dnainfo:

A woman prays in Mott Haven.
We were in Mott Haven this week for our Instagram feature, “Focus on Your ‘Hood.” Check it out!

dnainfo:

A woman prays in Mott Haven.

We were in Mott Haven this week for our Instagram feature, “Focus on Your ‘Hood.” Check it out!

thevvinterbeard:

In the late 1970s and the ought the 1980s, the South Bronx burned. Landlords burned their own buildings for profit, displacing their tenants and introducing the infamous phrase “the Bronx is burning.” Charlotte Street in the South Bronx was used in movies as a war zone set and hopeful presidents campaigned the streets, showing the worst this country had to offer. This is Charlotte Street today, with remnants of those ruins underneath, and the aesthetics of a modern-day suburbia. The South Bronx is rising. #nyc #bronx #history

thevvinterbeard:

In the late 1970s and the ought the 1980s, the South Bronx burned. Landlords burned their own buildings for profit, displacing their tenants and introducing the infamous phrase “the Bronx is burning.” Charlotte Street in the South Bronx was used in movies as a war zone set and hopeful presidents campaigned the streets, showing the worst this country had to offer. This is Charlotte Street today, with remnants of those ruins underneath, and the aesthetics of a modern-day suburbia. The South Bronx is rising. #nyc #bronx #history

Gun Hill Brewery - Curly Brewski

As a [South] Bronx native, I’m both excited about and overly critical of anything that associates itself with the Bronx. As such I was naturally curious about Gun Hill Brewing and set on paying them a visit after I got a taste of their Void of Light Stout at the Bacon and Beer Classic. Void of Light, by the way, was voted Best Beer at the Bacon and Beer Classic and it’s no surprise as to why.
The day I went to visit was their six month anniversary event. I was sold on the look and feel of the brewery immediately. Formerly a warehouse or garage, they perfected the industrial with the Yeah, I need to hang out here. With actual tables for seating when you first walk in, hanging out there is not hard to do. 
I’m not sure how large the crowd gets on a normal day, but they certainly had a full house for their anniversary. This was cause for concern. Aside from being a sucker for great ambience, I’m an even bigger sucker for good service and a lot of people often times equates to a long wait for beer — no one likes that. The staff at the brewery handled the crowd like pros, however. We were greeted as soon as we walked up to the bar. I asked for a flight but they weren’t serving flights that particular day due to the amount of people. No worries though — they offered me the option of purchasing half pints instead so that I could taste more beers for the same price. Well done, friends. They didn’t neglect to tell me about each beer as they served it either. Well done, again. 
As for the beer itself, there was a lot to try (they were serving some old favorites for the special occasion). This post would be way too long if I tried to describe everything. My experience with the Pomegranate Wheat sums it all up though. Now, rare is the day I ask for a fruity or sweet flavored beer. It’s just not my thing. I prefer beer to taste like beer and not juice. I guess everyone else is doing it wrong because when I tried the Pomegranate Wheat I could (surprisingly) picture myself reaching for one at a BBQ or on any ol’ hot day. I could definitely taste the pomegranate but it wasn’t overpowering or unbearably sweet. It was refreshing and a great balance of fruit and wheat beer. I knew I’d like everything else if they mastered this one. And I did — their IPA, Void of Light Stout (again), Schulyler’s American Wheat, and the Kraftwerk Alt. 
Gun Hill Brewery knows how to make a good beer. It was evident not only by the Pomegranate convert they made out of me, but by the enthusiastic regulars present in the diverse crowd. We drank well, felt good, and appreciated the awesome service. I didn’t get to take advantage of the taco trunk they had parked outside (man did that smell good!) but I follow them on social media and so I know I can always come back for that or any other awesome pairing of coolness they provide - beer school (starting September 9th), Yoga (11am on September 6th), and who knows what else?!

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thebronxnyc:

It has become painfully apparent that when it comes to the Bronx, city officials just don’t care about the residents. In addition, by kowtowing to Brooklyn demands while blowing off the same from the Bronx, it paints an ugly picture of how the Bronx waterfront is slated for industrial /…

It is seriously nerving that we in the Bronx can’t seem to request proper services without crtitizism from our own Borough President. I personally blame Ruben Diaz Jr, Sr, and their staffers.

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Fordham Plaza is set to undergo an overhaul — complete with a cafe and markets — in an effort to make the area a more welcome destination for travelers, students and residents and cut down on pedestrian injuries.

The city held a groundbreaking ceremony on Wednesday for Phase 2 of the reconstruction, which is part of its Vision Zero initiative to end traffic deaths and injuries in New York.

A dozen bus lines and a Metro-North station converge on the area near Fordham Road and Webster Avenue and officials say there is traffic congestion, jaywalking and dangerous crossings where several streets converge.

