From the Bronx!

Savor the Bronx

November 5 – November 16 **Please note that the dates of Savor The Bronx has changed due to Hurricane Sandy** Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., in conjunction with American Express and the New York State Restaurant Association, will present the 2nd Annual Savor the Bronx Restaurant Week. The event, produced by the Bronx Tourism Council and co-hosted by the Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation (BOEDC) showcases the borough’s best

Toast Your Town: Represent the Bronx!

Come on BronxMama readers! Let’s show some Bronx pride and win this! Here are the details: This summer, McDonald’s wants to find out who has the most hometown pride in their “town,” borough, or region across the Tri-State as part of the new “Toast Your Town” campaign! Nine regions will be competing to prove who has the most spirit for the city where they work, sleep and play. The winning

BronxMama Spotlight: Samantha DeGrasse

Samantha DeGrasse was born and raised in the Bronx. She is an accomplished published children’s author. Her second book was just released titled, “Taber Is Beautiful,” available on and  DeGrasse has put on workshops throughout the area on topics such as confidence, self esteem and character education. BronxMama enjoys highlighting accomplished people who have come from the Bronx, and Samantha is definitely a great example of that! Taber is

City Island

“City Island” is written and directed by Raymond De Felitta. It’s a family comedy, set in the quaint harbor community in the Bronx, starring Andy Garcia. The comedy, which won the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival Heineken Audience Award, also stars Julianna Margulies, Alan Arkin and Emily Mortimer. Each member of a crazy New York family holds his/her own lie, which builds laughter throughout the film as each secret eventually unravels.