Bronx Spotlight

Bronx mom, YMCA teach adaptive swimming classes for children on autism spectrum

Photo Credit: Linda Rosier Spending time in the water has always been comforting and natural for Rima Izquierdo. But sharing that experience with her children was a different story. The Bronx mom, who has two young sons on the autism spectrum, searched high and low for a swim program that accommodated their needs with no success. Finally, Izquierdo found the Bronx Y and its adaptive swim program. More importantly, she

Composting Traditions From Around the World Are Flourishing in the Bronx

NYU student Fahad Faveed recently shared some an interesting film on composting in the Bronx. Kelly Street and River Garden are two of a growing number of Bronx-based gardens that are composting. Today, as many as 53 community gardens in the borough are actively composting, estimated Kathy Vazquez, the NYC Compost Project’s project coordinator. See the rest of the article here and see the film below. The film is part

Bronxmama Named in The 28 best NYC neighborhood blogs of 2017

Photo: Brick Underground   We’re excited to once again be acknowledged by Brick Underground as one of the best Bronx neighborhood blogs along with Welcome 2 The Bronx. We’re beyond grateful for the mention: Welcome2TheBronx With the Bronx steadily gathering developer-backed hype as the next hot destination for the young, hip, and artistically-inclined, Welcome 2 the Bronx blogger Ed Garcia Conde has held fast as a no-B.S. source of local news separating fact

Lights, Camera, Action! York Studios Breaks Ground in the Boogie Down

By Pope Jackson Soundview – June 6th, 2017 The entertainment industry made a big move into the Bronx on Tuesday with the ground breaking of York Studios’ Michaelangelo Campus. A 10 acre lot off the Bruckner Expressway will be the spot of York’s $100 million dollar, 350,000 square foot production complex. Production will take place in two phases with the first phase expected to be complete by October 2018. The

Vote for This Bronx Family to Win a 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Limited Platinum Edition Minivan

Bronx represent! The Dudley family from the Bronx was recently one of the three families who won the Chrysler Brand PacifiKids Ultimate Field Trip contest. The family was provided a 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Limited Platinum edition minivan and $100 gasoline gift card, and sent them on a one day field trip to Sports Domain Academy. Now, they have a chance to actually win the minivan, they just need your help to

Lysol Back to School Science Fair in the Bronx

Photo by Ben Gabbe/Getty Images for Lysol Earlier this month BronxMama had the pleasure of joining Lysol-a RB brand– at the Boys and Girls Joel E. Smilow Clubhouse in the Bronx to check out some pretty cool germ ridding science experiments performed by some even cooler 4th graders.  Read all about it here!   As parents, there is nothing more important then the health of our children. At home we give

This Bronx Spa & Makeup Team Are Killing It This Halloween

  If you’re looking for something beyond the face paint kits at the 99 cents store, then look no further than Shaina’s Spa & Makeup in Pelham Bay. With her team of highly talented artists, Shaina is still booking sessions for those looking for the perfect- or scariest- face for their costume.   You’re sure to win that costume contest this weekend with work by Angilian (@_facebeat_) and Betina (@betina.marie).  

Bronx Sailor earns Sailor of the Day

  Woop Woop!   Yeoman 3rd Class Takeisha Dennis was recently named Sailor of the Day aboard USS Dwight D. Eisenhower. Dennis hails from Bronx, New York and is originally from Trinidad. She is a 1998 graduate of El Dorado Secondary School and attended Ross Community College. Dennis received the award because, as one of Ike’s Engineering Department’s Yeoman, she has processed the paperwork for over 20 transferring Sailors since

Vote for Bronx School's App Idea to Assist the Blind in Crossing the Street

From left to right: Rachel Klein (Team Spext Faculty Advisor), William Cline, Kylie Blitzer, Carly Chasen and Eddie Landzberg. All are members of Team Spext and in the 8th Grade at Riverdale Country School in Bronx. NY. Missing from the photo is: CC Katz. If you remember just a few months ago, we shared information about Verizon’s Innovative App Challenge, where students had the chance to submit ideas for an app

Bronx Spotlight: Devin Trey Campbell

  So many amazing people are here in the Bronx- from actors to activists. Let’s have fun highlighting them! First up is 7 year old Devin Trey Campbell, who currently stars in Kinky Boots The Musical on Broadway. Check him out!   Name: Devin Trey Campbell Age: 7 Hometown: Bronx, NY Favorite subject in the school: Science Current Show: Kinky Boots The Musical on Broadway What was the first show you