Renovations at the plaza, located by Fordham University, will include planters with wooden seating that are landscaped with trees and other greenery, as well as a new bus loop to improve traffic that will include shelters and seating for riders.

Overall, pedestrian space will increase by 25 percent at the new plaza.

"The Bronx Documentary Center will host a film screening and a panel discussion about conflict journalism in honor of James Foley."

Bronx fund-raiser to help slain  journo’s kin  

James Foley was a frequent visitor to the Bronx Documentary Center, and now the educational space will host a fund-raiser to benefit the slain journalist’s family.

The event will feature a screening of “First to Fall,” a searing documentary by Rachel Beth Anderson and Tim Grucza, along with a panel discussion with the directors moderated by New York Times Deputy Foreign Editor Michael Slackman.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/bronx/bronx-fund-raiser-james-foley-kin-article-1.1919388#ixzz3Bh2T8UeZ

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Are you a Dandy In The Bronx?

dandyinthebronx:

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I see a lot of great outfits in the Bronx, but it’s hard to keep track of it all.

If you think you are a Dandy In The Bronx, tag it with #DandyInTheBronx! I’ll be looking at that tag and sharing the best ones!

Hat provided by Ricky Brugal of the Bronx. Check out his music too!


Join me as I travel the Bronx at www.DandyInTheBronx.com. Leave a comment, email me, like me on my Facebook page, or follow me at @DandyInTheBronx.

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Port Morris is also chock full of old factories being turned residential.

"The Clock Tower building—a lot of young urban professionals live there and have been living there for many many years," says Bronx overall Economic Development Corp. President Marlene Cintron.

It’s already been more than five years since changes in this neighborhood began to happen, so why isn’t it already the next trendy area to live in and visit?

"In the Bronx, it takes time. People still afraid from the Bronx I think," Chayon says.

Mother Nature also played a role keeping development at bay.

Many businesses here flooded during Sandy, but some say the slower the transition, the better.

nine4eight:

In the 17th century Swedish sea captain, Jonas Bronck, is said to have written to a friend describing a lovely bit of real estate he had found just north of the island of Manhattan. It was ” a land covered with green forest and unlimited opportunities ” today we know this place as the Bronx.

nine4eight:

In the 17th century Swedish sea captain, Jonas Bronck, is said to have written to a friend describing a lovely bit of real estate he had found just north of the island of Manhattan. It was ” a land covered with green forest and unlimited opportunities ” today we know this place as the Bronx.

DeBlasio: BX vs BK

It has become painfully apparent that when it comes to the Bronx, city officials just don’t care about the residents. In addition, by kowtowing to Brooklyn demands while blowing off the same from the Bronx, it paints an ugly picture of how the Bronx waterfront is slated for industrial / commercial development – residents’ health be damned! – while Brooklyn is handled with kid gloves for hyper gentrification and residential development.

1. FreshDirect coming to South Bronx – There has been much back and forth since the proposal in 2012 and subsequent lawsuits to block the move. Opponents of the deal have cited as part of their lawsuit the fact that the project used an environmental impact study from 1993 (deemed outdated in the lawsuit) and asked for a new study to be conducted.

The court denied the appeal in March 2014 and contended that the study was fine to use.

Court denies appeal to block FreshDirect
2. Brooklyn Bridge Park and affordable housing on Pier 6  is another case of residents vs. developers. In this scenario, residents contested the fact that the environmental study utilized was from 2005 and sued the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation.

A few weeks later BBP Corp acquiesced that more up-to-date information is warranted and is hiring consultants to further review the environmental impact.

Brooklyn Bridge Park Board says yes to new environmental review
Regardless of whether you feel FreshDirect coming to the South Bronx is a positive or negative for the community, the disparity between how the Bronx is treated vs. Brooklyn should be seen as a major infraction against the city government, including Mayor di Blasio and Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr.

Why is a 21-year old environmental impact review OK for the Bronx, but a 9-year old report for Brooklyn considered outdated?

Why is it that FreshDirect never felt the need to jump through hoops like BBP Corp. and invest in further studies?

The conjecture is that FreshDirect knew that the government would not pressure them to revise the environmental impact study for the Bronx; BBP Corp. did not have that security and therefore had to bow down. During his campaign, Mayor di Blasio campaigned against subsidy plans like FreshDirect, but since he has become Mayor, he has gone noticeably silent on this issue. It smacks of our mayor favoring his home borough over others.

- See more at: http://www.motthavenherald.com/2014/08/22/editor-freshdirect-brooklyn-park/#sthash.cOKFvZIq.dpuf
portraitofmystery:

from the Yankee game yesterday, with my cousin Kristy!

portraitofmystery:

from the Yankee game yesterday, with my cousin Kristy!