bouquet this year to give

Love Stories from Arthur Ave + Heart Shaped Pizzas!

Rosa and Giancarlo Paciullo of Tino’s Deli Love is in the air on Arthur Ave…. Rosa and Giancarlo Paciullo of Tino’s Deli met in 1973 in Italy. In fact, Rosa and Giancarlo initially were pen pals for a year before meeting in-person on August 2, 1973 and then got married on September 2, 1973- exactly a month later! Today, they have been married for 48 years with 3 kids and 5 grandkids.    

Bronx Now: Large Group Show of Bronx Artists Opens on the Lower East Side

Jessica Spence, “Roller Set”, 2019, 30 x 30 inches, acrylic on canvas Later this month, the Lower East Side will be taken over by the Bronx. Bronx Now, an exhibition that runs from March 19th to April 11th, will take place at Chashama Gallery Space and feature Bronx- based artists who are creating significant work in the borough today. The exhibition is organized by the curatorial team of Laura James

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